Monday, May 6, 2013
A runner’ gesture cost his high school a trip to the state championships. Tell us if you think the ruling on the gesture was right on, or if the disqualification was unwarranted.
A high school’s chance to compete in the state championships was halted last month despite a winning performance from four of its athletes. Columbus High School saw four of its athletes take first in the 4 x 100-meter relay. But the team was disqualified, according to KHOU 11 News, after its final runner, Derrick Hayes, pointed up to the sky as he crossed the finish line. The DQ was levied as the gesture violated a rule that prohibits excessive acts of celebration, and it cost the school an opportunity to make it to the state championships. Hayes’ father said he believes his son made the gesture to give thanks to God. “It was a reaction,” K.C. Hayes said. “I mean you’re brought up your whole life that God gives you good things, you’re …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Jonathan M. Garner died of unknown causes just days before Christmas.
Kennesaw State has released details of a memorial in honor of Jonathan M. Garner, the 18-year-old track and field athlete who died of unknown causes just days before Christmas. A service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the KSU Convocation Center, 1000 Chastain Rd. Doors to the KSU Convocation Center will open at 1:15 p.m. This is at least the third memorial for Garner, a freshman from Roswell. Zion Missionary Baptist Church held a celebration of life on Jan. 3, a week after family members gathered in Walnut Grove, Miss., for Garner's funeral. Don’t miss any of the local news you care about. Subscribe to Kennesaw Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Family and friends of Kennesaw State track and field athlete Jonathan Garner will gather at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Roswell.
A celebration of life will be held tonight for Kennesaw State track and field athlete Jonathan M. Garner, who died of unknown causes just days before Christmas. It was one week ago today that family members of the 18-year-old freshman gathered in Walnut Grove, Miss., for his funeral. However, organizers of tonight's service at Roswell's Zion Missionary Baptist Church want people to "share in the memories, stories and praise among family and friends," according to an announcement on Facebook. The celebration begins at 6:30 p.m. in the church's main sanctuary, 888 Zion Circle. When Kennesaw State announced Garner's Dec. 21 passing, school officials said the Kennesaw State University Athletic Association was working with Garner’s family to …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Athens Christian High School's Destiny Jenkins signed a letter of intent Wednesday to run track and cross country at Kennesaw State University.
Kennesaw State University's women's track and field team is gaining speed with a first-place performance in the 4x400 meter relay in Illinois, a win and program record in the 800-meter event in Birmingham and concerted efforts to recruit new talent. Destiny Jenkins, a senior and star runner at Athens Christian High School, signed a letter of intent Wednesday to run track and cross country for the Lady Owls, reported the Athens-Banner Herald. Jenkins won the state Class A titles in the 800-meter and 1600-meter events and was on the winning 1600-meter relay team last spring, reported the Banner Herald. She joins her brother, Joshua, who signed to compete at Kennesaw State on the same day a year ago. Jenkins was part of the Athens Christian …