By MICHAEL ALEXANDER, Staff Photographer | Published June 21, 2018
ATLANTA—Archdiocesan and independent Catholic high schools captured individual and team state championships this spring in sports like lacrosse, soccer and track and field. Here is a school-by-school breakdown of the state champions:
Blessed Trinity High School, Roswell, Class AAAA
Teams: Boys’ lacrosse, defeated Greater Atlanta Christian, Norcross, 6-5; it was the team’s first trip to the state finals and the first state championship in school history; Girls’ lacrosse, defeated Starr’s Mill High School, Marietta, 15-7 for its third consecutive state championship.
State Runner-Up: Boys tennis.
Marist School, Atlanta, Class AAAA
Teams: Girls’ soccer, defeated St. Pius X High School, Atlanta, 2-1; the team posted a 20-1-1 overall season record and was the number two nationally ranked team by MaxPreps.
Individuals: Leif Andersen, track and field, 1,600-meter run (4:19.54) and 3,200-meter run (9:26.46); Josie Wirtz, track and field, 3,200-meter run (10:52.40).
State Runner-Up: Josie Wirtz, track and field, 1,600-meter run (5:07.28).
St. Pius X High School, Atlanta, Class AAAA
Teams: Boys Track and field.
Individuals: Jared Williams, track and field, 200-meter dash (22.10); Matthew Harris, track and field, long jump (24 feet, 2.75 inches); Tanner Duffin, discus (189 feet, 3 inches) and shot put (59 feet, 2 inches).
State Runner-Up: Boys’ golf, a team score of 286 on the 18-hole total was a school record; Girls’ soccer, breaks a streak of five consecutive state championships; Matthew Harris, track and field, 110-meter hurdles (14.55) and 300-meter hurdles (37.94); Janae Profit, shot put (39 feet, 3 inches).