GHSA Boys Track & Field Championships: Day 2

Day 2 of the GHSA Boys State Track Meet crowned individual state champions for the 3200 meter run, while the preliminary runs were completed for eight more events; (4×100 meter relay, 400 meter dash, 110 meter high hurdles, 800 meter run, 200 meter dash, 300 meter hurdles and 4×400 meter relay.

The Class AAAAAA 3200 meter run ended Day 2 in dramatic fashion. Lakeside-DeKalb’s Andrew Kent took first-place with a 9:08.45, while Brookwood’s Zach Israel crossed in 9:08.48. Lambert’s Jonathan Schwind clocked a 9:09.53 for third. 9:23.00. Kent’s teammate David Stockwell finished fifth with a 9:17.40.

Archer entered Day 2 with a Class AAAAAA best 27 points, but the 14 points Lakeside-DeKalb earned with two top 5 finishers gives the Vikings a first-place 28 points entering the final day of action.

In Class AAAAA, Flowery Branch’s Jake Shewbert ran the fastest 3200 with a 9:02.94. Sam Bowie (LaGrange) earned a second-place finish after edging Alexander’s Braeden Collins 9:22.25 to 9:22.43. Shewbert’s first-place finish closed Flowery Branch’s (31.50) gap entering Day 3. Starr’s Mill leads the field with 34 points after eight events.

Marist earned 18 points with a one-two finish in Class AAAA. Frank Pittman paced the field with a 9:23.87, while Leif Andersen clocked a 9:26.11 for second. Marist leads Eastside 34-27 entering Saturday.

Chandler Kennedy and Chase Kennedy finished fourth and second in the 1600 meter yesterday, but dominated the 3200 meter run with a one-two finish in Class AAA.

Chase posted a 9:17.09, while Chandler clocked a 9:35.76. Those 18 points equate more than half of the 33 points East Jackson leads with entering the final day of action.

Carl Ellis Corley scored Bleckley County a huge win in the 3200 meter run with a 9:44.02. The 10 points pushed Bleckley County to a total of 34 after eight events, which is three points ahead of second-place Early County.

North Cobb Christian’s Sam Shaylor blazed a 9:39.34 for the Class A-Private title. Hawkinsville’s Adan Martinez placed first in Class A-Public with a 10:48.56 finish. After eight events, Commerce is dominating Class A-Public with 54 combined points to Mt. Zion-Carroll’s second-place 37. Class A-Private Landmark Christian (54) holds the edge on First Presbyterian Day (28) for the highest score entering Saturday.




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