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Westminster sweeps 6AA track team titles
by Greg Oshust
April 23, 2013 02:40 PM | 1761 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Westminster’s Sahara Fletcher leads the competition during the girls’ 1,600-meter run at the Region 6AA track and field championships Thursday.
Staff / Nathan Self
Westminster’s Sahara Fletcher leads the competition during the girls’ 1,600-meter run at the Region 6AA track and field championships Thursday.
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It was all Westminster as the host Wildcats won both the boys’ and girls’ team titles at the Region 6AA track and field championships.

The Westminster boys won in decisive fashion, scoring 194 points to finish far ahead of runner-up Wesleyan (145). Lovett (91) placed fourth behind third-place Greater Atlanta Christian (137).

In the girls’ competition, the Wildcats’ margin of victory was much closer as they accumulated 165 points to edge out second-place Wesleyan (164) by only one point. Lovett (112) was fourth behind third-place Greater Atlanta Christian (128).

The top four individual finishers in each event in all region meets qualify for the sectionals, which will be held Saturday.

Jordan Flowers won the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4 minutes, 30.86 seconds and the 3,200 at 10:10.83, while Cameron Seward (110 hurdles, 15.15 seconds), Adam Sanders (300 hurdles, 41.87) and Nygel Edmonds (long jump, 21-feet-4½) were the other individual winners for the Westminster boys.

Sahara Fletcher won both the 1,600 (5:15.69) and 800 (2:22.08), while Sandy Sharis took the long jump (18-1½) and shot put (34-3) in the girls’ competition for the Wildcats, who also got victory from Maia Young in the 100 hurdles (12.50).

Nikki Teague led the way for the Lovett girls with wins in the 100 dash (12.50) and triple jump (35-0), while Khadejah Jackson took the 300 hurdles (46.05).

Lovett’s boys were paced by Evan Mercer’s victory in the pole vault (11-0) and Tej Suber’s win in the shot put (46-4).

Riverwood finished third in the boys’ team standings, while North Springs placed fourth among the girls at the 7AAAAA meet at Creekview High School in Canton last Saturday.

With 88 points, Riverwood placed third behind champion Pope (142) and runner-up Sprayberry (118) in the boys’ competition. North Springs (32) was eighth.

In the girls’ standings, North Springs (70) finished behind co-champions Pope and Kell (117.50 each) and third-place Creekview (88). Riverwood (21) was 10th.

Diaja Oliver led the North Springs’ girls with wins in the 200 dash (25.37) and the 400 (58.42), while the Spartans took both the 400 relay (48.59) and 1,600 relay (4:01.05).

At the 5A meet at Strong Rock Christian in Locust Grove, Holy Innocents’ scored 83 points to finish tied for third with Landmark Christian in the girls’ standings — trailing only Our Lady of Mercy (113) and Eagle’s Landing Christian (84).

Pace (75) was fifth among the girls, with Galloway (43) placing seventh, Atlanta International (19) ninth and Mount Vernon Presbyterian (8) 11th.

In the boys’ competition, Pace was fourth (59), while Holy Innocents’ (50) was fifth, Galloway (40) sixth, Mount Vernon (23) seventh and Atlanta International (5.50) 10th.

In the combined team standings, Pace (134) finished fourth, while Holy Innocents’ (133.50) placed fifth and Galloway was sixth (83). Mount Vernon (31) was eighth and Atlanta International (24.50) 10th.

Pace’s Kenny Selmon won the 110 hurdles (14.73) and 300 hurdles (38.90) in the boys’ competition, while teammate Josh Rogers took the 1,600 (4:30.46).

Other boys’ winners were Galloway’s Reilly Freidman in the 3,200 (9:55.75), Jason Grimes of Holy Innocents’ in the pole vault (12-0) and Mount Vernon’s Elijah Burnette in the triple jump (41-1). Among the girls, Galloway’s Maddie Felts won the 400 (58.31), 300 hurdles (46.24) and triple jump (35-9¾), while Holy Innocents’ athletes Randi Bohler and Alexandra Juneau won the 100 hurdles (16.23) and pole vault (9-6), respectively. North Atlanta finished eighth in the boys’ team standings and ninth in the girls competition at the 6AAAAA meet at Lakewood Thursday.
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