State Champion! Brown Wins Boys High Jump, Warriors Place in Multiple Events
Brookwood's Track and Field team competed at the GISA AAA State Meet this past Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The highlight of the event was 11th grader Kurtis Brown emerging as the AAA State Champion in the Boys High Jump. Brown cleared 5 feet, 10 inches in Friday's Field events.
A few other leapers at the meet for Brookwood were 8th grader Ella Grace Squires and 11th grader Jordan Thompson. Squires finished 3rd in High Jump in the Girls AAA event, while 11th grader Jordan Thompson finished tied for 6th. Christy James, also an 8th grader, was good for 7th in the State in the Long Jump event, clearing 15 feet, 3 inches.
Brookwood also competed well in one of the most exciting events, Saturday's 4x100 Meter Relay. The Warrior team of Squires, James, Abigail Middleton, and Abbie Bustle posted a season-best time of 52.87 seconds and finished in 6th place in the State. With two middle schoolers on the team, joining forces with a freshman (Middleton) and a junior (Bustle), the team will return all four runners next year and expects to be even stronger.
Also competing at the State Meet were Jessie Wortman, Tia Scott, Rayne Deese, Jack Saussy (3200 Meter Race), Max Beverly (Shot Put), Ann Murray Jackson (Discus), Will Cook (Triple Jump), and Noah Owens (Triple Jump, 300M Hurdles).
Located in Thomasville, GA, Brookwood School is a private school for grades JK-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.