Lady Canes place 2nd at Gordon Central 4-way


The Cartersville girls won a four-team meet Thursday at Gordon Central in its final tune-up before the Region 5-AAAA championships.

The Lady Canes won the event by one point, 78-77 over Gordon Central. The Warriors got the better of the Canes for the boys, but Cartersville did place second.

The jumping events were good to the Cartersville boys. Brandon Martin tied for first in the high jump with a height of 5 feet, 10 inches. Cecil Harrish won the long jump with a distance of 19 feet, 8 inches. Meanwhile, Nick Bebko blew away the competition in the pole vault with a height of 13 feet, 7 inches, more than two feet higher than the second-place finisher.

The girls found success on the track in distance and sprints as well as the field events. London Shaw won two events, the shot put (36 feet, 0.5 inches) and the discus throw (102 feet, 1 inch).

Vanna Beach and Alex Machado took a 1-2 finish in the girls 3200. Beach crossed the finish line more than a minute sooner than anyone else with a time of 13:58.

The boys also had a 1-2 finish in the 1600-meter run thanks to Bill Archer's 5:10 and Max Florence's 5:15.

In the shorter distances for the girls, Kayla Carpenter won the 400 in a time of 1:04.16, while DeMya Bryan won the 200 in a time of 27.88. The girls 4x400 relay team also won its event with a time of 4:44.

The Canes will next compete in the region championships in Carrollton from Tuesday to Thursday.

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