July 20, 2018

Tia Jones wraps up U20s with Gold

 

 

Earning her second international gold in two seasons and her first IAAF World U20 Championship, Walton High School (GA) junior Tia Jones closed 2018 with quite the performance with a win in the 100 meter hurdles on Sunday in Tampere, Finland. 

 

Jones' impressive block start generated a sizable lead, and then a nearly clean run through the hurdles gave her enough firepower to outlast Jamaica's Britany Anderson. Jones needed a photo finish to claim the win in 13.01 seconds, beating Anderson by 0.002 seconds. Florida State's Cortney Jones was third in 13.19 seconds. 

 

Tia Jones finished the season with three times within top 15 in the U20 world ranks, including her best of 12.89 seconds from the USA Junior Championships. That time stood as the fourth best time in the world. The win also marked Jones' second victory in international competition following a championship at the Pan American Junior Games last year in Peru. 

 

She was the only individual for Team USA to win a gold medal.


July 4, 2018 

Marietta Daily Journal Names All County Track & Field Team

 

Walton Girls Track & Field has 5 athletes named to the Marietta Daily Journal All County Track & Field team.  In Sprinters, Amara Onyeukwu  and Tia Jones were named to the First Team.  Elasia Campbell was named First Team in the High Jump while Abigail Robertson was named First Team in Distance.  Freshman, Rachel Valentine, was named an Honorable Mention in the Pole Vault.  

 

On the Walton Boys team, Wyatt Womack was named to the All County First Team in Distance.  Go Raiders!

 


June 30, 2018

Georgia Girls Top Returning XC Teams Based On 1600m Times (2018 Track Season)

 

The Walton Girls Cross Country team is ranked 6th overall going into the season this Fall by Milesplit.com.  The website used the best 1600 times from the Spring track season for the top 5 returning girls for the Walton team to predict the results.  Looking only at teams in our 7A classification and Walton Girls would be ranked 4th overall.  We look forward to the upcoming season!

 

6

Walton High School (GA)

325

 

1) Abigail Robertson

 

5:04.23

8

 

2) Sarah Burwell

 

5:26.51

43

 

3) Ellen Chamberlain

 

5:31.57

68

 

4) Allison Mitchell

 

5:32.53

73

 

5) Riley Michaud

 

5:45.70

133

 

Average Time: 5:28.11 Total Time: 27:20.54 1-5 Split: 41.47

 

6) Hannah Walker

 

5:46.11

135

 

7) Rachel Sommer

 

5:48.45

148


June 30, 2018

Georgia Boys Top Returning XC Teams Based On 1600m Times (2018 Track Season)

 

The Walton Boys Cross Country team is ranked 10th overall by Milesplit.com.  The website used top 1600 times from the top 5 runners of this past Spring’s track season to predict results.  Go Raiders!

 

10

Walton High School (GA)

632

 

1) Ben King

 

4:32.44

39

 

2) Connor Old

 

4:41.33

85

 

3) Zac Shaffer

 

4:46.50

126

 

4) Barrett King

 

4:49.56

165

 

5) Samuel Balboa

 

4:53.08

217

 

Average Time: 4:44.58 Total Time: 23:42.91 1-5 Split: 20.64

 

6) Caden Kelly

 

5:08.30

451

 

7) Harrison Waddell

 

5:08.62

453