Boys Track 2nd, Girls 5th at 8th Annual Ross Invitational

GRIFFIN, Ga. – The FPD varsity boys and girls track and field teams posted top-5 finishes at the 8th Annual Ross Invitational hosted by Griffin High School on Saturday, Feb. 28.

Highlighting the event was sophomore Carson Dingler, who set a new national record for 15-year-olds in pole vaulting with a vault of 13’6 to take first place on the day.

“We had a great day of competition,” FPD head track coach John Griffin said. “It was nice to see our kids compete against other schools.”

The Lady Vikings took fifth place overall on the day totaling 59.6 points.

Along with Dingler, top finishers for the Lady Vikings included: Sadie Frame (3rd, 100M hurdles) and Maggie Johnston (1st, Discuss and Shot Put).

In the boys meet, the Vikings finished in second place with 97 points.

Top placements for the Vikings included: Will Martin (2nd, 3200M run), Titus Moore (5th, 110M Hurdles), Jam Morris (1st, High Jump), Cole Thomason (2nd, High Jump), Josh Miller (1st, Pole Vault), Sam Ferro (2nd, Pole Vault) and Robby Watson (1st, Shot Put and Discuss).

For complete meet results, visit the Ross Invitational link on Georgia MileSplit. 

The FPD track and field teams return to action on Wednesday, March 4, competing in a meet hosted by Stratford Academy at 4 p.m.

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