SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The first day of the GHSA state track and field championships is in the books in Rome, Carrollton, and Albany.
Regardless of the site, Savannah-area athletes had some good showings on Thursday.
Calvary’s Jasmine Akins, Richmond Hill’s Kayla Gholar, and Liberty County’s Leia Williams all claimed state titles. Several other athletes found their way to the podium as well.
Sam Brown (New Hampstead)- 2nd place- Class AAAAA boys’ long jump
Kayla Gholar (Richmond Hill)- State Champion- Class AAAAAA girls’ 1600m run
Jasmine Akins (Calvary Day)- State Champion- Class A-Private triple jump
Matthew Burnham (Effingham County)- 2nd place- Class AAAAAA boys’ pole vault
Liam McDonald (Effingham County)- 4th place- Class AAAAAA boys’ pole vault
Jania Joseph (Statesboro)- 2nd place- Class AAAAA girls’ high jump
Stephen Kraeling (South Effingham)- 4th place- Class AAAAA boys’ high jump
Talaya Robinson (Claxton)- tied for 2nd place- Class A-Public girls’ high jump
Leia Williams (Liberty County)- State Champion- Class AAA discus