clear
Saturday May 28th, 2016 8:24PM

Track and Field: GHS boys move into first after field events in 8-AAAAA

By staff
LOGANVILLE -- The Gainesville boys pushed their way to the front of the pack, while four Flowery Branch athletes qualified for state sectionals on Wednesday in the Region 8-AAAAA track and field championships in Loganville.

The Red Elephants finished the second day of competition -- which was field event finals only -- with 46 points, just in front of Winder-Barrow's 44. Flowery Branch was seventh with 22 -- though all teams will have a chance to gain ground in Thursday's sprint and 3,200 meter finals. Flowery Branch's girls finished the day in fifth place, Gainesville eighth.

Colton Quinones led the way for Gainesville on Wednesday, bettering his already Class AAAAA-best discus throw of 159-feet with a hurl of 164-5 to win the region title.

He was joined by fellow Red Elephants standouts Hunter Mallard, who finished second in the pole vault (11-6), and Arthur Schouteeten, who took fourth in the pole vault (10-0). Cameron Drake also finished third in the triple jump (43-8).

The top four finishers in each event qualify for next Saturday's sectional meet -- which will also take place in Loganville.

Meanwhile, Flowery Branch was led by Alisha Parks and Isaac Mize, who each finished with silver medals, respectively -- Parks in the discus (112-2.5) and Mize in the high jump (6-2). Parks also took third in the girls shot put (32-3.5), while Joel Ryder was third in the boys shot (44-9).
© Copyright 2016 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
2014 Top 10: Looking back at the top sports stories of the year
It was another year for the record books in 2014, mostly for the right reasons -- state championships, new challenges and new stars taking their turn to shine. But there were also plenty of big stories that reminded us that sports -- like life -- isn
11:55PM ( 1 year ago )
NASCAR K&N Pro Series schedules set for 2015
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - NASCAR announced recently the 2015 schedules for its top developmental regional touring series, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.
2:00PM ( 1 year ago )
Lanierland boys final: Johnson makes history with win over Red Elephants <b> (VIDEO) </b>
Ever the aggressor on the court, Johnson
8:55AM ( 1 year ago )
Sports
Lanierland boys semifinals: Unbeatens Johnson, Red Elephants roll into finals
Both Gainesville and Johnson powered their way into the Lanierland Tournament finals on Monday. The two undefeated teams will meet Tuesday for the title at 8:30 p.m. at Chestatee.
10:01AM ( 1 year ago )
Lanierland girls semifinals: GHS, Lady Falcons advance to finals <b> (VIDEO) </b>
Flowery Branch and Gainesville each took impressive wins Monday to advance to the Lanierland Tournament finals...
10:00AM ( 1 year ago )
Girls basketball: Lady Tigers advance to Pickens Holiday finals
The Dawson County girls basketball advanced to the finals of the Pickens Holiday Classic after an 81-54 win over Riverwood Monday.
11:48PM ( 1 year ago )
High School Sports
Baseball: 2016 Region 7-AAA All-Region team
After a rebounding season for Region 7-AAA as a whole, the 2016 Region 7-AAA All-Region baseball team was released on Friday.
8:10PM ( 14 minutes ago )
Golf: Ralston, Forrester amongst 11 area golfers named All-State
Gainesville's Spencer Ralston was named Class AAAAA boys player of the year, while North Hall's Bartley Forrester was named first team for Class AAAA boys in the 2016 Georgia High School Golf Coaches Association (GHSGCA) All-State team released this week.
By AccessWDUN Staff
7:19PM ( 1 hour ago )
McCoy starts strong, but Bulldogs golf struggles on 1st day of NCAAs
The No. 6-ranked Georgia men’s golf team opened the NCAA Championships in 19th place on Friday.
By UGA Sports Communications
1:14PM ( 7 hours ago )
Larson closing in on first NASCAR Sprint Cup win
Kyle Larson is close – and he knows it. Two weeks ago at Dover International Speedway, he ran a near second to Matt Kenseth in the AAA 400, dogging the race winner to the finish line on the final green-flag run.
By Reid Spencer-NASCAR Wire Service
8:00AM ( 12 hours ago )
Kanaan leads Carb Day practice for Sunday’s Indy 500
He may be starting 18th in Sunday’s 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, but Tony Kanaan believes he has a car that can win the historic race.
By IndyCar Media
1:54AM ( 18 hours ago )