Brookwood boys, Peachtree Ridge girls win at Jerry Arnold Challenge

HOSCHTON — The Brookwood boys and Peachtree Ridge girls teams won the titles at Saturday's Jerry Arnold Challenge, a track and field meet at Mill Creek that honors Arnold, a longtime Gwinnett head coach.

The Broncos won the boys meet with 103 points to finish well ahead of runner-up Mill Creek (67) and third-place Norcross (61). The North Gwinnett boys finished fifth and the Peachtree Ridge boys tied for ninth.

In the girls team standings, Peachtree Ridge had 103 points to runner-up Alpharetta's 81.5. Brookwood (third place, 77 points), Norcross (fourth place, 57), Mill Creek (tie for seventh, 38) and Dacula (ninth, 23) also made the top 10.

The meet featured 21 girls teams and 24 boys teams.

Brookwood's Kisean Smith won the 800-meter run in 1 minute, 58.85 seconds, while the boys champion Broncos also won both the 1,600 (3:24.18) and 3,200 (8:23.90) relays.

Both boys distance events also went to Gwinnett runners with Peachtree Ridge's Kevin Mills taking the 1,600 (4:23.14) and Mill Creek's Eric Westog winning the 3,200 (9:33.90) In the boys field events, North's Malcom Jackson won the triple jump (46 feet, 3 1/2 inches), Mill Creek's Trevor Joyce won the shot put (51-4) and Dacula's Durum Alarms won the discus (147-8).

The first-place Peachtree Ridge girls got victories in the 200 (24.84) and 400 (55.50) by Sonikqua Walters.

Other girls event winners were Brookwood's Simone Glenn in the 100 (12.53), Mill Creek's Malayshia George in the high jump (5-6), Norcross' Pakitta Jackson in the triple jump (34-7) and Dacula's Anna Machovec, a double-winner in the shot put (39-3) and discus (115-10).