Day 2 GHSA track and field championships roundup

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Day 2 of the GHSA track and field championships continued at three sites—Albany, Rome and Carrollton. This post will be updated with Friday’s late events. See our roundup of the Day 1 results.


Marion County’s Ansley Whitley continued her domination in the girls Class A-Public discus competition, throwing for 139-00 to take home back-to-back golds in the event. Model’s Ellie Getchell scored a 10-00.00 in the AA girls pole vault, defeating last year’s winner Perryn Morgan from Rabun County. Pelham dominated in the girls A-Public shot put. Krystian Jones (37-02.00) placed first, while Kenjanai Brown (36-04.50), who placed first last year, was runner-up. After placing fifth in last year’s AA triple jump, Monroe’s Isis McVay skyrocketed to first place with a score of 38-09.5. After completing seven events in girls A-Public, AA and AAA, the respective leaders in those classes are Pelham (35), Bleckley County (20.5) and Monroe (38.5).


Darlington’s Elijah Ball broke through for first place in this year’s Class A-Private boys discus competition. Last year, Ball placed second in the event behind Athens Academy’s Paul Mullinax. Ball would go on to take first place this year with a mark of 158-10, while Mullinax placed third with 153-01. Thomas Martin brought home gold for Jefferson, moving up from last year’s second-place finish to take the AAAA boys pole vault with a try of 14-00.00. Tiondra Grant of Columbus failed to place top five during last year’s AAAA girls shot put. This year, she finished strong for a first-place performance with a throw of 39-04.00. Campbell had two competitors place in the AAAAAAA girls triple jump. Rachel Robertson (39-06.00) placed second while Jada Alston (38-08.00) finished third. With four field events finished in the A-Private competition, Athens Academy leads with 29 points.


Fayette County’s boys 4×100 meter relay team, composed of Zachary Filmore, Trey Johnson, Josh Dupree and Seth Holloway, placed first in the preliminaries with a time of 41.33. Last year’s first-place Cedar Shoals team lost three of its four members from that team, but returning runner Ashton Daniel helped the team place second with a time of 41.34. Buford’s Kimberly Harris backed up her first-place finish last year in the AAAAA girls 400-meter dash by placing first in this year’s prelims with a time of 54.20. Veterans Shaianne Sipsey, who was runner-up to Harris last year in the same event, placed second with a time of 55.13. Cedar Shoals’ Ashton Daniel placed second in last year’s AAAAA boys 110-meter hurdles. Daniel came out of the preliminaries on top with a time of 14.32, besting Dutchtown’s Kameron Jones by .01. Allatoona’s Jacob Smith maintained control of the AAAAAA boys 200-meter dash after claiming gold at last year’s championship meet. Smith placed first in the prelims with a time of 21.26, besting last year’s first place-time by 0.16.

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