Coweta County Track & Field Championships

Lady Vikings repeat; Indians hold on for another title

by Doug Gorman


East Coweta’s Dartavyous Walker launches an attempt in the discus en route to winning the event as well as the shot put during Thursday’s Coweta County Track & Field Championships held at Northgate’s Henry Seldon Field. The Indians squeaked out a one-point victory over Newnan in a tight race between all three county boys lineups that wasn’t determined until after the meet’s final event —the 1,600-meter relay. 

Northgate assistant track and field coach Adrian Anderson had a premonition heading into Thursday’s Coweta County Track and Field Championships at Henry Seldon Field.

Simply put, the veteran coach knew this year’s event was going to be one of the closest boys events ever.

For fun, Anderson wrote down some of his predictions on just how each of the three teams would finish.

In the end, he was near perfect with East Coweta (55 points) edging Newnan (54 points) by one point and Northgate (50) finishing just five points behind the Indians.

In a boys meet that came down to its last event — the 1,600-meter relay — Newnan coaching staff wasn’t convinced that East Coweta won the title. All three teams showed great sportsmanship, the Cougars are hoping the final results might be reviewed.

As it stands now, East Coweta continued its dominance in the boys division, winning its eighth straight.

“I am really proud of our guys,” said head coach Trace Overton. “This was a great meet. All three schools have really good programs. I knew this was going to ge a great day.”

The race for the girls trophy wasn’t nearly as tight, as close as the Lady Vikings turned in a dominating performance, scoring 75 points for at least its fourth consecutive county title.

East Coweta took second with 49 and Newnan placed third with 32 points.

“I am proud of the way we ran,” said Northgate track coach Lee Golden. “We have been working every hard.”

Senior Kemor Anderson made her final Coweta County meet something to remember by factoring in four first-place efforts. She swept the sprints by taking both the 100 (12.55) and 200 (25.80) to go with a victory in the long jump (16-7).

Anderson also opened Northgate’s winning 1,600 relay team while joined by Ebonee Echols Qnianna LeBlanc and Jordan Washington for a time of 4:04.36.

Echols, a three-sport varsity athlete, was also among event winners for Northgate’s girls capturing the 400 in 1:01.09. The team picked up two event wins in the field from Alyssa Allen in the shot put (32-07) and Abby Pinaud in the triple jump (34-1) to go with Caitlin Bellora’s victory in the 800 (2:34.69).

Lady Viking Kaia Kirk equally swept both hurdles events, capturing wins in both the 100 (18.69) and the 300 hurdles (51.51) while Erica Lee gave Northgate a victory in the 3,200 in 12:46.

The boys team title came down to 1,600 relay, and in the end, the race turned was one of the closest of the night with Northgate (3:29.82) edging Newnan by six-tenths of a second (3:29.88).

Northgate senior Benton Washington and Newnan junior Frankie Williams anchored respective teams in a matchup between the Vikings’ star running back in the fall and the Cougars’ standout cornerback. With the two runners sprinting down the stretch, Williams dove at the finish, but was unable to overtake Washington for what would have given Newnan’s boys enough points for the overall championship.

East Coweta’s team took third, but it was enough to give them the one-point victory.

Northgate 1,600 relay consisted of Washington, Logan Langner, Malik Wade and Jaelin Ware.

Despite coming up just shy in the 1,600, Newnan’s boys captured the 400-relay with a team of Ian Alce, Terence Geter, Marquis Hill and Brandon Tennie (42.28) won the event.

All three boys teams split sprint efforts, with Newnan senior Terrence Geter (11.13) winning the 100, East Coweta’s Satchel Horton (22:24) taking the 200 meters, and Northgate’s Washington (50.18) winning the 400.

Northgate’s Donovan Taylor won the 800 (2:03.84) and teammate Andrew Lail (4:48.58) won the 1600.

East Coweta’s Bobby Martin (11:08) won the longest event of the night, capturing 3200.

The Indians Kevin Lashley also swept the hurdles, winning the 110 (15.71) and also the 300 (42.83).

Northgate’s Johnny Gilbert won the pole vault at 12-0 performance, nearly three feet better than two other competitors.

Newnan flexed its muscles in the field events, with Stephon Brownlee capturing the long jump over teammate Josh Hill in a jump off after both leaped 21 feet.

Hill then turned around and captured the triple jump with a top leap of 41-10.

East Coweta’s Dartavyous Walker swept the weights, capturing both the shot put (48-05) and discus (127-07)

In girls events, Newnan scored big in the 1,600 meters, taking the top two-spots with Elizabeth Westerfield (5:45.22) and Anna Haydon (5:49.37).

East Coweta picked up a victory in the 400 in 49.84 among a team of Alonna Glenn, Cierra Swindle, Aliah Whisby, and Adrianna Williams.

The Lady Indians also picked up two victories in field events from Whisby in high jump (5-6) and Mary Kleihauer in the discus (100-1).

Coweta County Track & Field Championship Results

Thursday at Northgate High School

Team Scores


1. East Coweta 55

2. Newnan 54

3. Northgate 50


1. Northgate 75

2. East Coweta 49

3. Newnan 32

Boys Events

100 Meters

1. Terrence Geter, Newnan 11.3

2. Ian Alce, Newnan 11.16

3. Jovan Rembert, East Coweta 11.72

4. Malik Wade, Northgate 11.78


1. Satchel Horton, East Coweta 22.54

2. Terrence Geter, Newnan 22.55

3. Benton Washington, Northgate 22.90

4. Ian Alice, Newnan 23.29


1. Benton Washington, Northgate 50.18

2. Satchel Horton, East Coweta 50.21

3. Logan Langner, Northgate 52.35


1. Donovan Taylor, Northgate 2:03.84

2. Josh Bruce, East Coweta 2:03.92

3. Nick Bridges, East Coweta 2:08.17

4. Terez Willis, East Coweta 2:11.61


1. Andrew Lail, Northgate 4:48.58

2. Matthew Miller, Newnan 4:51.36

3. Evan Vatave, Northgate 4:58


1. Bobby Martin, East Coweta 11:08.17

2. Gabe Mendez, Northgate 11:13, 55

3. Andrew Lail, Northgate 11:26

4.Eli Moore, Newnan, 11:44.92

110 High Hurdles

1. Kevin Lashley, East Coweta 15.71

2. Christian Scanlon, East Coweta 15.84

3. Xavier Collins, Newnan 17.86

4. Gabriel Woods, Northgate 9.10

300 Intermediate Hurdles

1. Kevin Lashley, East Coweta 42.83

2. Christian Scanlon, East Coweta 43.59

3. Tavone Gould, Newnan 44.33

400 Relay

1. NewnanA (Alce, Geter, Hill, Tennie) 42.68

2. East Coweta A 44.13

3. Northgate A 44.27

1,600 relay

1. Northgate A 3:29.82

(Langner, Wade, Ware, Washington)

2. Newnan A 3:29.88

3. East Coweta A 3:40

High Jump

1. Josh Hill, Newnan 6-6

2. Jay Jones Newnan 5-10

3. J.K. Britt 5-6

Pole Vault

1. Johnny Gilbert,Northgate 12-0

2. Harrison Griffths, Northgate, 9-6

3. Tristan Horton, Northgate 9-0

Long Jump

1. Stephon Brownlee, Newnan 21-1*

2. Joshua Hill, Newnan 21.1

3. Kevin Lashley 19-7

4. Darryel Hines, Newnan 19-6

Triple Jump

1. Josh Hill, Newnan 41-10

2. J.K. Britt, Newnan 40-6

3. Malik Wade, Northgate 37-7

4. Trey Edwards, East Coweta 36-2

Shot Put

1. Dartavyous Walker, East Coweta 48-5

2. Aaron Carr, Northgate 42-2

3. Drew Latham, Northgate, 41-11

4. Noah Rutherford, ECHS 38-8


1. Dartavyous Walker, East Coweta 127-7

2. Drew Latham, Northgate 125-11

3. Noah Rutherford, East Coweta 125-1

4. Marquis Jennings, Northgate 102-1

Girls Events


1. Kemor Anderson, Northgate 12.55

2. Aliah Whisby, East Coweta 12.83

3. K’Marra Stinson, Newnan 12.87

4. Ashley Houston, Newnan 13.36

200 meters

1. Kemor Anderson, Northgate 25.80

2. Aliah Whisby, East Coweta 25.97

3. K’Mara Stinston, Newnan 26.55

4. Jordan Washington, Northgate 27.75


1. Ebonee Echols, Northgate 1:01.39

2. Alona Glenn, East Coweta 1:02.77

3. Qninna LeBlanc, Northgate 1:05.28

4. Bodecia Zackry, Newnan 1:06.90


1. Caitlin Bellora, Northgate 2:34.69

2. Elizabeth Westerfield, Newnan 2:39.54

3. Alona Glenn, East Coweta 2:40.70

4. Anna Weatherly, East Coweta 2:40.81


1. Elizabeth Westerfield, Newnan 5:45.22

2. Anna Haydon, Newnan 5:49.37

3. Caitlin Bellora, Northgate 5:52.61

4. Erica Lee, Northgate 6:01.13

Girls 3200

1. Erica Lee, Northgate, 12:46.82

2. Anna Haydon Newnan, 12:57

3. Emily Flournoy, Newnan, 14:39.86

4. Anna Weatherly, East Coweta, 15:`5.83

100 meter hurdles

1. Kaia Kirk, Northgate, 18.69

2. Charity Burke, Newnan, 19.53

3. Aja Manning, East Coweta, 20.25

4. Lamirra Henderson, Newnan, 20.30

Girls 300 meter hurdles

1. Kaia Kirk, Northgate, 51.15

2. Aja Manning, East Coweta, 54.92

3. Charity Burke, Newnan, 56.78

4. Reina Chin, East Coweta,

400 Relay

1. East Coweta 49.84

(Glenn, Swindle, Whisby, Williams

2. Northgate 49.45

3. Newnan 50.53

4. Northgate B 54:01

1,600 relay

1. Northgate 4:04.36

(Anderson, Echols, LeBlanc, Washington).

2. East Coweta. 4:16.97

3. Northgate B 4:24

4. Newnan A 4:32

High Jump

1. Aliah Whisby, East Coweta 5-6

2. Tonya Jantzen, Northgate 5-2

3. Alonna Glenn, East Coweta 4-10

4. Lamirra Anderson, Newnan 4-10

Pole Vault

1. Hannah Schaefer, Northgate 8-6

Girls Jump

1. Kemor Anderson 16-7

2. Cierra Swindle 15-9

3. Abby Pinaud, Northgate 15-8

4. Katrice Jackson, Newnan 15-7

Triple Jump

1. Abby Pinaud, Northgate 34-1

2. Aja Manning, East Coweta 30-1

3. Quianna LeBlanc, Northgate 29-3.

4. Kartrice Jackson, Newnan 27-3

Shot Put

1. Alyssa Allen, Northgate 32-7

2. Mary Kleiahuer, East Coweta 29-4

3. Lesley Davis, Newnan 28-2


1. Mary Kleiahuer, East Coweta 100-1

2. Lesley Davis, Newnan 96-11

3. Quinita Davis, East Coweta 79-1

4. Alyssa Allen, Northgate 75-6.

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