Athletics News

Seven members of the varsity track and field team competed in the state meet May 10-12. Senior Ibum Obu set a new Pace record in shot put and became a state champion. Sophomore Sam Adams also set a new school record in the 800-meter and became the state runner-up. Seniors Payton Payne and Jack Douglass finished fourth and fifth in the 3200-meter respectively. Douglass also finished sixth in the 1600-meter. Junior Justice Jackson placed tenth in the prelims in the 200-meter. And, senior Ben Thompson placed 13th in the prelims while sophomore Paula Sandoval placed 10th.

The girls track and field team finished in ninth place out of 31 teams, and the boys team finished 15th out of 35 teams.

Congratulations on a successful season!

Congratulations to senior Ibum Obu and sophomore Sam Adams, for being named West Stride Athletes of the Month. Both Ibum and Sam are recognized for their track & field accomplishments this season.

In addition, Ibum was also named the Georgia MileSplit Athlete of the Week.

This weekend, May 10-12, the varsity boys and girls track & field will participate in the State Meet at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany, Ga. Participating are: seniors Ibum Obu (shot put and discus), Jack Douglass (1600 and 3200 meters), Ben Thompson (800 meters), juniors Justice Jackson (200 meters) and sophomores Sam Adams (800 meters), Payton Payne (3200 meters) and Paula Sandoval (800 meters). Go, Knights!

The Pace Knights' march through the post-season continues. Check the Scores & Schedules page of the website for updates, and support the Knights at these upcoming events:

Baseball – Sweet Sixteen (doubleheader) vs. Morgan County High School, Thursday, May 3, 4:30 p.m. (at Morgan County High School)

Girls Tennis –Final Four vs. Westminster; Monday, May 7, 4:15 p.m. (at Westminster)

Boys Tennis – Final Four vs. Lovett; Monday, May 7, 4:30 p.m. (at Pace)

Boys Lacrosse – First Round of Playoffs vs. Blessed Trinity; Tuesday, May 8, 7 p.m. (at Blessed Trinity High School, Roswell, Ga.)

Boys & Girls Track & Field – State Meet; May 10-12 (at Hugh Mills Stadium, Albany)

Boys & Girls Golf – State Championship Tournament; May 21-22 (at Cateechee Golf Club, Lake Hartwell)

Senior Justin Morris committed to continue his athletic career at Howard University during a signing ceremony on May 2. He will play football for the Bison next year.

Morris is a four-year varsity football letterman, a three-year varsity wrestling letterman and a two-year track & field letterman. He was awarded Most Improved Wrestler and Most Improved Football Player his junior year.

An Upper School visual art student, Morris' artwork was recently featured as part of the Advanced Studio Art exhibit in the Fine Arts Center. He joins 13 other members of the Class of 2018 in pursuing collegiate athletics. Congratulations!

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