JV track team holds third meet


Runners participate in the 1600 at the Fayette County JV track meet.

Jackson Stone, Staff Writer

On Wednesday, Mar. 27, the McIntosh High School junior varsity track and field team participated in its third meet of the season. This meet was a junior varsity exclusive meet that took place at Fayette County High School in Fayetteville, Georgia.

This meet follows the second meet of the season, which took place on Mar. 13 at Starr’s Mill High School and saw McIntosh take home many wins, including many in distance-related events. A meet that had been scheduled for Mar 6 at Our Lady of Mercy High School had been cancelled due to poor weather conditions.

The meet at Fayette County High School on Mar. 27 featured teams from around Fayette County, including our own McIntosh Chiefs, Starr’s Mill High School, Whitewater High School, Sandy Creek High School, and Fayette County High School. The meet included a multitude of track and field related events. Some of the field events included shot put, discus, pole vault, long jump, triple jump, and high jump. Some of the track events included the 3200 meter run, 300 meter run, 4 by 100 relay, 400 meter run, 100 meter run, 100 meter hurdles, 110 meter hurdles, 800 meter run, 200 meter run, 1600 meter run, and 4 by 400 relay.

McIntosh was slightly delayed in its arrival to the meet, which was scheduled to start at 4:45, but had no problem participating each of the events. Some particular events in which McIntosh found success were the 400 meter dash as well as the 1600 meter run. The Chiefs also did well in throwing events such as the discus competition.

Junior Cam Bligen, who earned the best 800-meter run time of anyone at McIntosh, said, “I thought we didn’t do bad as a team and represented McIntosh well.”

The JV season is now over for McIntosh as varsity runners will now turn their attention to regionals this Wednesday at Starr’s Mill.