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GHSA girls' track finals begin Thursday
by Maurice Dixon
April 30, 2014 01:39 PM | 3407 views | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staff / Katherine Frye<br>Redan sophomore Shequilla McClain finished second in the 100-meter hurdles at the Class AAAA Sectionals.
Staff / Katherine Frye
Redan sophomore Shequilla McClain finished second in the 100-meter hurdles at the Class AAAA Sectionals.
This Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the best female track and field athletes from DeKalb County will be competing for gold, silver and bronze medals at the GHSA State Championships in Albany.

Promise Clark, Shequilla McClain, Miyah Golden, Tanzanie’ Brown and Amonti Moss will all be representing Redan after qualifying performances at the Class AAAA Sectionals in Carrollton last Saturday.

Clark finished fourth in the 200-meter dash and third in the 400-meter dash. McClain finished second in the 100-meter hurdles and third in the 300-meter hurdles. Golden placed second in the 300 hurdles and fifth in the long jump. Brown finished sixth in the 800 and fifth in the 1600, and Moss captured third in the 800.

Redan’s 4x100 and 4x400-meter relay teams finished first and second, respectively.

Defending-champion Marist also had some noteworthy finishes. Morgan Ilse and Kendall Nelson placed first and second, respectively, in the 1600 and 3200-meter runs. Caitie Faust and Gabby Bowen captured first and second, respectively, in the 800. Kamryn Brinson finished first in the discus (second in the shot put), Bailey Weiland did likewise in the high jump and Anne Marie Simoneaux finished first in the pole vault. Senior Zuri Davis finished second in the 400 and the 4x400 relay team placed third.

From Chamblee, Sydney Holmes finished third in the 100 hurdles and Elena Brown-Soler captured third in the high jump and Rachel Edler was right behind her. Columbia’s Aseneth Williams finished third in the 200.

At the Class AAAAA Sectionals in Loganville last Saturday, Tucker’s Kiera Washington finished first in the 800 and third in the 400. Stephenson’s Elizabeth Folsome placed second in the 200 and Timberly Molden did the same in the shot put.

Miller Grove senior Tiffany Flynn had another impressive outing also, finishing first in the 100 hurdles, long jump and triple jump.

At the Class AAA Sectionals at Lakewood last Saturday, St. Pius’ Myia Dorsey finished first in the 200 (second in the 400), and Martinique Edwards placed first in the high jump and the 4x400 relay team finished first. Decatur’s Jahmee Reeves captured first in the 400 and second in the 200.

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