2021 Atlanta Athletic Conference Track and Field Championship
TCS Girls and Boys Cougars Track and Field teams swept the Conference yesterday at Mill Springs Academy in stellar fashion as repeating champions since 2015. Athletic Meeting highlights include the following; the girls high point award (highest point scorer) was earned by Frosh Alyssa Briggs, and the boys high point award was garnered by Kyle Kimble. Senior Toby Nwokedi threw one deep in the discus yesterday to shatter his own school record, and established a new track record at MSA with 114’00. Boom!
In the electric 100m, Alyssa Briggs earned gold at 15.83 as Charlotte Morgan placed 4th in 18.42; Kyle Kimble won the event for the boys in 12.05 as Aidan Briggs collected silver at 12.93. Alyssa Briggs won the 200m dash in 33.27 and Finley Love earned bronze in 41.47; Kyle Kimble took Gold for the boys in 24.49, as Drew Elliott earned the bronze in 28.07. In the 400m, Finley Love placed third in 1:34.80 as Eleanor Gaffneystone placed 4th in 1:36.80; Aidan Briggs earned silver for the lads with a 59.17 effort, as William McGuire earned bronze with a 1:03.24. In the 800m run, senior Alex Nebel won gold at 3:25.53 as budding star Skylar Brown garnered bronze in 3:36.58; Senior Nicholas Daugherty earned 3rd in the boys race with a 2:37.17 as Ryan Gaffneystone placed a close 4th in 2:48.85. In the 1600m, Nebel won in 7:21 as Skylar Brown earned silver in 7:27; Nicholas Daugherty placed 2nd in the boys 1600m with a 5:31 as senior Nick Helm placed 4th in 6:07, as Jonah Lorman placed 6th in at 8:31, with Hutch Stowe and Kyran Mack earning 7th and 8th respectively, in 8:33 and 9:23. In the grueling 3200m, the long suffering Cougars prevailed as Skylar Brown won Gold in 16:28 with Hannah Katz earning silver in 18:37. Nicholas Daugherty won the boys edition in 11:57 with Nick Helm earning silver with a time of 12:51. In the 300m Intermediate Hurdles, the gutsy girls Hannah Katz and Charlotte Morgan rose to the challenge and won gold and silver in 1:09.73 and 1:11.93, respectively; Drew Elliott placed a close second in the boys’ event with a time of 54.34. In the high hurdles, (100m for girls and 110m for boys) Alex Hogg won in 22.10 with Brendan Bullard taking 5th in 32.77. Alyssa Briggs and Hannah Katz climbed the podium for gold and bronze with leaps of 11’06.5” and 9’07”, respectively; Kyle Kimble and Aidan Briggs stood atop the two rungs of the podium with horizontal jumps of 18’10” and 18’08’, respectively. In the triple jump, Alex Hogg executed the three phases splendidly to win at 34’08.50”. In the discus, neophyte Finley Love won with a toss of 38’06” as senior Leah Maresca earned 5th with a 24’07 effort. Aiden Misnuner placed second to Toby in the event with a throw of 72’06”. In the shot, Leah Maresca placed 5th as Eleanor Gaffneystone finished 6th with heaves of 12’11” and 11’06”, respectively. Toby Nwokedi and Aiden Misnuner put the shot deep into the pit for gold and silver at 30’11” and 26”09”, respectively. In the 4X100m relay, the girls’ contingency placed 1st in 1:10.25 (Briggs, Gaffneystone, Morgan, and Love). While the boys “A” team of Kimble, Hogg, Elliott and Briggs were disqualified while leading the race, our B team of Ryan Gaffneystone, Jonah Lorman, Brendan Bullard and Kyran Mack placed 3rd at 1:15.82. The girls 4X400 relay squad earned gold with a 5:58 (Briggs, Brown, Nebel and Katz). The boys’ 4X400m relay team of Briggs, Kimble, Daugherty and McGuire won with a time of 4:07.08 to conclude the meet. Tomorrow, the Cougars depart no later than 8:00AM to compete in the Scots Relays at The Galloway Athletic Complex beginning at 10:00AM. Please congratulate and continue to encourage these student-athletes as they pursue excellence in life.