St. Pius beats Mill Creek boys at Jerry Arnold Challenge

In a battle of defending state champions, St. Pius defeated Mill Creek’s boys track and field team at the Jerry Arnold Challenge on Saturday.

St. Pius, the defending Class AAA state champs, scored 75 points to beat Mill Creek, the defending Class AAAAAA champion, which had 58 points. Brookwood (57) was third, North Gwinnett (44) was fourth and Grayson (43.33) was fifth.

Brookwood’s Josh Ingalls won the 1,600-meter run champion in 4 minutes, 16.87 and teammate Bailey Vitatoe won the high jump (6 feet, 6 inches).

North Gwinnett’s Jeramey Hampton won the 800 (1:55.59) and Devante Kershaw won the triple jump (44-2.25)

GAC’s Darius Slayton won the 200-meter run with a time of 22.01 seconds, Grayson’s Marquise Cooper won the 400 with a time of 50.02, Peachtree Ridge’s Kevin Mills won the 3,200 (9:21.79) and Grayson won the 400 relay with a time of 42.71.

In the girls meet, McEachern scored 78 points to win and hold off Brookwood’s 54 points. Mill Creek was fourth with 40 points.

Brookwood freshman Caitlan Tate won the 100 (12.22), Grayson’s Aliyah Abrams won the 400 (55.25), Peachtree Ridg’e Addy Lippitt won the 3,200 (11:13.19), Dacula’s Rachel Sherrill won the pole vault (10-0) and Collins Hill’s Bola Hambolu won the triple jump (37-9).