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Lambert boys, girls sweep Region 6-AAAAAA track and field championships
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West Forsyth's Reagan Poteet outlasted county rivals from Lambert and South Forsyth in the 800-meter dash. - photo by Micah Green

Earlier in the week Lambert made its case for the school of the spring, clinching region titles in girl’s golf and baseball. The Longhorns’ season of dominance continued Wednesday as the girls and boys track and field teams took top honors at the Region 6-AAAAAA meet at West Forsyth High School.

Lambert’s girls edged rival South Forsyth 110-94 in total points, while the boys beat Chattahoochee 135-110.

Lambert distance runner Dominiq Delisser was named the girls athlete of the meet after winning the 200- (25.53) and 400-meter dashes (57.20) and helping lock up a first-place finish in the 1,600 relay.

“We were really focused on points the entire time, competing together as a team with the goal of a title in mind,” Delisser said. “Individual performances take care of themselves, so we wanted to go out and do what’s best for the team.”

Lambert track and field coach John McCormick knew his team had a shot at winning on both sides after strong performances at the county meet.

“Just like county, I know we’ve been doing well and knew we just needed to handle our business today,” McCormick said. “We expected to win. Moving forward, we’re just going to keep doing what we’ve done all year.”

South Forsyth distance runner Savannah Carnahan had the moment of the event in the 3,200-meter run, going toe to toe with rival Lindsay Billings from Northview for the first few laps of the race. After the halfway point, Billings began to pull away while Carnahan had some trouble with the first heat wave of the year, but she made up for a 15-yard deficit in the final stretch to pass Billings and win by half a second.

“I think Lindsay had the same strategy as me,” Carnahan said. “We wanted to let the other one lead, but neither of us wanted to. I took off a little bit and she really started pressing with about two laps to go. It was so hot and miserable, but in the last few hundred meters I kept getting close and just gave it my all in the end. It was a really good feeling to be able to do that.”

Forsyth girls dominated the distance running, winning eight of 10 running events. Carnahan won in both the 1,600 (4:51.05) and 3,200 (10:36.96), while West’s Reagan Poteet brought home a title for the host team with a time of 2:17.29 in the 800.

Lambert’s veteran runner Jonathan Schwind led the way on the boy’s side with wins in the 1,600 (4:18.49) and 3,200 (9:43.60), along with Lee Keil in the 800, while teammates Mason Lord and Sean Bailey helped out with victories in the pole vault and shot put, respectively.

North Forsyth, despite a sixth place finish, once again showed off its prowess in distance running with a win from Marcus Alvarez in the 400, while Alvarez joined with Alex Killingsworth, Jordan Palms and Bryson Trigg to win the 1,600 relay with a time of 3:24.21.

South’s Quentin Campbell took the high jump on the boy’s side with a score of 6-07.25, while Kasey Brown won discuss for West Forsyth on the girl’s side with a 93-02.

The top four competitors in each event qualified for state sectionals, which will be held April 30 at Roswell High School. 


Team Standings

1. Lambert 110, 2. South Forsyth 94, 3. Johns Creek 90, 4. Centennial 78, 5. Chattahoochee 57, 6. West Forsyth 55, 7. Northview 48, 8. Alpharetta 38, 9. Habersham Central 31, 10. North Forsyth 21


100 – Pal Jaramillo-Henderson, South Forsyth, 12.55

200 – Dominiq Delisser, Lambert, 25.53

400 – Dominiq Delisser, Lambert, 57.20

800 – Reagan Poteet, West Forsyth, 2:17.29

1,600 – Savannah Carnahan, South Forsyth, 4:51.05

3,200 – Savannah Carnahan, South Forsyth, 10:36.96

100 hurdles – Isabella Tremble, Johns Creek, 15.24

300 hurdles – Isabella Tremble, Johns Creek, 45.88

400 relay – Lambert ‘A’ (Ryann Dickerson, Felicia Ling, Nia Hinson. Megan Maurer), 48.86

1,600 relay – Lambert ‘A’ (Amanda Clarke, Dominiq Delisser, Ryann Dickerson, Nia Hinson), 3:59.78

High Jump – Scarlett Mayes, Habersham Central, 5-02

Pole Vault – Makayla Wood, Johns Creek, 10-06

Long Jump – Emma Francis, Chattahoochee, 17-07

Triple Jump – Olivia Malone, Centennial, 39-01

Shot Put – Monet Clay, Johns Creek, 31-11

Discuss – Casey Brown, West Forsyth, 93-02



Team Standings

1. Lambert 135, 2. Chattahoochee 110, 3. Johns Creek 68, 4. West Forsyth 56.5, 5. South Forsyth 54, 6. North Forsyth 53.5, 7. Centennial, 8. Alpharetta 44, 9. Northview 27, 10. Habersham Central 20


100 – Omar Diaz, Chattahoochee, 10.89

200 – Omar Diaz, Chattahoochee, 21.89

400 – Marcus Alvarez, North Forsyth, 49.00

800 – Lee Keil, Lambert, 1:58.26

1,600 – Jonathan Schwind, Lambert, 4:18.49

3,200 – Jonathan Schwind, Lambert, 9:43.60

110 hurdles – Paris Williams, Centennial, 14.42

300 hurdles – Caden Ciul, Johns Creek, 38.91

400 relay – Chattahoochee ‘A’ (John Anthony, Neel Bhatnager, Omar Diaz, Austin Douglas), 42.36

1,600 relay – North Forsyth ‘A’ (Marcus Alvarez, Alex Killingsworth, Jordan Palms, Bryson Trigg), 3:24.21

High Jump – Quentin Campbell, South Forsyth, 6-07.25

Pole Vault – Mason Lord, Lambert, 14-00

Long Jump – Ja’Von Douglas, Chattahoochee, 22-01.5

Triple Jump – Paris Williams, Centennial, 46-06.5

Shot Put – Sean Bailey, Lambert, 49-04

Discuss – Carson Ivester, Habersham Central, 138-10