Dunwoody boys win first ever DeKalb County track championship

The Dunwoody Wildcats flew to their first ever DeKalb County Track Championship title with a 95-71 victory over defending champion Southwest DeKalb on Tuesday.

The Wildcats rode the back of junior Dazel Claytor and senior James Dwyer who both claimed a pair of gold medals on the final day of competition at the 2011 DeKalb County Track Championships.

Claytor claimed victories in the 100-meter dash (10.92) and the 200-meter dash (22.18) while Dwyer took the gold in the 1600-meter (4:24.30) and the 3200-meter (9:41.74) runs.

Senior Kuaniyal Chol added to the Dunwoody total with his gold medal winning performance in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:59.29.

Dunwoody became just the 13th DeKalb school to claim the boys’ championship trophy in the county meet.

Southwest DeKalb’s second place finish was paced by senior Malcolm Brock and his trio of gold medal performances. Brock won the high jump (6-04), the triple jump (45-04.5) and the 300-meter hurdles (40.02).

The Southwest DeKalb Lady Panthers won their fifth consecutive county track championship with a 105-86 win over Martin Luther King Jr.

It also marked the Lady Panthers’ 10th overall title since the girls’ championship was started in 1977.

Senior Morgan Snow won a pair of gold medals to lead Southwest DeKalb to the title with wins in the 100-meter hurdles (14.36) and the triple jump (37-03.00).

Sophomore Kenya Wheeler added a gold medal of her own for Southwest with a win in the shot put (37-06.00).

Martin Luther King Jr.’s second place finish was booster by a pair of sprint even wins by sophomore Jada Martin and relay wins in the 400-meter relay (47.60) and the 1600-meter relay (3:53.93).

Martin won the 100-meter dash in a time of 12.15 and the 200-meter dash in a time of 24.46. Jalissa Terrell won the high jump (5-06.00) and junior Felicia Brown won the 400-meter dash (57.06) to add to the Lady Lions’
total of 86.

Lakeside junior Meghan Wetterhall swept the distance events with wins in the 1600-meter (5:13.84) and the 3200-meter (11:24.59) runs.

Lakeside’s Carla LaRotta, another junior, won the pole vault with a new girls’ record of 9-03.00. She broke the record of 9-00.00 set by Audrey Stephens of Lakeside in 2008 and matched by Laney Griffeth of Dunwoody in 2010.

- Courtesy of DeKalb SID Mark Brock

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March 30th, 2011
6:23 pm

Grats! First? A Texan in First? I’ll take it.

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