POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. - The Mount Vernon varsity track and field team was in action over the weekend, competing in the GHSA Class-A Private State Championship at McEachern High School.
Kennedy Reynolds, seeded fifth in the 300-meter hurdles, secured her first GHSA State Championship in her first appearance.
She also became the fourth 300-meter hurdler to win a State Championship in school history and is the second to do so as a freshman.
The Mustang varsity girls 4x100 meter relay team of Mia "MJ" James, Leah Collins, Savannah Robinson-Holmes and Reynolds finished in the top four at the State Championships.
The foursome also took down a long standing school record going back to 2012, a team included four-time collegiate All-American Nnenya Hailey.
The boys 4x100 meter relay team of Benjamin Spitz, Nagari Tophia, Liam O'Toole and Christopher Kartsonas was also on display, finishing in the Top 5.
Nagari Tophia placed in the Top 5 in the boys 400-meter run as well.
Tophia set a new school record in the event and was Mount Vernon's first 400-meter state finalist since 2012.
Collin Maher, who finished in the Top 8 in the Boys 800-meter, became the second runner to break the two-minute barrier in school history.
Congrats to all of the Mustangs on a terrific 2022 season!
Established in 1972, The Mount Vernon School, serves over 1,200 students in preschool through grade 12 on our 40 acre Atlanta campus. As a leading visionary independent school, Mount Vernon’s brand of innovation and entrepreneurship has emerged over the last decade, impacting schools in the US and across the globe through Mount Vernon Ventures, a research, strategy, and consulting division of the School. In addition, in 2021 the School launched a global online program for grade 9-12 to meet the needs of today’s flexible family. Through established partnerships with Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, and civic environments, our mission is to design a better world...together.
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