THE JEFFERSON boys’ and girls’ track teams qualified a host of athletes for state — and set school and season records along the way — at Saturday’s state sectional meet at Greater Atlanta Christian.
The girls’ team had seven individuals qualify for state — as well as two 4x400 relay teams.
Camille Porter set an 800 meter school record of 2:23.58, and the 4 x 400 meter team of Madison Dills, Savannah Dale, Camille Porter and Jaclyn Coleman set a school record of 4:09.92.
On the boys’ side, Jefferson qualified 10 individuals for the state meet — and two relay teams — Saturday. The team also set 10 season records.
Dalton Hill qualified for three individual events (long jump, 110-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles) and was part of two state-qualifying relay teams (4x100 and 4x400), while Satchel Turpin qualified in three individual events (high jump, triple jump and long jump) and was part of the state-qualifying 4x100 meter relay team.
The girls’ state meet is in Albany and runs from Thursday until Saturday. The boys’ meet runs from May 8-10 in Jefferson.
Here’s a list of all the state qualifiers:
•Maggie Newman — discus
•Abby Carson — pole vault and 100-meter hurdles
•Camille Porter — 800 meters
•Chandler Bragg — 800 meters
•Taylor Love — 300-meter hurdles
•Jerilyn Williamson — 300m hurdles
•Reese Bowles — 1,600 and 3,200 meters
•4 x 400 — Madison Dills, Savannah Dale, Porter and Jaclyn Coleman setting a school record of 4:09.92
•4 x 400 — Makenzie Wells, Williamson, Love and Bragg
•Satchel Turpin — high jump, triple jump and long jump*
•Mason Hamrick — pole vault
•James Howard — pole vault
•Ethan Hix — discus and shot put
•Max Higgins — 1,600 meters
•Dalton Hill — long jump, 110-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles*
•Tradd Porter — 800 meters*
•Josh Reid 800 meters*
•Conner McCullough — 300-meter hurdles*
•Addison Cochran — 3,200 meters
4 x 100* — Hill, Howard, T.J. Skelton and Turpin
4 x 400* — Howard, Hill*, Archer Goggans* and Porter