First Presbyterian Christian Academy multisport athlete Trayvon Harris brought home two gold medals from the Georgia Independent School Association State Track Meet, which was held April 28-30 at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany.
Harris took gold in the 400- and 800-meter races. He finished the 400 in 52.44 seconds. In the 800, he crossed the finish line with a time of 2:08.76.
Highlander Joe Cannata, a freshman, placed fifth in the 3,200-meter run (11:58.46). He also finished 12th in the 1,600-meter run (5:24.43).
Lady ’Lander Charlotte Osmers placed eighth in the shot put (24 feet, 10.75 inches), 1,600-meter run (6:24.85) and 800-meter run (2:46.79).
“Trayvon had an amazing season and year,” FPCA Principal Shannon Hickey said. “We are very proud of him. He is not only an amazing athlete, but also does an excellent job in the classroom and has amazing character. He is ‘the whole package.’”
Highlander track coach Willie Daniels said the performance this year at state was the best FPCA has done in quite some time.
“It’s the best that we’ve had,” he said. “Harris is the first from the school to be a state champ. And Joe, for him to preform like he did as a freshman … it was great. They went out there and competed but had fun, and they had great attitudes. … It’s kids like them that make coaches want to coach.”