Five Stories To Watch At The GHSA State Track & Field Meet

* Jasmine Robinson is one of the best all-around track & field athletes in the state of Georgia

Photo Credit: Nevin Watson/Georgia MileSplit

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We're just one sleep away from what's set to be a jam-packed GHSA State Track & Field Championships. Regardless of the venue, all four sites have incredible storylines and elite athletes ready to contend for a state title. It was hard to narrow the list down to five, but I did my best.

For even more detailed previews, you can find Georgia MileSplit's Ryan McClay's in-depth articles for each class below.








Here are five of the top athletes to watch in action this weekend.



Sidi Njie, Westlake

Class of 2025

If I know one thing about Njie, I know that he's fast. The junior isn't just speedy, but he's proven himself over the course of the outdoor season, staying unbeaten on Georgia soil. The state record holder in the 400m has gone as fast as 45.49 this spring, and has over a second in between himself and the rest of the state. As far as the 200m is concerned, Njie (20.63) will have some company with Duluth's Jaden Wiley (20.64) and Walton's Tyson Poole (20.83) right there with the Westlake junior. 

Njie is the top returner in the 200m after finishing runner-up a year ago, and he is the defending champ in the quarter-mile.

Tommy Latham, Marist

Class of 2027

If there is anyone who is going to prevent Latham from winning a pair of titles in Rome, GA, he has yet to identify himself this season. That's no dig on the 6A distance field, that's purely a compliment to the level of racing Latham has displayed this spring. 

Latham is the lone man under 4:10 and 9:15 throughout 6A in 2024, sporting personal bests of 4:09.14 and 8:46.88, with the latter breaking the state record by a couple of seconds. Quite honestly, Latham is arguably one of the best runners in state history, and his five state championships only support that claim. In addition to the impressive times he's tallied throughout his junior campaign, he's also stayed undefeated against in-state competition in both events, and I'd be surprised if that changes at state.

Olivia Harris, Buford

Class of 2027

Heading into her first GHSA State Championships, Harris has performed like an upperclassmen since the start of the season. Harris hasn't lost over 400m in any of her five races this spring, and has only raced the 200m twice, totaling one loss and one win.

Harris ran both of her lifetime bests this last weekend at her 7A Sectional, clocking 24.13 and 52.43, the No. 14 and No. 1 times in the state this season, respectively.

For the freshman, the 200m crown is by far the more challenging crown to capture this weekend, with a whopping eight girls ahead of her under 24 seconds. The 400m won't be a cakewalk either, with a trio of girls right behind her under 55, but she's the one to beat when it comes to the quarter-mile. b

Jasmine Robinson, North Cobb 

Class of 2026

The sophomore sensation has a busy competition schedule on deck, as she qualified for state in the 100mH, 200m, 300mH and the long jump. Robinson enters her second-ever state championship ranked No. 3, No. 3, No. 1 and No. 4 in the quartet of events, putting herself in a tremendous position to score a hefty amount of points for North Cobb, who is not only a podium contender, but a title contender.

This outdoor season, Robinson has tallied just a single loss in both hurdle events, combining for a 11-1 record. Her PB's of 13.79 and 40.51 put her in contention to win the 100mH, and the favorite in the 300mH.

A year ago, Robinson won the title in the longer of the two hurdle events, and has her eyes set on going back-to-back.

Sanaa & Sole Frederick, Druid Hills

Class of 2024

What's better than being one of the top sprinters in the state? Being one of top sprinters in the state alongside your sister.

The Frederick sisters are one of the most formidable duos in the country, sitting 1-2 in both the 100m and 200m in 4A. Sanaa has ran 11.40 & 23.24, with Sole quite literally right behind her in 11.43 & 23.27. If their quick times weren't enough, they're also both the only girls in all of 4A under 11.70 and 24.6.

In both sprints, the pair has gone 1-2 at every race meet this season, with their only loss to someone other than each other coming in a 400m the first week of March. 

A year ago, Sanaa won the 100m and 200m state titles, while Sole was 2nd and 3rd in the 200m and 400m.

This weekend, they are both entered in the 100m and 200m, and are both set to help the 4x100m to a title as well.