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Track teams fare well at respective meets

Posted: April 29, 2014 - 11:04pm
Greenbrier's Alexis Starks qualified to compete in the triple jump at the state meet.   Photo by Jim Blaylock
Photo by Jim Blaylock
Greenbrier's Alexis Starks qualified to compete in the triple jump at the state meet.

It was a busy weekend for track teams in Columbia County.

At the Georgia Independent School Association Class AAA State Track Meet in Albany, Ga. Saturday, the Augusta Preparatory Day School girls finished fifth out of 16 teams while the boys were seventh out of 17.

For the girls, Sydney Isaac finished third in the 200 meter dash (27.14), was sixth in the 100 (13.36) and seventh in the triple jump (30-11.25). In hurdles, Margaret Cavanaugh was second in the 100 hurdles (17.26) and eighth in the 300 hurdles (52.44). Jamie and Jodie Holodak were neck-in-neck with each other throughout the day. In the 800, Jodie Holodak was fifth (2:27.51) while Jamie was sixth (2:28.35). In the 1,600, Jamie Holodak was eighth (5:38.71) while Jodie was 10th (5:45.90). Jamie Holodak was sixth in the 3,200 (12:12.04) and both teamed up with Kathryn James and Isaac to place fifth in the 4x400 relay (4:23.12).

In the boys’ competition, John Earwood was the Cavaliers’ top runner. He finished third in the 1,600 (4:47.06), third in the 3,200 (10:28.44) and eighth in the 800 (2:12.09). Behind Earwood was David Chen, who was ninth in the 800 (2:12.51) and seventh in the 1,600 (5:01.67) while Mark Tisler was 11th in the 3,200 (11:29.01).

Jonathan Long was fifth in the 110 hurdles (16.50) and sixth in the 300 hurdles (44.14) while Spencer King was seventh in the 400 (52.93) and the triple jump (40-04.25).

County public schools competed in sectionals at Loganville High School on Saturday.

Girls who qualified for the state meet–finishing in the top eight of each event–are first up, competing at
the Georgia High School Class AAAAA event starting tomorrow and running through Saturday in Albany, Ga.

In field events, Greenbrier’s McLain Broussard qualified after tying for first place with a jump of nine feet. Grovetown’s Kiana Kelly was third in the triple jump (35-09.50) while Greenbrier’s Alexis Starks (35-00.50) was seventh.

Lakeside’s Alyssa Hooker and Lara Way qualified for a pair of events as did Grovetown’s Kiana Robinson. Hooker (5:24.21) and Way (5:28.45) finished second and third, respectively, in the 1,600, while Way (12:01.79) was third in the 3,200 while Hooker (12:04.40) was fourth. Robinson sprinted to a third-place finish in the 100 (12.52) and was fifth in the 200 (26:10).

Lakeside’s Jasmine Payne took sixth in the 800 (2:27.41) and Heather Hammett was fifth in the 300 hurdles (47.85).

Class AAAAA boys qualifiers will be published in the May 7 News-Times.

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