Lewis sweep throwing events at Dalton Rotary Meet
Raleigh Lewis won two events on Saturday to help the Heritage girls’ track team to an eighthplace showing at the Ronnie McClurg/Dalton Rotary Invitational at Dalton High School on Saturday.
Lewis won her two specialties - the shot put (35-feet, 2-inches) and the discus (118-6). The only other top five finish for the Lady Generals came in the 100 meters as Nyziah Moore placed fifth in 13.48 seconds.
Hillgrove won the 13-team meet with 151 points, easily outdistancing Rome (70) and Dalton (67) for the top spot. Heritage finished with 35 points.
On the boys’ side, Alex Lacy was fourth in the 300-meter hurdles at 43.96 seconds, while Lavarius Hood had a mark of 42-6 in the shot put to place fourth.
Hillgrove also won the boys’ team title with 156 points. Allatoona (131) was second with Dalton (69) taking third. The Generals (21) placed seventh in the 14-team field.
Heritage will be at Southeast Whitfield on Tuesday and at home on Thursday before taking part in the Mohawk Invitational at Gordon Central on Saturday.
Gordon Lee dominates three-team meet
The Gordon Lee High School boys’ track team won all but two events and dominated the final standings in a threeteam meet at home this past Thursday.
Gordon Lee finished with 115 points, with LFO a distant second at 24. Dade County was third with 14 points.
Drew Cobb won the pole vault and 100 meters, while Jasper Wilson won the 800 and set a new personal-best of 4:57 in winning the 1600.
Other single-event winners included Justin Collins (3200), Nathaniel Wright (high jump), Makinnon Young (200), Bailey Burns (400), Sam McKeehan (discus) and Donnie Dees (triple jump).
Wright, Young, Cobb and Logan Hill also teamed up to win the 4x100 relay.
Nick Culpepper was LFO’s lone winner as he took first in the shot put and Noah Roberts won the 300 hurdles for Dade County.
The Lady Trojans
were just slightly less dominant as they won nine events and amassed 87 points. LFO (47) was second with Dade County (13) bringing up the rear.
Addison Whitman won the pole vault and the 400, while Gracie O’Neal took first in the 800 and the 1600. Taylor Hunley also won twice, taking first in the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles.
Kate Gilliam won the 3200 and Gracey Kruse claimed the high jump title. Whitman, O’Neal, Kruse and Sam Belue also teamed up to win the 4x100.
The Lady Warriors had two winners in Anna Roundtree (discus) and Kaliea Allen (shot put).
Meliah Postell and Erin Justice spring toward the finish line during the girls’ 100-meter event at Ridgeland on Thursday. The Heritage track team is scheduled in three meets this week, at Southeast on Tuesday, at home on Thursday and at Gordon Central on Saturday. (Catoosa County News photo/Scott Herpst)