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Moore raises the bar, wins state pole vault

2018 PHS Track Olivia Moore PV Championship at State

     Olivia Moore clears the bar at 13’ 7” to bring home the 4A Gold medal in the event at last week’s 4A State Track & Field Meet at Berry College in Rome.    

      PHS Senior Olivia Moore was some kind of wonderful at the 4A State Track & Field Meet at Berry College’s Vallhalla Stadium this past week as the standout athlete launched herself over 13’ 7”in the Pole Vault competition to beat long time nemesis Alex Potts of Woodward Academy (12’0”). Moore brought home yet another PHS state championship in the event following Tyler Craig (2013) and Kyle Tidwell (2017) who also stood atop the #1 position on the state podium in the Pole Vault event. Moore also placed 4th in the 100M Hurdles (15.59) to bring home some more state medal hardware. Moore’s prowess in track & field has led her deservingly to an athletic scholarship at Georgia Tech for the coming year.

Also competing at state were PHS Seniors Sabrina Young and Connor Moranos in the 3200 Meter run championship. Both ran well to season best times as Young placed 10th (12:05.99) while Moranos placed 12th (10:18.49). Young will be running next year at Dalton State while Moranos will be running for Piedmont College.

     Rounding out the competitors at the 4A State Track & Field Meet from Pickens were Zach Goss in the High Jump (11th / 5/ 8”),  Matthew Webb in the Pole Vault (10’ 6” / 15th) and Will Giambra (16th). PHS Head Track Coach Jordan Wells remarked that he was proud of each athlete who made it to state and noted that all of the PHS athletes had given their best effort at the right time.