By Brian O’Shea, Plateau Daily News
Highlands and Summit middle school track and field athletes traveled to Rabun Gap on March 27 to compete in the Tri-State season opener.
Highlands Rowen Carnes launches over the bar during the high jump.
Both Highlands and Summit did not have enough racers to qualify as a team for many of the events, but several athletes from both schools had top 3 finishes or achieved personal records.
Summit Mariella Bishop competes in the shotput.
Other schools competing included Rabun Gap Nacoochee and Tallulah Falls.
The next Tri-State middle school track meet is today at 4 pm at Rabun Gap Nacoochee School.
Highlands Middle School Track team taking a breather between heats at the season opener at Rabun Gap.
Summit Alex Rodriguez winds up to throw the discus.
Summit Mia Kreuger competes in the high jump.
Highlands Isaac Wardwell maintains the lead during a relay race at Rabun Gap Nacoochee.
Summit Savannah Dement runs the final leg of a relay race.
Highlands Tucker Wilson competes in the hurdles.
Summit Tiffany McDonald competes in the long jump.
From left are Highlands Isaac Wardwell and Summit Anthony Velasco competing in the hurdles.
Summit Kinslee Clark competes in the hurdles.
Highlands Elmer Hernandez takes off competing in the high jump.
Summit Kailyn Clark launches the shotput.
Summit Tiffany McDonald jumps a hurdle during the Tri-State season opener.
Highlands Rowen Carnes competes in the discus.
Summit Mia Krueger sails over a hurdle at Rabun Gap.
Summit Kinslee Clark speeds around a corner during a relay race at the Tri-State track season opener.
Summit Savanah Dement launches during the high jump competition.
Summit Adelaide Crawford winds up for the shotput.
Highlands Blain Dendy jumps a hurdle at Rabun Gap season opener MS track meet.
Highlands Elmer Hernandez competes in a relay race.
Summit Savanah Dement chats strategy with her mother and coach, Christine.
Summit Mariella Bishop competes in the hurdles.
From left are Summit Anthony Velasco and Highlands Tucker Wilson competing in a sprint.
Summit Nikol Placko jumps a hurdle at Rabun Gap. Also pictured at the top of the article.