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Canes track stars shine at Darlington

The Cartersville track team was competitive at the top of Thursday’s meet at Darlington, with both the boys and the girls finishing third out of five competing teams.

Both teams had a few stars who picked up multiple wins.

The boys team racked up 144.5 points, finishing just behind Cedartown (159.5) and the hosts (168).

Trey Creamer was the star for the Canes, jumping 20 feet, 5.5 inches to win the long jump, running 53.80 to win the 400 meters and also leading a victorious 4x400 team that included Bradley Kirk, Haden Boone and Sid Rowser.

Boone also picked up an individual medal, running 4:47.75 and edging Cedartown’s Jason Blakenship by one one-hundredth of a second to take the 1600.

The last individual win for the Canes came in the high jump, where Keonte Jackson continued his good early-season run by clearing 6 feet, 2.5 inches for the victory.

Other podiums for the boys team included Jacob Busek, third to Boone and Blakenship in the 1600, as well as Andy Sims, second in the 3200, and the 4x100 team of Nyvin Nelson, Kirk, Creamer and Tate Mathis, which finished third.

The girls team also had a few standout individual performances.

London Shaw swept the throws, going an even 100 feet in the discus.

Abby Forristall also picked up two wins, taking the 800 in 2:51.33 and then teaming with Grace Cochran, Demaya Bryan and Trinity Turner to match the boys with a win in the 4x400.

That was it for the victories, although the Lady Canes did have two other podium performances with Cochran finishing second in the 400 and Ashlin Borkowsky doing the same in the pole vault.

Added up, it was good for 125.5 points, comfortably in third place but well behind Mt. Paran and Cedartown.

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