CA Wildcats begin 2019 track season
By Lauren Lee
Cordele Dispatch Intern
This past Wednesday, Crisp Academy launched their 2019 track season with a meet in Albany at Deerfield-Windsor.
The CA girls’ track team took home a total of 46 points from the meet, while the boys’ team took a total of 36 points between their participants.
The CA results for each event were as follows:
Will Hubbard finished in third place in the boys’ long jump with his longest attempt being 17 feet, 2 inches. Two other CA boys also participated, with Zach Atherton jumping 16-6 1/2 and Dylan Farmer with 12-9 1/2. The girls’ long jump event ended with Bryanna Brock placing fifth with a 12-5 1/2 jump and Savannah Malone jumping 9-1.
Two CA boys placed in the top five in the triple jump at Wednesday’s meet. Noah Mercer jumped 34-6, which placed him at third in the standings, and Trey WIlliams jumped 34-1 1/2, resulting in a fourth place finish. Ellis Smith also competed in the event, ending up with a final distance of 29-5 on his best jump. Ava Pless placed fifth for the girls’ team with a distance of 27-6 1/2 and Elizabeth Williams jumped 26-5.
Four Crisp Academy boys participated in the shot put event. Their best distances were: Austin Cobb – 32-3, Griffin Gravitt – 29-9, Ed Jordan – 27-7 1/2, and Jacob Gravitt – 25-9 1/2. Four girls also participated, with their best attempts as follows: Mia Purvis – 26-1 1/4 (placed fourth), Erika Mauldin – 21-8, Libby Manning – 21-0, and Madison Stubbs – 17-9 ½.
Cody Freeman threw the farthest for the CA boys with a distance of 73-11. Other CA athletes’ distances: Spencer Stubbs – 72-7 1/2, Griffin Gravitt – 67-2 1/2, Jacob Gravitt – 60-5, Jordan – 55-6. Purvis came home with another fourth place finish, with her best throw being 75-6 1/2, while Mauldin threw 54-5 1/2 and Manning threw 40-1.
In the 100 meter run, Farmer finished with a time of 12.23 seconds, while Hubbard finished the race in 13.21 seconds. For the CA girls, Madison Stubbs finished in 14.81 seconds, Sadie Mercer in 16.09, and Maggie Bullington in 16.54.
4 x 100 relay
The relay team for the CA boys, consisting of Farmer, Atherton, Billy Hardin, and Hubbard, finished in fourth place in 50.21 seconds. The girls’ A team came in third place, finishing in 58.60 seconds. The runners for the A team were Malone, Rachel Hopper, Elizabeth Williams and Pless. The B team girls were Bullington, Brock, Abigail Brown and Madison Stubbs, and they finished in 62.56 seconds.
Farmer placed fifth with a time of 25.65, while Hardin ran for a time of 25.95 and Hubbard with 27.41. Two girls placed for CA: Brock in second place with 29.9 and Madison Stubbs in fifth with 31.77. Malone came in with a time of 31.93, Bullington with 34.64, and Mercer with a 33.36 finish.
Hardin was the only competitor for the CA boys’ team in the 400-meter run, and he finished in second place overall with a time of 56.8. For the girls, Brock ran 74.3 and Malone finished with a time of 75.07.
110/100 m hurdles
In 110-meter hurdles, Lane Freeman placed in third with a time of 20.99 and Noah Mercer took fifth with 22.72. Smith ran for a time of 23.25 in the event. The CA girls had two athletes place in the top five in the 100-meter hurdles: Pless came in third with a time of 20.22, and Elizabeth Williams came up with a fourth-place finish at 20.75. Emma McCard had a time of 21.31.
300 m hurdles
Freeman (51.81) and Noah Mercer (53.91) also placed in the 300-meter hurdles in second and fourth, respectfully. Smith finished in the race in 55.4 seconds. For the girls, Elizabeth Williams placed second with a time of 57.3 and Pless placed in fifth with a 60.42 finish. McCard finished with a time of 62.02.
Luis Martinez placed third for the CA boys in the 800 meter run with a time of two minutes and 18 seconds, and Daniel Stull finished in 2:52. Allie Brown placed in second in the event for the CA girls with a time of 2:52.03, and Abigail Brown finished in fourth place after a run of 3:06.
A veteran of the 1600-meter run, Allie Brown brought home a first place finish in the event for CA when she finished the race in 6:14.
Reid McCard finished the two-mile race in 14 minutes, 25 seconds.