Here are the top 500 HS girls long jumpers in this century.
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Bleckley gals look unbeatable, but the boys team race is up for grabs.
It was a busy week 2 of racing and here are HS Girls 'ROWS'. pictured is Erin Fegans
Here were the 3A, 2A and A Pub Sectional 'AOWS' from last week heading down to Albany.
Bleckley's Girls won their first Team Title in school history. Monticello's Jablonski sisters go 1-2 Overall.
It has been an interesting Fall in AA XC. Here is the GHSA AA State Meet Preview with Post Region Rankings.
Bleckley ran twice again this week and retain the top spot. (via MileSplit)
The Bleckley girls will move into the top spot this week after racing twice this week. (via MileSplit)
(via MileSplit) Week 5 AA Girls Team Rankings. Many NW Ga teams had no meet results.
(via MileSplit) Rabun County won at Cookies N Quotes moving them into the top spot after Week 4.
AA Girls is going to look like a brand new class this season with the metro AA powers banished to A Private and AAA for at least 2 years.
The Inaugural Georgia HS Meet of Champions was a big success, it may have began slowly, but it reached a crescendo ending with a loaded Boys 3200 race! photo by Chris D'Aquin
Greater Atlanta Christian performed to their abilities and grabbed another AA State title scoring big points in many events this weekend.
Here is a Virtual Meet for the Girls Class 2A State Championships based upon Region performances. Region 3 as usual did not submit results. Photo by Daniel McCauley
Heading into Sectionals, here were the 2A Region 'Athletes of the Week'
AA began Region Meets while other regular season meets were being held, skewing the list displayed. But here are the Top 20 Girls from 4/11 thr 4/23. Photo by Daniel McCauley.
Here are the 2A Girls Virtual Team Power Rankings thru 4/5. (photo by Daniel McCauley)
Your Class AA 'Athletes of the Week' (ending 2-27) are Taylor DeLoach, Nicole Teague, Braxton Lindley and Wesley Kennedy.
Daloria Boone (now at John Milledge Academy) is the top Girls returner in the Outdoor Long Jump.
National Signing Day comes only twice a year, and Taylor DeLoach is currently the best sprinter and jumper in her class and arguably others as well...
Lovett ran away with the AA Girls State title led by Overall Champ Serena Tripodi and Haley Hooper. After this race, the course was re-routed..
AA gets to run after 1pm, which could be perilous for less experienced runners on a chopped up course. Lovett is a lock to win the team title unless their bus breaks down.
Lovett's in control and should repeat. Podium Spots for 2-4 up for grabs! Can SVA climb the Podium?
No change on the the girls rankings this week. Most people took the week off in preparation for region. A few ran at Coach Wood, Rome Area (no results but I was only able to see them), and Fishy Invite (that looked much slower than previous years?
Pace is on the move back up the polls with a couple good performances. Bleckley girls move up a space after home run results looked promising. SVA continues to put themselves in podium conversation with another 1st place team performance. Wesleyan and Darlington will be too close to call until first week in November.
Not much movement this week, we had teams on one of the quicker courses in North Georgia @ Mountain but then some went to Westover on a really fast course. Teams that didn't go to either of those took the week off and are probably set to go to Asics this weekend. Maybe after most AA teams get a chance on fast courses we might be able to do a bit more comparing. SVA on the girls side looks strong with a series of wins. Definitely on the radar and inching closer and closer to the podium. Can't wait to see them chase down of the girls from AA at Carrollton in a few weeks.
Big moves for Holy Innocents and St. Vincent's Academy squads as they ran well this week earning them a nice jump in rankings. The #2-#3 place between Wesleyan and Darlington is too close to call at this point. Bleckley comes back into the top 10 after a quality showing at FPD being led by ROW Ellen Powell's 1st place.
Lovett continued to display their dominance over AA schools placing a strong 3rd at Gwinnett County keeping the Lions in the All Class Rankings. Wesleyan and Darlington are very close at 2 & 3. Model (unranked) ran wild at Ridge Ferry moving into 4th this week. Holy Innocents and St. Vincent's Academy were OFF.
Lovett was a strong 5th at Coach Benson, only 4 points behind 5A #1 Dunwoody, making the gap even wider over..... #2 Wesleyan who moved up to 2nd leap frogging Darlington. Pace moved up 2 spots after a better race at Carrollton. A Gulf separates the top 5 from the back 5 teams, many who were OFF/rained out.
Here are your first 2A Girls Team Rankings week ending 9/6 and the top 5 pre-season picks held pat. Lovett is going to be tough to beat (cover by Dan McCauley)
Private schools absolutely will rule this Class again, swallowing up the top 5 spots early and with a wide gap on #6-10. Look for Lovett to be in the All-Class Rankings and beating top 6A squads in big Invites.
Lovett Runs Away with AA team title, Taylor DeLoach of St. Vincent Academy was perfect tripling in the 100, 200 and Top Performer in the Long Jump All Classes 19-11.5...(pic by Daniel McCauley)
Candace Hill has been a phenom since Middle School, and her 200 Meter 23.05 has the potential of her becoming serious Olympic stuff, perhaps as early as 2016..? Who knows, Allyson Felix take notice..
Here were some of the Big Highlights from Thursday's Field Events. Danisha Jones of Thomasville was a big winner in doubling in the AA Throws!
The AA Girls meet is going have some great racing and based on Sectionals Lovett School out of ATL is loaded coming out of Sectionals...Its going to be very competitive to see who earns the final 3 team Podium spots.
AA has been the weaker class overall for Cross Country many years now, although having championship quality programs on the top end. But AA got a bit of a makeover this season with A powers Darlington, Holy Innocents and Pace moving up in the latest alignments (despite the departure of Westminster) But Lovett has come into their own this Fall even after losing their #1 to graduation and could sweep the Individual and Team titles. Pictured above is Serena Tripodi at Last Chance dueling with Jenna Gearing (4A)
There were only 4 Region Meets contested Tuesday and Ga.MileSplit has received results from 2-AA, 7-AAA and 3-AAAA. These are a few of the outlying more 'rural' regions especially 2-AA and 3-AAAA. There were no surprises from any as the better teams during the regular season all advanced.
On the girls side of things Lovett showed not only are they contenders for the AA title but also very high up in the All-Classification rankings with their 4th @ Coach Wood. SVA showed some fast times at Richmond Hill Fishy Invitational and placed a strong 2nd overall. Biggest pick up of the week was at Riverside meet where it seems Rabun County has come up with some good girls late in the season. For the 2A boys Pace showed its strength at Sharptop taking down some much bigger programs on their way to a 1st place team title. Benedictine had some good performances at Richmond Hill. Vidalia comes back into the top 10 after a few weeks after Paul Dixon led his team to several season best and PRs.
Not a big week of movement for such a busy week of racing in 2A. Only top ranked Lovett Girls and Pace's Boys did not run (including their other gender's squads) Thomasville Boys moved up after Quail Trail and St.Vincent's girls ran their way into 6th after the Stinger Invite. Pace should be wary of Wesleyan's boys after Gwinnett County 2 weeks ago as should Lovett's girls of Darlington.
In the final National Junior Olympics meet of the 2014 Outdoor season 5 Georgia track stars earned Gold medals at the AAU JO held in Des Moines, Iowa. Not as many made the long 900 mile trip with school beginning for most this week as made the trk to Texas for the USATF JO. Carson Dingler set a new AAU 15-16 age meet record clearing 12-7....
Taylor DeLoach made the long trek from Savannah well worth the ride as she is the Girls AA High Point Athlete scoring 30 points, DeLoach tripled winning all 3 events she competed in
Lovett has really improved from 2013 and as the season ground away took over the top spot in the 2A Team Power Rankings and haven't looked back. But, they suffered a big loss when Victoria Powell (got injured?) and was unable to compete at Sectionals costing Lovett up to 20-25 points at State. This brings perennial AA powers Wesleyan and Westminster right back into the chase. Thomasville has the potential to be a Podium squad as does Greater Atlanta Christian, Laney (who has speed) Monticello who boasts the triple threat Tiarra Whitlock, and Jefferson. Taylor DeLoach of St.Vincent's is another great athlete who could score up to 30 points by herself.
There was some good racing happening down in Barnesville at Section A as 21 National Elites were achieved. Taylor DeLoach of St.Vincent's had a career day going 20-1 in the LJ and turned in 2 fast short Sprints Q' times. Thomasville got their top athletes out as did Jeff Davis, Monticello and Bleckley County. On the Boys side Fitzgerald, Lamar County, Bleckley County will move on to Jefferson with their best. In Section 'B' at Norcross the usual suspects Lovett, Westminster and Wesleyan advanced their top girls to Albany and Laney will bring some heat. For the boys seems like caught a good tailwind in the 100 meters as all the runners had big prs including a 10.55 by Jaquivius Cannon of East Laurens. GAC performed well in the Sprints, Westminster dominated in distance events, Calhoun will bring speed and Keyth Fightmaster, Westminster and Jefferson q'd many Field Events scorers.
Class AA will be a battle of attrition at Sectionals but the AA 'Region' Athletes of the Week should qualify easily for State. Hailey Branch is beginning to show signs of peaking after sweeping the 6-AA distance events including a 11:10 3200m. Charlie Woerner from Rabun County scored big in 3 events at the 8-AA meet. Including winning the 110 Hurdles, Shot and placing 2nd in the Discus.
In our 3rd installment of Ga.MileSplit's Track and Field 'Athletes of the Week', Taylor DeLoach of St.Vincent's Academy in Savannah was selected as the 2A Girls overall 'AOW' after her amazing performance in the Long Jump soaring 18-11.75 at Savannah State (we left out 2A last week)
Was it ever a nailbighter in the AA girls race as Wesleyan outlasted region 6-AA rival Westminster by 2 points 43 to 45. Now we know why both squads rested their aces in preparation for this battle. But the decision was reversed and a tie declared by the GHSA recognizing co-Champions. Emma Garrison from Union County defended her 2012 Individual title placing 1st in 19:10 as she steadily increased her lead throughout the race and winning by over 200 meters. Freshman Serena Tripodi of Lovett shocked many of the top contenders placing 2nd in 19:37.
A supreme display of gamesmanship was in play at the Region 6-AA meet, as Wesleyan and Westminster both sat their top 1-4? runners or more, perhaps outsmarting themselves, allowing Lovett to 'Carpe Diem' snatching the 1st place hardware. It's going to be a knockdown, dragout fight between these rival programs come Saturday afternoon. Defending champ Emma Garrison and Caroline Reed of Wesleyan could have a classic duel for the individual title.