Seven Local Track & Field Athletes Get the Gold Bling - A lot more Make the Podium

By Prep Sports Report Staff | May 20, 2021

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The Georgia High School State Association (GHSA) state track meet finished last weekend for the boys and girls from the Savannah Area. Who got the gold and took to the winner's podium? Seven total track and field athletes got gold medals. Three individual track and field athletes took home gold medals along with one relay team (4). How did the athletes earn a spot on the winner’s podium? The top eight competitor times or distances made the podium, and here are the results.


GHSA Track State Champions

Class 1A Private

Girls High jump — 1st Maggie Byrd, Savannah Christian, 5-4


Boys 110 hurdles — 1st Brogan Korta, CDS, 15.20


4x100 — 1st SCD 42.50 (Johnathan Jackson, Alex Wynn, Paul Mosley, Kenny Odom)


Class 6A Triple jump — 1st Cameron Edwards, SEHS, 45-8


PHOTO - (TOP - L-R) Maggie Byrd, Brogan Korta (BOTTOM L-R) Savannah Country Day, Cameron Edwards


The Rest of the Best - State track and field meet results



Discus — 2nd Catherine Moore, St. Vincent’s, 113-2

High jump — 1st Maggie Byrd, Savannah Christian, 5-4

Shot put — 3rd Moore, SVA, 36-9

4x800 — 5th SCPS 10:10.18 (Faith Bullied, Olivia Alvarez, Kate Britt, Kendall Lynes)

3,200 — 5th Kendall Lynes, SCPS, 11:50.47

4x100 — 5th Calvary Day School 50.93 (Maggie Presley, Tori Selders, Mahkayla Premo, Mya Bryant)

400 — 8th Trinity Perry, SVA, 59.59

100 — 7th Bryant, CDS, 12.94

800 — 7th Kate Britt, SCPS, 2:24.91

200 — 7th Perry, SVA, 26.46

4x400 — 6th SVA 4:14.11 (Sophie Roach, Ilan Williams, Riley Burgess, Perry)


Long jump — 5th Cameron Selders, CDS, 20-11; 7th Jerral McNair, CDS, 20-8

High jump — 4th Kenny Odom, SCD, 6-4; 7th Alex Wynn, SCD, 6-0

Shot put — 8th Ryan Merklinger, CDS, 43-9

Pole vault — 3rd Brogan Korta, CDS, 13-0

4x100 — 1st SCD 42.50 (Johnathan Jackson, Wynn, Paul Mosley, Odom)

400 — 2nd Selders, CDS, 49.11

100 — 2nd Odom, SCD, 10.77, 6th Mosley, SCD, 11.00

110 hurdles — 1st Korta, CDS, 15.20

200 — 3rd Odom, SCD, 22.09; 5th Selders, CDS, 22.49; 6th Mosley, SCD, 22:58; 8th Barry Young, CDS, 22.65

300 hurdles — 4th Korta, CDS, 41.75

Team scores — 5th Calvary Day 41; 6th Savannah Country Day 36.



300 hurdles — 6th Keagan Monroe, Bryan County, 43.82



4x400 — 5th Woodville-Tompkins 3:27.98 (Jordan Haskell, Alex Lloyd, Nate Anderson, Kaleb Lofton)



Shot put — 5th Amani Hamilton, Johnson, 37-3.50

4x800 — 3rd Savannah Arts Academy 10:05.89 (Lyric Olson, Margaret Wade, Camille Arango, Ava Coffey)

100 — 5th Monica Manker, SAA, 12.62

100 hurdles — 7th Kenzie Kurdys, SAA, 17.03

800 — 4th Olson, SAA, 2:19.76

200 — 5th Manker, SAA, 25.57

Team scores — T8th. Savannah Arts Academy


1,600 — 6th Brett Ford, SAA, 4:28.81

110 hurdles — 3rd Joseph Williams, Johnson, 15.21

300 hurdles — 8th Williams, Johnson, 46.63,



Discus — 7th Evan Scarbrough, Benedictine, 149-0

Long jump — 8th Braylin Shields, Jenkins, 20-5.50

Triple jump — 5th Jadon Adams, Islands, 43-3.50

400 — 5th Treyson Speaks, New Hampstead, 49.15

100 — 6th Samari Dowdy, NH, 11.18



Discus — 7th Avery Fisher, Richmond Hill, 113-7

Shot put — 4th Fisher, RH, 39-2

4x800 — 5th RH 9:46.93 (Lucy Tuttle, Caroline Cameron, Reese Wilson, Samaria Courtney)

3,200 — 7th Wilson, RH, 11:24.13

800 — 4th Tuttle, RH, 2:19.16; 6th Megan Hilton, EC, 2:22.09


High jump — 7th Cameron Edwards, South Effingham, 6-4

Long jump — 6th Edwards, SEHS, 21-7.25; 7th Evan Clark, Richmond Hill, 21-6. 

Triple jump — 1st Edwards, SEHS, 45-8

4x800 — 6th Richmond Hill 8:09.95 (Chance Haggray, Josh Mitchell, Corey Adamski, Noah Sybert)

400 — 8th Deon Sumpter, RH, 50.62

300 hurdles — 2nd Jasai Taylor, RH, 37.65

4x400 — 6th Richmond Hill 3:22.49 (Taylor, Sumpter, Ravon Grant, Jordan Clark)

Optim Orthopedics supports Benedictine Military School, South Effingham High School, Richmond Hill High School, St. Vincent's and Savannah Country Day School athletics.  Benedictine Military School's team doctor is Dr. David Sedory. The team doctor for Richmond Hill and South Effingham  is Dr. David Palmer and Dr. Thomas Alexander is the team doctor for Savannah Country Day and St. Vincent's. Remember, Optim Orthopedics gets you back into the game!

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