SUWANEE — On Saturday, Mar. 27, 2021, the first day of the Gwinnett County Varsity Track & Field Championships is in the books. The first day of competition was split up between Collins Hill High School hosting the field events while Peachtree Ridge High School held the running preliminaries. Day two of the competition will be the finals for the running events which will be held at Peachtree Ridge Monday afternoon.
On the first day, the finals for the field events which were held at Collins Hill took place. Area athletes who placed in the top five are listed below.
Boys Long Jump Finals
1st – Malik Williams (Buford) 21-09.75
Boys Pole Vault Finals
1st – Nicholas Rivord (North Gwinnett) 13-06.00
3rd – Owen Anderson (Mill Creek) 12-00.00
Girls High Jump Finals
4th – Sierra Harrison (North Gwinnett) 5-00.00
5th – Julisa Acosta (Mill Creek) 5-00.00
Girls Long Jump Finals
1st – Dallas Goodnight (Mill Creek) 18-09.00
2nd – Hayley Iverson (Buford) 17-06.00
4th – Adaora Tagbo (North Gwinnett) 16-07.00
Girls Triple Jump Finals
1st – Gamyzhae Williams (Lanier) 36-07.50
4th – Madison Aiken (Mill Creek) 34-05.50
Girls Pole Vault Finals
2nd – Callie Snell (Buford) 10-00.00
5th – Caroline Snell (Buford) 9-06.00
Girls Discus Finals
3rd – Emily Chandler (Mill Creek) 117-11.00
Many of the runners who were expected to perform well from Buford did so in their preliminary races. Isaiah Bond posted the top time in the boys’ 100-meter dash while teammate Victor Venn had the fifth-fastest time. Bond posted the second time for the 200-meter dash while Malik Williams was fifth. In the boys’ 400-meter dash, Tobi Olawole and Ryland Gandy finished second and third. Victor Payne posted the fifth-fastest time in the 110-meter hurdles. Sydney Harris had the second-fastest time in the girls’ 200-meter dash and the top time in the 400-meter dash. McKenzie Smith posted the fourth-fastest time in the 800-meter race.
They will compete in the finals at Peachtree Ridge Monday afternoon.
Above Photo: Buford’s Callie Snell places second at the Gwinnett County Championships in the pole vault. Photo by Robert Nowland for Shiloh Athletics.