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TRACK NOTEBOOK: Eastside wins Grayson meet, Veterans and Cousins dominate Newton Cup
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The Cousins Middle School track team finished second at this past weekend's Newton Cup meet. It's the second year in a row the Cardinals have finished in the top two. - photo by Submitted Photo

COVINGTON, Ga. -- As the NewRock Track and Field meet, scheduled for Thursday at Heritage, nears, the Eastside Eagles track team will come in riding the momentum of a big win at last Thursday's Grayson All Come Meet at Grayson High.

In addition to finishing on top in team scoring, several Eagles also placed first or second individually in a plethora of events. 

First place winners for Eastside were Jovan King (long jump), Keenan McDonald (triple jump), Jordan Rogers (high jump), Million Conally-Cooper (shot put), Matthew Brown (100 meters) and Anthony Thomas (400 meters). 

Second place finishers were Taylor Carter (long jump), Jeremiah Branch (triple jump), Tomarkus Woods (shot put), Isaiah Humes (discus), Antonio Macek (400 meters) and Keenan McDonald (300 meter hurdles). 

Brown’s 100 meters time of 10.95 seconds just edged out Kobe Johnson of Discovery. Eastside’s Jacorvian Zellner (11.18 seconds) finished fourth and Jovan King (11.23 seconds) finished sixth. 

In addition to Thomas’ 50.78 first-place 400 time, Antonio Mack (51.98) and Jeff Haynes (53.67), also from Eastside, placed second and third respectively. 

Rogers’ high jump of 5-feet-6 inches was better by two inches than Grayson’s Isaiah Davis. Meanwhile, Jovan King’s long jump of 20 feet and one inch bested Carter by a foot.

Conally-Cooper’s 46-foot shot put was a whole eight feet longer than Woods’ second-place effort. Eastside’s 4x100 meter relay team of King, Zellner, Gio Macek and Jeff Haynes also finished first with a time of 43.59 seconds. 

The Eagles boys’ total 56 team score put them six points over Grayson for the top spot in the team rankings. 

Veterans Middle comes away with Newton Cup

It was an impressive showing for both Veterans girls and boys track teams Saturday at the Newton Cup meet at Newton High. 

Both the Generals and Lady Generals finished first, while Cousins Middle finished second and Liberty third. Following are first place finishers for both girls and boys. 


100 Meters — McKenzie Calloway, Veterans, 13.36 seconds. 

200 Meters — Kimura Sanders, Cousins, 26.84 seconds.

400 Meters —  Kimura Sanders, 1:06.82 

800 Meters — Abigail Cowan, Cousins, 2:59.66

1600 Meters — Ariel Gaddy, Veterans, 6:39.19 

3200 Meters — Georgia Larimer, Cousins, 15:03.22

100m Hurdles — Aliyanah Terrell, Cousins, 20.65 seconds

4x100m Relay — Veterans: McKenzie Calloway, Ciara Hall, Saree Durham and Gian Thomas), 52.96 seconds.

4x400m Relay — Cousins: (Areyana Wright, Jada Sanders, Armani Holloway, Kimura Saunders), 4:30.05

High Jump — Kaytlin Radford, Veterans, 4 ft. 4 inches. 

Long Jump — Hadijat Olushesi, Liberty, 13 ft. 7 3/4 inches.

Triple Jump —  Jada Sanders, Cousins, 28 ft. 1 inch.  

Shot Put — Asia Page, Liberty, 30 ft. 5 inches.

Discus Throw — McKenzie Rhodes, Veterans, 73 ft. 7 inches.


100 Meters — Willis Sheppard, III, Veterans, 12.22 seconds 

200 Meters — Dallas Johnson, Cousins, 24.55 seconds

400 Meters — Tylon Sims, Veterans, 1:01.53 

800 Meters — Nygel St. Jean, Veterans, 2:19.41 

1600 Meters — Tylon Sims, Veterans, 5:14.42

3200 Meters —  Jaheim Ennis, Veterans, 12:26.04

100m Hurdles — Ramon Hernandez, Cousins, 17.11 seconds

4x100m Relay — Cousins: (Dallas Johnson, Markell Cooper, Colby Ayers, Ramon Hernandez), 48.93 seconds. 

4x400m Relay — Veterans: (Ethan Mahaffey, Nygel St. Jean, Tylon Sims, Jordan Gross) 4:02.55

High Jump — Dallas Johnson, Cousins, 5 ft. 4 inches. 

Long Jump — Justin Farley, Clements, 17 ft. 4 inches.

Triple Jump — Everitt Campbell, Cousins, 30 ft. 10 1/2 inches.

Shot Put — Duval Hill, Jr., Veterans, 45 ft. 8 inches.

Discus Throw — Duval Hill, Jr., Veterans, 129 ft. 10 inches.