Howard's Terrell wins state championship

jheeter@macon.comMay 10, 2013 

Anasterasia Terrell finished second four different times in her first three appearances at the GHSA state track and field meet at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany.

The Howard senior also had two third places and a fourth.

Terrell finally got her chance to stand atop the podium.

She out-dueled her AAU teammate Adriunna Brown, a senior at Rutland, to win the Class AAAA long jump on Friday morning. Terrell is the first individual state champion in school history. She then added a second state championship a few hours later by winning the triple jump.

Brown, who became the first individual state champion in Rutland history when she won the 300 hurdles as a sophomore, came into the meet as the top seed. She jumped just one inch less than her seed mark of 18-10.

Terrell, however, jumped 18-10 on her third jump and passed on two of her final three jumps as Brown attempted to top her.

Brown came close, jumping over 18-7 in two of her final four jumps. The Rutland senior was the most consistent jumper, crossing 18 feet on all six of her jumps. Only three girls jumped more than 18-0, with Terrell crossing the mark twice and Akeria Boozer (Cedartown) jumping past 18-0 once.

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