Track and Field: Boys State Championships, Georgia Olympics XLII (Day 1 Results)

By S. Thomas Coleman
For the AJC

DISCUS

Class A-Private

1 Jordan Pickerel Athens Christian 168-01

2 Isaac Rochell Elca 160-03

3 Karim Dembele Tallulah Falls 150-05

Class A-Public

1 Marquez Heathe Taliaferro Co. 125-05

2 Micah Williams Terrell County HS 125-00

3 Devin Hannans Charlton County HS 120-03

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Class AA

1 Sebastian Willer Calhoun HS 150-03

2 Andrew Bartolomi GAC 143-08

3 Charlie Woerner Rabun County HS 135-03

Class AAA

1 Daniel Haugh St. Pius 175-11

2 Jameel Spencer Woodward Academy 161-04

3 Drew Bryant North Hall HS 149-00

Class AAAA

1 Kenneth Brinson Marist School 179-01

2 Roc-M Nesbitt Carver Atlanta HS 168-06

3 Shawayne Lawrence Eagle’s Landing HS 162-07

Class AAAAA

1 Josh Laughlin Loganville HS 161-08

2 Josh Whitener North Paulding HS 150-02

3 Brooks Hardy McIntosh HS 144-08

Class AAAAAA

1 Joey Connors Harrison HS 157-07

2 John Patterson Parkview HS 156-00

3 Kaleb Kim Mill Creek HS 153-06

HIGH JUMP

Class A-Private

1 Miles Bearden Darlington 6-10.00

2 Demetrius McWhorter Athens Christian 6-00.00

3 Justin Wright Providence Christian 5-10.00

Class A-Public

1 Daveron Reed Charlton County HS 6-04.00

2 Julian Roberts Charlton County HS 6-02.00

3 Markeese Bridges Marion County HS 6-02.00

Class AA

1 Keyth Fightmaster Calhoun HS 6-08.00

2 Josh McDaniel Rabun County HS 6-06.00

3 Ethan Stiles Bremen HS 6-04.00

Class AAA

1 Deonte Smith Franklin County HS 6-06.00

2 Brady Swilling North Murray HS 6-04.00

3 Chance Baines Cedar Grove HS 6-02.00

Class AAAA

1 Malik Broughton Veterans HS 6-08.00

2 Sean-Michael Rand Cross Creek HS 6-06.00

3 Justin Sumpter Sandy Creek HS 6-04.00

Class AAAAA

1 Qua Stocks Woodland Carters 6-08.00

2 Tyjon Williams Effingham County HS 6-06.00

3 Dominique Brown Greenbrier HS 6-04.00

Class AAAAAA

1 Joseph Woodbury Westlake HS 6-08.00

2 Joshua Hill Newnan HS 6-08.00

3 DeVontre Young Harrison HS 6-06.00

LONG JUMP

Class A-Private

1 Christian Coleman OLM 21-09.00

2 John Towne North Cobb Christian 21-06.50

3 Jevius Terry ELCA 21-03.50

Class A-Public

1 Taylor Payne GMC 21-01.50

2 Dekerrio Ramsey Commerce HS 21-01.00

3 Daveron Reed Charlton County HS 21-00.00

Class AA

1 Deric Herring Brooks County HS 22-11.50

2 Fredrick Nelson Long County HS 21-07.00

3 Micquavius Searcy Lamar County HS 21-06.00

Class AAA

1 Tyler Gibson Peach County HS 22-08.25

2 K’Lan Harris Henry County HS 22-05.25

3 Kevon Hudson North Oconee HS 22-00.50

Class AAAA

1 Kevin Williams Monroe Albany HS 23-09.75

2 Nigel Hughes Stockbridge HS 23-07.50

3 Chris McBride Redan HS 23-03.25

Class AAAAA

1 Justin Crawford Hardaway HS 22-09.50

2 Denzel Harper Stephenson HS 21-06.50

3 Rodriquos Harris Warner Robins HS 21-05.00

Class AAAAAA

1 Kenneth Fisher Tri-Cities HS 23-04.00

2 Alex Richemond Centennial HS 22-10.25

3 Dykare Hickey Hillgrove HS 22-05.50

POLE VAULT

Class A-Private

1 Levi Cummings Athens Christian 14-00.00

2 Jason Grimes Holy Innocents 12-00.00

3 James Davis Tallulah Falls 11-06.00

Class A-Public

1 Andrew Towns Gordon Lee HS 10-00.00

2 Mikevion Hall Turner County HS 9-06.00

3 Evan Credeur Claxton HS 9-06.00

Class AA

1 Mason Hamrick Jefferson HS 15-00.00

2 Skylar Toney Riverside Milita 14-00.00

3 James Howard Jefferson HS 13-00.00

Class AAA

1 David Curry Buford HS 14-00.00

2 Mitt Conerly Central Carroll HS 13-06.00

3 Jared Scotland Hart County HS 13-06.00

Class AAAA

1 Tyler Craig Pickens HS 15-07.00

2 Jawayln Brooks Grady HS 14-06.00

3 James Leverette Alexander HS 12-00.00

Class AAAAA

1 Tray Oates Allatoona HS 16-01.00

2 Jeff Jernigan Lakeside DeKalb HS 15-00.00

3 Conner Bergh Northgate HS 13-06.00

Class AAAAAA

1 Reece Morrow Brookwood HS 14-00.00

2 Taylor Wood Kennesaw Mt 13-06.00

3 Ethan Bilkert Lassiter HS 13-00.00

SHOT PUT

Class A-Private

1 Jordan Pickerel Athens Christian 57-07.00

2 Bobby Marshburn Athens Academy 48-04

3 Joseph Ruggiers Athens Christian 47-01.50

Class A-Public

1 Micah Eason Commerce HS 48-02.50

2 Montravis Adams Dooly County HS 46-06

3 Deontay Mincey Claxton HS 45-06.00

Class AA

1 Sebastian Willer Calhoun HS 51-02.50

2 Ken’marquis Jews Chattahoochee Co HS 49-03.

3 Nic McBride Vidalia HS 47-07.25

Class AAA

1 Daniel Haugh St. Pius 54-09.50

2 Torace Sturgeon Hart County HS 53-06.00

3 Patrick Chappell North Hall HS 52-04.00

Class AAAA

1 Shawayne Lawrence Eagle’s Landing HS 54-05.00

2 Roc-M Nesbitt Carver Atlanta HS 54-00.50

3 Todd Wooten Banneker HS 51-10.50

Class AAAAA

1 Josh Whitener North Paulding HS 54-08.50

2 Seth Whitener North Paulding HS 50-11.50

3 Brooks Hardy McIntosh HS 49-01.00

Class AAAAAA

1 Jaylan Reid Hillgrove HS 56-02.00

2 Jared Munday Brookwood HS 52-08.25

3 Daivon Harris South Gwinnett HS 52-04.25

Wheel Chair Division I

1 William Moore Houston County HS 16-08.50

2 Logan Caudle Gordon Central HS 12-03.25

3 Travis Underwood Northside-Columbus 9-01.50

Wheel Chair Division II

Unavailable

TRIPLE JUMP

Class A-Private

1 Demetrius McWhorter Athens Christian 43-02.50

2 Josiah Brooks Athens Christian 42-11.00

3 John Towne North Cobb Christian 41-02.00

Class A-Public

1 Dekerrio Ramsey Commerce HS 44-02.00

2 Michal Hudson Emanuel County 42-11.50

3 Victor Brewton Claxton HS 41-00.50

Class AA

1 Matavious Brooks Brooks County HS 45-06.25

2 Micquavius Searcy Lamar County HS 45-05.00

3 Deric Herring Brooks County HS 44-11.50

Class AAA

1 Fred Dorsey St. Pius 45-05.00

2 Jackson Wallin LFO 45-02.50

3 Preston Smith SE Bulloch 43-06.00

Class AAAA

1 Devin Valentine Lanier HS 47-02.25

2 Kevin Williams Monroe Albany HS 45-08.00

3 DeAntoine Cammons Carrollton HS 44-11.25

Class AAAAA

1 Ventavius Sears Northside-Columbus 48-04.00

2 Josh Bolton Cedar Shoals HS 45-05.50

3 Joseph Spann Ola HS 45-04.50

Class AAAAAA

1 Malik Frankllin Newton HS 47-01.50

2 Kenneth Fisher Tri-Cities HS 46-01.00

3 Devin Monroe Collins Hill HS 45-07.50

1,600 meters

Class A-Private

1 Henry Dwyer Athens Academy 4:10.84

2 Robby Keough Whitefield Academy 4:15.35

3 Grant Hicks Mt. Pisgah 4:25.65

Class A-Public

1 Dylan Smith Gordon Lee HS 4:42.31

2 Bryton Wenzel Baconton 4:42.62

3 Mark Brannen Jenkins County HS 4:50.75

Class AA

1 Jordan Flowers Westminster School 4:24.45

2 Orlando Burgos Heard County HS 4:26.52

3 Jag Gangemi Westminster School 4:28.07

Class AAA

1 Austin Sprague St. Pius 4:19.88

2 Calvin Tirrell St. Pius 4:25.07

3 Cole Thornton North Oconee HS 4:27.27

Class AAAA

1 Daniel Navarro Marist School 4:23.10

2 Andrew Coggins LaGrange HS 4:24.32

3 Michael Thurston Marist School 4:25.26

Class AAAAA

1 Patrick Fleming Pope HS 4:15.58

2 Brad Hort McIntosh HS 4:19.62

3 Josiah Jenkins Cedar Shoals HS 4:20.80

Class AAAAAA

1 Tyler Woodrome Mill Creek HS 4:15.85

2 Kenan Farmer Walton HS 4:15.96

3 Brian Sullivan Walton HS 4:16.27

11 comments Add your comment

Max Sizemore

May 3rd, 2013
5:49 am

Thank you, Thomas. Great job.

S. Thomas Coleman

May 3rd, 2013
8:33 am

@Max: No, thank YOU for reading and posting! Check back later this evening for news and notes from Day 2.

STC

Know it all

May 3rd, 2013
11:28 am

I guess we can see why there is a public/private split in Class A. If the private schools are so much better in track I wonder how much better they are in the other sports?

some sense

May 3rd, 2013
12:19 pm

SPX putting on a show.

Charles

May 3rd, 2013
2:19 pm

WOW, that Class AAAAAA mile looked super competitive… 3 runners within 0.3 seconds. Would have loved watching that one.

Thanks for the updates

Big Boy

May 4th, 2013
1:40 am

ONLY way to make high school sports fair in Georgia is to apply the one class up rule…..for ALL private schools and city schools, whatever class their enrollment numbers place them….move them up one class. It will never be fair as is. I can’t believe the GHSA has had it’s head in the sand for so long! Please act now GHSA. Track is a great example of how these schools just RAKE IN top athletes all while not elevating their overall enrollment. How nice it must be to add 25 students (that just so happen are elite athletes) and not cause a bump in classification. Come on man…be real.

Paladin Death Dealer

May 4th, 2013
8:59 am

Agree with the “Big Boy” who posted above. Private schools and city schools have enjoyed this recruiting advantage for too long. Come on GHSA, level the playing field.

AAAA Fan

May 4th, 2013
10:48 am

I agree…private schools should be forced to play up. Marist does it right and has always played up two classes. I would think the private schools would want to play up at the level that provides the best competition for their athletes. I mean how much fun is is it to just dominate and never really be challenged?

S. Thomas Coleman

May 5th, 2013
8:57 am

@Big Boy, Paladin and AAAA Fan: I couldn’t disagree more. Most of the private schools in class A have between 250 and 350 students. Forcing them to compete against schools with upwards of 700 students is foolish. If you feel it’s necessary to “even the playing field,” playing with enrollment numbers is not the way to go. Try restricting the enrollment area to 50 miles, or something similar. That would be the better way to go.

STC

bman

May 5th, 2013
7:48 pm

STC, I know what you are saying, but fifty miles or any amount therein, is still a huge population base in a metro area! Thanks!

Paladin Death Dealer

May 9th, 2013
6:17 am

Thomas:
You know they have a great advantage, they are dominating everything. 50 miles in Atlanta and 50 miles in other locales would show a great disparity of the number of possible participants. The bottom line is the playing field is not level, and don’t think the 50 mile deal could be applied throughout the state.