Here are the selections for the Daily Tribune News' All-County Boys' Track and Field Team.
Athlete of the Year
Vic Beasley, Adairsville senior
High jump, triple jump
Beasley was the leading point scorer for the Tigers' track and field team this season, compiling more than 100 points individually. He competed at a very high level in his five events -- also included 100 meters, 4-by-100m relay, 4-by-400m relay -- which is the maximum number of events any athlete can participate in. Beasley qualified for the Class AA meet this month with a triple jump of 44 feet at the Region 7-AA meet. He finished behind Chattooga's Rashad Ramsey, the eventual state champion. Beasley, a Clemson football signee, had two fourth-place finishes in the high jump (6-0) and 100m (11.14 seconds). He won both the high jump and triple jump during the Bartow County Championships in March.
Rookie of the Year
Deo Adams, Woodland sophomore
300-meter hurdles, 1,600-meter relay
One of the youngest members on the all-county team, Adams was the only Bartow athlete to score a point for his team at state, finishing eighth in the Class AAAA 300m hurdles (40.20). The time was off Adams' season-best, which came in April at the Region 7-AAAA meet, where he won the 300m hurdles with a time of 39.68. Adams, who won the 300m hurdles at the Bartow County Championships, also qualified for state as a member of the 4-by-400m relay team, which won region with a time of 3 minutes, 24 seconds. Adams also was fifth in the region in the 400m (50.82).
Chase Chasteen, Adairsville junior
Chasteen solidified his spot on this team with his performance at the Bartow County Championships, where he bested the county's top competition, including teammate Beasley. Chasteen ran a 10.94-second race during that 100m event. At region, Chasteen qualified for the 100m finals with an 11.33 race in preliminaries, but was disqualified in the finals. Tigers' coach Joseph Pethel said Chasteen is one of the fastest kids he's ever coached. The junior, who had times consistently under the 11-second mark, will be one of the favorites to win the region next year. In the region's 200m event, Chasteen ran a 23.13 in prelims before finishing third with a 23.27 in the finals, one place from qualifying for state.
Elijah Ross, Cass senior
Ross won the Bartow County Championships in March with a 200m time of 22.68. At the Region 7-AAAA meet, he was off his season-best time (22.40), running a 22.79 and failing to qualify for finals with his 10th-place finish. Ross' season best would have been good for third place in the region finals.
Will Montgomery, Cartersville senior
400 meters, long jump
While he didn't run the 400m race at the Bartow County Championships, Montgomery saved his best for the Region 6-AAA meet, where he won the event with a time of 50.71 to qualify for state. He finished third at region in the triple jump with a distance of 42 feet, 8 1/2 inches. Montgomery won the long jump at the county meet with a jump of 20-7 1/2.
Brandon Davis, Woodland senior
800 meters, 1,600 meters
Davis ran his season-best time in the 800m at the county meet (2:04). In the region 800m run, he finished 13th in prelims and failed to qualify for the finals. Davis, who also won the 1,600m run at the county meet, recorded a season-best 4:41 run in the 1,600m at region, finishing in fifth place.
Mason Walker, Cass senior
Walker, who won the Bartow County Championships with a 10:38 run, completed the region meet's 3,200m event in 10:41, almost 30 seconds of his season-best 10:15. Walker placed eighth at the Region 7-AAAA meet.
Olajuwon Harris, Cartersville sophomore
In the Region 6-AAA finals, Harris ran a 15.50 in the 110m hurdles to finish in fourth place, two spots from qualifying for state. At the Bartow County Championships, he finished in second place.
Josh Young, Woodland sophomore
Derrick Hardin, Woodland junior
Vincent Mitchell, Woodland senior
Demonte Smith, Woodland senior
The Woodland 4-by-100m relay team broke a school record with its time of 42.65 in the Region 7-AAAA finals. The Wildcats, who finished third, were just three hundreths of a second from qualifying for state. Woodland finished second at the Bartow County Championships.
Hardin, Woodland junior
Mitchell, Woodland senior
Smith, Woodland senior
The Wildcats 4-by-400m relay team ran a blazing race of 3:24 to win the Region 7-AAAA meet last month at Dalton. Woodland's relay team, which also included Adams, finished second at the Bartow County Championships in March, losing by a second to rival Cass.
Henry Shepherd, Cass senior
Shepherd jumped 6-0 in the Region 7-AAAA high jump finals to finish in fourth place and earn the Colonels four points. He finished fourth in the Bartow County Championships.
Ian Drummond, Cartersville senior
Drummond cleared a season-best of 11-6 at the Region 6-AAA meet in Carrollton, which placed him second and qualified him for state. The Purple Hurricanes' senior was runner-up in the pole vault event at the Bartow County Championships in March.
Catlin Alford, Adairsville senior
Alford has been a huge part of the Tigers' track and field program and will be missed greatly, Pethel said. Alford, who qualified for state in the discus throw with a 133-4, was DQ'ed in the shot put finals at region. He won the shot put at the county meet with a 49-1, which was six inches off his season-best of 49-7.
Steven Hawk, Woodland senior
Hawk won this year's region meet with a discus throw of 142-4 1/2, his season-best. In the state meet's discus throw, he placed 10th.
Honorable mention: Adairsville -- Tracey Greenfield (state qualifier, 1,600m), Tevin Pullum, Tyree Brown, Aaron Mansfield; Cartersville -- Tyler Higgins (state qualifier, discus throw), Kendall Martinez (state qualifier, 800m), Alex Dial; Cass -- Sairon Patton, Albert Catron, Kadeem Eastwick; Woodland -- Malcolm Johnson, Trey Thompson, Nathan Loe, Cameron Leonard, Brandon Williams.
Team selections were made by The Daily Tribune News' sports staff, based on nominations from coaches and season-best times and distances.