Due to expected thunderstorms, high winds, hail and possible tornadoes in the area on Monday the 2018 DeKalb County Middle School Track Championships’ finals are being postponed until Tuesday (March 20) at Godfrey Stadium.
The field events and 1600 meter run finals finished on Saturday along with the track preliminaries setting up for a big day on Tuesday which starts at 5:00 pm.
The girls’ standings after three events has the top seven teams within eight points of each other led by Cedar Grove (18) with defending champion Chamblee in second with 17. Druid hills is third with 15 followed by Freedom and Peachtree tied in fourth with 13 points and Lithonia is in sixth with 12.
Henderson’s Abigail McHoul won the girls’ 1600 meter run with a time of 5:39.76 to give the 2017 runner-up its 10 points.
Peachtree’s Trinity Williams went for 16 feet, 9 inches in the long jump to help Peachtree into the tie for fourth.
Sydni Thomas three 33 feet, 8 inches to capture the shot put gold and put Freedom in the fourth place tie with Peachtree.
Two girls’ records fell in the 100 meter and 200 meter dash preliminaries on Saturday.
Lithonia’s Rusanek Tyler-Thompson broke Tiara Williams 2014 record in the 100 (12.31) with a time of 12.26 as the top qualifier for Tuesday’s final.
Mallory Hodge of Tucker also collected a new meet record on Saturday as she was the top qualifier in the 200 meter dash. Hodge’s time of 25.22 broke the record of 25:45 set just one year ago by Cydney Bowe of Chamblee.
Bethune tops the boys’ meet after three events with 20 points after finishing tied for 12th last season. Janiran Bonner led the way with a throw of 42 feet, 1.5 inches to win the shot put.
Tucker is in second place with 16.5 points led by Abdul Kerebo’s silver medal in the 1600 meter run (5:02.05). Defending champion Chapel Hill is in a tie for third with Lithonia.
Chapel Hill’s Jacob Webb edged out Kerebo for the gold in the 1600 meter run with a time of 5:01.89 to aid the Panthers’ cause. Lithonia’s Styland Scott took the silver in the long jump with a leap of 18 feet, 7 inches to help the Bulldogs third place tie.
Columbia is in fifth place overall with 10 points on the back of Elijah Hobson’s 19 feet, 3 inches jump for the long jump gold.