Coweta Sports Digest

Quinn wins Junior Olympics silver in javelin

The Quintessentials track and field team faced a 13-hour drive back from Eastern Michigan University and the AAU Junior Olympics on Saturday.

They had one piece of business left before winding up their week in Ypsilant and making the long trek down the interstate back to Coweta County.

Josiah Quinn, son of head coach Scott Quinn, ended the team's track and field odyssey, by finishing second in the 10-and-under javelin to take the silver medal Saturday morning. Quinn finished the event with a throw of 81 feet, 2 inches.

He finished behind Mason Brock, who won the gold with a heave of 91-2.

Quinn and Brock, however, finished way ahead of the other 30 competitors.

Bronze medalist Zaire Walker had a top throw of 74-4.

Quinn ended the competition just like he started, with a medal-grabbing performance, Last Saturday, to open the competition, he took the gold medal in the the gold in the 1,500-meter race walk.

The Quintessentials track and field team ended its first trip to the national track and field event with five medals.

'It was a really good trip for us,' Quinn said.

LOCALS FISH IN THE CARHARTT COLLEGE SERIES NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP: 

Newnan's Kenny Johnson and fellow West Georgia University student Brandon Larry, competed this week in the three-day national bass fishing tournament near Young Harris College's Chatuge Reservoir.

Full details weren't available at press time for day No.

3's weigh in, but Johnson and Larry had a two-day total of seven pounds, four ounces.

Johnson, a former Newnan High School baseball player, started the club at West Georgia last year.

SWORDS DROPS FIRST MATCH AT GA/SC CHALLENGE: 

Annie Swords wraps up this weekend's Georgia-South Carolina Girls' Junior Challenge Match today in Johns Island, S.C..

The Heritage School junior is one of four players representing Georgia. She fell 4 and 3 in Saturday's match against Reona Hirai of Summerville, S.C.

Georgia leads the match 3-1.

Swords faces Kelsey Badmaev of Blythewood in today's final round.



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