The year of championships in Atlanta Public Schools came to a thrilling conclusion over the weekend as APS student athletes shined at the Georgia High School Association Track and Field State Championship meets over the weekend.
From the team standpoint, the Mays girls led the way, winning the Class 6A team championship. It is the first track and field state championship for the Mays girls and the second state title this year won by a girls’ team at Mays. The Lady Raiders won the Class 6A state title in basketball in March.
At the Class 6A meet, held in Carrollton, Mays got strong performance across the board. Class 6A Basketball Player of the Year Kamiyah Street placed first in the 300-meter hurdles, fourth in the 400 meters, and tied for fifth in the high jump. Also, Sydni Gilmore won the triple jump while Kendra Whitehurst placed seventh in the event. Chloe Robinson and Kendra took second and fourth place, respectively, in the long jump, Kendra and Jazmine Hall placed fifth and seventh, respectively, in the 100-meter hurdles and the Raider 1,600-meter relay team won gold while the 400-meter relay team placed sixth.
The South Atlanta girls’ team came in second at the Class 2A meet, held in Albany. The Lady Hornets were led by Subrina Richman who won the 200 and 400 meters, Quadiana Medlock was fifth in the 100 meters, Iyana Wongus was third in the 400 meters, and the 400-meter and 1,600-meter relay teams took first.
The Grady boys’ team placed third at the Class 5A meet in Carrollton, led by Christian McNair-Jones who won the 110-meter and the 300-meter hurdles. Babakarr Randall was fourth in the 100 and second in the 200, Jermaine Hosley was fourth in the 400, Ryan Jackson placed fifth in the 800, DeAndre Etienne was eighth in the pole vault, Jacquez Sloan was third in the long jump and Seth Wolfe was eighth in the shot put.
Other strong individual performances included:
- Mutnodjmet Debnam of Grady won the pole vault in Class 5A.
- Soteria Russell of Carver won the shot put in Class 5A.
- Ryah Jackson of Maynard Jackson was seventh the 100-meter hurdles and eighth in the 300-meter hurdles in Class 5A.
- China Waldorf of Maynard Jackson was fifth in the 300-meter hurdles and sixth in the pole vault in Class 5A.
- Shamara Holmes of Maynard Jackson was third in the pole vault in Class 5A.
- Jabrea Smith of Maynard Jackson was seventh in the triple jump in Class 5A.
- The Maynard Jackson girls’ 400-meter relay and 1,600-meter relay teams both placed fifth in Class 5A.
- Dailyn Scott of Coretta Scott King was third in the 800 meters in Class 2A.
- The Douglass girls’ 1,600-meter relay team took third in Class 2A.
- Demetri Caesar of Mays won the high jump in Class 5A.
- Carver’s 1,600-meter relay team was fourth in Class 5A.
- Osazi Alkhaliq of Maynard Jackson was seventh in the pole vault in Class 5A.
- Alan Johnson of Mays was third in the 800 meters in Class 5A.
- Jackson Pearce of North Atlanta was fifth in the 1,600 meters in Class 5A.
- Phillip Jackson of South Atlanta won the 400 meters in Class 2A.
- Deshun Cade of Douglass was second in the 100 meters in Class 2A.
- Montaive Lightner of Douglass was fourth in the 400 meters in Class 2A.
- Jimmie Pierre of Douglass was sixth in the 800 meters in Class 2A.
- Timothy Heyward of Washington finished eighth in the pole vault in Class 2A.
- Richad White of South Atlanta finished sixth in the shot put in Class 2A.
- Douglass’ 400-meter relay team finished second in Class 2A.
- Douglass’ had two teams competing in the 1,600-meter relay in Class 2A. The “A-Team” finished fifth and the “B-Team” placed seventh.
- South Atlanta’s 1,600-meter relay team finished fourth in Class 2A.
To view a video of APS’ historic day at the state track and field meets, click here.