MCDONOUGH — The Region 4-AAAAA championships were decided this week at Eagle’s Landing High School. Stockbridge claimed the girls championship, while Union Grove won the boys title.

To qualify for sectionals, competitors must finish in the top four of their respective events. If the competitor then finishes in the top eight at sectionals, they will move on to the Class AAAAA state championship meet.


The region champion Stockbridge Lady Tigers will send nine individual athletes to sectionals next week, led by Darci Khan, who picked up individual titles in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 44.14 and the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.89. Jaydan Bryant also claimed an individual title in the 200-meter with a time of 25.08. The 4x100- and 4x400-meter relay teams also won individual titles.

Several Lady Tigers finished as the runner-up in their respective events, including Faith McDowell in the 300-meter hurdles (44.40), Brianna Bailey in the 100-meter (12.50), Bryant in the 400-meter (58.82) and Madison Gordon in the 800-meter (2:28.70). Aryanna Johnson (long jump, triple jump, 400-meter), Mary Nkereuwem (100-meter) and Bailey (200-meter) also qualified for sectionals for Stockbridge.

Eagle’s Landing High crowned three individual champions in Angelia Allen (triple jump, 35 feet, 1 inch), Kamaria Horton (discus throw, 131 feet, 11 inches) and Jasmine Logan (100-meter, 12.43).

Allen also finished as the runner-up in the high jump (4 feet, 8 inches). Jada Day (200-meter), Horton (shot put) and Briana Madison (long jump, 100-meter hurdles) also qualified for sectionals, while the 4x100-meter relay team placed third.

The Union Grove Lady Wolverines took third overall as a team. Nyla Armand picked up an individual title in the 800-meter with a time of 2:28.57. Other qualifiers for sectionals included Sydney Roberts (800-meter), Jayda Burkett (300-meter hurdles, 100-meter hurdles) and Mckenzie Cromer (1,600-meter). The 4x800-meter relay team finished first and the 4x400-meter relay team finished third.

Woodland crowned a region champion in Samone Baxter, who finished first in the high jump with a distance of 5 feet, 2 inches. Daryn McDonald placed second in the long jump and also qualified in the triple jump. Bettisitty Johnson (high jump) and Angelica Richards (shot put, discus) also qualified for sectionals. The 4x400-meter relay team placed fourth.

Hampton placed fifth as a team behind region titles from Eronda Doss (long jump, 16 feet, 10.5 inches), Alicia Roberts (shot put, 36 feet, 4 inches) and Skylur Taylor (400-meter, 57.15). Amber Gordon took second in triple jump (35 feet), while Taylor (800-meter), Maniyah Thomas (300-meter hurdles) and the 4x100-meter relay team all qualified for sectionals.

Dutchtown placed sixth behind a pair of second-place finishes from Layla Senter in the shot put (35 feet, 7 inches) and Chelsea Tate in the 200-meter (25.17). Senter and Tate also qualified in discus and 100-meter, respectively. Nyah Snyder qualified in the 400-meter, as did both the 4x100- and 4x400-meter relay teams.

Locust Grove placed eighth as a team as Kaitlyn Gott (discus, 118 feet, 10 inches) and Madison Allie (1,600-meter, 5:25.86) qualified for sectionals. Ola’s Summer Clark qualified for sectionals in the high jump.


After winning the county title earlier this season, the Union Grove Wolverines added a region title to the mix, their fourth straight. Domonic Macias won gold in the 800-meter (2:01.61) and 1,600-meter (4:29.04). Zack Burnett was the runner-up in the 800-meter (2:03.07), as was Isiah Pitts in the long jump (21-02.5), Quantavious Brinkley in the triple jump (41 feet, 2 inches) and Zarius Hood in the shot put (43 feet, 9 inches).

Burnett (1,600-meter), Samuel Smith (110-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles), Walker Starr (shot put, discus), Tyre Clincey (triple jump), Michael Reese (high jump), Michael Ruffin (long jump) and the 4x800-meter relay team all qualified for sectionals for the Wolverines.

Dutchtown came in second behind individual championships from Ja’Shaun Poke in the 400-meter (48.91), Joseph Laster III in the 100-meter (10.63), Samir Trawick in the 200-meter (21.73) and Kameron Jones in the 110-meter hurdles (14.44) and 300-meter hurdles (38.34). Both 4x100- and 4x400-meter relay teams also won region titles.

Poke also took second in the 200-meter (21.74). Cameron Smith (400-meter, 300-meter hurdles) and Travon Jones (triple jump) also qualified for sectionals.

Eagle’s Landing High was third as a team due to runner-up finishes from Jace Hunter in the discus (128 feet, 2 inches), Leroy Russell in the 1,600-meter (4:39.31) and Emmanuel Stores in the 100-meter (10.72). Stores also qualified in the 200-meter. Kareem Agostino (100-meter, 200-meter), Antaures Jackson (400-meter), Daniel Umeana (shot put) and the 4x400-meter relay team also qualified for sectionals.

Stockbridge finished fifth as a team. Jawan Broazell (long jump, 21 feet, 6.5 inches) and Carl Stephens (triple jump, 44 feet, 2.5 inches) each picked up individual championships. Broazell also qualified for sectionals in the 300-meter hurdles (39.17), as did Jordan Clark (100-meter) and Stephens (110-meter hurdles). The 4x100- and 4x800-meter relay team also qualified.

Ola placed sixth as a team. Kaleb Valliere (discus), Peter Nelson-Broderick (1,600-meter), Kobe Powell (800-meter) and Parker Campbell (800-meter) each qualified for sectionals. The 4x800-meter relay team finished as region champs, while the 4x400-meter relay team also qualified.

Woodland finished seventh, as Freddie Hawkins won the individual title in the high jump with a distance of 6 feet, 2 inches. Jahi Deloatch was the runner-up the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.66. The 4x400-meter relay team took third.

Locust Grove’s Yvner Frederic’s was the runner-up in the 400-meter, while the 4x100-meter relay team finished fourth. Hampton’s Kavin Darko was the runner-up in the high jump.

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