Lithonia's Rusanek Tyler-Thompson set the 100 meter dash record of 11.92. (Photo by Mark Brock)The DeKalb County Middle School Track Championships get underway on Saturday at Godfrey Stadium with field events beginning at 10:00 am.

The two-time defending champions Chamblee Lady Bulldogs are going for a third consecutive championship title having won in 2017 and 2018 to go with titles in 2009, 2010 and 2012.

Chamblee literally ran away with the title a year ago with an impressive 40-point (96-56) win over second place Lithonia

Two new girls’ sprint records were set a year ago as Rusanek Tyler-Thompson of Lithonia ran an 11.92 in the 100-meter dash and Tucker’s Mallory Hodge set the new mark of 25.22 in the 200-meter dash.

The Tucker Tigers also had a convincing win by 30.5 points (84.50-54.00) over 2017 champion Chapel Hill to win the Tigers’ third title in five seasons (2014-2018) including back-to-back titles in 2014-15. Tucker had finished second two consecutive years (2016-17) before breaking through again in 2018.

Setting a new record in the 1600-meter sprint medley got the Tigers rolling during the track finals as the group of Hassan Coleman, Joshua Morgan, David Williams and Abdul Kerebo ran a time of 3:58.94.

The shot put and long jump field events get started at 10:00 am on Saturday with prelims getting underway at 12:00 pm with the 1600-meter sprint medley.

Finals on the track are set for a 5:00 pm start on Monday (March 18) beginning with the 1600m sprint medley. The final races are set for 7:05 pm in the always exciting 4×400 meter relay finals.

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