Day 1 of State at Berry - 1A Private, 2A, & 7A

(all photos by Daniel McCauley)

Berry College provides a beautiful setting for the GHSA State Championships

(1A Private, 2A, & 7A)

The Marietta Blue Devils were out in force

Aston Beavers of Westlake is the 7A Discus Champion - 168-04

BJ Ojulari of Marietta took fourth - 160-05

Cody Brown of Parkview took bronze - 166-01

Lailah Malone of Campbell took 4th place - 39-08.50

Grant Pulley of Mt. Paran Christian won the 110 Hurdles Heat 1 Prelim for 1A Private

Hanzlee Dowdy of Pepperell won Heat 1 of the 300m Hurdles for 2A

Jasmine Akins of Calvary Day is the 1A Private Triple Jump Champion - 39-10.50

Joshua Stradford of McEachern won Heat 1 of the 300m Hurdles in 39.75

"When the weather is bad, it's just right for us" - Legendary Coach Bill Thorn of Landmark

7A Girls Shot Put podium

Mia Andersen of Mill Creek is the 7A Shot Put Champion - 42-03.75

Shiloh and Hillgrove placed 2nd & 3rd in Heat 2 of the 4x400m Relay Prelims

Reagan Mahoney of AIS took the 1A Private 3200m out hard

1A Private 3200m chasers

Erin Fegans put in her finest performance to date - 10:49.35

Erin Fegans, 1A Private 3200m Champion

Zoe Sanchez of Union County went straight to the front of the 2A Girls 3200m 

2A Girls 3200m medalists and Champion Zoe Sanchez had fun on the podium

Jack Coleman of Marietta and Andy Carr of Milton are two of our finest distance coaches

Ellie Hall of Marietta went to the front of the 7A Girls 3200m

Madelynne Cadeau of South Forsyth put in a fantastic effort staying with Ellie Hall

June Mwaniki of Marietta, Sarah McCartney of Archer, Sarah Burwell of Walton,

and Nyah Hernandez of Milton chased the two leaders

Graham Blanks of Athens Academy, Zack Truitt of Landmark, and Devin Wade of Whitefield

1A Private 3200m 

Graham Blanks, 1A Private 3200m State Champion

1A Private State Record - 9:13.93

Zack Truitt earned a silver medal

1A Private Boys 3200m podium

2A Boys 3200m was led by Griffin Stephens of Banks County

Garrett Rogers of Bleckley County pushed hard to become the 2A Champion in the 3200m

7A Boys 3200m led by sophomores Kamari Miller of Marietta and Tristan Autry of Parkview

Miller continued to lead Chase Condra of Peachtree Ridge and Myles Collins of Archer

Miller moved to lane 2 and Condra made his move,

followed by Calan Gizelbach of Forsyth Central

Meet Director and Berry Head Coach Luke Syverson kept a watchful eye on the four leaders

200m to GO!

Calan Gizelbach, 7A State Champion 3200m and GA State leading time 9:13.89

7A Boys 3200m podium

Special Thanks

To the Berry College staff under the guidance of Meet Director Luke Syverson,

Phil Logan / Perfect Timing, Raymond Lanier, Matthew Chestnut, Jacqui Collins,

GHSA, The Atlanta Track Club,

and ALL the volunteers