Local Track and Field

Anderson, Alce compete at USATF state qualifier

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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.





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