Georgia Olympics – Field Events

Today marks the first day of the boys state track finals, also known as the Georgia Olympics, at Memorial Stadium in Jefferson. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the event. Field events including the pole vault, triple jump, high jump, shot put and discus were on today’s agenda. Here are my favorite images photographed for the Gwinnett Daily Post.

Peachtree Ridge's Matt Morris runs down the lane as he nears the bar of the pole vault on Thursday May 5, 2011.

Peachtree Ridge's Matt Morris holds onto the pole as he vaults towards the bar on Thursday May 5, 2011.

Parkview's Jordan Funk goes inverted in the pole vault on Thursday May 5, 2011.

Wesleyan's Wes Ayers clears the bar in the pole vault during the 2011 Georgia Olympics in Jefferson on Thursday May 5, 2011.

Peachtree Ridge's Matt Morris clears the bar in the AAAAA pole vault during the Georgia Olympics in Jefferson on Thursday May 5, 2011. Morris placed first in the event followed by Mill Creek's Mason Sheats.

Mill Creek's Tyler Cierski attempts the shot put during the state finals on Thursday May 5, 2011.

Grayson's Matt Roon loses his balance and scratches during his last attempt at the shot put on Thursday May 5, 2011.

Wesleyan's Merritt Hall releases his discus during the Georgia Olympics on Thursday May 5, 2011.

Mill Creek's Dre Spearman hurls the discus through the air during the 2011 Georgia Olympics in Jefferson on Thursday May 5, 2011. Spearman placed second in the AAAAA finals.

Norcross' Malcolm Davis clears the bar in the AAAAA high jump during the Georgia Olympics in Jefferson on Thursday May 5, 2011. Davis took first place in the event clearing 6' 10".

Brookwood's Bailey Vitatoe clears the bar in the high jump on Thursday May 5, 2011.

Alcovy's Jameel Abdul-Mateen flies through the air during the long jump on Thursday May 5, 2011.

Duluth's Alec McGhee flies through the air during the AAAAA triple jump at the 2011 Georgia Olympics in Jefferson on Thursday May 5, 2011. McGhee placed second in the event.

Central Gwinnett's Joushua Marshall flies through the air during the triple jump on Thursday May 5, 2011.

Dacula's Andrew Redhead lands in the pit during an attempt at the triple jump on Thursday May 5, 2011.

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