Twiggs Academy student sets record at GISA state track meet

JEFFERSONVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A Twiggs Academy sophomore set a new state record last week at the GISA state track meet in Albany.

Ivie Grace Nobles ran 1600 meters (one mile) in 5:32:89, taking first place and beating the old record, set in 2008 by Victoria Coppage, by more than seven seconds.

Nobles also won the 3200 meter race, completing it in 12:12:57. 

She and her team finished eighth in the 4×400 meter relay, and she placed fifth in the high jump.

Twiggs Academy’s girls finished sixth in Class A in overall points at the meet.  The boys finished seventh.

Allen, Avant, Reese, Stone, Tallant shine in AAA

Stratford senior and UGA commit Katie Stone won the Class AAA girls’ 100 meter dash with a time of 12.34 seconds.  She also recorded the fastest time in the 200 meter dash at 25.28 seconds.

In the AAA girls 800 meter run, Mount de Sales’ Jessie Tallant finished first, running the half-mile distance in 2:21:05. 

Stratford’s Taylor Reese won high jump, leaping five feet, one inch. Tattnall’s Jordan Allen jumped 36 feet, eight inches to win triple jump.  Allen also won long jump.  She jumped 17 feet and 6.25 inches.

Mary Wilson Avant got another win for Stratford in discus throw with a throw of 117 feet, five inches. 

Stratford’s girls won the AAA title.

Trinity-Dublin wins AA boys title, Stratford boys win AAA

Trinity-Dublin’s Kaleb McLeod got the win in the AA boys 800 meter run, setting a new state record with a time of 1:58.99.  The old record was Jacob Burgamy’s time of 2:00.28 set just last year.  McLeod also set a new record in the 1600 meter run, completing it in 4:21.33.  The old record of 4:25.60 by Geoff Moore had stood since 1987.

In the 3200 meter run, brothers Kaleb and Jacob took the top two spots, respectively.  Kaleb set a third state record by running it in 9:30.34, beating his own record from last year by 13 seconds.

In AA boys pole vault, Trinity-Dublin’s Brenton Rosa jumped 13 feet to win.  Another Crusader, T.K. Flowers, won long jump after jumping 20 feet and 8.25 inches.  Flowers also scored the win in triple jump, jumping 42 feet and 8.25 inches. 

Trinity-Dublin’s Drake Scott won shot put with a throw of 49 feet, five inches.  Patrick Whittle, another Crusader, won the discus throw event with a throw of 134 feet, 11 inches. 

In the AAA boys 400 meter dash, Stratford’s Hayden Graham took first, running the quarter mile distance in 50.77 seconds. 

Westfield’s Reece Kickok won the 800 meter race, running it in 2:04.24.

Stratford’s relay team took the top spot in the 4 x 100 relay.  Conner Corbitt, Hayden Graham, Sean Grossnickle and John Mitchell combined for a time of 44.12 seconds.

Stratford’s Eli Russett won the boys 110 meter hurdles race, finishing it in 15.66 seconds.

Quintez Cephus added another Stratford win, this one in triple jump.  Cephus jumped 42 feet, eight inches.

Westfield’s Hugh Duggan picked up a win for Westfield in high jump.  He jumped 14 feet.

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