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Hawks run through the cold at the Hillgrove All-Comers

Powder Springs, Georgia

HILLGROVE STADIUM – The Hillgrove Track & Field Team started the season of hosting their own meet at the Hillgrove All-Comers. With over 600 athletes competing it was a great way to start off the season. The Girls Team took second and the Boys Team took third at the home meet.

In the field events, Ryann Cook placed 3rd in the shot put with a throw of 22 feet and 9 inches. Alyssa Reid placed 8th with a throw of 20 feet 3 inches. On the boys side Xavier Alexander threw it a second place finish with a throw of 38-8 Inches. In the Discus, Annaya Jackson threw it 60 feet to place 4th and Ryann Cook threw it 54-9 inches to place 7th. In the boys Discus throw, Nathaniel Brown placed 3rd with a throw of 102 feet and 6 inches. His teammate Xavier Alexander threw it 86-8 inches to place eighth. In Pole Vault, Stephen Morrison placed 1st with a vault of 11-0.

In the distance events, Yolanda Brooks placed 1st in the 800 Meter Run with a time of 2:26.79 seconds. Tanner Thurmond placed 7th in the 3200 Meter Run with a time of 5:13.53. In the Girls 3200 Meter Run, Talia Brown placed second with a time of 13:48.

In the sprinting events, Kaitlyn Massey placed 1st with a time of 13.34 in the 100 Meter Dash, Madison Hanson placed 7th, and Madison Morse placed 8th with a time of 13.50. On the boys side, Chase Gibson placed 3rd with a time of 11.14, Daniel Okonkwo placed 4th with a time of 11.18, and Jeremiah Valdry 8th with a time of 11.47.

In the 200 Meter Dash, Morgan Gordon placed 1st with a time of 26.69, Madison Hanson 3rd with a time of 27.08, Madison Morse 4th with a time of 27.34, and Kaitlyn Massey 5th with a time of 27.74. Marquis Coaxum placed 8th with a time of 24.29.

In the Hurdles, Shane Brinson placed 4th in the 100 hurdles with a time of 17.61. In the 300 Meter Hurdle Jaden Floyd placed 2nd with a time of 48.24

In the Relays, in the 4×100 Meter Relay, girls Kaitlyn Massey, Madison Hanson, Audrey Frazier, and Adaeze Ezegbo placed 1st with a time of 52.03. The boys Shane Brinson, Kaleb Jackson, Josh Robinson, and Noah Anderson placed 6th with a time of 47.38. Also the other 4×100 Meter Relay Team of Colin Ford, Cliffton Gooden, Aaron Ammons, Gavin Byers placed 7th with a time of 47.54.

The 4×200 Meter Relay, girls Lauren Bridges-Harris, Olivia Ruddy, Amira Price, and Alexa Farmer earned a 4th place finish with a time of 1:59.40. Boys Justin Massey, Gavin Byers, Devon Gordon, and Nehemiah Gilmore earned a 6th place finish with a time of 1:42.81.

The 4×400 Meter Relay, girls Lauren Bridges-Harris, Zion Salley, Alexa Farmer, and Amira Price placed 4th with a time of 5:14.57. The boys, Sean Garcia, Devon Gordon, Kaleb Jackson, and Jaden Floyd placed third with a time of 4:07.23 and the other team of Aaron Ammons, Marquis Coaxum, Ethan Morse, and Nehemiah Gilmore placed 4th with a time of 4:15.94

Personal Records achieved include the following:

  • Lelia Bayiha – 100 Meter Dash – 13.93
  • Chase Gibson -100 Meter Dash – 11.14
  • Daniel Okonkwo – 100 Meter Dash – 11.18
  • Andrew Webb – 1600 Meter Run – 6:43.67
  • Alex Matthews – 1600 Meter Run – 6:47.85
  • Johnitheyn Maddox – 400 Meter Dash – 58.06
  • Madison Hanson – 200 Meter Dash – 27.08
  • Adaeze Ezegbo – 200 Meter Dash – 28.77
  • Marquis Coaxum – 200 Meter Dash – 24.29
  • Nehemiah Gilmore – 200 Meter Dash – 24.38
  • Maliek Coaxum – 200 Meter Dash – 26.77

The Hawks will compete next weekend as they host the 4th Annual Hillgrove Invitational.