May 11, 2011
Photo by Derrick Mahone
Dutchtown senior Ciara Simms won the 100-meters in Class AAAAA last season, and she is the favorite to win the AAAA title this weekend in Albany.
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The Class AAAA 100 and 200-meters championship will likely go through the Southern Crescent with three top runners from the area competing in the state meet. All season, Dutchtown's Ciara Simms and Briana Vaughn of Union Grove have battled in Region 3-AAAA and Henry County. Jonesboro sophomore sensation S'Kayia Hampton dominated in Clayton County, but will be in the mix this weekend when the thresome battle for AAAA supremcy at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany. Qualifying is set for Friday with the top eight runners in each event returning Saturday for the finals. Staff writer Derrick Mahone takes a look at the three competitors.