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Cougars win region track title, Lady Cougars take second

Last week’s region 1-AAA track meet at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany was a productive one for the Crisp County High School teams.

The Crisp track teams competed on Thursday of last week against Monroe, Cook County, and Worth County, and the Cougars took home the region 1-AAA title in the boys’ competition, while the Lady Cougars finished as 1-AAA runners-up.

Overall the Cougars took region titles in several individual events and also had a strong contingent of athletes qualify for next month’s sectionals by finishing in the top four in their respective event(s).

“These kids have really pushed through the meat of the season to get to this point,” said Crisp County High School track Coach Marcus Gowan. “It is an extremely huge accomplishment for our kids, coaches, community and school to bring home the region championship for the boys and the region runner-up for the girls. We had eight region champions in individual events and I believe seven region runners-up.”

First place finishers on the day for Crisp were: Jekyrhi Lewis (800 meter run), Thomas Rischar (1600 and 3200 meter events), Trenton Richey (110 m hurdles and 300 m hurdles), Adarian Carter (triple jump), Colton Oliver (shot put), and Kamron Moate (discus).

Crisp County boys’ individual event results from the region meet: 

100 meter run 

Jayce Gray – second place – 11.22 seconds

Elijah Reynolds – fifth place – 11.76

200 m 

Jayce Gray – third place – 23.52

400 m 

Lewis – second place – 51.14

Jayden Gray – fourth place – 54.33

800 m 

Lewis – first place – 2 minutes, 10.95 seconds

Eric Smith – second place – 2:14.20

1600 m 

Rischar – first place – 5:03.82

Jarod Taylor – fourth palce – 14:36.32

3200 m 

Rischar – first place – 11:11.52

Taylor – fourth place – 14:36. 32

110 m hurdles 

Richey – first place – 16.26

Jaterius Powell – second place – 18.5

300 m hurdles 

Richey – first place – 42.41

Powell – fifth place – 45.94

4×100 meter relay 

Crisp County team A (Jayden Gray, Jayce Gray, Carter, and Reynolds) – second place – 43.98

Crisp County team B (Allah West, Preston Lavant, Romel Shiloh, and Powell) – third place – 45.53

4×400 meter relay 

Crisp County team A (Jayden Gray, Shiloh, Rischar, and Lewis) – second place – 3:40.94

Crisp County team B (West, Lavant, Powell, and Smith) – fifth place – 3:46.94

Long jump 

Carter – fifth place – 20 feet, 2.5 inches

Lewis – sixth place – 19-1.5

Triple jump

Carter – first place – 43-6.5

Shot put

Oliver – first place – 45-10

Moate – third place – 41-4

Discus 

Moate – first place – 120-4

Clifton Mercer – second place – 118-10

Boys’ final point totals

Crisp -186, Monroe – 182, Cook – 132, and Worth – 24

Crisp County girls’ individual results from region:

100 m

Kalcia Franklin – third place – 13.41

Tazariah Lango – fifth place – 14.23

200 m

Franklin – third place – 28.51

Ja’Nyla Jones – fifth place – 29.98

400 m

Rayla Paul – second place – 1:03.96

Mikayla West – fourth place – 1:10.88

800 m

Jennifer Bedford – third place – 2:58.06

Audrey Carden – fourth place – 3:09.30

1600 m

Bedford – fourth place – 6:54.69

Carden – fifth place – 7:37.53

100 m hurdles 

Ty’Nykia McKenize – third place – 20.38

300 m hurdles 

McKenzie – second place – 52.26

Lango – third place – 52.83

4×100 relay

Crisp County team A (Jones, McKenzie, Paul, and Franklin) – second place – 54.15

4×400 relay

Crisp County team A (West, Lango, McKenzie, Paul) – third place – 4:48.50

Team B (Zalia Adams, Alivia Jones, Jaliyah Dawson, and Nikujha Smith) – fourth place – 5:27.65

Long jump

Franklin – third place – 15-11

McKenzie – fourth place – 15-2

Shot put

Savannah Thorsen – third place – 20-9

Discus 

Thorsen – third place – 68-5

Girls final point totals

Monroe – 244, Crisp – 115, Cook – 82, Worth – 18

The Crisp County track teams will compete at sectionals at Pace Academy in Atlanta on Saturday, May 4 with state qualifying spots on the line.

“We are excited about the sectional meet next Saturday at Pace Academy. Our kids are running fast at the right time of the year and we hope to run even faster at the sectionals,” said Gowan.