Announcements and Important Events
On Saturday, the FA Track and Field team took a dozen talented athletes to the 1A State Championship at A&T State University's Irwin Belk Stadium. The girls' team (Karrington Garland, Leah Given, Anna Schulz, Caitlyn Burkett, Hannah Franklin, Abby Dunn, Abby Wade and Kianna Cook) scored 32 points to place them 6th out of 50 teams. Caitlyn Burkett brought home the first FA track state championship in the 1600m with a personal best time of 5:21 and also brought home a medal in the 3200 with a third place finish. Freshman Leah Given unleashed her long striding kick in the 800 to claim second place (2:23) and the girls 4x800 relay team (Hannah Franklin, Anna Schulz, Caitlyn Burkett and Leah Given) placed third with a huge personal best time of 10:16 in a tight race against Swain County and Murphy. The boys' team brought 5 runners to State this year: Stephen Elliot, Zach Bunner, Jeddy Waldon, Quintyn Bobb and Jonathan Wertz -a big improvement over last year when only one advanced. Zach ran an aggressive race and not only ran a personal best time of 2:02, but also placed third.
Be sure to congratulate these student athletes on a terrific season and performance at the State Championships.