Behind two first-place finishes and one runner-up showing, East Jackson’s Antonia Pittman took home the Region 8-AAA girls’ high-point trophy at last week’s region meet at Monroe Area.
Pittman won both the 200 meters (26.54) and 400 meters (59.79) and placed second in the long-jump (16-1), leading the Eagles to a fourth-place finish out of six teams in the girls’ standings. She also ran on the Eagles' third-place finishing 4 x 400-meter team.
"Antonia had a great meet with the long Jump, 400, 200, and anchoring our 4 x 400 meter relay," East Jackson coach Tomy Sitton said.
Kaitlyn Weaver also won a region championship, placing the first in the girls’ 300-meter hurdles (49.67)
On the boys’ side, East Jackson placed fifth in the team standings out of six teams.
"I feel with limited numbers we had a great region meet qualifying kids in a number of events," Sitton said of both teams' performances.
East Jackson will host this Saturday’s (May 8) state sectional meet. The event starts at 9 a.m.
"I feel we will get some of the kids out to the state meet," Sitton said. "Some of the events our kids are sitting in the top 8 going into the sectional on May 8."
Here are the other top performer from last week’s region meet. The top four in each event will compete at sectionals.
•The 4 x 400-meter team of Nova Hanna, Logan Horne, Weaver and Pittman placed third (4:29.26).
•The 4 x 800-meter team of Cameron, Horne, Emily Parker and Sheena Lim placed third (11:52.01).
•Maurissa Thomas placed fourth in both the shot put (31-5) and discus (98-10).
•Jake Johnson placed second in the shot put (46-4).
•Ryan Sparks finished third in the 200 meters (23.97).
•Marques Greene finished fourth in the 200 meters (24.05).
•The boys’ 4 x 100-meter team of Greene, Sparks, R.J. White and Eli Jones placed third (44.96).
•The boys’ 4 x 800-meter team of Jeffrey Fuller, Juan Diaz Zavala, Theron Walker and Gabe Merk placed fourth (9:41.86).