Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation and the Gwinnett Sports Commission teamed up to honor locals for their contributions to youth athletics at the annual Sportsmanship in Gwinnett banquet.
Dunny Harrison of the Peachtree Ridge Booster Club was named the Top Youth Sportsman in Gwinnett. He has played in the Peachtree Boosters Roller Hockey League for eight years and also has coached a junior roller hockey team for three years.
Jimmy Carrion, a coach with the Dacula Soccer Club, was named the Top Adult Sportsman.
Harrison was joined on the Gwinnett Youth Sportsmanship Team by the Dacula Athletic Association's Rachel Froug and Christopher Camarata, Dacula Soccer Club's Danny Miner, Duluth Youth Baseball/Softball Association's Austin Radar, Grayson Athletic Association's Jake Mueller, Mill Creek Athletic Association's Carlie Teshner, Mountain Park Athletic Association's Justin Chambers, North Gwinnett Baseball/Softball Asssociation's Marty Scharle and Peachtree Ridge Youth Association's Kristina Schmitz.
Along with Carrion, the Gwinnett Adult Sportsmanship Team included Brookwood Youth Athletic Association's Scott Stewart, Peachtree Ridge Youth Athletic Association's Derek Hutchens, Mountain Park Athletic Association's Greg Kable, Mill Creek Athletic Association's Dwight Mote, Duluth Youth Baseball/Softball Association's Paul Sansone, Grayson Athletic Association's Rob Langston, Meadowcreek New Mercies Athletic Association's Stan Truitt, Collins Hill Athletic Association's Tim Pollock and North Gwinnett Football Association's Lisa Boyd.
- From staff reports
Gwinnett bests Cobb in track competition The track and field teams from Gwinnett and Cobb Counties held a competition with the event results from their respective county meets meshed into one list of results, and Gwinnett came out on top in combined scoring, 678.5-646.
Collins Hill scored the most points for Gwinnett in the mock meet at 143, followed by Brookwood (63), Parkview (62.5), Grayson (58) and Shiloh (52). Collins Hill won the girls competition over runner-up McEachern while Brookwood was second to McEachern in the boys division.
The following Gwinnett girls would have placed first in their events even with Cobb's top athletes mixed in: Meadowcreek's Brittany Hall (400-meter dash, 56.51 seconds and 800, 2:10.94), Grayson's Meredith White (1,600, 5:12.23), Collins Hill's Jackie Drouin (3,200, 10:57.56) and Nicole Okolo (triple jump, 37 feet, 101⁄2 inches), Berkmar's Juliana Smith (shot put, 44-3) and Dacula's Eve Machovec (discus, 139-1). Collins Hill's girls also had the top 3,200 relay time (9:49.93) for the two counties.
Gwinnett boys who would have been first were: Parkview's Marcelis Lynch (800, 1:55.67), Brookwood's Terrence Davis (high jump, 6-6), Mill Creek's Cameron Cheek (pole vault, 15-6), South Gwinnett's Larry Cooper (triple jump, 46-7), Parkview's Seth Weiler (shot put, 55-0) and Collins Hill's Eric Gill (discus, 167-6).
The Parkview boys had the two counties' top 3,200 relay (8:16.65).
- From staff reports