Distance relay stars as Mill Creek men’s track team win Big Orange relays | Sports

The Mill Creek men’s track team won the Big Orange relays at Parkview over the weekend.

The Hawks took first place with 96 points to finish top of a 13-team men’s field that also included second-placed Parkview (80), third-placed Brookwood (69) and fifth-placed South Gwinnett (44.5) .

Alexander’ won the girls’ tag team title with 82 points to Parkview’s 70 and third-placed Brookwood’s 65.5. Mill Creek was right behind in fourth at 64 in the 12-team field.

The Mill Creek boys’ victory was highlighted by a first-place finish in their 6,400m relay from Shahzeb Rashid, Luke Kalarickal, Jake Peters and Ethan Nordman. The foursome clocked 17 minutes, 42.56 seconds, the fourth fastest time in state history, a competition record and a school record.

The Hawks also won the men’s 800 sprint medley relay (1:33.08) and earned field event titles from Joseph Alexander (long jump, 21ft, 10 1/2in) and John Pennebaker (pole vault, 12-6). Timothy Lamb of Mill Creek was also 12-6 in the pole vault.

The second boys from Parkview won three events – the 400 relay (42.35), the 800 relay (1:30.05) and the sprint medley relay (3:43.04).

Brookwood’s Braden Deal won the high jump at 6-6, tied for first in the AAAAAAA class this season, and teammate Langston Jones won the shot put at 46-7. The Broncos also finished first in the 440 shuttle hurdles relay (1:06.36).

South Gwinnett’s Alex Shepherd was first on the disc at 140-9.

Parkview Girls runner-up Emilee Easley finished first in the pole vault with a score of 9-6 (Mill Creek’s Victoria Freeland also went 9-6).

Brookwood’s Chloe Perryman won the girls’ long jump with a record distance of 18-8 1/2, currently No. 1 in AAAAAAA this season. The Broncos also won two women’s races – the 400 shuttle hurdles relay (1:08.02) and the 800 relay (1:43.10).

Julisa Acosta of Mill Creek took first place in the high jump at 4-10 (Jade Weathersby of Parkview also cleared 4-10).

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