Girls and Boys Track Claim Area Title

MACON, Ga. – The FPD girls and boys track teams hosted the Area 1 Track Meet at the Dick Frame Track and Field Complex on Wednesday, April 16, with both squads taking first place in the six-team event.

The win marks the 21st region title for the girls squad while boys tacked on number 23.

“It was a great day for our programs,” head coach April Cassell said. “We had a lot of runner and participants in our field events step up at the right time.”

The girls team claimed the victory with 197 points. Savannah Christian took second place with 164 points and Brookstone third with 102.

Carson Dingler took first place in the pole vault with a vault of 11 feet 6 inches while Anna Smith notched a second place in the event.

Savannah Phillips was the first place winner in the high jump, with a jump of 4 feet 10 inches and Maggie Johnston took the discuss title with a throw of 98 feet 10 inches.

In the running events, the Lady Vikings posted a strong showing in multiple races.

Phillips finished first in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 18.04 seconds while also taking the 300-meter hurdles at 51.10 seconds.

The 4×400 relay squad of Casey Kilburg, Rebecca Leigh, Katie O’Quinn and Phillips notched a win as well.

In the boys meet, the Vikings lapped the competition, posting 233 points for the win. Second place went to Savannah Christian (117 points) and third was Brookstone (89 points).

Cole Thomason finished atop the competition in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet 10 inches.

Josh Miller finished first in the pole vault (13 feet) and Caleb Samuel placed first in the discuss and shot-put.

Complete results will be available on Georgia MileSplit in the coming days.

Phillips and Jonathan Raines picked up top honors as the overall high point winners for the day.

The track and field teams return to action at the GHSA Sectional Meet hosted by Landmark Christian.

Date and time will be determined in the coming weeks.

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