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South girls, North boys win county meet
by Ericka Birdsong
ebirdsong@neighbornewspapers.com
April 11, 2013 10:56 AM | 1272 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staff / Nathan Self
North Paulding track members, from left, James Eliezer and D.J. Owens make their way around the track during a recent practice.
Staff / Nathan Self North Paulding track members, from left, James Eliezer and D.J. Owens make their way around the track during a recent practice.
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Paulding County’s high school track championships went north and south this year.

North Paulding won the boys team title and South Paulding took the girls title at the Paulding County Championship last week.

East Paulding, Hiram and Paulding County High also competed at the March 28 meet at South Paulding High School.

For the boys’ teams, North finished first with 121 points, followed by South with 98, Paulding County with 57 points, Hiram with 40 points and East Paulding with 17 points.

For the girls’ teams, South finished first with 137 points, followed by East with 95, North with 65 points, Hiram with 29 points and Paulding County with 3 points.

There were many individual champions from the boys’ and girls’ teams. For the boys, Aaron Jones took first in the 100-meter dash. Josh Hill took first in the 200 and the long jump. The 4x400 relay team won their event. Jared Acreman took first in pole vault and Khalia Hackett took first in high jump.

For the girls, Kahliyah Smith won the 100 dash. Carissa Tipler won the 200 and the triple jump. Jazmine Burse won the 100-meter hurdles and the long jump. Kayla Jones took first in pole vault and the 4x400 relay team took first as well.

For the Wolfpack boys, James Elizer took first in the 400. Greg Veneziale won the 800. Callan Smith won the 3200. The 4x100 relay team took first and Josh Whitener took first in discus and shot put.

For the girls, Shyien White was the only champion as she took first in discus and shot put.

The Raiders had no individual champions for the boys, but had three from the girls’ team. Leah Sikorski took first in the 800 and 1600. Lilly Kidane won the 3200. Jasmine Parham took first in the 400 dash and the 300 hurdles.

For the Hornets’ boys, Chisom Nwaoge was the only champion as he won the 300 hurdles. For the girls’ Breondra Steele took first in the high jump while the 4x100 relay team took first as well.

The Patriots had no individual champions for the girls, but had three for the boys’ team. Dontaa Kelly took first in the 110 hurdles. Clark Bingham took first in the 1600 while Jari El took first in the triple jump.
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