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CARROLLTON — Buford’s runners supply the school with its five first-place finishes at the Class AAAAAA GHSA State Track & Field Championships held May 13-15, 2021, at Carrollton High School.

Isaiah Bond with his head coach Fyrone Davis celebrated his accomplishment of having the highest number of points at the state meet earning the MVP award. Special Photo

Isaiah Bond had the most first-place finishes of the meet winning the boys 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash and was part of the winning 4 x 100-meter relay team.  

Sydney Harris led the girls with a win in the 400-meter dash and as a part of the 4 x 400-meter relay team. Harris reached a new personal record during the state meet in the 400-meter with a time of 53.67.  This performance was the fastest of any high school female throughout all classifications in the state in this event this year. Harris finished second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.29.

The Buford 4 x 100 relay team won their race at the State Championships. Special Photo

The Buford boys 4 x 100-meter relay team of Bond, Victor Venn, Malik Williams and KJ Bolden turned in a time of 41.58 to take first place.  Their best time in this event was reached at sectionals on May 8 with a time of 40.95 and was the fastest time in the state this year throughout all classifications.

The Buford girls 4 x 400 team of Harris, Tavye Border, McKenzie Smith and Trinity Price turned in their best time of the year during Saturday’s finals with a time of 3:47.67 which took first place.

Caroline Snell broke the school record in the pole vault with her third-place finish with a height of 11 ft. even.  Her twin sister Callie Snell finished fourth with a height of 10 ft. 6 in.

The girls team was the Class AAAAAA GHSA State Runner-Up while the Buford boys finished fifth.

After the State Championships results were in, Buford remained atop the Georgia Athletic Director’s Association Cup standings for Class AAAAAA.  Buford has amassed 696 points while the closest competitor, Richmond Hill has 647 points.

Top Buford Results from the 2021 Class AAAAAA GHSA State Track & Field Championships

Boys 100-M Dash

1st:  Isaiah Bond 10.51

6th:  Victor Venn 10.93

Boys 200-M Dash

1st:  Isaiah Bond 21.19

Boys 110-M Hurdles

5th:  Victor Payne

Boys 4×100 Relay

1st:  Buford 41.58 (Victor Venn, Isaiah Bond, Malik Williams, KJ Bolden)

Boys Team Finals

Buford placed 5th

Girls 200-M Dash

2nd:  Sydney Harris 24.29

4th:  Trinity Price  24.57

Girls 400-M Dash

1st:  Sydney Harris  53.67 (PR)

Girls 4×100 Relay

2nd:  Buford  47.24 (Tavye Borders, Sydney Harris, Hayley Iverson, Trinity Price)

Girls 4×400 Relay

1st:  Buford  3:47.67 (McKenzie Smith, Tavye Borders, Trinity Price, Sydney Harris)

Girls Pole Vault

3rd:  Caroline Snell 11 ft. (PR & SR)

4th:  Callie Snell 10 ft. 6 in.

Girls Team Finals

Buford placed 2nd

Featured Photo Above:  The Buford girls 4 x 400 relay team of Tavye Borders, Trinity Price, Sydney Harris and McKenzie Smith took home first place in the event. Special Photo

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alicia@northgwinnettvoice.com

Alicia joined the North Gwinnett Voice, as the Editor, shortly after the first publication. She is a homegrown Buford native, with the southern charm and "bless your heart" included. ...

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