Several Alcovy track athletes turned in impressive performances during Tuesday’s Region 3-AAAAAA track meet, en route to qualifying for sectionals.
Senior Jakob Streeter became the individual region long jump champion after executing a 23-foot jump during the region meet at Grovetown High. By virtue of finishing in the top eight of the region, he’ll qualify for sectionals for a chance to punch his ticket to the state meet.
Region champ in Long jump 23 ft. 🐰 pic.twitter.com/BbMsg3NmIx— Jakob Streeter (@JakobStreeter11) April 18, 2018
Meanwhile, on the girls side it was Diamond Williams advancing to sectionals in the high jump with a 4-foot, 6-inch leap that placed her in third place overall. Alcovy’s Teddie McCloud also snagged a sectionals spot in the discus by recording a 120-foot throw that was good enough for fourth place.
Others who finished in the top eight in field events for Alcovy were Kayla Beckford who finished sixth in the high jump with a 4-foot, 4-inch jump, Elaina Housworth came in second in the long jump with a 17-foot, 6-inch leap. Housworth also won the region crown in the triple jump, recording a jump of 35 feet, 9 1/2 inches.
Katherine Hopson finished third in the triple jump with a 33-foot, 3-inch mark and Jovita Dave finished fourth and third in the girls’ shot put and discus throw respectively.
For the boys, it was Oliver Pauleon-Gerard coming in eighth place in the high jump with a 5-foot, 8-inch mark. Caleb Brown and Ricky Franklin also finished eighth in the triple jump and shot put, respectively.
Alcovy’s girls sat in third place out of six schools in the team rankings after Tuesday’s action with 44 points, while the boys checked in at No. 5 out of six teams with a total of 21 team points.
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