The finals of the 2013 Atlanta Track Classic were held on April 1, 2013. The preliminary rounds were held on Saturday, March 30th. The Atlanta Track Classic is a citywide track meet bringing together the best track athletes throughout Atlanta Public Schools.
The student athletes completed in 16 events. There were many dazzling performances on Saturday and Monday. Maynard Jackson’s Giselle Webb and Kayla Jordon dominated the 400 meter dash taking spots one and two. De’Angelo Yancey of Mays HS took the top spot in the 100 meter dash, but it was a close race with a photo finish, as Demetrius Rooks of Carver HS came in a close second.
Taylor Samples of North Atlanta ran an outstanding 800 meter run. The Mays HS relay team won the 4 x 400 meter relay, and the North Atlanta team had the crowd on their feet during the last race of the night as North Atlanta battled with 2 relay teams from Carver and Washington for second place. The North Atlanta team came from behind 3 other relay teams and pulled ahead to second place in the last 25 meters. In Saturday’s field events, Roc-M Nesbitt won the shot put with a distance of 16.67m and the discus with a distance of 51.86m.
To see the results of the preliminary and final events, please visit: http://coachoregistration.com/meet/info/ga_atlantaps/2013/03-30_Atlanta_Track_Classic/.
The final team rankings are listed below.
Women - Team Rankings - 16 Events Scored =============================================================================== 1) Grady HS 121 2) Maynard Jackson 99 3) Douglass HS 97 4) Mays 80 5) North Atlanta HS 69 6) Carver-Atlanta 54 7) Coretta Scott King Academy 41 8) Washington 22 9) Therrell 1 Men - Team Rankings - 16 Events Scored =============================================================================== 1) Mays 141 2) Carver-Atlanta 137 3) Grady HS 97 4) North Atlanta HS 95 5) Washington 70 6) Maynard Jackson 30 7) Douglass HS 26 8) Best Academy HS 2