The state varsity team poses after earning runner-up title
This past weekend our AHS Track and Field team competed in the 6A State Track Meet held in Carrollton, GA. It was grueling competition in the Georgia heat that found our Boy's Team in a heated competition with defending champion Allatoona. In the end our boy's team took 2nd overall in the state, scoring 59 points.
Although the team title eluded our Raiders, some of them did capture a few individual state titles.
For the Girls, Jayla Mobley completed her career by placing 3rd in the 400 M dash. Jayla will continuing her track career at Kennesaw St University on scholarship as a spinter.
Robert Chappell pulled a great double state championship by winning the 1600 and 3200 meter runs and setting new personal and school records in the process. Robert will be continuing his career at West Point as a track and cross country athlete.
The 4x100 meter relay team of Preston Jackson, Robbie Ruppell, Dylan Merrell and Kent Cherry took 1st, going 41.32 secs, breaking the old school record of 41.89, running the second fastest time in the state this for any school and ranking them 40th in the Nation.
Robbie Ruppell placed 2nd in the 400M dash going 48.08 in the 400 meter dash, also the current school record, ranking him number 12 in the state.
Preston Jackson placed 4th in the 100 and 8th in the 200 and is also the current school record holder in the 100 meter dash.
Jamal Ellis placed 2nd in the discus, throwing 161-ft and 8th in the Shot put. Jamal is also the current school record holder in the both events.
Erroll Williams finished 10th overall in 400M dash; a great season for the sophomore runner.
The 4x400 B team finished 11th overall: Great season for Reggie Nolen, Dylan Merrell, Josh Flynn, and Jaden Slocum. Also great job to our alternates of Jackson Frizzell and Austin Joyner.
A special thank you to Desmond Workman, one of our senior Team Captains that could not run this season due to injury, whom without his guidance and leadership the boy's track team would not have been to achieve so many milestones.
We are all so proud of these young men and women for all that have accomplished this season. Thank you for a wonderful ride and a memorable season.