LaFayette track teams edge out Ridgeland at home
The LaFayette track teams held off county rival Ridgeland in a three-team meet at LaFayette on Thursday.
The Lady Ramblers finished with 70 points to get past the Lady Panthers (64), while Dade County (18) was third. The finishing order was the same on the boys’ side as LaFayette (65) edged out Ridgeland (61) with Dade County (32) placing third.
Despite winning the meet, the Lady Ramblers won just four events. Allie Durham took first in the triple jump (29-5 1/2). Sarah Ray won the 100 hurdles (22.00). Alona Davis sprinted to a win in the 400 (1:11.32) and LaFayette’s “A” team also won the 4x400 (5:31).
Ridgeland’s girls took home first place in eight events.
Landree Dunn won the discus (80-3 1/2). Ciera Foster won the long jump (16-1 1/2). Laneyah Fairbanks took honors in the high jump (4-4). Maureen Ishaya raced to a win in the 300 hurdles (1:02.81). Ke’Asia Harris was first in the 100 (13.45). Kiera Foster claimed victory in the 200 (29.01) and Macie Boren won the 800 (3:08). The 4x100 “A” team also won its race (55.00).
For the LaFayette boys, Mason King doubled up by winning the discus (116-10) and the 400 (57.53). Dee Southern won the shot put (38-9). Chase Stultz won the 110 hurdles (18.30) and the 4x400 “A” relay team was also victorious (4:48).
Torrance Roberts picked up a win for the Panthers in the triple jump (39-2). Davion Brown won the long jump (19-10). Stephon Walker sprinted to a win in the 100 (11.03).
King Mason won the 200 (25.15) and the 4x100 “A” relay team also took first (45.00).
Local schools compete at Heritage
Heritage, along with LaFayette, Gordon Lee and Dade County braved the less-thanideal conditions at Heritage High School last Tuesday night long enough to get in a fourteam track meet.
On the girls’ side, the Lady Generals had four multiple event winners.
Taiya Ford swept the 100 (13.56) and the 200 (28.00). Alex Gass picked up wins in the 800 (2:36) and the 3200 (13:49). Madelyn Thompson claimed first place in the long jump (15-0) and the 110 hurdles (16.25), while Raleigh Lewis won both the shot put (32-0) and the discus (99-10).
Also scoring firstplace points for the Navy-and-Red were Zauren Burton in the high jump (4-8) and the 4x100 “A” relay team (54.21).
For the Lady Trojans, Kaylen Jackson won the 400 (1:12.65), Addison Sturdivant finished first in the 300 hurdles (52.11) and Kaylee Brown took top prize in the pole vault (9-0).
The lone winner for the Lady Ramblers was Tailor Harris in the triple jump (29-4).
The girls’ 4x400 race was not run.
For the Heritage boys, Caleb Boyd raced to wins in the 800 (2:17) and the 1600 (5:11). Ryan Carter crossed the line first in the 200 (24.25) and was the day’s best in the triple jump (40-3), while Lavarius Hood won both the shot put (42-10) and the discus (126-11).
Kyler Jones was first in the 100 (11.49). Damian Weekly won the 300 hurdles (43.91). Chandler Hill took top honors in the high jump (6-0). Wes Lozano won the pole vault (11-0) and the 4x400 “A” relay team also took first place (4:12).
LaFayette won four events on the day. King took honors in the 400 (57.25). Stultz was first in the 110 hurdles (16.16). Jalen Suttles picked up maximum points in the long jump (18-2), while the 4x100 “A” also won first place (47.13).
Jake Lee had the only win for the Trojans as he took first in the 3200 (11:26).
Gordon Lee has big night at Heritage
Several personalbests and one schoolrecord were set on Thursday during a three-team meet at Heritage High School.
It was a huge night for the Gordon Lee Trojans and Lady Trojans, who won several events.
Baileigh Smith swept the discus (95-7 1/2) and the shot put (30-3). Jackson won the 800 (2:52). Brown was first in the high jump (4-6), while Gracie O’Neal raced to victory in the 400 (1:08.66).
Sturdivant was second in the 300 hurdles, but the freshman set a new Gordon Lee schoolrecord of 50.22 in the process.
For the Gordon Lee boys, Simon McKeehan was first in the discus (109-5 1/2) and Jagger Martin won the pole vault (10-6). Kameron Oliver won the 400 (57.75). Jasper Wilson was first in the 800 (2:13) and the 3200 (10:40), while the 4x400 “A” team also took first (3:59).
For the Heritage girls, Thompson was first in the 100 hurdles (16.03). Dakota Carter won the 300 hurdles (43.79) for the Generals, while Hood won the shot put (45-5).
Dalton also competed in the meet. Team scores were not kept.
Generals shine in Ellijay
The Heritage High School track teams enjoyed a very successful day at the Gilmer Bobcat Invitational on Saturday.
The Generals took first place in the seventeam meet with 48.33 points. Region foe Pickens (43) was second and Rome (31) was third. The rest of the field included Southeast Whitfield (26), Lumpkin County (21) and Forsyth Central (17.67).
Heritage won four individual events. Zack Scott accounted for two of those victories with wins in the shot put (3910 1/2) and the discus (117-0). Ryan Carter won the triple jump (40-1 1/2) and Lozano was first in the pole vault (11-0).
On the girls’ side, Lewis swept both the shot put (33-4 1/2) and the discus (117-2 1/2).
Heritage’s girls finished with 40.33 points, which was second only to Gilmer’s 57 points. Rome (37.33) was third. Pickens (31.3) placed fourth. Lumpkin County (21) was fifth and Southeast Whitfield (20) was sixth.
More results from these track meets can be found on our website at northwestgeorgianews. com.
Coaches and competitors watch as Gordon Lee’s Taylor Hunley launches herself in the triple jump during a meet at Heritage last Tuesday. (Photo by Scott Herpst)