High School Track & Field
Lady Lions win Region 1-AAA title
ALPHARETTA- The Trinity Christian girls track and field team claimed the GISA Region 1-AAA track and field title on Wednesday in a meet held at Mill Springs Academy in Alpharetta.
Trinity scored 149 points, getting past second place Atlanta Girls School (131) and third place Dominion Christian (116). The Heritage School was fourth with 57 points.
Dominion won the boys division with 151 points with Community Christian second (139) and Trinity (129) third. The Heritage School was fifth with 63 points.
The Lady Lions were led by Andrea Campbell who won both the 100 (12.83) and 200 meters (27.43).
Heritage Schools Ruthie Powell, who won the state cross country title for the Lady Hawks last fal,l also won two events at the region meet, capturing the 800 (2:38) and 1600 meters (5:33) Trinity's Ashley Caldwell crossed the finish line ahead of the rest of field in the 100 hurdles (17.96).
Heritage's Ashley Wood captured the 3200 meters in a time of 12:07.
The Lady Lions also won both relay events with Caldwell, Dee Cowan, Sara Bryan and Campbell competing in the win the 4x100 (53.63) and Cowan, Campbell, Ruth Colburn, and Bryan capturing the mile relay (4:34).
Cowan took first place for Trinity in the long jump with a leap of 16-3.
Cowan also scored points for the Lady Lions with a second-place finish in the 100 (13.77) and 200 meters (27.44).
Trinity's Bryan was third in the 400 meters (1:06) and Ruth Colburn fifth (1:08).
Heritage's Ashley Wood finished second in the 800 (2:46) and the 1600 (5:46), finishing behind right behind Powell.
Powell was second in the 400 (1:05).
Trinity's Sara Bryan was fifth (4-4) and Abigail Bryan sixth (4-2) in the high jump.
In the boys action, Trinity's Josh Armistead captured the high jump with a distance of 5-9 and teammate Gavin Smith won the shot put with a distance of 37-9.
Armistead added to his successful day for Trinity by winning the high jump 5-9.
He finished second in the 200 (23:65) coming in right behind Donavan Ellison (23.21), who won it for Dominion.
The 400 was the closest race of the day with between Ellison (52.73), who edged Armistead at the line (52.74).
Heritage's Tom Pattiz (5:11) was second in the 1600 and third in the 3,200 (11:23).
Trinity's 400 relay team of Ben Kritko, Armistead, Diego Henriquez and Aaron George (47.62) and the mile relay of Ty Templeton, Aaron Johnson, Josiah Gordon and Armistead (3:54) took third.
David Bready was third in the long jump (18-5) and fourth in the triple jump (37-1.) Heritage's Thomas Gruber was third in the shot put (36-1) and Trinity's Aaron Johnson third in the discus (94-5).