Nick Chubb

Cedartown's Nick Chubb is shown throwing the shot put during a home meet this season. (Photo courtesy of Gail Conner)

Cedartown High School’s Nick Chubb knew he was the one to beat in the Class AAAA state championship shot put event in Jefferson on Thursday.

After the event was over, Chubb was still the one to beat. That’s because he finished in first place with a shot put throw of 55 feet even. Alexander’s Colin Giesey came in second with a throw of 54 feet, 9.25 inches and Redan’s Donald Daley took third with a throw of 54 feet, 6.25 inches.

Chubb had made it to state by winning the Class AAAA West Sectionals in shot put with a throw of 55 feet, eight inches.

Cedartown head track and field coach Mikey Worthington said Chubb was now trying to accomplish something that has not been done in the past 40 years and that is to win the 100 meter state championship the same year as winning the shot put title. Chubb has also qualified to participate in the 200 meter dash.

At the West Sectionals, Chubb set a school record in the 100 meter dash (10.69 seconds) and the 200 meter dash (21.83 seconds).