15 from DEA qualify for state track and field meet
by Emanuel County Live | April 28, 2009 12:00 am
By: ANDY CALLAWAY
Fifteen members of the David Emanuel Academy track and field team qualified for the state meet by finishing in the top four at the GISA region 1-A track and field meet last Wednesday at Briarwood Academy in Warrenton. Five of those 15 also came home with first place finishes in their respective events.
Senior Derek Lindsey, the defending state champion in the 100 meter dash, won that event with a time of 11.1 and also won the 200 meter dash with a time of 22.69. He also qualified in the high jump finishing fourth. Sanquell Wilson won the long jump with a leap of 18 feet 11 inches and finished third in the 200 meter dash and the high jump. Amy Wells won the womens 100 meter dash at 13.75 and was second in the 300 meter hurdles. Laura Cardell, a two time defending state high jump champion, won with a jump of 5 feet and one inch and was fourth in the triple jump and long jump. Caitlin Lamm won the 3200 meter run and was third in the 1600 meter run.
Other state qualifiers on the mens side from DEA included Cameron Meyers, who was third in the 300 meter hurdles and fourth in the 110 meter hurdles, Ashton Lanier, who was third in the 110 hurdles and fourth in the triple jump and Alex Roberson, who came in fourth in the 3200 meter run. Miles Patterson and Chase McCook were on the 4X100 meter relay team that finished third and also included Derek Lindsey and Sanquell Wilson.
Additional females from DEA that qualified for state were Shelby Crawford, who was third in the 400 meter run and fourth in the 200 meter run, Jasmine Phillips, who was second in the 400 meter run and fourth in the high jump and the 100 meter hurdles, Gabrielle Story who was third in the discus throw, Jessica Wimberly who was fourth in the discus and Jordan Brett who was a member of the fourth place 4X400 relay team that included, Lamm, Story and Wimberly. The relay team of Wells, Crawford, Cardell and Phillips finished in the 4X100 and third in the 4X400.
In the team competition the Lady Eagles finished second with 73 points. Briarwood won the womens championship with 127 points. Thomas Jefferson was third with 52 points, Twiggs Academy was fourth with 30 points and John Hancock Academy was fifth with 14. The Eagles came in third with 53 points. Thomas Jefferson won the mens title with 144 points and Briarwood was second at 69. John Hancock was fourth with 28 points and Twiggs Academy was fifth with eight points.
The state track and field meet will be held at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany starting Thursday, April 30 with the qualifying running events and the 1600 meter finals. The field events, 800 meter finals and the 4X400 relay qualifying runs will be held on Friday, May 1 and the finals including the 3200 meter run will be held on Saturday, May 2.