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GIA 1953 Classes A-B-C 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 - Monroe (Albany), 21 points
2nd - Peabody and Brooks, 17
4th - Hunt, 12
5th - Washington (Blakely), 10
6th - Wayne County Training and Carver (Douglas), 6.
Twenty-three teams competed.


Event results

50-yard dash: 1st - L. Simmons (Peabody), 2nd - L. Daniels (Carver, Douglas), 3rd - B. Moore (Union, ?). Time: 6.3 seconds.

80-meter hurdles: 1st - V. Ferguson (Wayne County Training), 2nd - L. Simmons (Peabody), 3rd. A. Jones (Monroe, Albany). Time: 14.5 seconds. New record.

100-yard dash: 1st - D. Brown (Brooks), 2nd - I. Daniels (Carver, Douglas), 3rd. L. Simmons (Peabody). Time: 11.9 seconds.

Baseball throw: 1st - F. Burch (Peabody), 2nd - C. Holmes (Washington, Blakely), 3rd - F. Christians (Monroe, Albany). Distance: 169'3".

Broad jump: 1st - Dorothy Griggs (Hunt), 2nd. J. Clark (Rosenwald, ?), 3rd - L. Simmons (Peabody). Distance: 16'6.5". New record.

Discus: 1st - Delois Brown (Brooks), 2nd - E. Christians (Monroe, Albany), 3rd - C. Holmes (Washington, Blakely). Distance: 90'6". New record.

High jump: 1st - Margaret Duggins (Springfield, ?), 2nd - B. McCoy (Washington, ?), 3rd - A. Wesley (Monroe, Albany). Distance: 5'1". New record.

Shot put: 1st - M. Soloman (Monroe, Albany), 2nd - L. Holmes (Washington, Blakely), 3rd - B. Turner (Peabody). Distance: 29'.