The GHSA track and field season is set to wrap up this weekend at facilities around the state.
Baldwin County will be well-represented at the state level as student-athletes from both Baldwin High School and GMC Prep have qualified. Both schools will compete for state titles in their respective classifications Thursday through Saturday at Hugh Mills Stadium located in Albany.
The reigning three-time Region 3-AAAA champion Baldwin High boys team is sending 12 athletes to vie for state titles this weekend across 10 events after they qualified at last weekend’s sectional held at North Oconee High School. In running events, the top two finishers in each heat along with the next four fastest times. Baldwin qualifiers and the events they’ll be competing in are: Javon Bullard (200-meter dash, both relays), Jordan Driskell (4x100 relay), Chris Dumas (discus), Ahmad Foster (4x100 relay), Region 3-AAAA boys’ high-point winner DaCorius Jones (high jump, both relays), James Kilgore (800-meter, 4x400 relay), Shondraus King (4x100 relay), Gary Moore (400-meter dash, 4x400 relay), Dexter Ricks, Jr. (long jump, 110-meter hurdles), Rodricus Stewart (4x100 relay), Tre Trawick (100-meter dash, both relays), and Ty’Dregus Braddy. A good number of Braves headed to state will be doing so for their final time as seniors, but there’s also a little bit of youth mixed in, showing some promise for the future of the program.
On the girls side, six Bravettes, also the reigning three-time region champs, will be making the trip this weekend competing across seven events. They include: Maya Adams (100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, and both relays), Jakayla Hubert (300-meter hurdles, both relays), Kennedy Morgan (triple jump), Lanika Ross (400-meter, both relays), Mollie Speights (high jump, both relays), and Shaniah Williams (both relays).
Joining the Braves and Bravettes down in Albany this weekend will be a select few GMC Prep student-athletes who qualified at area. Both GMC girls relays are on to state after finishing third at the area level. The 4x100 team of Jada Warren, Lauryn Barber, Mallory Watts, and DeAisha Stephens as well as the 4x400 team of Emma Holder, Warren, Watts, and Stephens will take their shots at state titles. Stephens also qualified for state in the long jump and was the area champion after setting a school record in the 800-meter (2:29.08). Rounding out the GMC girls state attendees is Camryn Moody who will run the one-mile and Kyra Dobler who will throw the discus. Noah Isley will represent GMC boys track in the discus.