Shaianne Sipsey of Veterans High School turned in the top performance locally at the GHSA Class AAAAA and AAAAAA track and field meet held at Grisham Stadium in Carrollton May 11-13.
Sipsey qualified and competed in the 400-meter dash. She was third in the preliminaries – with a time of 56.10 – and then cut that down to 55.02 to finish just behind Kimblerly Harris of Buford. Her time was 53.80.
Sipsey also competed in the 200-meter dash where she was fourth in the preliminaries – with the top eight advancing – but seventh in the finals. Here first time was 24.21, the second 25.10. (The vast majority of the runners’ times dropped from the prelims to the finals.)
Sipsey was also part of the Lady Warhawks’ 4X100 team. Amira Askew, Annie Ervin, Shamika Morris and Diamond Stevenson made up the rest. They finished seventh in the preliminaries and seventh in the finals, 47.58 and 47.79, respectively.
And, she competed in the triple jump, finishing fifth with a distance of 38-11.50.
Teammate Mackenzie Walls competed in the 1600 and 3200 meter races. She was eight in the first – 5:15.18 – and ninth in the second – 11:44.56.
Also for Veterans, Annie Ervin was seventh in the high jump – 5-00.00, which tied her with several girls.
Team-wise, the Lady Warhawks were 12th overall. They had 19 points. Buford was first with 100.
For Warner Robins’ girls, Zaida Carson competed in the shot put. She was 10th with a throw of 36-03.00.
The Demons’ D’Angelo Whitehead also competed in several events. He finished seventh in the preliminaries and finals in the 100-meter dash – 10.63 and 11.03, respectively. He was 11th in the preliminaries for the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.96 and, he was part of Warner Robins’ 4X100 team. Teammates were Michael Bradley, Julius Cobbs, Ponce Hollowell, Javon Andersons and Jamel Dillard.
They were 14th overall, with a time of 43.38.
Also for Warner Robins, Devontae Glass was 10th in the 110-meter hurdles. His time was 15.45.
The Demons also had one compete quite successfully at the wheelchair events. That was O’Lando Hicks. He was third in the 200-meter dash – 42.26 and second in the 800-meter run and shot put. His time in the first was 3:08.74 and distance in the second was 22-07.00.
At AAAAAA, Northside’s lone competitor/qualifier was Jordan Shealey, who was 16th in the 100-meter dash.
Houston County on the other hand, had a slew of competitors.
Jaylah Bailey competed in two events, as did Levonis Davis. Bailey finished seventh in the preliminaries and finals for the 200-meter dash – 24.79 and 25.55, respectively. She was also sixth in the qualifier for the 400-meter run and seventh in the finals – 57.4 and 57.24.
Davis was 12th in the shot put thanks to a throw of 33-05. She was also eight in the discus with a distance of 106-03.
For the Bears, Antonio Doster was ninth in the 100 meters – 49.97. Tyler Douglas was 15th in the 800 meters – 2:03.32 and Bernell Thomas was 16th in the 1600. His time was 4:51.97.
Finally, Kyah Plummer was 10th overall in the triple jump. His distance was 43-03.25.