High School Sports

Shaw’s Kareema Grier, Central girls relay team win titles

Alonie Sutton, Smiths Station, track & field, All Bi-City
Alonie Sutton, Smiths Station, track & field, All Bi-City rtrimarchi@ledger-enquirer.com

A Bi-City individual and a team won state track championships on Saturday.

Shaw’s Kareema Grier won the GHSA Class 5A state title Saturday in the 400-meter dash in 54.86 seconds at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany, Ga.

Grier’s individual state title was the third of the week for Bi-City athletes.

Smiths Station’s Alonie Sutton won on Thursday in the AHSAA Class 7A state meet in the triple jump. She set a new state record with a leap of 39-feet, 6 inches. Sutton’s teammate, Myra Mack, won on Friday in the 400 with a time of 55.54. That was also a new state record.

Meanwhile, the Central girls 4x400 relay team (Vanessa Frank, Monica McNeil, Rachel Jackson and Samiah Love) won a state championship in record-setting fashion, shaving nearly three seconds off the old record of 3:55.65. Central won with a time of 3:52.68.

Four teams broke the old mark, which was set last year by Hoover. Smiths Station (Sutton, Mack, Takiya Briggs and Siraya Johnson) finished third at 3:54.56.

Other local athletes also placed (finished in the top eight) on Saturday.

Shaw’s Breeanna Mahone had a pair of seventh-place finishes in individual events. She finished seventh in the 400 in 56.64. She also finished seventh in the 200 in 25.15.

The Shaw 4x400 relay team (Grier, Deja Allen, Thalia Sutherland and Mahone) finished fifth at 3:52.98.

The Shaw 4x100 relay team (Dazieha Granby, Sutherland, Grier and Mahone) finished eighth in 48.56.

The Spencer 4x400 relay team (Jastonie Hill, J’Kierreia Garrett, Ladaisha Williams and Tahzma Wicker) finished third in 4:04.79. The Spencer 4x100 relay team (same four) finished seventh in the Class 3A finals in 50.33.

Hill finished fourth in the Class 3A 800 in 2:22.54. Williams came in seventh in 2:29.59.

In the Class A-private school team results, Brookstone finished eighth with 25.5 points. Athens Academy won with 80. Marion County came in 12th in Class A-public with 14 points. Georgia Military won with 115.

In Class 3A, Spencer came in 14th with 15 points. Jackson won with 62.2. In Class 5A, Shaw came in ninth with 22 points, Harris County tied for 28th with six and Northside and Columbus tied for 38th with four.

In the AHSAA Class 7A state meet for boys and girls in Gulf Shores, Ala., Central’s Karon Delince, who won the 200 last year and set a new state record at 21.55, ran even faster this year, finishing in 21.38 on Saturday. But Sparkman’s Charles Lewis was just a little bit faster winning in 21.34.

Delince also finished third in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.04 seconds. In the same race, Smiths Station’s Chauncey Garrison finished seventh in 11.16.

In the boys 4x100 relay, Smiths Station (TJ Gary, Trevion Brown, Treyvon James and Chauncey Garrett) came in third at 42.56 with Central (Levon Anderson, Peter Parrish, Dru Daniel, Delince) fourth at 42.57. Individual names for those relay teams were not available.

The Central 4x400 team (Anderson, Parrish, Japrentiss Jones and Tyrone Davis) finished fifth in 3:25.20 with Smiths Station (Matt Manns, Chris Phillips, Brown and Dawson Jeffcoat) finishing in sixth at 3:25.25.

Anderson finished fourth in the 300 hurdles in 39.49.

Central’s Adrianna Gary finished third in the shot put with a heave of 34-feet, 0.5 inches.

In the boys team standings, Central finished seventh with 34 points and Smiths Station was 10th with 23. Auburn won with 130.

In the girls standings, Smiths Station came in fifth with 47 points and Central was eighth with 34. Hoover won with 171.

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