Track & Field: Pioneers run away with SEC championship


The Pioneer girls’ track and field team won the SEC Championship in convincing fashion, scoring 98 more points than second place Skyline on Friday. The weather finally cooperated with a great day.

Anne Forsyth set a new school record in the 1600 (4:51.35) and Derin Adunbi had another all-time best in the shot put (35’9.5″).

All four relays placed first to help lead the impressive showing.

Other first-place finishers were Britten Bowen in 100 hurdles (14.43) and 200 (25.55), Forsyth in 800 (2:16.92) and 1600 (4:51.35), Alice Hill in 300 hurdles (46.36), Lakeia Harris in the long jump (16’1″), and Derin in the shot put (35’9.5″).

Finishing second were Jacalyn Overdier in 800 (2:21.13) and 1600 (5:03.17), Hailey Mayes in 400 (56.76), Libby Kos in the 3200 (11:39.17), Cori Griffin in 300 hurdles (47.68), and Vanessa Woolley in pole vault (9’6″).

Placing third were Sydney Dawes in 800 (2:22.41) and 1600 (5:15.63), Anna Vogel in 3200 (11:39.34), and Janea Pryor in 100 (13.24).

Finishing fourth were Sophy Cunningham in 800 (2:23.44), Tiffany Cernej-Garcia in 200 (26.11), and Cassie Woolley in pole vault (8’6″).

Both Shelby Hall and Jayla Johnson finished fifth in their respective events, 100 (13.44) and 300 hurdles (48.77).
Triniah Johnson finished sixth in the 200 (27.56) and 400 (61.36) and Cammie Dalton finished sixth in the 800 (2:26.02).

Derin Adunbi, Stella Weinberg, Tiffany Cernej-Garcia and Ilena Garrett finished seventh in their respective events, discus (91’8″), 400 (61.56), long jump (14’11.75″) and high jump (4’4″).

Lydia Valtadoros placed eighth in 800 (2:27.28).

Alexia Easley (100 – 13.02), Alexa Easter (200 – 27.22) and Aida Bennouna (200 – 25.15) ran at the Last Chance Meet at Skyline on Saturday and all qualified for the Regional.


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