Ringgold track teams test themselves at Calhoun meets
The Ringgold girls took fourth place in a tight battle for first place in a five-team meet at Calhoun last Tuesday.
The Lady Tigers won five events, but finished with just 67.5 points to end up behind Calhoun (87.5), Coahulla Creek (75) and Gordon Central (72). Model (25) rounded out the field.
Winners included Sadie Lane in the 100 (13.61), Jersey McCann in the 400 (1:06.68), Annabelle Duckett in the 100 hurdles (16.92), the 4x100 “A” relay team (54.03) and the 4x400 “A” relay team (4:45).
Top three finishes were turned in by Briuanna Donley in the 200 (30.14), Duckett in the high jump (4-10) and Zoey Butler in the long jump (14-4 1/2). Butler also placed third in the 400 (1:07.50).
Ringgold’s boys were third with 38 points, finishing ahead of Coahulla Creek (27.5) and Model (25), but well behind winner Calhoun (126.5) and runner-up Gordon Central (117).
Gabriel Elmore had the lone win for the Tigers, crossing the line in 16.03 to win the 110 hurdles. Jared Dunn (16.53) was second in the same event.
Dunn also placed third in the 300 hurdles (44.84) and the high jump (5-6). Bryton McCann was third in
the 400 (53.67), while the Tigers’ 4x100 “A” was also third (45.60).
On Saturday at the 11-team Mohawk Invitational at Gordon Central, Lane Cates had a runner-up showing in the girls’ 800, while Butler was third in the long jump.
Duckett was fourth in the high jump and in the 100 hurdles, while
she placed fifth in the 300 hurdles.
The Lady Tigers’ 4x400 “A” team also took fifth.
Dalton’s girls won the meet with 130 points, followed by Riverdale (111) and Rockmart (80). Heritage (52) was fifth and Ringgold (36) was seventh.
Elmore was fourth for the Tigers in the 110 hurdles and Blake Goldsmith was fifth in the 400.
Dalton’s boys made it a clean sweep after amassing 110.5 points. Riverdale (106) was a close second and Rockmart (79.25) was third. Heritage (69.75) was fifth and Ringgold (19.75) placed ninth.
Ringgold will host the Border Battle meet at 9 a.m. this Saturday and they will head to Coahulla Creek for a meet on Tuesday, March 29, the final event before the Tigers’ spring break.
Ringgold’s Annabelle Duckett clears a hurdle during a meet in Calhoun early last week. The Lady Tigers placed fourth in the Calhoun meet and seventh at the Mohawk Invitational at Gordon Central this past Saturday. (Photo by Steve Bemis)