FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — This spring, Piney Grove Middle School’s (PGMS) track and field team won both the middle school boys’ and girls’ county championships, which was held April 22-23, at Forsyth Central High School.
This was the fourth straight county title for the boys.
PGMS set five county records during the meet: George Najdek in the discus (132-5), Elise Marks, Kaelan Ward, Paloma Jaramillo-Henderson and Louise Tocays in the girls 4x100 relay (51.97), Bryce Jones in the 100-meter hurdles (15.51) and Kaylee Dupont in the 1,600-meter (5:20) and the 800 time (2:29).
At the state meet, Piney Grove’s girls earned 42 points, placing second to Oak Hill MS.
Overall, PGMS placed second at state with a combined point total of 66.5 points.
The girls 4x800 team of Ellen Teeter, Ansley Wiggs, Riley McBride and Dupont ran the top official time in the state this year with a combined 10:32.
Eighth-graders Najdek and Jared Honey managed to finish first and second in the discus at the county level, and second and fifth at the state level.