McEachern Invitational among top tune-up meets this weekend; Robertson to compete at FSU

9:39 am Apr. 15, 2016

A handful of meets this weekend will feature top competitors and teams getting tuned up for the barrage of region and area meets that will take place starting next week.

Spartan Classic
Where:  Greater Atlanta Christian, Norcross
When:  Friday
The skinny:  For the boys, Brookwood and Mill Creek are the clear favorites. Watch Gainesville junior pole vaulter Hunter Mallard, Brookwood senior jumper Nate Blackmon, and Brookwood senior hurdler Myles Scott.  On the girls’ side,

Athletes fine tuning for upcoming region, area meets

4:03 am Apr. 13, 2016

With region and area meets just around the corner, athletes are beginning to hit their strides.

Last weekend at the prestigious Taco Bell Classic in Columbia, S.C., First Presbyterian Day junior Carson Dingler pole vaulted 13-feet, 8-inches to take took over the state lead in the event.

Dingler’s teammate, senior Maggie Johnston, claimed the state’s best discus performance last week with a toss of 143-11.

Warner Robins senior Cassondra Hall turned in the

Georgia athletes turn in elite performances in weekend’s top meets

1:37 pm Apr. 5, 2016

Georgia athletes turned in some elite performances over the weekend at two highly competitive national meets – the Westlake-Cam Newton Classic in Atlanta and the Mobile (Ala.) Challenge of Champions.

Mobile Challenge of Champions

Girls

Courtney Jones of Rockdale County finished second in the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 13.95 seconds.

Emma Grace Hurley of Fellowship Christian won the two-mile run while Nicole Fegans of Landmark Christian took third. Those are the top

Area “bragging rights” meets producing some of state’s and nation’s top performances

10:31 am Mar. 30, 2016

The area’s city and county championship meets have produced, and are continuing to produce, some of top performances in the state and the nation. Here’s a look:

Atlanta Public Schools Championships (The Atlanta Track Classic)
Champions: Grady boys, Maynard Jackson girls
Top performances:  Christian McNair-Jones, a junior at Grady, ran the state’s top time in the 300-meter hurdles, 37.86 seconds. It is the No. 15 time in the nation.

Cobb County Championships
Champions: Marietta boys,

Early state leaders; SWD, North Springs feature No. 1 US Relays; Roswell Relays this weekend

9:14 am Mar. 15, 2016

State Leaders

It’s still early, but some athletes have already turned in some outstanding performances in various events. Here’s a look at the state leaders thus far.

100 meters
Boys:  Chandler Nichols, Camden County, Sr., 10.50 seconds
Girls:  Makenzie Dunmore, McEachern, Sr., 11.89

200 meters
Boys:  Brian Herron, Lakeside-DeKalb, Fr., 21.37
Girls:  Micaiah Ransby, North Springs, Sr., 24.19

400 meters
Boys:  Terry Conwell, Southwest DeKalb, Jr., 46.87
Girls:  Kennedy Simon, Westlake, So., 54.29

800 meters
Boys:  Devin Dixon, Eagle’s Landing, Sr.,