Allatoona’s Eric Young won the 100-meter dash and Wheeler’s Allyria McBride the 300 hurdles to come home as state champions following the Class AAAAAA state championships Saturday at Carrollton.
The Allatoona boys and Pope girls were the top team finishers among the Cobb County contingent.
Allatoona finished fifth with 41 points, trailing Shiloh (73), Carrollton (71), Heritage-Conyers (60) and Westlake (59). Pope (31) was seventh.
The Buccaneers were led by Young, who won the 100 (10.39 seconds) and finished second in both the 200 (21.06) and 400 (46.82).
For Pope, Cullen Eagan finished seventh in the 200 (21.83), Carter Spohn finished eighth in the 1,600 (4:25.92) and Benny Brenneman was sixth in the 3,200 (9:43.02).
The Greyhounds' 4x800 relay team of Brenneman, Charles Dodsworth, Spohn and Davis Drake finished seventh in 8:08.45.
Kennesaw Mountain’s Ryan McKee ran 9:44.21 to finish seventh in the 3,200.
The Pope girls finished seventh with points 28.5. Alexander (107) won the championship, followed by Carrollton (57), Westlake (51.5), Lakeside-Evans (33), Cambridge (30) and Heritage-Conyers (29).
Wheeler (16) finished 16th and Osborne (8) was 26th, while Kennesaw Mountain and Allatoona (6) tied for 30th.
Charlotte Dunn and Lorel Golden led Pope’s effort. Dunn finished second in the 800 (2:18.80) and fifth in the 1,600 (5:14.55). Golden had a pair of third-place finishes in the 1,600 (5:10.58) and 3,200 (11:26.08).
McBride won the 300 hurdles (42.58), finished fourth in the 100 hurdles (14.53) and was the anchor of the 4x400 relay team. She, Annah Priyadi, Anisha Robinson and Lauwenda Telcide finished eighth in 4:03.05.
Allatoona earned a fourth-place finish in the 4x800 relay as Kelsey Grass, Mariana Bechtold, Emily Hohl and Abby Hohl ran a time of 10:11.45, while Ashlyn Turner finished eighth in the 100 (12.38).
Lassiter’s Hailey Bradley finished seventh in the 1,600 (5:24.27) and Kell’s Emma Shanklin ran 2:34.53 to come in eighth in the 800.
Congratulations to all of the athletes! Did not see it in the article, but Piers Cameron from Pope Highschool earned 6 A State Championships in both (Shot put) 54-6.5 and (Discus) 169-1. Great job!
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