Lambert’s Trevor Grant paced the field of athletes from Forsyth County schools at the Georgia Olympics, held Thursday through Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Jefferson.
Grant, a senior, followed up a pair of Region 7-AAAA titles with a runner-up finish in the 3,200 meter run at the Class AAAA state championships.
His time of 9:21.28 was a little more than a second behind future teammate Sid Vaughn (9:20.06) of Lakeside, Evans. Both athletes will run for the University of Georgia next season.
“It was actually a really close race the entire way through,” Lambert coach Natalie Leonard said.
“It was a near perfect race that he ran. Going from placing fifth [last year] all the way to placing second was great.”
South Forsyth junior Anthony Riddle placed fifth in the Class AAAA high jump with a mark of 6 feet, 2 inches.
“He’s been jumping right around six-two all year,” South coach Jerry Edmondson said.
“His goal was to go six-four, but certainly we were pleased with six-two and glad he finished in the top five.
“His commitment level is exceptional. He’s kind of what we call the ‘coach’s athlete.’”
In Class AAAAA, North Forsyth’s Josh Harrell finished 10th in the discus throw with a distance of 131 feet, 10 inches, and Clay Howarth finished 13th in the 3,200 meter run with a time of 9:49.51.
Jacob Carr led the way for Pinecrest Academy in Class A, taking seventh in the pole vault with a mark of 11 feet, 6 inches. Teammate Sean Klooster was close behind with an eighth place finish in the high jump, hitting a mark of 6 feet, 2 inches.