2017 All-Clayton County Girls Track and Field Team

The Clayton News is pleased to announce its 2017 All-Clayton County Girls Track and Field Team. (File Photo)

JONESBORO — The Clayton News is pleased to name its All-County Girls Track and Field Team for the 2017 season.

Co-Track and Field Athletes of the Year: Moena Battle, North Clayton, and Shatara Johnson, Drew

GIRLS FIRST TEAM

100-meter: Imani Clark, Lovejoy

Clark won region and county championships in the 100-meter dash. She also placed at the Class AAAAAA state championships, coming in seventh.

200-meter: Alexis Williams, Lovejoy

Williams and Clark ran as equals in both the 100- and 200-meter events this season. Williams placed fourth at the Class AAAAAA state championships in the 200-meter and was second in the county championships.

400-meter: Danielle Chambers, Drew

Chambers led all 800-meter competitors in the county with an eighth-place time at the Class AAAAAA state championships. She also placed third at the Region 4-AAAAAA championships.

800-meter: Nichole Slocumb, Elite Scholars Academy

Slocumb was the top competitor in the 800-meter at the county championships. She also placed at the Class A-Public state championships, finishing eighth.

1,600-meter: Stephanie Escobar, Forest Park

Escobar was excellent in the distance events, finishing first in the 1,600-meter at the county championships and second at the Region 4-AAAAAA championships.

3,200-meter: Tamari Miller, Elite Scholars Academy

Miller placed sixth at the Class A-Public state championships in the 3,200-meter. She also added a bronze medal at the county championships.

100-meter hurdles: Courtnee Robinson, Lovejoy

Robinson was the best 100-meter hurdler in the county, winning gold at the county championships. She als0 finished second in the event at the Region 4-AAAAAA championships.

300-meter hurdles: Maya Vasta, Forest Park

Vasta competed in several events for the Lady Panthers this season. She was the runner-up in the 300-meter hurdles at the county championships and finished fourth at the Region 4-AAAAAA championships.

High Jump: Moena Battle, North Clayton

No competitor in the county had as productive of a season as Battle. She swept the state, region and county championships with gold medals in each in the high jump.

Long Jump: Shatara Johnson, Drew

Johnson followed a Region 4-AAAAAA and county title in the long jump with a Class AAAAAA state championship.

Triple Jump: Janaya Jones, Forest Park

Jones won the county title in the triple jump before finishing second at the Region 4-AAAAAA championships. She then placed fifth at the Class AAAAAA state championships.

Pole Vault: Jasmine Brown, Mount Zion

Brown was the county and the Region 4-AAAAAA champion in the pole vault this season.

Shot Put: Runeshia Williams, Riverdale

Williams capped off her career with a county title in the shot put. She also came in second in the Region 3-AAAAA championships, as well as seventh in the Class AAAAA state championships.

Discus: Jaadia Woodfork, Drew

Woodfork was the Region 4-AAAAAA champion in the discus. She also finished second in the county championships.

GIRLS SECOND TEAM

100-meter: Precious Austin, Riverdale

Austin was tough competition in multiple events this season. She finished second at both the county and the Region 3-AAAAA championships in the 100-meter.

200-meter: Corta Washington, Morrow

Washington placed fourth at the Region 3-AAAAA championships and fifth at the county championships.

400-meter: Asia Love, Elite Scholars Academy

Love came in seventh at the county championships before finishing eighth at the Class A-Public state championships.

800: Ariana Sulton, Drew

Sulton won silver at the Region 4-AAAAAA championships. She finished fifth at the county championships.

1,600-meter: Taylor Jones, Morrow

Jones was the runner-up in the 1,600-meter at the county championships.

3,200-meter: Jaelyn Callaway, Morrow

Callaway came in second in the 3,200-meter at the county championships.

100-meter hurdles: Kiana Footman, Mundy’s Mill

Footman placed second at the county championships and fifth at the Region 4-AAAAAA championships.

300-meter hurdles: Aerial Jessie, Mundy’s Mill

Jessie was fourth in the county in the 300-meter hurdles.

High Jump: Imani Carmouche, Mount Zion

Carmouche won her second straight state title in the high jump this season. She also finished second at both the Region 4-AAAAAA and county championships.

Long Jump: Taleya Lidell, Elite Scholars Academy

Lidell was the runner-up in the long jump at the Class-A Public state championships. She finished third at the county championships.

Triple Jump: Dalania Clardy, North Clayton

Clardy was the Region 4-AAAA champion in the triple jump. She also finished as the runner-up at the county championships.

Pole Vault: Kyra Watts, Mount Zion

Watts won a bronze medal in the pole vault at the county championships.

Shot Put: Karmon Jackson-Bell, Lovejoy

Jackson-Bell was the runner-up in the shot put at both the Region 4-AAAAAA and the county championships.

Discus: Serenity Vaughn, Drew

Vaughn won bronze medals in the discus at both the Region 4-AAAAAA and county championships.

Luke Strickland is the sports editor of the Clayton News in Jonesboro and the Henry Herald in McDonough. He went to school at the University of Georgia.

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