Harn shines at state meet for Leopards, wins two events
BY CHRIS BRIDGES
Saturday was a day to shine for Jay Harn.
The Banks County High School senior captured first place in both the 200-meter and 800-meter events in the wheelchair competition at the GHSA state track meet in Jefferson. Harn’s first place showings followed up a second-place finish in the shot put competition two days earlier.
Harn’s efforts allowed BCHS to win the wheelchair division at the state meet for 2008 with 28 overall points. This was the first year a team championship was awarded as seven athletes from six different schools competed.
The BCHS senior set a personal best in the 800-meter and was one tenth of a second off his personal best in the 200-meter.
While competing in the shot put, Harn also made a personal best throw of 19-8.5. The state champion in the event set a state record with a throw of 20-5.