After a nearly flawless finish on the third and final day of the Class A Private schools state meet Saturday, the Riverside Military Academy boys surged from behind to claim the state championship Saturday at Berry College in Rome. On the final day of the meet, Isaac Teasley won in the 400 meter run (51.21 seconds), James Seymour in the 800 (1:56.90) and Khalid Duke in the triple jump (45-03) for the Eagles. Also winning for Riverside Military was its 1600-meter relay team with a time of 3:23.16.
Finishing second for Riverside Military were Charles Dimnwaobi in the 100 (10.51) and 200 (21.75), and Teasley in the triple jump.
Teasley also took third place in the 200 (22.38).
This marks the first GHSA state championship in any sport for Riverside Military. The Eagles finished with 93 points, 25 ahead of second-place Athens Academy and 31 points ahead of third-place Eagles Landing Christian.
“Our kids never messed up today, never faltered,” Eagles coach Tim Cummings said.
Compiled by Bill Murphy