By Derrick Mahone
Mount Zion hosted the first major track and field championship at Southern Crescent Stadium over the weekend.
Mundy's Mill girls defeated host Mount Zion by a half-point to take first place at the Bulldog Classic Saturday. Warner Robins was third with Alcovy taking fourth. Luella was fifth in the girls division and third in the boys meet.
Kenya Collins of Mundy's Mill and Alycia Prior of Mount Zion were the only multiple individual winners from the area. Collins won the long jump at 16-feet, 10.75 inches and also took first in the 100-meter hurdles at 15.3 seconds. She was second in the 300 hurdles to teammate Maya Collins, who had a time of 48.97 seconds.
Prior, an Auburn signee, won the 100 and 200 events. Her time of 11.78 seconds in the 100 event is currently the fastest time in the state, according to the gatfxc.com website.
The Bulldogs won both the 400 and
1,600 relay teams with Prior.
Other Mount Zion first place finishers were Doreen Wilson in the triple jump and Klarke Bass in the 400 meters.
Emily Roemer of Luella won the 3,200 event.
On the boys' side, Luella swept both the 1,600 and 3,200 events.
In the 1,600, Preston Valencia was first followed by teammates Patrick Hansrote and Tanner Thomason. Kirby Hodge won the 3,200 followed by teammates Caleb Durden and Hansrote.
Lakendall Irby of Mount Zion won the high jump with a leap of 6-10, which is tied for the highest in the state. Taurean Ferguson of Jonesboro won the 300 hurdles.
STEPHENSON RELAYS: Morrow participants Wayman Storey, Kenisha Patrick and Chatil Bradford all had standout performances at the meet held at Panthersville Stadium in DeKalb County.
Storey, a Georgia signee, won the 100 in 10.9 and had a time of 21.85 to win the 200 event.
Bradford won the shot put with a throw of 40 feet, 11.5 inches and was second in the discus at 103-8.
Teammate Kenisha Patrick was third in the triple jump with a leap of 35 feet, 1.5 inches.
MOREHOUSE RELAYS: Woodland's Alex Findura was the only first place individual from Southern Crescent participants at the meet. He went 6-feet, four inches to win the high jump at Edwin Moses Track at B.T. Harvey Stadium.
The Wolfpack boys 1,600 relay team captured first place honors with the 3,200 relay team taking second. North Clayton's 1,600 relay was second.
Jhaqui Richardson of Woodland was second in the triple jump while teammate Morgan McGhee was third in the 100 meters. Joshua Wiggins of Woodland was second in the triple jump.