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GHSA boys' state track and field finals begin Thursday
by Maurice Dixon
May 07, 2014 04:58 PM | 3220 views | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staff / Katherine Frye<br>From left, Redan juniors Keith Terry and Cedric Roberts of the 4x400 relay team.
Staff / Katherine Frye
From left, Redan juniors Keith Terry and Cedric Roberts of the 4x400 relay team.
DeKalb County will have plenty of representation at the GHSA Boys’ Track and Field Championships which begin Thursday in Jefferson.

Redan will have nine athletes competing for individual recognition and its 4x400 relay team will be trying to collect a medal in Class AAAA.

For senior Donald Daley and junior Chris McBride there is a high probability they could leave Jefferson with a medal. During sectionals on April 26, Daley captured first in the discus competition and second in the shot put. McBride finished second in the triple jump and third in the long jump.

The relay team had a fifth-place finish.

The Marist War Eagles are also looking to make a splash in this classification after stellar performances at sectionals.

David Gilstrap, Daniel Navarro and fellow senior Nolan Daniels finished first in the 110-meter hurdles, 1600-meter run and 800, respectively. Navarro also captured first in the 3200, which senior Michael Thurston finished third.

The War Eagles will be competing for their second consecutive state title.

Kenneth Brinson captured second in the discus competition and Daniels finished third in the 400. The 4x400 team placed sixth.

St. Pius, one of the other private schools in the area, appears on the verge of more team and individual success after sectionals.

Senior Austin Sprague finished first in the 1600 and 3200. Senior Joseph Ferrugia captured first in the 800. Then in the field events, Daniel Haugh finished first in the shot put and discus. Jonathan Rust captured first in the pole vault and Fred Dorsey secured the top spot in the triple jump and second in the long jump.

Andrew Anastasiades captured third place in both the 1600 and 800. The 4x400 and 4x100 relay teams finished fifth and third, respectively, for the Golden Eagles, who are also seeking to become back-to-back champions.

Cedar Grove won the 4x100 relay and finished second in the 4x400. The Saints’ Darius Freeman won the 200 and Joseph Comer finished third in the triple jump. From Cross Keys, Samuel McDade had a second-place finish in the 400.

In Class AAAAA, no one should be surprised if hurdler and long jumper Denzel Harper from Stephenson collects a few medals.

Lakeside’s Jedrek Higgins and William Johnson won the 800 and 100, respectively, at sectionals.

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