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High school track: Four local girls win state titles

POSTED: May 3, 2014 10:25 p.m.

White County’s Jenna Gearing earned two state titles, while North Hall’s Gabrielle Hoffman and Harper Seymour, and West Hall’s Maia Booker also garnered state titles at the girls state track and field championships this weekend at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany.

Gearing won the 3200-meter and 1600-meter runs for the Lady Warriors, while Hoffman was victorious in the pole vault. Seymour won the discus throw. Booker placed first in the 100-meter dash.

In the rest of the Class AAA state finals, Booker placed third in the long jump, and Banks County’s Makayla Hewell was fourth in the 1600 meter. Buford’s Dominique Martin took sixth in the high jump, Erin Marsh was second in the 300-meter hurdles, and Megan Ward took sixth in the 800-meter run.

Kristen Mitchell of White County was second in the 800-meter, and Kaitlyn Gearing was fifth in the 400-meter.

CLASS AA: Jefferson’s Maggie Newman took third in the Class AA discus throw to lead the Lady Dragons. Teammate Abby Carson was fifth in the pole vault, and Camille Porter finished fourth in the 800-meter run.

Emma Garrison of Union County was fifth in the 1600-meter run and third in the 800-meter.

CLASS A: Madison Rodriguez led Commerce with a second-place finish in the 1600-meter of the Class A championships.

Lily Mather placed fourth in the high jump and second in the 100-meter hurdles for the Lady Tigers, and Sydney McClure was sixth in the high jump and fifth in the 300-meter hurdles.

Cameron Hawkins placed fifth in the triple jump, sixth in the long jump, and fourth in the 800-meter run for Commerce, and Anna Flint was fifth in the discus throw.

Zoey Forrester was third in the 100 hurdles.

CLASS AAAAA: Flowery Branch’s Alisha Parks placed fourth in the discus throw in the AAAAA state championships, and Kayley Tanner was sixth in the 800-meter.

CLASS AAAA: Kristin Moroz of Chestatee took fourth in the high jump in Class AAAA.


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