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Local athletes advance to track & field state championship meets

Several athletes from Bartow County schools earned spots in their respective State Championship Meets May 10-12 with top eight finishes at State Sectional qualifying Saturday.

Woodland led all local schools with ten athletes advancing. Adairsville followed with six, Cass had four to advance, and Cartersville three.

Locals advancing in more than one event include Carli Clymer, Jonathan Holloway and Markal Brown of Woodland. Daylon Bailey and Nakiyah Washington of Adairsville, and Cartersville’s London Shaw.

Adairsville athletes advance to the Class AAA State Championships at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany. Cartersville athletes move on to the Class AAAA State Championships at Valhalla Stadium on the campus of Berry College in Rome, while Woodland and Cass qualifiers will compete in the Class AAAAA State Championships at Grisham Stadium in Carrollton.

Results from Saturday’s State Sectional Qualifiers:

Class 5A - State Sectional A Starrs Mill High School

Woodland top 8 finishes:

Girls 800M — 5th — Carli Clymer (2:24.81)

Girls 1600M — 6th — Carli Clymer (5:20.69)

Girls 3200M — 2nd — McKenna Trapheagen (11:21.73)

Girls 3200M — 8th — Lindsay Scifers (12:03.61)

Girls Pole Vault — 4th — Karson Norris (9-06)

Girls Pole Vault — 6th — Brooke Cooper (9-00)

Boys 800M — 8th — Jonathan Holloway (2:05.05)

Boys 4x400M Relay — 8th — Jeven Reliford, Demarcus Williams, Jonathan Holloway, Markal Brown (3:26.79)

Boys Pole Vault — 5th — Tommy Duke (12-00)

Boys Long Jump — 8th — Markal Brown (21-02.5)

Cass top 8 finishes:

Girls High Jump — 2nd — Kyler Trouten (5-02)

Girls Shot Put — 3rd — Chanelle Clemmons (40-03.5)

Boys High Jump — 2nd — Tavarus Varnum (6-08)

Boys Pole Vault — 3rd — Stephen Smith (12-06)

Class 3A-B Sectional at Bremen High School

Adairsville top 8 finishes:

Boys 100M — 7th — Daylon Bailey (11.34)

Boys 4x100M Relay — 8th — Daylon Bailey, Travon Branch, Ethan Belcher, Derrick Simons (44.07)

Girls Discus Throw — 3rd — Nakiyah Washington (106-08)

Josie Summerville — 2nd — Josie Summerville (36-06.25)

Girls Shot Put — 5th — Nakiyah Washington (33-03)

Class 4A-B Sectional at Kinnett Stadium, Columbus

Cartersville top 8 finishes:

Girls Shot Put — 2nd — London Shaw

Girls Discus Throw — 5th — London Shaw

Boys Pole Vault — 2nd — Nick Bebko (photo)

Girls 800M — Kayla Carpenter

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