The Alexander, Chapel Hill, Douglas County, Lithia Springs and New Manchester track teams all gathered to compete in the March 29 event at Chapel Hill High School.
The boys’ team competition was close as the difference between first and second was only two points. Chapel Hill outpointed Alexander 123-121 to win the meet. Lithia Springs came in third with 40 points, followed by New Manchester in fourth with 31 and Douglas County fifth with 19.
Chapel Hill girls blew the other teams away as they finished with 104 points. Alexander came in second with 84 points, followed by Lithia Springs third with 40, New Manchester fourth with 31 and Douglas County with 19 points.
The Panthers had numerous athletes from the boys’ and girls’ teams with first place showings.
For the boys, Jamal McDaniel took first in the 100- and 200-meter dashes. Paul McCloud took first in the 800-meter and 1600-meter runs. Cameron Lord finished first in the 3200. Darrell Abernathy won the 110-meter hurdles. Andrew Simons took first in pole vault. Tre Owens won the long jump and Rico Flemister won high jump.
For the girls, Jasmin Ellis took first in the 400. Ashton Lord won the 3200. The 4x100 relay team took first and Danielle Thomas finished first in shot put.
The Alexander boys saw Kamil Jones take first in the 300 hurdles. Quintin Hall won the triple jump. Tim Castellanos took first in shot put. Josh Turner won discus and the school’s 4x400 team finished first.
For the girls’ team, Remel Williams took first in the 100 and 200 dashes. Brittany Truitt took first in the 800 and 1600 runs and Ashton Matson took first in pole vault.
No boys won first for Douglas County High School, but some of the girls did. Shayla Bowen took first in the 100 and 300 hurdles as well as the triple jump. The 4x400 relay team took first. Zuwena Carr won the long jump and Ronika Mitchell won discus.
For Lithia Springs, Derrick White took first in the 400 dash and the boys’ 4x100 relay team took first as well.
New Manchester had one first-place winner, Kaneisha Taylor who won the high jump.