Brookwood Girls Sweep Relays, Win Gwinnett Track & Field Championship | Sports
SUWANEE — When Serena Tate made up for a big deficit in the 1,600-metre relay that ended on Monday, she ended a convincing win and relay dominance for the Brookwood girls’ track team.
The Broncos swept all four relay events — the 400 and 1,600 on Monday and the 800 and 3,200 on Saturday — to finish atop the team standings at the Gwinnett County Track and Field Championships in Collins Hill. They finished with 136 points, well ahead of Peachtree Ridge’s 79 and third-placed Greater Atlanta Christian’s 70. Parkview (67.5), Mill Creek (61) and Archer (54) also finished in the top six.
Nobody could challenge a deep team from Brookwood, who won the title for the sixth time in the last 10 years.
“We’ve been lucky to have a good group of girls all pushing each other in practice,” Brookwood girls’ coach Andre Morez said. “They work hard. They fight like sisters. But they supported each other. It’s just a good mix between our distance, our sprints, our relays, our hurdles team. We’re lucky to have the athletes that we have .
Tate was joined on the first 1600m relay, which was completed in 3 minutes, 58.25 seconds, by Amaiya Dillard, Madison Campbell and Kylin Beard. Dillard, Chloe Perryman, Elle Bass and Janai Jones won the 400m relay in 47.60 earlier Monday.
“We actually swept the relays. I was shocked about that,” Morez said.
Tate provided the Broncos’ other victory in the 400, running 56.55 in a brace with teammate Campbell (57.63). She also finished second in the 200m (24.82), followed in that event by Campbell (fifth) and Jones (sixth).
“Serena Tate did a great job winning the 400, and the way she closed that 4-by-4 with a flat 56 split,” Morez said. “We thought we were out of place and she came in and closed it. It was amazing.
Jones (fourth) and Perryman (sixth) were big scorers for Brookwood in the 100, Veajah Hylton was third in the 100 hurdles and eighth in the 300 hurdles (after falling late on a hurdle), Beard was third in the 300 hurdles, Cydney Zachery was sixth in the 100 m hurdles and Jillian Rovie was seventh in the 3,200 m. In the 800m, Macy Felton was third, Allie Wardle fifth and Trinity Thurman seventh. Felton won the 1,600 on Saturday and Wardle was fourth in that race, while Perryman won the long jump for a Brookwood team poised to challenge for a state title later in the season.
“We are definitely focused on May,” Morez said. “It’s good because I really only have one senior who scored points today. We will definitely try (to win the state). The relay teams have done well and we have some good young talent. Some of our best kids are freshmen and sophomores.
GAC, Parkview and Peachtree Ridge each had two champions in Monday’s race finals.
Nia Wilson gave GAC a victory in the 200m in 24.33, and teammate Morgan Collins finished first in the 800m (2:15.40) in a close final with Sydney Augmon of Peachtree Ridge (2:15.41 ). The Parkview women’s champions were Carson Moore in the 100m hurdles (14.67) and Emma Geaney in the 3,200m (11:13.88). Peachtree Ridge had event wins from Tamiia Fuller in the 100 (11.70) and Ron-Niah Wright in the 300 hurdles (45.82).
3. Greater Atlanta Christian, 70
14. Christian Providence, 12
Individual results (distances in meters)
1. Carson Moore, Parkview, 14.67
2. Camryn King, Archer, 14.81
3. Veajah Hylton, Brookwood, 14.82
4. Ron-Niah Wright, Peachtree Ridge, 15.33
5. Fort Jordan, Shiloh, 15.54
6. Cydney Zachery, Brookwood, 15.89
7. Trinity Marshall, Peachtree Ridge, 16.05
8. Ryan Williams, North Gwinnett, 16.59
1. Tamiya Fuller, Peachtree Ridge, 11.70
2. Nia Wilson, Christian from Greater Atlanta, 11.82
3. Karsen Phillips, Mountain View, 11.84
4. Janai Jones, Brookwood, 12.12
5. Ne’Yonnah Davis, South Gwinnett, 12.28
6. Chloe Perryman, Brookwood, 12:33 p.m.
7. Delilyah Pelham, Mill Creek, 12:55 p.m.
1. Emma Geaney, Parkview, 11:13.88
2. Emily Guy, Mill Creek, 11:24.45
3. Haley Primm, Parkview, 11:26.31
4. Brooke Browning, Hebron Christian, 11:31.05
5. Kyra Andrews, Norcross, 11:50.46
6. Tori Meyer, North Gwinnett, 11:51.87
7. Jillian Rovie, Brookwood, 11:53.56
8. Emily Rodriguez, Norcross, 11:59.42
1. Brookwood, 47.60 (Amaiya Dillard, Chloe Perryman, Elle Bass, Janai Jones)
2. Peachtree Ridge, 47.69
1. Serena Tate, Brookwood, 56.55
2. Madison Campbell, Brookwood, 57.63
3. Ellison Chadwick, Providential Christian, 57.95
4. Kyla Ramey, South Gwinnett, 58.24
5. Njeri Butts, Grayson, 59.24
6. Sydney Munson, Collins Hill, 1:00.67
7. Kennedy Nizdil, Christian from Greater Atlanta, 1:02.71
8. Daylin Gibson, Peachtree Ridge, 1:10.65
1. Ron-Niah Wright, Peachtree Ridge, 45.82
2. Fort Jordan, Shiloh, 45.89
3. Kylin Beard, Brookwood, 47.20
4. Cameron Chapman, Norcross, 47.58
5. Naya Brown, Shiloh, 47.89
6. Kamryn Yamini, Archer, 48.63
7. Keira Philpot, Mountain View, 48.77
8. Veajah Hylton, Brookwood, 52.29
1. Morgan Collins, Greater Atlanta Christian, 2:15.40
2. Sydney Augmon, Peachtree Ridge, 2:15.41
3. Macy Felton, Brookwood, 2:17.89
4. Jaimie Chen, Parkview, 2:19.03
5. Allie Wardle, Brookwood, 2:19.73
6. Sabrina Mejia, Duluth, 2:22.07
7. Trinity Thurman, Brookwood, 2:22.78
8. Taylor Watkins, Discovery, 2:24.36
1. Nia Wilson, Christian from Greater Atlanta, 24.33
2. Serena Tate, Brookwood, 24.82
3. Ne’Yonnah Davis, South Gwinnett, 25.27
4. Princess Okoye, Archer, 25.43
5. Madison Campbell, Brookwood, 25.52
6. Janai Jones, Brookwood, 25.64
7. Daylin Gibson, Peachtree Ridge, 25.88
1. Brookwood, 3:58.25 (Amaiya Dillard, Madison Campbell, Kylin Beard, Serena Tate)
2. Peachtree Ridge, 4:00.14
3. South Gwinnett, 4:03.45
6. Greater Atlanta Christian, 4:09.91