Coweta Sports Digest
Local team adds four medalists at AAU Junior Olympics
Quintessentials track and field coach Scott Quinn had plenty of reasons to smile Friday afternoon after competition in the 8-and-under javelin throw at the AAU Junior Olympics at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti.
All four of Quinn's athletes entered in the event finished in the top 10.
Peyton Laney had the best throw among the local athletes, finishing fifth with a mark of 63 feet, nine inches.
Teammate Samuel Quinn was sixth, 62-01. Aaron Fenimore took eighth place with his throw of 56-04.
Dante Robinson finished ninth for the Quintessentials with his throw of 54-05.
Laney, Quinn and Fenimore each earned copper medals.
Robinson turned in a personal best with his throw.
'They were sort of disappointed in their performances, but I am really proud of them. I thought they did great,' Quinn said. 'We are tickled with what we have been able to do. It has been a great trip.'
This is the track team's first trip to the AAU Junior Olympics since it's formation last winter..
So far, the Quintessentials have garnered five medals at this year's competition. Josiah Quinn, who already won a gold in the 1500-meter race walk, enters the 10-under javelin throw today as the top seed.
Quinn says his team has received plenty of compliments during the week.
'People have been impressed with what we have been able to accomplish during our first trip here,' he said. 'Everyone is saying good things about us.'
Swords to compete in GSGA's annual Georgia-South Carolina Junior Match Play golf event:
Heritage School junior Annie Swords, who competed in this year's U.S. Junior Girls Amateur tournament, earned a trip to play in this weekend's eighth annual Georgia-South Carolina Girls Junior Challenge Match held by the Georgia State Golf Association.
Play begins today at Seabrook Island Crooked Oaks Course on Johns Island, S.C., where Swords is one of just for players representing Georgia. She earned her way to the tournament after finishing in the top-five in the GSGA's Girls Championship.
Georgia leads the series 5-2.
Swords will play Reona Hirai of Summerville, S.C. in her firstround match. Her teammates include Diane Lim (Duluth High) of Norcross, Janet Mao of Johns Creek (High) and Eunice Yi (Lakeside High/Georgia Regents) of Evans.