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GIA 1953 Class AA Girls Track Champions

State was held for all classes April 24-25 at Fort Valley State.

Results from May 1, 1953 Alabama Tribune.

Team results

1st - Washington (Atlanta), 37.5 points
2nd- Howard
No other places listed.


Event results

80-yard dash: 1st - Dorthy Raiford (Washington) and Rosa Chatman* (Turner), 3rd - J. High (Howard), 4th - J. Drayton (Beach). Time: 6.3 seconds.

80-meter hurdles: 1st - A. Butts (Turner), 2nd - E. Callahan (Howard), 3rd - B. Tidwell (Washington). Time: 14.15 seconds.

100-yard dash: 1st - Margaret Matthews (Howard), 2nd - Edith Moten (Washington), 3rd - Hazel Watkins (Beach). Time: 11.5 seconds.

440-yard relay: 1st - Howard (Jean High, Charlene DeAlfordii, Margaret Matthews and Ollie Collier). 2nd - Washington, 3rd - Beach. Time: 51 seconds. New record.

Baseball throw: 1st - Louise Collins (Turner), 2nd - C. Smith (Washington), 3rd - C. Jackson (Howard). Distance: 226'.

Broad jump: 1st - Margaret Matthews (Howard), 2nd - D. Raiford (Washington), 3rd. E. Callahan (Howard). Distance: 16'11". New record.

Discus: 1st - Patricia Maddox (Washington), 2nd - A. Burnes (Washington), 3rd - A. Maddox (Howard). Distance: 82'2". New record.

High jump: 1st - J. Cantrell (Turner), 2nd - Gresham (Turner), 3rd - Callier (Howard). Height: 4'11".

Javelin throw: 1st - L. Collins (Turner), 2nd - A. Burnes (Washington), 3rd - C. Jackson (Howard). Distance: 97'.

Shot put: 1st - A. Burnes (Washington), 2nd - G. Johnson (Washington), 3rd - A. Maddox (Howard). Distance: 32'6.5".

* Or Rosa Chapman. Both names listed.