Coach Bill Thorn Honored At Invitational

Legendary Coach Bill Thorn and his wife Patti 

(All photos by Dan McCauley)

The Bill Thorn Invitational at Landmark Christian School brought together friends and families to honor the legendary Coach on Saturday, March 13th.  The most successful Track & Field Coach in Georgia history accumulated 35 State Titles during his triumphant career.  

"When it's hard to run - Run harder" - Bill Thorn

Senior Zack Truitt honors his beloved Coach the best way he knows how -

by going for a School Record in the 800m

Coach Brittany Truitt shouts splits 49 - 50 - 51 - 52 - 53 - 54   at the conclusion of lap 1

NEW SCHOOL RECORD 1:53.32 - Coach Thorn is the first to shake Zack's hand

Coach Thorn celebrates Zack breaking a School Record that had stood for 25 years

Zack , Coach Thorn, and former Landmark Coach and Thorn athlete, Roby Ross

Boys 4x800 Relay - Paideia Pythons take the win over Whitefield Academy

Girls 4x800 Relay - The King's Academy earns the win

Landmark School Record by Caleb Nichols in the 100m Dash - 10.95

Faith Alleyne of Landmark sails to the win in the 100m Hurdles

Wyatt Bonner of Whitefield is focused in victory in the 110m Hurdles

Girls 100m Dash photo finish - Ellison Chadwick vs Haley Burgess and April Hattori

Jordan Walter of Paideia earns Gold in the Girls 1600m

Hallie Baffic gives her all to take Silver in the 1600m

Peyton Golden of Whitefield holds off a late charge to win the Boys 1600m

Landmark wins the Boys 4x100 Relay in 47.18

Faith Alleyne doubles by winning the Girls 300m Hurdles

Freshman Ian Hodge of Paideia earns the 300m Hurdles win

Cara Joyce of Atlanta International dominates the Girls 800m 

Boys 200m win goes to Chad Bryant of A.I.S. in 21.91

Lady Pythons Megan Walter (1) moves to the front with Esme Dunbar

Zack Truitt paces his close friend, Eli McCauley, for the first mile of the 3200m

1:10, 1:10, 1:11, 1:12

Eli McCauley earns a Paideia School Record in the 3200m - Thanks, Zack!

Landmark Christian's Coaches 4x100 Relay Team

Coach Brittany Truitt takes the handoff and attempts to not pull a hamstring

Ringer - Landmark's Anchor Coach Milton Campbell blasts to the win

Landmark Girls winning 4x400 Relay

Zack Truitt starts his final race on the Landmark Track as he anchors the Landmark Boys 4x400 Team

"We don't have to run - We get to run" - Bill Thorn