Pep­perell, Rock­mart bat­tling at 7-AA cham­pi­onships

Rome News-Tribune - - SPORTS -

Only a few points sep­a­rate the Pep­perell and Rock­mart track and field teams af­ter the first day of the Re­gion 7-AA cham­pi­onships Wed­nes­day at Gor­don Cen­tral High School

The Pep­perell boys lead the stand­ings with 43 points, while Rock­mart is in sec­ond with 41 points. In the girls’ stand­ings, Rock­mart holds a lead with 37.50 points and Pep­perell fol­lows with 33 points. Model is third with 22 points.

Only some of the field events were com­pleted on Wed­nes­day along with the boys’ and girls’ 1,600-me­ter run and the pre­lim­i­nar­ies of the track events. The re­main­ing field events and the track fi­nals will be held to­day.

In the boys’ events, Pep­perell’s Brian Tan­ner won the dis­cus with a throw of 130 feet, six inches, while Jake Ross took first in the pole vault af­ter clear­ing 12 feet. Cam­ron Miles came in sec­ond in the long jump with a leap of 20-8.

First place in the long jump went to Rock­mart’s Blake Hol­lo­man with a leap of 20-8½. His team­mate, Ja­mal Davis, took sec­ond in the dis­cus with a throw of 116-9. Model’s Haden Barker came in sec­ond in the 1,600 with a time of 4 min­utes, 57.72 sec­onds.

In the girls’ com­pe­ti­tion, Model took first in the triple jump with Ebonie King’s win­ning leap of 32-3¼, and first in the 1,600 as Alex Quar­les won in 5:55.41. Pep­perell got a first-place fin­ish from Jesse Burkhal­ter as she won the high jump af­ter clear­ing 4-10. Trin­ity Fielder placed sec­ond in the triple jump, post­ing a dis­tance of 31-4¾.

Rock­mart’s Miya Christo­pher won the shot put event with a throw of 36-6¾, while team­mates Jie Holmes and Al­lie Sproull took sec­ond in the high jump and 1,600, re­spec­tively.

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