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GHSA BOYS STATE TRACK MEET: Monroe’s Williams wins state crown in long jump, scores 22 points by himself on Day 1

Monroe's Kevin Williams got the first day of the GHSA State Track & Field Championships with a bang, winning the state title in the long jump and scoring 22 teams points all by himself for the Tornadoes.

Monroe's Kevin Williams got the first day of the GHSA State Track & Field Championships with a bang, winning the state title in the long jump and scoring 22 teams points all by himself for the Tornadoes.

JEFFERSON — There was a little bit of pain, but Kevin Williams said he got through it just fine on the opening day of the GHSA boys state track & field meet.

“Yeah, my legs were hurting, but nothing too bad that I couldn’t handle it,’’ said, Williams, who then added how good it felt to be at the top of the podium. “I felt pretty good (during the meet) and now I feel real good.’’

He should be ecstatic.

Williams not only won the state title in the Class AAAA long jump with a leap of 23 feet, 9 3/4 inches, but he also finished second in the triple jump (47-2 1/4) and he was fifth in the high jump (6-4).

Williams, who finished third in the long jump last year as a junior, was a one-man wrecking crew, scoring 22 team points for Monroe.

Williams, one of the top receivers in this part of Georgia, was the only athlete from Southwest Georgia to win an individual state title Thursday.

“I just hope we can get a few more points (on the track on Saturday),’’ Williams said. “(But) I feel real good about my day.’’

Monroe’s Brentavious Glanton finished ninth in the shot put, just short of scoring for the Tornadoes.

The meet continues today with the running prelims, then the running finals are Saturday.

Westover had a long day in the Class AAAA state meet and scored just five points in the field. Don Mills finished sixth in the discus and seventh in the shot put to give the Patriots all their points.

Albany High’s Juwon Young was eighth in the Class AAAA discus and 11th in the shot put, and Albany’s Shivan Patel finished sixth in the pole vault.

Monroe’s Brentavious Glanton finished ninth in the shot put, just short of scoring for the Tornadoes.

Terrell County, which is trying to win the first track & field meet in the school’s history, picked up 14 1/2 points in the field and is in the hunt for the Class A state crown.

“I was expecting to get 15 to 20 points out of the field,’’ Terrell County coach Carlos Diaz said. “But we can make it up in the sprints and the relays.’’

Terrell County’s Micah Williams finished second in the discus and eighth in the shot put, and Jatori Jones was fifth in the high jump, while Blake Mathis finished seventh in the high jump for the Greenwave.

Baconton Charter’s Bryton Wenzel scored 12 points by himself in the Class A meet. Wenzel finished second in the 1,600-meter run and was fifth in the discus for the Blazers.

Comments

Sister_Ruby_Two 11 months, 3 weeks ago

WOW!! That's pretty freaking good! Well done, Son!

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