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The Davis Academy Boys Track and Field Team took home the first place trophy in the Metro Atlanta Athletic Conference (MAAC) Middle School Championship meet on Tues., April 8 at The Galloway School Track Complex. The Davis Lady Lions came in Second Place.
The Davis Boys team won the championship with a total score of 112 points. In the individual events, they took first and second places in the 400 Meter Dash, first place in the 4 x 400 Meter Relay, and first and third places in the Pole Vault. They also took second place in the 4 x 100 Meter Relay and High Jump events; and second and third in the Triple Jump and Long Jump events.
The second place winners, The Epstein School, finished with 106 points.
The Davis Girls team took first place in the 1600 Meter Run and Pole Vault; first and second places in the 800 Meter Run and High Jump, and second place in the 4 x 400 Meter Relay. Their total score was 86 points.
According to Davis Academy Coach Matt Barry, both the boys and girls results place this year’s Davis team as one of the top three Track and Field teams in the history of the school.
The Davis boys team also won the MAAC Championship in 2009 and were runners up last year and in 2011. The Davis Girls were runners up in 2012 and MAAC champions in 2008 and 2009.
The members of the 2014 Davis Academy Boys Team are (* indicates students who competed in championships): Ohad Rau, Jacob Young*, Eric Abel*, Charlie Rinzler, Adam Spector, Scott Leven*, Asher Stadler*, Ben Rosing*, Justin Cobb, Ben Segal*, Ian Levin*, Sam Brothman, Sam Mahle*, Jared Solovi, Kavan Husney*, Jake Rubin*, Josh Glass, Alex Panovka*, Andrew Ladden, Colin Goldberg*, Max Ripans, Max Murray. Coach Barry and Coach Coffey.
The members of The Davis Academy Girls Team are: Alex Lipsky*, Rachel Sinclair*, Sami Krinsky*, Olivia Sidman*, Alisa Steel*, Abbie Barkan*, Maddie Tessler*, Mallory Tessler*, Noa Grace Pollinger, Katie Sullivan* and Hannah Ripans.
The Davis Academy is known locally and nationally for its innovative programs, integrated technology and exceptional fine arts, holds triple accreditation. Its two state-of-the-art campuses are located in the Sandy Springs/Dunwoody area. For more information about The Davis Academy, visit www.davisacademy.org.