2017 GISA State Track and Field Championship 04-27, 28-29
In the 2017 edition of the GISA State Track and Field Championship, The boys’ contingency from The Cottage School placed 13th, and the girls tied for 16th. Highlights from the meet include: Kia Smith placing 3rd in the 200m dash with 23.63; Andrew DesRoches placing 10th in the 800m run (2:20.61), 8th in the 1600m run (5:11.53), and 5th in the 3200 (11:35.45) with George Barham in 8th (11:52.90). Harrison Rowell climbed atop the podium (8 deep score points) in the shot put for 6th place with a heave of 41’ 8.75”. John Brown finished 9th in the long jump with a leap of 17’ 8.25”. James Pumphrey earned 12th with a toss of 83’ 03” in the discus. Turner Bynum placed a gutsy 14th in the 300m hurdles in 55.29, while contemporaries, Larry Orsini and Joe Matsumoto, placed 11th and 14th in the 100m high hurdles in 20.38 and 23.32, respectively. The boys’ 4X100m relay squad of Brown, Watts, Smith and Rowell earned 9th in a 48.42, establishing a new school record originally set in 2009 at 48.56! The boys 4X400m relay team of Bynum, Matsumoto, Harper and Rowell earned 14th in a time of 4:17.47.
For the girls, 8th grader, Bri Worrell earned 12th in the 1600m run with a 7:10 effort. Claire Wylie ran a sweltering 3200m in the South Georgia soup to finish in 13th in 17:10.46. Melani McMillon placed 13th in the 100m dash in 15.01 and duplicated that feat with a 13th in the 400m in 1:14.22. Kendra Freedman placed 16th in the 800m run in 3:38.60. The girls team consisting of Finnell, McMillon, Yager and Freedman placed 14th in the 4X400m relay with a 6:11.32. Student-athletes are encouraged to compete in the upcoming All-comers meets at Emory University hosted by the Atlanta Track Club each Tuesday throughout May and June from 5:15PM to 8:15PM. Thank you for all your wonderful support!