Congrats to the Miller Grove Girls Track and Field for winning the GHSA 5A Region 5 Championships held at Buck Godfrey Stadium on April 16-18, 2019. This win makes the third consecutive year that the Lady Wolverines won region (Four wins in 6 years 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019). Day 1 (April 16, 2019) started with a 1st and 2nd place finish from the Lady Wolverines in the 1600m. Emoni Coleman placed 1st with a time of 5:23.21 and teammate Dominique Coney Placed 2nd with a time of 6:22.00.
Day 2 (April 17, 2019) was huge day for the Lady Wolverines scoring 77 points in the Field Events. Rasunek Tyler-Thompson won the Long Jump setting a personal best with a mark of 18ft 9in while teammate Chance Barnes placed 2nd jumping a Personal Best with a mark of 17ft 11.75in. Chance also competed in the Triple Jump and won the event setting a lifetime best of 36ft 11.75in while teammate Kayla Williams placed 2nd in the Triple Jump with a mark of 32ft 4in. Kayla also placed 4th in the High Jump jumping 4ft 10in. There was another 1-2 sweep in the Discus. Marguerite McGill placed first with a mark of 103ft 3in and teammate Marlynda Douglas placed 2nd with a personal best of 100ft 1in. Treasure Lawrence placed 2nd in the Shot Put with a mark of 34ft 4in and Marguerite McGill placed 3rd in the Discus with a mark of 34ft 1in.
Day 3 (April 18, 2019) was another Historic Day for the Lady Wolverines as they dominated the Running Events. The MGHS Girls 4x100m Team consisting of (Angelica Frederick, Rasunek Tyler-Thompson, Chance Barnes, and Tacari Demery) took first in the event and set a new MGHS Record running a time of 46.45 (former record was 46.66). There was another 1-2 sweep in the 100m where Tacari Demery placed 1st with a season best time of 12.33, while teammate Angelica Frederick placed second with a time of 12.36. Rasunek Tyler-Thompson won the 100 meter hurdles with time of 14.88 and teammate Ky’Leigha Robinson placed 3rd with a time of 16.54. Emoni Coleman blew away the field in the 800m finishing first with a time of 2:18 while teammate Dominique Coney placed 3rd with a time of 2:33. Faith Hill placed 2nd in the 300m Meter Hurdles with a time of 45.99. The MGHS Girls Track Team rallied in the 4x400m to placed first with a season best of 3:54. The Relay Team consisted of (Faith Hill, Angelica Frederick, Chance Barnes, and Emoni Coleman). The B-Team, consisting of (Dominique Coney, Rasunek Tyler-Thompson, Nadiyah Swann, Tacri Demery) also competed in the 4x400m and placed 4th with a time of 4:10.
Overall the MGHS Lady Wolverines Track Team scored 192 points to 2nd place Arabia Mountain, who scored 146 points and Chamblee’s 78 points. The Lady Wolverines qualified 15 athletes in 12 different events to the GHSA 5A East Sectionals on May 4, 2019 at Union Grove High School.