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Boys Track Posts Strong Finish at GHSA State Meet with Three State Champions

JEFFERSON, Ga. – The FPD varsity boys track and field team had a strong showing at the GHSA Class-A Private State Meet this past weekend, finishing fifth overall out of 28 teams with 44 points.

Below are the following participants, their category of competition, placement and time.

All three Viking participants placed first in at least one category.

— Robby Watson: 1st Shot Put – 53-07.5 (**New school record); 2nd Discus – 164-04.

Josh Miller: 1st Pole Vault – 14-06.

Titus Moore: 1st 110m Hurdles – 14.61; 3rd 300m Hurdles – 40.41.

“We are really happy for our guys participants and for the way they competes,” FPD head coach John Griffin said. “To finish first in all categories but one is truly an accomplishment.”

“The future is bright for our program,” Griffin added.

Watson defended his state title in shot put from a year ago, making him a back-to-back individual state champion. In the discus, Watson came up inches short of also going back-to-back. He holds both school records in the discus at 176-09 and 55-07.5 in the shot put. He signed earlier this academic year to throw with Southern Miss.

Miller also won an individual state title in the pole vault for the first time. He currently has the second highest jump in the state of Georgia at 15-00.25 at a meet earlier this season. Miller, like Watson, will continue his track and field career at Embry-Riddle University for the 2016-17 season.

Moore is the third of his brothers to compete in the 110m hurdles and the first to bring home an individual state title at 14.61 which is good for second all-time in program history. Moore also was third in the 300m Hurdles.

“All of these athletes continue to improve on the great legacy we have as a track and field team,” Griffin said. “We celebrate their accomplishments as a school.”

For complete results from the Class-A Private State Meet, CLICK HERE.

The First Presbyterian Day School Department of Athletics strives to build the student athlete both in the playing arena and the classroom while upholding the school’s mission statement to educate and equip students to change the world for God’s glory. For more information, visit www.fpdvikings.com and sign up for up-to-the-minute news and scores by visiting www.twitter.com/FPDVikingSports.

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Track State Champs

L to R: Robby Watson, Maggie Johnston (state champ – girls discus), Titus Moore and Josh Miller.