Region 7AAAAA meet begins
by Emily Horos
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April 19, 2013 12:31 AM | 792 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Region 7AAAAA track and field meet began Wednesday night, and a few titles were won before lightning forced a delay in the preliminaries for the boys 1,600-meter relay.

If the meet cannot be completed today, organizers say it will resume Saturday at 9 a.m.

Creekview’s Anna Dunn defended her pole vault title with a mark of 11 feet. No other competitor cleared 9-6. Also placing from Creekview was Lexi Cromer, who finished in a tie with Sequoyah’s Alexa Johnson and Kennedy Williams for fifth place.

Kell’s Kendell Williams won the long jump (19-6½), with Creekview’s Calli Reschmeyer sixth. Pope’s Andrea Vahoua won the shot put, with Creekview’s Mary Kellan Carr and Tyra Moon placing third and fifth, respectively, and Sequoyah’s Cara Wallace coming in fourth.

In the 1,600 run, Kell’s Marielle Lewis won with a time of 5 minutes, 22.46 seconds. Creekview’s Rachel Garabedian finished sixth in 5:36.52 and picked up the first points of the meet for her team.

Kell finished the day with 35 points to lead the standings. Pope (34) was second, followed by Creekview (28). Sequoyah was fifth with 10 points.

In the preliminaries for the girls, Sequoyah’s Katrice Tolbert qualified in the 100 and 200 dashes. Also qualifying for the Lady Chiefs in the 200 was Tori Gregg, who will also compete in the finals in the 400.

Creekview had a pair qualify in the 800 — Camille Fahrnbauer, one of the favorites in the event qualified, and Sidney Bosley. Sequoyah’s Alea Johnson will also run in the finals.

In the 100 hurdles, Dunn qualified and will have a chance to defend her title in the finals. She will also compete in the 300 hurdles.

In the relays, Creekview qualified a team in the 400, but Sequoyah was among those shut out when North Springs qualified two teams. The Lady Grizzlies also qualified for the 1,600 relay.

In the boys finals, Sequoyah’s Derrion Rakestraw placed second behind Kell’s Jairus Sanders in the high jump. Potter tied for sixth, while Sequoyah’s Brandon Moody placed eighth.

Pope’s Braxton Phipps won the triple jump, while Sprayberry’s Lex Trujillo won the discus. Creekview did have two placers in the discus, with Nathan Pelletier fourth and Lucas Nelson eighth.

Pope leads the team standings with 44 points. Creekview and Sequoyah are tied with Forsyth Central for fifth place with 13 points.

In the boys preliminaries, Sequoyah’s D.J. Austin qualified for the 100 and 200. Creekview’s Hunter Carter was the top qualifier in the 800, while Sequoyah’s Dylan Carson also advanced to the finals.

The Grizzlies put two runners in the 1,600 when both Carter and Brennan Garriques qualified, along with Sequoyah’s Christopher Costa.

Creekview’s Caleb Potter will compete in the 110 hurdle finals.

Sequoyah will also have a 400 relay team, and the qualifiers for the 1,600 will be determined when the meet resumes today.
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