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Local track & field athletes gear up for state sectionals

The Georgia High School Association’s State Sectional Meets for all classifications in Track and Field will be held this weekend at various sites around the state. Each classification has two sectional sites comprised of qualifiers from four regions. The top four finishers from each region advanced to the sectionals. In the sectional running events, there are qualifying heats only. There is not a finals competition at the sectionals. The winners of each heat (two heats per event) plus the next four fastest times from either heat will advance to the state finals May 10-12. In the 1,600 meter and 3,200 meter runs, the top eight finishers in each race will advance to the state finals. In field events, the top eight finishers at each sectional will advance to the state finals. The state finals are May 10-12 at the following sites: Class AAA — Hugh Mills Stadium, Albany Class AAAA — Valhalla Stadium, Berry College, Rome Class AAAAA — Grisham Stadium, Carrollton


Local qualifiers for the State Sectional Meets:

Adairsville Girls Class 3A-B Sectional at Bremen High School

Discus Throw - 1st - Nakiyah Washington Shot Put - 1st - Josie Summerville Shot Put - 2nd - Nakiyah Washington

Adairsville Boys Class 3A-B Sectional at Bremen High School 100M - 1st - Daylon Bailey 100M - 3rd - Travon Branch 200M - 3rd - Daylon Bailey 3200M - 4th - Zach Ashley 4x100M Relay Team - 2nd - Travon Branch, Ethan Belcher, Derrick Simmons, Daylon Bailey Cartersville Girls Class 4A-B Sectional at Kinnett Stadium, Columbus 800M - 3rd - Kayla Carpenter 3200M - 3rd - Vanna Beach Discus Throw - 3rd - London Shaw Shot Put - 1st - London Shaw

Cartersville Boys Class 4A-B Sectional at Kinett Stadium, Columbus 3200 - 4th - Parker Breedlove Pole Vault - 1st - Nick Bebko

Cass Girls Class 5A-A Sectional at Starrs Mill High School 100M Hurdles - 2nd - Hillary McCarver High Jump - 1st - Kyler Trouten Shot Put - 1st - Channelle Clemmons

Cass Boys Class 5A-A Sectional at Starrs Mill High School

Pole Vault - 1st - Steven Smith High Jump - 2nd - Tavarus Varnum

Woodland Girls Class 5A-A Sectional at Starrs Mill High School

400M - 4th - Bella Carnes 800M - 1st - Carli Clymer 800M - 3rd - Baylee Evans 1600M - 1st - Carli Clymer 1600M - 2nd - Tess Cochran 3200M - 1st - McKenna Trapheagen 3200M - 2nd - Lindsay Scifers 4x400M Relay - 4th - Bella Carnes, McKenna Trapheagen, Baylee Evans, Carli Clymer Pole Vault - 2nd - Karson Norris Pole Vault - 3rd - Brooke Cooper Discus Throw - 3rd - Skylar Chappell

Woodland Boys Class 5A-A Sectional at Starrs Mill High School 800M - 1st - Jonathan Holloway 4x400M Relay - 2nd - Jeven Reliford, Demarcus Williams, Jonathan Holloway, Markal Brown Pole Vault - 2nd - Tommy Duke Long Jump - 2nd - Markal Brown

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