Heading into Monday’s track finals of the 2017 DCSD Track and Field Championships it is a tight race in both the boys’ and girls’ competition to see who comes out on top after the completion of the field events this past Saturday.
Defending champion Chamblee holds a slim 46-41 lead on 2016 runner-up Dunwoody while Arabia Mountain, Tucker and Miller Grove are poised to make a run on Monday.
Seniors Rachel Elder (triple jump, 38-06.50) and Oni Tunson (discus, 107-08.00) helped the defending champ into the lead. Junior Rachel Sinclair won the pole vault (9-00.00) to help Dunwoody into second place.
Arabia Mountain is in a solid third place with 32 points led by Patra Williams win in the high jump (5-05.00) and Lakeside follows in fourth with 24 points while Tucker is just behind in fifth with 22 points led by Antonia Frazier’s win in the long jump (18-3.5).
Emoni Coleman’s win in the 1600-meter run (5:12.98) along with some good preliminary runs has Miller Grove in shape for a run on Monday.
In the boys’ meet, Arabia Mountain picked up three gold medals in the field events and holds a slim 46-45 lead on Lakeside heading into Monday.
Senior Tyler Jones picked up a gold medal sweep of the long jump (22-04.25) and triple jump (47-00.00) while Micheal Willingham took gold in the discus (172-06.00).
Senior Gordon Lewis finished runner-up in the shot put (48-03.50) and discus (138-03.00) as the Vikings had four silver medals in the field events. Senior Mike Haug was second in the pole vault (10-06-00) and senior Zyon Robinson took the silver in the triple jump (43-00.25).
Other winners include senior Ermias Tewolde of Druid Hills in the 3200-meter run (10:07.27), Martin Luther King junior Coleman White won the high jump (6-02.00), Chamblee senior Will West won the pole vault (12-00.00) and Decatur senior J. Robert Edge won the shot put (49-05.00).
The track finals begin with the 4×100 relay at 5:30 pm at Godfrey Stadium on Monday.