I finished photographing the boys state track finals for the Gwinnett Daily Post on Saturday May 7, 2011. Field events were held Thursday with the track events two days later. The Gwinnett teams in Class A, Class AA and Class AAAAA placed in numerous events and took all four Class AAAAA overall team places with Peachtree Ridge winning first, Mill Creek taking second, Parkview third and Brookwood fourth. Here are my favorite images from the day.
South Gwinnett's Geovonne Green takes off from the starting blocks during the 1600 meter relay at the Geogria Olympics in Jefferson on Saturday May 7, 2011. South Gwinnett took first place in the event while Peachtree Ridge took the overall team first place for the state finals.
Buford's Michael Fortson, left, takes the baton from teammate Seon Jones during the 400 meter relay on May 7, 2011.
Buford's C.J. Moore leans forward as he crosses the finish line just behind Appling County's Jordan Vann during the 400 meter relay on May 7, 2011.
Peachtree Ridge's Torri Tillman races towards the finish line during the 100 meter dash in the Georgia Olympics in Jefferson on Saturday. Tillman took first in the 100 meter dash and second in the 200 meter dash.
Wesleyan's 1600 meter relay squad placed fourth in the event during the Georgia Olympics in Jefferson on Saturday May 7, 2011.
Peachtree Ridge's Torri Tillman crosses the finish line first before Parkview's Micah Reed, Mill Creek's Devonte Lewis and Coffee County's Tyreek Hill during the 100 meter dash on Saturday May 7, 2011.
Brookwood's Jackson Wearn, right, and Andres Littig try to fend off Wheeler's Adel Yoonis as they near the finish line of the 800 meter run on Saturday May 7, 2011.
Buford's Martinez Johnson completes the first lap during the wheelchair 800 meter race.
Berkmar's Justyn Shackleford clears the last hurdle closely behind Groves' Reggie Williams during the 300 meter intermediate hurdles on Saturday May 7, 2011.
Brookwood's Paul Beatty clears the last hurdle during the 110 meter hurdles at the Georgia Olympics in Jefferson on Saturday May 7, 2011. Beatty took first in the event.
Brookwood's Paul Beatty celebrates his first place win in the 110 meter hurdles during the Georgia Olympics in Jefferson on Saturday May 7, 2011.