Track sea­son in full swing for lo­cal teams

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

The Her­itage Lady Gen­er­als won eight events to claim vic­tory in a three-team home meet last Tues­day, while the Gen­er­als took first in nine events to pick up the win on the boys’ side.

Her­itage’s girls fin­ished with 89 points to hold off Gor­don Lee (69) for the win. Ridge­land (23.5) was third.

Taiya Ford won the 100 (13.10) and the 200 (28.49) for the home team. The other mul­ti­ple event win­ner was Raleigh Lewis, who eas­ily swept the shot put (30-11) and dis­cus (114-0).

Other win­ners for the Navy-and-Red in­cluded Ana Driskell in the 1600 (6:45), Alex Gass in the 3200 (13:49), Made­lyn Thomp­son in the 100 hur­dles (16.61) and the 4x100 “A” re­lay team (52.88).

Gra­cie O’Neal won both the 400 (1:04) and the 800 (2:30) for the Lady Tro­jans, while fresh­man Kaylee Brown took the top spot in the high jump (5-1) and the pole vault (9-0). Tay­lor Hun­ley claimed vic­tory in the 300 hur­dles (52.15), while the 4x400 “A” re­lay team also won (4:49).

The lone win for the Lady Pan­thers was turned in by Ciera Fos­ter in the long jump (15-9).

On the boys’ side, Her­itage pulled away with 116.67 points to eas­ily out­dis­tance Ridge­land (43.33) and Gor­don Lee (41).

Damian Weekly swept the 110 hur­dles (16.87) and the 300 hur­dles (43.56), while Lavar­ius Hood won the shot put (43-4 1/2) and the dis­cus (128-9 1/2).

Also pick­ing up first place points were Ryan Carter in the 200 (23.52), Cameron Evans in the 400 (55.38), Caleb Boyd in the 800 (2:14), Chan­dler Hill in the high jump (6-0) and the 4x400 “A” re­lay team (3:53).

Ridge­land’s win­ners in­cluded Tor­rance Roberts in the long jump (19-6) and the triple jump (38-9 1/4), A’zavier Black­well in the 100 (10.97) and the 4x100 “A” re­lay team (44.80).

Jasper Wil­son won the 1600 for Gor­don Lee (5:00). Jake Lee race to a win in the 3200 (11:16) and Jag­ger Martin won the pole vault (11-0).

LFO boys win at Her­itage

On Thurs­day, the LFO boys’ track team col­lected 198 points to hold off Her­itage (173) and South­east Whit­field (161) in a three-team meet at Her­itage.

The War­riors picked up first place points in seven dif­fer­ent events. Devin Dun­can was the only mul­ti­ple win­ner as he won the long jump (18-11) and the 200 (24.02).

Other win­ners in­cluded Omar Ni­chols in the 300 hur­dles (46.84), Pa­tryk Gil­bert in the high jump (5-10), Nick Culpep­per in the shot put (40-7 1/2) and Lee McCracken in the dis­cus (119-11). The 4x100 “A” re­lay team also won in a time of 46.34 sec­onds.

Fin­ish­ing sec­ond for LFO was Blake Thorn­burg in the 110 hur­dles and in the pole vault, Kyle Purs­ley in the high jump, Dar­rayn Miles in the long jump and McCracken in the shot put.

Third place fin­ish­ers in­cluded Will Wooten in the dis­cus, Jerry Jack­son in the long jump, Gil­bert in the

pole vault, Thorn­burg in the 300 hur­dles and Miles in the 100.

Gabe Ogle claimed vic­tory for the Gen­er­als in the 100 (11.50). Lance Mar­shall raced to the win in the 3200 (12.44) and Mad­dox Rose won the pole vault (9-3/4).

Sec­ond place fin­ish­ers in­cluded Ma­lik Du­mas in the 100, Zack Locke in the 800, Kobe Beaty in the dis­cus and the 4x400 “A” re­lay team.

Earn­ing third place for Her­itage was Locke in the 1600, Lan­don Pick­ett in the 800, Jake Kra­jeskey in the 3200, Jack Showal­ter in the 110 hur­dles and the 4x100 “B” re­lay team.

On the girls’ side South­east Whit­field col­lected 178 points to eas­ily out­dis­tance LFO (108) and Her­itage (56) for the top spot.

Jer­ri­ale Jack­son had a big day for the Lady War­riors as she won the 100 (13.28), the 200 (27.95) and the long jump (16-4). LFO’s “A” re­lay teams also won the 4x100 (53.02) and the 4x400 (4:43).

Shay Reed and Jer­rian Jack­son were sec­ond in the 400 and the long jump, re­spec­tively. Shaniyah Jones was third in the long jump and the 4x400 “B” team also placed third.

For Her­itage, Tayler Cole­man was sec­ond in the dis­cus. Bai­ley Burt was third in the 400 and Lau­ren Penny was third in the 1600.

Her­itage teams fifth in Cal­houn

The Her­itage track teams com­peted in the 11-team Mo­hawk In­vi­ta­tional meet at Gor­don Cen­tral High School on Satur­day.

The Lady Gen­er­als took fifth place in the girls’ team stand­ings. Lewis had the only vic­tory as she threw the dis­cus 111-feet, 9-inches to win the event. Lewis also placed sec­ond in the shot put.

Her­itage third-place fin­ish­ers in­cluded Thomp­son in the 100 hur­dles and the school’s 4x100 “A” re­lay team. Thomp­son also placed fourth in the long jump, while Mariah McCrary was fourth in the dis­cus. Zau­ren Bur­ton took fifth in the high jump.

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.

On the boys’ side, Hood was first for the Gen­er­als in the dis­cus (127-4) and sec­ond in the shot put, while team­mate Zack Scott was third in both events.

Wes Lozano was fourth in the pole vault for Her­itage, while Week­ley was fourth in the 300 hur­dles. Earn­ing fifth place points for the Gen­er­als was Carter in the triple jump, Kyler Jones in the 100 and the “A” teams for both the 4x100 and 4x400 re­lays.

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.

Ridge­land boys sec­ond in Dal­ton

The Ridge­land Pan­thers amassed 74.5 points and placed sec­ond in five-team meet at Dal­ton this past Thurs­day.

Dal­ton won the meet with 124 points. Chat­tooga (68) was third, fol­lowed by Murray County (59.5) and North­west Whit­field (13).

Dal­ton also won the girls’ team ti­tle with 151 points, while North­west (65), Chat­tooga (50), Ridge­land (38) and Murray County (8) rounded out the scor­ing.

In­di­vid­ual re­sults were not able to be pub­lished be­fore press time.

LFO’s Jakia Bent­ley sprints down the track dur­ing last week’s three-team meet at Her­itage High School. The LFO boys won the meet, while the LFO girls fin­ished sec­ond to South­east Whit­field. (Photo by Scott Herpst)

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