The Region Meet for 8-AAA has come to and end. The Elbert County Lady Devils finished in last place; however, the Blue Devils are back on top in the Region with a huge win.
The Lady Devils had somewhat of a disappointing season only gaining 35 points in the region meet. The North Oconee Lady Titans finished 1st with 166.
Scoring for the Lady Devils was Angel McClary who finished 4th in the 100m and Taliah McClary who got 7th with times of 13.36 and 13.62 respectively. Both the McClarys placed in the 200m as well with Angel taking 4th at 27.43 and Taliah 6th at 28.11. Shatara Allen finished 7th in the 400m race with a time of 106.89. Maggie hall placed 5th in the 800m with a time of 2:45.21 and 8th in the 1600m with a time of 6:37.35. In the relays the Ladies 4x100m team finished 4th with a time of 53.44. That team consisted of Angel McClary, Kiara Rollinson, Taliah McClary, and Atira Fortson. The 4x400m team finished 7th coming in a 4:43.43. De’Erea Lincey Taliah McClary, Angel McClary, and Tonisha Fortson were on that team. The Ladies only had one individual place in the field and that was Atira Fortson who finished 3rd in the Triple Jump with a jump of 33-05.
After losing to North Oconee in 2013 130.5 to 126.5 the Blue Devils came back in 2014 to be on top scoring 142 points with North Oconee coming in 2nd at 101 to become the Region Champions.
The Devils dominated in almost every aspect of the sport. In the Sprints Marquice Dye finished 1st in the 100m at 11:28, while Zak Allen who made the National Elites with a time of 10:77 in the preliminaries finished 3rd in the finals with a time of 11:71. In the 200m dash Mecole Hardman finished 1st at 22.55 while Allen again got 3rd coming in at 23.49. Andrew Rivers and Deunqavuis Odister took 4th and 5th in the 400m race with a time of 52.47 and 55.43 respectively. Rivers also placed 2nd in the 800m coming in at 2:03.14. Sam Heydinger finished 8th in both the 1600m and 3200m race coming in at 5:18.23 and 11:16.31 correspondingly.
In the hurdles Marquice Dye finished 1st in the 110 with a time of 15.37 and Rantious Reed in at 4th at 16.80. Reed also came in 2nd in the 300m hurdle with a time of 41.86.
In the 4×100 meter relays both teams scored with team 1, which consisted of Hardman, Dimeris Newman, Allen, and Dye, finishing 1st with a time of 43.40. Team 2, made up of Rantious Reed, La’Kel Hood, Josepth Johnson, and Aarion Allen, placed 4th with a time of 45.48. Team 1 for the 4x400m race also finished 1st at 3:34.40. That team consists of Allen, Hardman, Rivers, and Odister. Team 2 finished 5th, in at 3:44.67; Kendrick Baker, Johnson, Newman, and Reed make up that team.
In the field Marquice Dye took 5th place with a jump of 5-06. Jacob Heydinger placed 6th with a jump of 9-00. Mecole Hardman finished 1st in both the Long Jump and Triple Jump with jump of 20-09 and 43-02.5 in that order. Rantious Reed also placed in the Long Jump coming in 4th at 19-06. In the throws, Justin Burton placed 8th with a throw of 39-04.5 and Dessen Bolton attained 3rd in the Discuss with a throw of 133-05.5.
Congratulations to the Blue Devils for winning another Region Championship and wish them well at Sectionals and State.