Thursday March 21st, 2019 6:27AM

Track and Field: Area athletes notch two more gold medals in Friday events at State

By AccessWDUN Staff

The second day of the GHSA state track and field championships netted two individual championships and plenty more podium finishes on Friday at three different venues around the state.

Rabun County's Guy Gober claimed his second gold medal of the weekend, finishing atop the Class AA boys 3,200 meters just a day after winning the 1,600 title in Albany. Gober crossed the finish line in 10 minutes, 13.55 seconds.

Meanwhile, in Rome, Jefferson's Thomas Martin snagged the Class 4A boys pole vault title. The Dragons standout cleared 13-feet-6 on a day that saw Dragons athletes notch nine different podium finishes spread between boys and girls teams.

(NOTE: Scroll down for top eight finishes from northeast Georgia competitiors across the state.)

Northeast Georgia competitors claimed eight silver medals across the three venues, including three for Jefferson and two for North Hall in the Class 3A-1A Public meet in Albany

Northeast Georgia competitors, top 8 finishers
(Ordered by classification, school)
(Included are competitor name, place, event, performance in parentheses)

Flowery Branch

Erika Plummer, third, girls 3,200 (11:24.58)
Collin Kilgore, sixth, boys 3,200 (10:03.97)


Akera Benton, second, girls triple jump (40-1)
Benton, fourth, girls long jump (17-8.25)
Ellie Issacs, fourth, girls shot put (38-4)
JoJo Smith, sixth, girls high jump (5-0)
Claire Kulniszewski, eighth, girls pole vault (10-0)
Thomas Martin, first, boys pole vault (13-6)
Jason Burke, second, boys high jump (6-4)
Clay Pender, second, boys 1,600 meters (4:19.97)
Tripp Bulluck, third, boys pole vault (13-0)

West Hall
Kinsey Wilson, third,  girls high jump (5-4)

White County
Rachel Gearing, fifth, girls long jump (17-7.25)
Noah Rapert, third, boys triple jump (44-5)
Grant Pullium, sixth, boys pole vault (12-6)

Dawson County

Anna Lowe, seventh, girls shot put (34-3.25)
Frankie Muldoon, eighth, girls 1,600 (5:36.77)
Cody Wood, seventh, boys 3,200 (10:04.60) 

East Jackson 
Sue Ann Morales, sixth, girls 1,600 (5:29.28)
Shiquita Sturdivant, eighth, girls triple jump (35-11)

Jackson County
Karis Harbin, fourth, girls discus (110-2)
Jenna Robinson, eighth, girls high jump (4-10)

North Hall
Gracie McBride, second, girls triple jump (38-3.5)
Rebecca Bowen, second, girls discus (114-6)
Brooklyn Wilson, fourth, girls pole vault (9-0)

Union County
Lance Underwood, eighth, boys 3,200 (10:05.72)

Banks County

Emily Adams, fourth, girls pole vault (8-6)
Griffin Stephens, second, boys 3,200 (10:18.33)
Hunter Cochran, third, 3,200 (10:19.50)

Rabun County
Perryn Morgan, second, girls pole vault (10-0)
Lindsey Caudell, sixth, girls pole vault (7-6)
Guy Gober, first, boys 3,200 (10:13.55)


Kate Massey, second, girls 1,600 (5:45.13)
Skylar Arnston, third, girls pole vault (8-0)
Jessica Chavez, seventh, girls discus (82-9)
Simeyah Rakestraw, eighth, girls discus (81-4)
Brandon Martin, third, boys 3,200 (10:36.00)
JJ Morris, fifth, boys 3,200 (11:17.23)

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