Yesterday, following a 25 minute weather delay, The TCS Cougars enjoyed a warm Spring-like day of intense competition, camaraderie and esprit de corps at the collegial Greater Atlanta Christian Academy’s initial home meeting of the season. In the 100m dash, Alyssa Briggs and Ana Mills placed 25th and 27th, respectively in 15:48 and 16.33 while Colton Parks and Alex Hogg placed 31st and 36th, respectively in 13.41 and 14.19 for the boys. In the 200m dash, Briggs and Mills earned 29th and 31st in 33.50 and 36.77, while Kyle Kimble placed 11th to Colton Parks’ 33rd overall at 24.59 (new Personal record) and 26.90. Bri Worrell ran 1:32.32 for 12th in the 400m run, as Aidan Briggs and Drew Elliott placed 12th and 16th for the young men in 59.84 and 1:07.40, respectively. In the 800m race, Alex Nebel and Grace Marriott placed 6th and 10th with times of 3:20 and 3:44, while the Nick Helm managed a gutsy 2:33 for 15th place in the boys’ competition. In the coveted 1600m, Alex Nebel scored points with a 6th place, Grace Marriott earned 10th with times of 7:01 and 7:37 as Nick Daugherty mirrored Nebel’s result with a 5:30 and Daniel Byman garnered 9th at 5:34 to Chip Payne’s 14th in 6:00. In the 3200m event, Grace and Bri placed 10th and 11th in 15:19 and 16:42, whereas Nick Daugherty ran 11:38 for a bronze finish (picking up 6 points)! Kyle Kimble was our lone hurdler of the evening with a bronze finish for 6 points in the 300 intermediates with a time of 51.96. The 4X400m relay team of Daugherty, Briggs, Byman and Hogg placed 6th to score with a time of 4:18 while the contingency of Mills, Nebel, Marriott and Briggs placed 4th to score in 5:55.40. On the field, Alyssa Briggs leapt to a 7th place in the long jump at 11’ 10’’ while older brother got out to 6th in 18’03 to mate, Kyle Kimble’s 18’00’ effort. In the high jump, Briggs placed 2nd (8 points) with a 5’04” effort to Daniel Byman’s 4th place effort of 5’00”. In the shot put, Toby Nwokedi placed 6th with a 33’08’ heave as Nick Voorhees earned 14th at 23’06” as Emmi Dillehay placed 9th at 17’00 to Leah Maresca’s 14th place at 13’03”. In the discus, Dillehay earned 9th at 39’03 while Maresca placed 12th at 23’10”. On the boys side, Nwokedi spun one deep into the vectors for 6th place among the big men at 92’06, scoring again, as teammate Nick Voorhees threw one 49’04” to finish 14th.

The Cougars appreciate your support and look forward to improving their skills and overall fitness this Saturday as they depart to the Honda Invitational at Trinity Christian with a 7:30AM departure.