Three Lady Gators and six Gators traveled to Carrollton to compete in the GHSA Class 5A & 6A State Track & Field Championships, which was held at Grisham Stadium. Two young ladies stood on the podium to receive their medals after finishing in the Top 8. A Freshman, Hannah Boggan, placed 6th in the Pole Vault competition with a jump of 8-0. A Senior, Traveshia Birden, finished 3rd in the Discus Throw with a throw of 119-01. The coaches are really proud of both of these young ladies. Kaylah Youngblood was just one missed jump from making the Top 8. She finished 9th overall. Tre Cobb missed the podium by two inches. Tre Cobb finished 9th with a PR Throw in the Shot Put Division. He had a throw of 46-01. Both Kaylah and Hannah are freshman's, and we (the coaches) are looking forward of them returning next year. Charles Jones finished 12th with a jump of 5-10, and Shaquan Bellamy finished 13th with a jump of 6-0 in the High Jump Division. Traveshia finished 13th in the Shot Put Competition also. Two other Gators will compete tomorrow in a couple of running events. Hudson Spurlock will compete in the 110M Hurdle Prelims, and Sharod Cobb will compete in the 300M Hurdle Prelims. Hopefully, they will advance to the Saturday Finals. All the coaches are very proud of the effort that all these athletes.
CARROLLTON — Ware County's Sharod Cobb placed seventh in the Class AAAAA 300- meter intermediate hurdles during Saturday's finals here at Grisham Stadium at Carrollton High School. Cobb qualified for the finals posting the sixth-fastest time during Friday's pre-lims while finishing third in his heat. Cobb's time of 39.27 seconds eclipsed his 40.70 time at the sectionals a week earlier. The winning time Friday was 38.61 seconds by Kameron Jones of Dutchtown. During Saturday's championship run, Cobb was clocked at 40.36 seconds. Christian McNairJones of Grady captured the state title with a time of 38.28 seconds. Hudson Spurlock also participated on Friday for Ware County running in the 110m high hurdles. Spurlock posted a time of 15.92 seconds missing the eighth-place qualifying time of 15.29 seconds. Christian McNair-Jones of Grady had the fastest time in qualifying at 14.07 seconds. The two points earned by Cobb were Ware County's only points in the state finals. The Gators finished in a four-way tie for 38th with Jackson (Atlanta), Banneker and Warner Robins. Cedar Shoals won the team title with 71 points. The Lady Gators finished in a tie for 22nd with Flowery Branch after scoring eight points. Buford won the title with 100 points.