Savannah Arts Academy Olson Cross Finish Line First & SCPS Bryd Leaps to a Second Place

By Prep Sports Report Staff | May 22, 2022

Share This Story

Not even a week ago, the Georgia High School State Association crowned boys and girls track and field champions in all classifications. Yesterday, May 21, 2022, was a major national track and field meet, the Wingfoot Night of Champions in Atlanta, Georgia.


The Wingfoot Night of Champions featured the most outstanding track and field athletes in the state. Five track and field athletes from the Savannah region competed. Each event could have 16 participants competing against elite athletes from all classifications. All state champions receive guaranteed entry into their events. Top qualifiers had to register. 


In the girl's event, two juniors brought home medals. Savannah Arts Academy Lyric Olson, state champion in GHSA Class 3A, won the 800 meters with a time of 2:09.49.  


From GHSA Class 1A Private class state champions Maggie Byrd from Savannah Christian took 2nd in the high jump.


In the boy's meet, Savannah Christian's Jamari McIvory in the 400-meter dash, Savannah Country Day's John Ryan ran in the 8oo meet run, and Woodville Tompkins Nathan Anderson took part in 300-meter Hurdles. Below are their times and finish.




800 - Lyric Olson, jr., Savannah Arts Academy, 2:09.49; 1.


High Jump - Maggie Byrd, jr., Savannah Christian, 5-6; 2.



400 - Jamari McIvory, so., Savannah Christian, 49.70; 11.


800 - John Ryan, jr., Savannah Country Day, 1:54:67: 7.



300 hurdles - Nathan Anderson, jr. Woodville Tompkins, 39.29; 9.


Photo Credits - Lyric Olson Coach Rose Wade, Maggie Byrd - Toy Bryd, Jamari McIvory  SCPS website, John Ryan SCDS website, Nathan Anderson Woodvile Tomkins social media

Optim Orthopedics supports  Savannah Country Day  athletics. The team doctor for Savannah Country Day is Dr. Thomas Alexander. Remember, Optim Orthopedics gets you back into the game!

You May Like

The "Coach" Karl DeMasi has been teaching and coaching for the past 35 years on all levels of academia and athletics. One of his hobbies has been writing, announcing and talking about sports. DeMasi has been involved in the Savannah Area sports scene since 1995, and he created the high school magazine "The Prep Sports Report" in 2000. In 2010, the "Coach" started broadcasting The Karl DeMasi Sports Report. He's still going strong, broadcasting on Facebook live and Twitter live every Saturday morning. You gotta love it!

The Latest News