Tamiia Fuller and Peachtree Ridge Girls Track Team Raise Second in AAAAAAA Class | Sports
POWDER SPRINGS – Tamiia Fuller and the Peachtree Ridge girls track team ran for second place in the State in the AAAAAAA class on Saturday at McEachern.
Fuller won individual state titles in the 100-meter and 200-meter, and ran in two first-place relays as the Lions tallied 51 tag team points, just four short of champion Walton. The Brookwood girls were seventh at 36 behind a state championship from Aliyah Irving, but Peachtree Ridge has had the most success locally in the current finals.
A sprint sweep by Fuller paved the way.
The junior won the 100 in 11.76 seconds and finished first in the 200 in 23.81, then joined her teammates on two state championship stints. In the 400 relay, Fuller, Mariah Brooks, Trinity Marshall and Nia Hicks won the state in 46.69. Fuller, Hicks, Sydney Augmon and Kendalyn McBride ran 3: 49.61 in a 1,600 relay national championship. Marshall was fifth in the 100 hurdles (15.24), Mariah Brooks was seventh in the 100 (12.47) and Augmon was fourth in the 800 (2: 19.64).
Jacari Simpson of Mill Creek, who won the 110 hurdles in 2:30 p.m., just ahead of the 14.37 posted by finalist Walker Hanley of Brookwood. The Parkview boys (sixth, 36) and the South Gwinnett boys (eighth, 30) finished in the top 10 of the team standings.
Irving’s title at 300 hurdles (44.14) marked a big day for the Brookwood girls, who also secured top spots from Veajah Hylton at 100 hurdles (third, 14.83) and 300 hurdles (seventh, 46.97). Madison Campbell was also doubled in the 400 (fourth, 56.93) and 200 (seventh, 25.36), Allie Wardle was fifth in the 800 (2: 20.44) and Kylin Beard was sixth in the 300 hurdles ( 46,42). The 1,600 Broncos were really eighth.
Ron-Niah Wright of Discovery was fourth in the 300 hurdles (45.69) and eighth in the 100 hurdles (17.76), while teammate Taylor Watkins was seventh in the 800 (2: 25.85). Gwinnett’s other AAAAAAA girl seters on Saturday were Archer’s Camryn King (fourth, 100 hurdles, 15.01) and Aniyah Lathan (seventh, 100 hurdles, 15.48), Dallis Goodnight of Mill Creek (sixth, 100, 12, 38) and Karsen Phillips of Mountain View (fifth, 200, 25,23).
Nigel Hussey of South and Leon Christian of Parkview had some great days in the top eight of their teams. Hussey was second in the 100 (10.72) and 200 (21.42), and Christian was third of those two races, with 10.87 in the 100 and 21.59 in the 200. They were joined by the others. Gwinnett’s placers Aaron Brebnor of North Gwinnett (fifth in 100, 10.95) and Andrew Spearman of Archer (sixth in 200, 22.02) in these races.
In the boys 400, Christopher Coleman of South was fourth (48.37) and Methias Carter of Mountain View was fifth (48.40). Collins Hill’s Vino Glover (fifth, 1: 57.34) and Brookwood’s Will Bray (sixth, 1: 57.34) placed at 800, Christian Elder of Grayson was sixth of 300 hurdles (40.24), Malcolm Wheat de Brookwood was fifth of 110 hurdles. (15.07) and Keonte Knight of Parkview was eighth of 110 hurdles (15.25).
The Archer boys were second in the state in the 400 relay (41.90), and the Parkview boys were fourth (42.10). The South boys were second in the 1,600 relay (3: 17.90), followed by Mountain View (fourth, 3: 18.52) and Grayson (3: 18.55).