North Hall distance runner Witt Nix finished second in the boys 3200-meter finals with a time of 9 minutes. 30.34 seconds on the second day of the Georgia Olympics on Friday at Jefferson Memorial Stadium.
Nix finished six seconds off race winner Austin Sprague of St. Pius X. Teammate Tucker LoCicero placed ninth in the 16-runner field with a time of 10:02.
The Trojans also had two 800 runners qualify for the today’s finals. Quintin Miles placed 12th in the preliminaries with a 2:02.04 time, and Seth Chapman was 13th at 2:04.32.
After two days of events, North Hall is second in the team standings with 24 points. Today’s events feature the finals of all running and relay events.
THOMPSON FIRST IN 100 PRELIMS: Chestatee’s Brandon Thompson enter’s today’s Class AAAA 100-meter dash finals with the fastest preliminary time after qualifying for finals with an 11.05-second finish Friday.
Thompson will compete for the state championship in the event at 1:45 p.m. today.
BUFORD RUNNERS QUALIFY: The Wolves advanced to the finals in eight different events Friday.
Buford will compete in the state finals in both relay events. The 400 team of Corey Rogers, Carlos Miller, Thomas Wilson and Quinn Davis finished fourth with a time of 43.05 seconds, and the 1600 team of Davis, Trey Neal, Justin McCray and Colston Vukanavich finished 11th at 3:31.27.
Davis also qualified for the finals in the 400 (eighth, 50.66) and the 200 (fifth, 22.43). Thomas Wilson also qualified in both events after finishing 13th in the 400 (52.56) and 10th in the 200 (22.88).
Also advancing to finals for the Wolves are Miller in the 100 (10th, 11.44), Justin McCray in the 110 hurdles (10th, 16.20) and Tyler Winslow in the 800 (14th, 2:08.48).
HUMPHREY HURDLES TO FINALS: Riverside Military’s Adrian Humphrey qualified for both hurdles events, placing seventh in Class AA’s 300 (41.92) and eighth in the 110 (15.97).
Tucker Pearson also reached the finals for Eagles after placing 13th in the hurdles (47.12). Marcquel Woodard represents Gainesville in the Class AAAAA 400 finals after placing ninth in the prelims with a 50.61 time.
JEFFERSON, WEST HALL IN FINALS: The Dragons will send two relay teams and two individual runners to finals, while the Spartans send a relay team to a championship race following Friday’s prelims.
Jefferson will be represented by a pair of 800 runners in the Class AA race, as Tradd Porter finished fourth (2:04.39) and Josh Reid placed 12th (2:09.7). The Dragons’ 1600 relay team of Reid, Porter, Gage Lawson and James Howard placed sixth in qualifying (3:32).
The Spartans 1600 relay team of Jacob Burgess, Kenneth Coleman, Micheal Heinze and placed 15th in the Class AAA race with a time of 3:36.06.
FLOWERY BRANCH, COMMERCE RUNNERS COMPETE IN 3200: Flowery Branch’s James Slavik finished ninth and Nick Ashmead placed 13th in the Class AAAAA 3200 finals Friday, while Commerce’s Nahumn Mendoza was third and Jose Rodriquez was 10th in the Class A public race.
JEFFERSON SWEEPS HEARD COUNTY: Jefferson won 10-3 and 13-1 in a Class AA state tournament first-round doubleheader on Friday in Jefferson.
In Game 1, Jake Franklin led the Dragons (25-2) offense with three RBIs and two runs scored in a 3-for-4 performance. Max Ford also went 3 for 4 for Jefferson with an RBI and a pair of runs scored. Hanon Price added two RBIs.
Jacob Page earned the win from the mound in Game 1, striking out six over five innings.
Ford and Franklin drove the offense again in Game 2, as Ford collected three RBIs and three runs scored as he went 2 for 2, and Franklin was 3 for 4 with three RBIs. Page collected two RBIs on a double in the fifth inning.
Micah Carpenter earned the Game 2 win pitching with seven strikeouts in four innings.
Jefferson plays host to Wesleyan in the second round of the Class AA state playoffs on Wednesday in Jefferson.
LAKEVIEW FALLS TO GEORGE WALTON: The Lions lost a close Game 1 3-2 before falling 16-0 in Game 2 in the first round of the Class A state tournament on Friday in Gainesville.
Avery Smith took the loss pitching in Game 1, and Ramsey Hill led the offense with two hits.
In Game 2, Dakota Chalmers hit a double to lead the Lions but also took the loss from the mound.
Lakeview finishes the season with a 14-11 record overall.
EAST HALL 1, BLESSED TRINITY 0: Julio Avila scored on an assist from Jason Mendoza in the ninth minute to lead the Vikings past the second-ranked Titans in the first round of the Class AAA state tournament on Friday in Roswell.
East Hall goalie Emmanuel Andrade made four saves to preserve the shutout for the Vikings.
East Hall visits North Murray on Wednesday in Chatsworth. Game time is to be determined.
WOODWARD ACADEMY 2, NORTH HALL 1: Jake Stephens scored the lone Trojans’ goal on Friday in Gainesville.
North Hall finishes the season with a 9-4-2 record.
RIVERSIDE MILITARY 9, BREMEN 0: Olisa Madichie, Olanre Shirtta-Bey and Matthew Hossom each recorded a pair of goals for the Eagles on Friday in Gainesville.
David Clavijo, Rodil Martinez and Seung Kang each added a goal for Riverside Military. Robert Pee recorded his eighth shutout of the year in goal for the Eagles.
Riverside Military plays host to their next-round opponent on Tuesday in Gainesville. Game time and opponent have yet to be determined.
GAINESVILLE LEADS AT THE INVITE: Spencer Ralston leads the Red Elephants and the individual field with a 69 after the first round of The Invite tournament on Friday at Chattahoochee Golf Course in Gainesville.
Gainesville leads all teams in the tournament with a team score of 292, seven strokes ahead of second-place Columbus.
Jackson Bishop is in second on the Gainesville team and tied for fourth overall with a 73, Lawson King carded a 74 in round one, and Nathan Williams shot a 76. Pep Brown carded a 77, and Reeves Bell shot an 83. As an individual, Grant Lasseter is tied for third with a first-round score of 72.
North Hall finished the day with a team score of 329, led by Clay Hoffman with a 79.
Play resumes in the tournament at 7:20 a.m. today in Gainesville.
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