After winning a meet in Atlanta the previous weekend, the Grangers made it two victories in a row with a win at a meet in Heard County on Saturday.
Once again, the Grangers did it by having a complete t eam, with the sprinters, distance runners and field event guys all contributing in a big way.
LaGrange’s girls’ team also had a strong showing on Saturday with a fourth-place result, with Sarah Bearden leading the way with two first-place finishes.
One of the stars of the day was senior Demoton Boyd, who has been strictly a sprinter throughout his high-school career, but on Saturday he tried the long jump for the first time and finished second with a jump of 19 feet, seven inches.
“And he was a foot behind the board,” LaGrange coach Davis Russell said. “He’ll be up there with a chance to be a sectional, state guy.”
Boyd also did his usual thing in the sprints, finishing first in the 100-meter dash and the 200-meter dash.
He posted a time of 10.9 seconds in the 100, and 22.2 seconds in the 200, which Russell said were the third-best times in Class AAAA this season.
Boyd was also the anchor on the 400-meter relay team that finished second.
“He went and got a couple of guys,” Russell said. “He got a guy that was 20 yards in front of him.”
Mon Denson added a fourth-place finish in the 200, and Xavier Hatten was fourth in the 100
Jonathon Hayes was fourth in the 110-meter hurdles (17.29 seconds).
It was a big day in the field events for the Grangers.
In the discus, Jacob Tucker took the top spot with his throw of 128 feet, five inches, and Josh Thompson was second at 122 feet.
“To go one-two was really big,” Russell said. “Those two guys have a ton of potential.”
LaGrange also got a first-place performance from D.J. Hudson in the shot put with a throw of more than 44 feet.
Jordan Phillips was second in the pole vault with a vault of 10 feet, six inches, and Antonias Fanning was second in the high jump with his jump of 5-10.
In the distance events, Andrew Coggins was second in the 3,200-meter run (10:08), and Sam Bowie was third in the 1,600-meter run (4:45) and fifth in the 800-meter run (2:15).
For the LaGrange girls, Bearden had a dominant day with first-place finishes in the 1,600 (5:47) and the 3,200 (12:24).
Also for LaGrange, Danielle Dowell was third in the high jump (4-8), Tajah Banks was third in the triple jump (32-1), Alicia Ward was fourth in the 100-meter hurdles (18.30) and Breanna Grant was fourth in the 100 (13.18).
LaGrange’s boys team will visit Carrollton High on Thursday for a two-team meet, and the boys’ and girls’ teams will be at Starr’s Mill on Friday.
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