A contingent of 45 DeKalb County track athletes head to Jefferson, GA’s Memorial Stadium for the 2013 GHSA Boys’ State Track and Field Meet beginning on Thursday, May 2 and with track finals on Saturday, May 4.
Thursday’s schedule includes all field events and the 1600 meter run finals. The day starts at 12 p.m.
Friday will be the running event preliminaries beginning at 12 p.m. with the 4×100 meter relay. The 3200 meter run finals will be run at 6:25 p.m.
Saturday begins with the opening ceremonies at 11 a.m. with the running event finals starting at 11:50 a.m. with the 4×100 meter relay. Admission is $7 per day.
The largest group for DeKalb County comes in Class AAAAA as 20 individuals and five relay teams made it through Sectional B at Grovetown this past Saturday.
Region 6-AAAAA champion Stephenson qualified four individuals and one relay team (4×100) for the state meet and Lakeside had four state qualifiers including Jeff Jernigan who took first in the Sectional pole vault qualifying.
Southwest DeKalb had three individuals to qualify led by Sectional 300 meter hurdles first place finisher Christopher Morris. Arabia Mountain also put three individuals through to state competition and Dunwoody had two individuals and its 4×400 relay team to qualify.
Martin Luther King Jr. qualified just one individual, but picked up entries in the 4×100 meter relay (first) and the 4×400 meter relay.
Miller Grove put two individuals into the state track meet and its 4×400 meter relay team. Clarkston’s Jimah Bello qualified in the shot put.
Cedar Grove leads the Class AAA individual entries from DeKalb with eight of the 13 total including Towers (3) and Cross Keys (2). The Saints’ Chance Baines captured first in the high jump (6′-06.00″) at Sectionals held at Lakewood Stadium in Atlanta. Cedar Grove also took first in both the 4×100 and 4×400 relays to qualify and Darius Freeman ran to first in the 200 meter dash.
Cross Keys’ 4×400 relay team also qualified.
Nine individual entries qualified in Class AAAA from DeKalb led by Redan with five followed by Columbia (2), Lithonia (1) and Chamblee (1).
Redan’s 4×400 meter relay team led the Raiders’ qualifiers with a first place finish. Columbia and Lithonia both qualified teams in the 4×100 meter and 4×400 meter relays.
Druid Hills qualified one individual for the Class AAAAAA meet as Omar Scruggs made the 800 meter run qualifier list.