South Forsyth’s Savannah Carnahan led the field of Forsyth County athletes at the GHSA Track and Field State Championships, held Thursday through Saturday at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany.
Carnahan, a junior long distance runner for the War Eagles, placed third and second in the 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter runs, respectively, with times of 4:59.4 and 10:52.4. She was followed closely behind in the 1,600-meter run by teammate Kaylee DuPont, who finished in 6th place in 5:07.2.
South’s Milicent Bergey also placed 6th, completing a time of 2:20.5 in the 800-meter run, while Ally Welch had a 13th place result of 4-10 in the high jump. The War Eagles were the highest ranked team from the county for Class AAAAAA, finishing 12th out of the 42-team field.
The next closest team was Lambert at 31st place. Amanda Clarke had the best finish for the Longhorns when she earned a score of 5-02 in the high jump, while teammate Reagan Posonski had a score of 5-0 in the same event, good for seventh place. Taylor Oakley finished 13th in the triple jump (35-05.5).
Liz Galarza placed fifth in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 11:09.3, while her teammate Courtney Canady scored 16-07 in the long jump to place 14th. West placed 35th.
Forsyth Central’s Taliyah Manning placed 12thin the discus and 16thin the shot put with scores of 93-11 and 32-11.25, respectively, while teammate Neo Wilde placed 15thin the long jump with a result of 15-07.75.