The Arabia Mountain Lady Rams won their first DCSD Junior Varsity County Track Championship on Wednesday at Godfrey Stadium while the Stephenson Jaguars defended their 2018 title with a victory.
Five gold medals and one record setting performance helped Arabia Mountain pile up 118.50 points to get past defending champion Miller Grove which finished with 89 points and third place Martin Luther King Jr. with 80.
Aaliyah Smith picked up the first gold medal for the Lady Rams as she tossed the shot put 27’-6” for the win.
Brooke Gates (1:03.44) and Arielle Brayboy (1:03.95) had a one-two finish in the 400 meter dash and Brayboy took the gold in the 200 meter dash with a time of 27.74 as Arabia Mountain picked up 33 points in the two events.
Madison Hale added 18 points in her two hurdle events winning the 300 meter hurdles in a new meet record of 47.97 and taking silver in the 100 meter hurdles (17.07). Briana Ross finished second in the 300 hurdles (55.2) for another big eight points for Arabia Mountain. Hale’s 47.97 time in the 300 broke the previous mark of 49.75 set by Kiomy Morris of Stephenson set in 2016.
Arabia Mountain’s 4×400 meter relay A team put together a time of 4:15.42 to take the gold for an added 10 points towards the Lady Rams total.
Miller Grove finished second for the third time in the five years of the event behind a pair of record setting performances. Ky’Leigha Robinson won the 100 meter hurdles with a new record of 16.53 to break the record of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Aaliyah Bradley set last year.
Marlynda Douglas, who finished second in the shot put (26’-11.50”), threw the discus for a new record distance of 96’-07” for the gold medal. Her mark broke the record of 80’-50” set by Arabia Mountain’s Tramelle Daniel in last year’s meet.
The Lions of Martin Luther King Jr. captured gold in four event led by Jasmine Paige’s wins in the long jump (16”-03”) and the triple jump (32’-03”) as she doubled up in the field events.
Niya Reynolds (12.95) and Ariel Maynard (13.05) went one-two in the 100 meter dash to aid King’s cause. The fourth gold for the Lady Lions came in the 800 meter run as Star Roswer-Grier took gold with a time of 2:38.59.
Dunwoody collected two gold medals on the day with wins by Ahna Lorden in the 3200 meter run (13:40.55) and Andrea Penzien in the high jump (4’-08”).
Lakeside’s Madison Cora won the 1600 meter run with a time of 5:59.15 and Southwest DeKalb’s A 4×100 relay won the event with a time of 49.52.
Boys JV Championships
The Stephenson Jaguars scored 44 points in the field events to get their title defense off to a good start on the way to a 103-81 win over Southwest DeKalb for the school’s fourth DCSD Junior Varsity Track Championships title in five years.
A one-two finish in the triple jump by Isaiah Screen (41’-09.5”) and Ryan Reese (40’-02”) was a big boost to the Jaguars start at the meet. Shawn Sandiford (20’-02”) and Reese (18’-11”) went two-three in the long jump for another nice tally for the Jaguars.
Sandiford would go on to sweep the 110 meter hurdles (16.39) and the 300 meter hurdles (43.05) to become a three-time gold medalist on the day. Screen would add to his medals with a silver in the 110 hurdles (16.68) and a bronze in the 300 hurdles (44.77).
Southwest DeKalb came out of the field events with just five points and put up 77 to pull ahead of Druid Hills (74.50) for second place.
The Panthers opened the track portion with a win in the 4×100 meter relay (43.47) just .11 seconds off the record the Panthers set last season. Lorenzo Lee ran to a pair of gold medals with a sweep of the 100 meter (11.41) and 200 meter (22.66) dashes.
Southwest finished off the meet with a one-two finish in the 4×400 meter relay with its Team A breaking the meet record of 3:32.22 set last year by the Panthers with a time of 3.32.16.
Druid Hills finished third for the second consecutive season and got off to an excellent beginning with a one-two sweep in the shot put led by DeMarco Lemons record tying toss of 41’-00.50” and Alexander Shepard (37’-10.50”) in second. Lemons also came in second in the discus (101’-07”).
Graham Norris won the 800 meter run (2:13.00) and Mike Rosenbluth (10:48.44) and Isaac Kiefer (10:59.09) went one-two in the 3200 meter run for the Red Devils.
Six other individuals won gold medals during the meet led by a new record setter and record tying performance.
Dunwoody’s Jack Arant set a new record of 11’-04” in the pole vault breaking the 9’-06” set by Lakeside’s Sam Garrett in 2017. Redan’s Tony Richardson tied the high jump record of 5’-08 set by Arabia Mountain’s Zion Greer set in 2006 and ties last year by Tucker’s Jeremiah Vann.
Two other field event winners include Towers’ Eric Lewis in the long jump (20’-05”) and Arabia Mountain’s Tyler Anthony in the discus (110’-09”).
Maurice Miller of Miller Grove won the 400 meter dash (52.50) and Chamblee’s Fisher Isaacson ran to the 1600 meter run gold medal (4:59.39).
See links below for JV Championships results and meet records: