Runners from Sprayberry, Kell and Lassiter are chasing state championships this afternoon in Day 3 of the Georgia High School Association’s boys track and field meet in Jefferson.
Six Northeast Cobb individuals and one relay team qualified for today’s finals during preliminaries Friday.
Sprayberry’s Michael Newton qualified first in the AAAA 400-meter dash in 47.61 seconds, almost half a second slower than his best time of the year but still 0.41 second ahead of anyone else. He also made the 200-meter final, qualifying third in 21.54.
Alexander Reese from Lassiter qualified second in the AAAAA 400 meters at 48.47 but missed the 200-meter final, finishing 10th in 22.12.
Kell’s Brendan Langley just qualified for the