East Coweta sweeps Coweta Cup Athletics
Rob Grubbs/The Newnan Times-Herald
There were Friday Night Lights – athletics style – at Henry Seldon Field in Northgate last week.
Northgate, East Coweta and Newnan participated in the annual Coweta Cup Track meeting. It turned out to be a dominating performance by East Coweta as they swept the men’s and women’s titles.
The East Coweta boys dominated the distance and field events. They finished 1-2-3 in the long jump, pole vault (where they had the top nine) and 800 meters (where they had the top five).
Winners included Nick Enright in the pole vault, Christian Langford in the long jump, Houston Hamby in the 3,200 meters, Troy Blackwood in the 1,600 meters, Cole Martin in the 800 meters, Noah Hinton in the 300 meters hurdles and Kenneth Riley in the 110 meters hedges.
The Indians finished with 102 points, while Newnan was second with 59.
The Lady Indians got first place from Mi’chea Wade in the 100 meters, Leah Pfaff in the 1,600 meters, 20 seconds ahead of teammate Daphnee Houde, Marshawn Belton in the 100 meters and 300 meters hurdles, Jolie Weddington in the shot put, Michelle Scott in the long jump. Lauren Duke in the pole vault, Lola Cheeves in the high jump and Hannah Kunkle in the discus.
The Lady Indians finished with 110 points, while Northgate was second with 37.
Newnan took first place in the men’s 100 meters when Rashad Amey ran a 10.99, just ahead of teammate Trey Geter. The Cougar 4×100 relay team of Amey, Aundre Carter, Amey and James Paige finished first with a time of 42.6. Naimi Griggs won the women’s 200 meters with a time of 26.36.
Northgate got wins from Evan Garrett in the men’s triple jump and Nivea Severe in the women’s triple jump.
Then, for the athletics teams, the regional tournaments will begin this week.
East Coweta’s Leah Pfaff dominated the 1600m race. Northgate’s Alexis Wingenback (red) watches Newnan’s Jessica Johnstone (grey).East Coweta’s Troy Blackwood and Andrew Heifers follow Northgate’s Bryson Swartz halfway through the men’s 1600m. Blackwood wins. East Coweta’s Amariyon Moss competes in the men’s 100 metres.Lady Indian Mi’chea Wade (right) edges out Newnan’s Naima Griggs (left) in the women’s 100 meters.Daphnee Houde of East Coweta finished second to teammate Leah Pfaff in the women’s 1,600 metres.The fastest man in the county, Rashad Amey, with a time of 10.99 in the 100 meters.