The Dunwoody Lady Wildcats brought home the program’s third state track championship trophy on Saturday as they held off Cambridge 50-47.50 to capture the Class 6A girls’ state championship at Carrollton.
Dunwoody put up a strong 36 points in the field events led by sophomore Janae Profit, junior Ariel Lawrence and senior Jahvene Walder for a 10.5-point lead over Cambridge and 11 over Forest Park after eight events had been scored as the teams headed to the track finals on Saturday.
Profit accounted for 16 of the points in the field events including 10 with her win in the shot put (43-09.25) and third in the discus (144-02.00).
Lawrence added 14 points to the big day in the field events as she took silver in the triple jump (39-03.00) and bronze in the long jump (19-01.00).
Walder added six points with a bronze medal in the high jump (5-04.00) and would go on to prove the difference accounting for all 14 points the Lady Wildcats needed on the track. Walder took silver in the 300m hurdles (44.60) and bronze in the 100m hurdles (14.69) to help Dunwoody to its third state title (2003-5A, 2013-5A, 2019-6A).
Dunwoody’s win extended the DeKalb consecutive state track title streak (boys and girls) to 13 years (2007-2019). It is the 11th girls’ title in that span coupled with eight by the boys to give the district 19 total during the run.
The Southwest DeKalb girls’ and Cedar Grove boys’ both lead the way with four titles during the streak. Southwest won three consecutive from 2007-2009 and again in 2011. Cedar Grove’s four-year run atop of the Class 3A (2015-2018) ended this year.
DeKalb brought home two titles in 2007 (SW DeKalb sweep of 4A), 2009 (Miller Grove boys, SW DeKalb girls), 2011 (M.L. King Jr and SW DeKalb girls), 2013 (Cedar Grove, Dunwoody girls), 2015 (Cedar Grove, SW DeKalb boys) and 2016 (Cedar Grove, SW DeKalb boys).
In other Class 6A girls’ results, Tucker finished 19th with 13 points and Martin Luther King Jr. was 37th with three.
Class 5A Girls
Miller Grove gave it a run in the Class 5A girls’ meet at Carrollton as the Lady Wolverines finished as the runners-up to Buford 43-72.
Miller Grove senior Emoni Coleman became a four-time state champion winning her third consecutive 800m run gold with a time of 2:15.86 and finished with a total of 18 points as she was the runner-up in the 1600m run (5:08.12) which she won a year ago.
Miller Grove also picked up medals in the 100m hurdles by Rasunek Tyler-Thompson (silver, 14.32) and the 4x100m relay (silver, 46.61).
Arabia Mountain finished 14th in the team standings (19.50) behind the bronze medal performance in the high jump (5-02.00) by Riley Johnson.
Class 4A Girls
Angelia Allen scored all 4.50 points for the Druid Hills Lady Red Devils at Albany in the Class 4A girls’ state track meet. Allen was sixth in the high jump (5-00.00) and seventh in the triple jump (35-09.50).
Druid Hills finished 28th overall in the team standings.
Class 3A Girls
Senior Aubrey Guyden helped lead the Cedar Grove Lady Saints to a fourth overall finish in the Class 3A girls’ state meet at Albany on Saturday.
Guyden sped to the gold in the 100m dash (12.05) and silver in the 200m dash (25.05). Senior Antania Swain took silver in the discus (124-05.00) and fourth in the shot put (28-07.00) to add 13 points to the Lady Saints total.
Stone Mountain freshman Serenity Harry helped the Lady Pirates to a tie for 17th in the team standings with a silver medal finish in the 100m dash (12.35) and seventh in the 200m dash (26.30).
Towers finished with four points good for a tie for 22nd and Redan was in a tie for 32nd with two.
See link below for 2019 DCSD State Track Meet Results