Local Track and Field

Anderson, Alce compete at USATF state qualifier

alt

Northgate senior Kemor Anderson advanced in three events at last weekend's USATF Georgia Championships.

For the second straight weekend, Kemor Anderson advanced to a regional track meet in multiple events.


A week after qualifying for the upcoming AAU Regionals, the Northgate High senior standout advanced in three events at the USA Track and Field Georgia Association Championships at Mill Creek High School.


Anderson earned qualifying times in both the 100 and 200 meters in addition to placing fourth in the long jump while competing in the 17-18 Women’s Division.


She had the 10th fastest qualifying time in the 100 with a run of 12.64.


Competing as a member of the Southside Pioneers track team this summer, Anderson also placed 14th among qualifiers in the 200 in 25.99.


Anderson’s leap of 16-9 1/4 in the long jump was bettered by only three athletes in her division while just a 1/2 inch from matching Nesha Defoe’s jump of 16-9 3/4 for third place.


Westlake senior Mia Phillips led qualifiers in the 17-18 division with a mark of 17-9 3/4. Loganville senior Dejah Johnson was second at 17-3/4.


Newnan High sophomore Ian Alce also advanced in the 100 and 200 in the 15-16 boys division while competing for the Southside Pioneers.


Alce had the 11th fastest time in the 100, crossing in 11.63. He placed 13th in the 200 in 23.45.


Both athletes now will head to the USATF Region 4 meet in Winter Park, Fla., to be held July 4-13.


The USATF Junior Olympics are scheduled to be held July 22-28 in Greensboro, N.C at North Carolina A&T University.


Up next for Anderson and Alce is this week’s AAU Area 8-A National Qualifier at Twelve Oaks Stadium in Hampton. The meet begins Thursday and concludes on Sunday.





More Sports

11 Quintessentials qualify for AAU Junior Olympics

When the Quintessentials Track and Field team from Coweta heads to Norfolk, Va., later this month for the AAU Junior Olympics, they are goin ... Read More


Local Racing

Armisteads celebrate Father's Day weekend with wins

Joe Armistead, Jr. and son Joey celebrated Father's Day early last week as the father/ son duo won their respective divisions racing action ... Read More


Thursday Thunder

Johnson gets first win of year in Masters Division

Senioa driver Tina Johnson raced to the checkered flag at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Thursday Thunder's Masters/ Pro Division this week. John ... Read More


Newnan's Williams commits to Marshall

Newnan High 6-foot-9 center Jannson Williams still has one more season to play with the Cougars, but the All-County selection has taken the ... Read More


Basketball

Former Indian Madarious Gibbs showcasing skills in China

Former East Coweta standout Madarious Gibbs is using his basketball talents to see the world this summer. Although Gibbs finished his colleg ... Read More

Annual Mission Trip to Mexico

Baseball4Christ team stays undefeated

Baseball4Christ rolled to a victory Wednesday against the Chinkindzonot Giants and stayed unbeaten with their third victory against opponent ... Read More