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Boys Track and Field Team Takes Runner-Up at GHSA State Meet

JEFFERSON, Ga. – The FPD varsity boys track and field team came up just short in their bid for a state title over the weekend, taking second at the GHSA Class-A Private State Meet at Memorial Stadium on May 14-16.

The second place finish marks the highest since moving to the GHSA in 2010.

“I’m really proud of our guys,” FPD head coach John Griffin said. “We worked hard all year and had a lot guys set personal bests. We also had some school records broken along the way. They have nothing to be ashamed about.”

Below is a list of contestants and their finish in the event competed.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

— Robby Watson – 1st – Discus (153-10)
— Watson – 1st – Shot Put (51-06.25)
— Jam Morris – 5th – High Jump (6-02)
— Josh Miller – 2nd – Pole Vault (13-00)
— Jonathan Raines – 6th – Triple Jump (42-00.50)
— Will Martin – 11th – 1600m Run (4:44)
— Bryce Little – 13th – 1600m Run (4:47)

Friday, May 15, 2015

— Martin – 8th – 3200m Run (10:15)

Saturday, May 16, 2015

— 4 x 100m Relay (Barron Jones, Morris, Torrian McSwain, Raines) – 2nd (43.51)
— 4 x 400m Relay (Jones, Morris, Raines, Titus Moore) – 3rd (3:25.41)
— Jones – 3rd – 400m Dash (50.68)
— Raines – 2nd – 110m Hurdles (14.92)
— Raines – 3rd – 300m Hurdles (39.88)
— Titus Moore – 3rd – 110m Hurdles (15.00)
— Moore – 8th – 300m Hurdles (42.04)

“We’ll definitely miss our seniors,” Griffin said. “They were a big part of this team. We wish them well in their future endeavors.”

FPD scored 77 points while Athens Christian posted 120.5 points, good for the state title.

For complete results, visit the online results page from The Perfect Timing Group.

Check www.fpdvikings.com in the offseason for updates on the FPD Track and Field teams.

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