ACS was dominant, but not all of the 1A Pvt Highlights came from ACS, as Demitrus Robertson of Savannah Christian put on a show in the 100/200 and Robby Keough from Whitefield defended his 800 Meter title going 1:53.81
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Athens Christian rolled up 45 points going into Finals and clinched it by the 110 Hurdles as Demarcus Evans pulled an upset winning Gold. The Eagles also set a new A State Meet record in the 4x400. Hats off to a great Program!
Here is your 1-A Private Boys Georgia Olympics Preview. They will be no prelims as every event is a Finals. earlier in the season it was a toss up between perennial power Athens Christian and suddenly very competitive First Presbyterian Day (FPD)
The 19th Annual Loch Johnson Invitational is the. 2nd longest running meet in North Georgia behind the Jefferson Relays. This meet has strong field with a very local flavor. Ga.MileSplit will be onsite shooting video and stills. Back in 1996, Loch Johnson was a political science professor at UGA. He's an avid runner and applied for and received grant money to upgrade and rubberize Cedar Shoals' track so the Track program could host meets.
Athens Christian continued to pound away Saturday having chances to score in 7 events, locking up another state title early in the 400m dash with the brothers' Brooks going 1-2. This is the 4th consecutive title for the Golden Eagles who will return the nucleas of their team for 2015. Coach Cummings commented, ACS has been blessed to have great kids that have bought into the program, with many being a part since the 6th grade. Our Lady of Mercy was definitely blessed to have Christian Coleman, as he scored 33.5 points earning 2 'Best Performance' awards in the 100/200m including setting brand new class A Georgia Olympics Records in both events, leading the Bobcats to a great 2nd place team finish. First Presbyterian Day (FPD) picked up points in many events finishing in 3rd place with 60, and Pace Academy led by Kenny Selmon's record setting performances in the Hurdles took 4th at 40.
Team Champs were crowned Saturday, with each class having their own path to the title. A full summary of each class is coming beginning late Sunday afternoon, with pics of every winner in each event for all classes. Thursday Field Event participants had to endure blazing hot temps (much like Albany usually is) The 1600 Meter Finals topped off the evening as the sun dropped behind the scoreboard and trees making conditions for fast times possible. Friday, temps cooled, but the action on the Track for 2A-6A prelims was very hot, getting the contenders in position to make runs at titles Saturday. ACS dominated A Private scoring 118 points adding yet another title to their resume. Shiloh, Mt.Zion Jonesboro, Marist, St.Pius X, Lamar County and Hancock Central are your 2014 GHSA Team Champions.
A Private Schools have been well known for producing quality distance runners, strong Field Events (especially technical events) Hurdlers and the occasional great athlete in the horizontal jumps including HJ. But this season the speed of the top male individual sprinters (Christian Coleman, Jeffrey Uzzell, the Brooks twins, and Kenny Selmon) and hurdlers is on the same level if not better than AAAAAA. Athens Christian's boys have 24 chances to score in Jefferson, 2 chances in 9 of the 16 events...putting a target on their backs. OLM, ELCA, FPD and Pace will be in the chase after qualifying nearly all their top athletes. For the Girls ELCA came out of Sectionals strong sweeping both relays and T'aja Cameron could possibly win 5 Gold Medals! Holy Innocents, Darlington, Athens Academy will send many scorers down to Albany. ACS will try to defend their 2013 title 15 chances to score.