Lo­cal teams, ath­letes per­form well at Her­itage

The Catoosa County News - - WORSHIP DIRECTORY - By Scott Herpst

Dal­ton’s Cata­mounts and Lady Cata­mounts won the day at a six­team meet at Ridge­land last Tues­day, but teams and in­di­vid­u­als from both Walker and Ca­toosa Coun­ties had out­stand­ing days as well.

Dal­ton’s girls fin­ished with 214.5 points to run away with the team ti­tle. Her­itage (89.5) edged past Gor­don Lee (87) for sec­ond place, while Ridge­land (32.5), LaFayette (30.5) and Dade County (15) rounded out the team score.

For the Lady Gen­er­als, Raleigh Lewis won the shot put with a throw of 31-5 1/2 and she later fin­ished sec­ond in the dis­cus. Zau­ren Bur­ton clocked in at 26.54 sec­onds to win the 200. Made­lyn Thomp­son took first in the 100 hur­dles with a time of 16.63 and she also fin­ished third in the long jump.

Alex Gass was third in both the 800 and the 3200, while Jas­mine Wig­gins was third in the 100 hur­dles. Her­itage’s re­lay teams took sec­ond in the 4x100 and third in the 4x400.

As for the Lady Tro­jans, Gra­cie O’Neal sim­ply dom­i­nated in both the 800 and the 1600. She won the 800 in a time of 2:26, beat­ing her clos­est com­peti­tor by a full 21 sec­onds, and her time of 5:23 in the 1600 was just three sec­onds off her school record, which she set in the state fi­nals last year. O’Neal won the race on Tues­day by more than a full minute.

Fresh­man Kaylee Brown also had another nice day as she won the high jump at 4-8 and took third place in the 400. Baileigh Smith won the dis­cus with a solid throw of 102-0.

Another fresh­man, Ad­di­son Stur­di­vant, fin­ished sec­ond in the 300 hur­dles, but her time of 49.13 broke her own school record by more than a sec­ond. Stur­di­vant set that record just last week. Kaylen Jack­son scored sec­ond-place points for Gor­don Lee in the 1600, along with the Lady Tro­jans’ 4x400 re­lay team.

Ciera Fos­ter won the long jump for Ridge­land with a dis­tance of 16-4 1/2. Ke’Asia Harris was third in the 200 while the Lady Pan­thers’ 4x100 team also took third.

LaFayette had three top-three fin­ishes, two came from Kiara Shrop­shire, who was third in both the shot put and dis­cus. Alona Davis was sec­ond in the 400.

Dal­ton’s boys got a chal­lenge from Her­itage, but were able to pull away with 168 points. The Gen­er­als fin­ished with 136, fol­lowed by Gor­don Lee (60), Ridge­land (53.5), LaFayette (51.5) and Dade County (4).

The Gen­er­als took first in five events. Ryan Carter won the triple jump at 39-10 1/2 and he also took third place in the 200. Lavar­ius Hood won the shot put at 42-7 1/2 and was sec­ond in the dis­cus, while the or­der was re­versed for Zack Scott, who won the dis­cus at 124-5 and placed sec­ond in the shot put.

Dakota Carter raced to vic­tory in the 300 hur­dles in a time of 43.67 and the Gen­er­als’ 4x400 re­lay team crossed the line first in 3:47. Caleb Boyd was sec­ond in the 800 and third in the 1600. Kobe Beaty was third in the

dis­cus, Chan­dler Hill was third in the high jump and Wes Lozano was third in the 400. Damian Weekly also took third place in both the 110 hur­dles and the 300 hur­dles.

For the Tro­jans, Braden Jarvis won the long jump at 20-3 1/2 to pick up the only vic­tory for Gor­don Lee. Jasper Wilson was sec­ond in

the 1600 and Jake Lee was third in a very close 3200 race. The Tro­jans’ 4x400 team also took third.

Ridge­land’s Xavier Black­well blis­tered the track in the 100, clock­ing a blaz­ing 10.43 to earn first place. King Ma­son ran the 200 in 23.90 to edge out Black­well for first place by 0.05 sec­onds. The only other top-three fin­ishes for Ridge­land came from Cedric Shrop­shire, who was third in the triple jump and the 4x100

re­lay team, which took sec­ond.

Chase Stultz had a mem­o­rable day for the Ram­blers. He fin­ished sec­ond in the 110 hur­dles, but his time of 15.50 set a LaFayette record and broke a mark that had stood for 21 years.

Dakota Cathey was sec­ond in both the long jump and the triple jump. Dee South­ern took third in the shot put and the Ram­blers’ 4x100 team also took third.

Her­itage se­nior Raleigh Lewis gets set to launch the shot put. Lewis won the event in a six-team home meet on Tues­day. (Photo by Scott Herpst)

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