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Wildcat Avery Fisher places second in shot put at state track meet
Avery Fisher
Avery Fisher

Avery Fisher completed her outstanding all-around athletic career at Richmond Hill by taking second place in the shot put at the GHSA Class 6A state track meet held last Friday and Saturday at Carrollton.

Fisher, a power hitting third baseman for the softball team and rush defender for the flag football team, heaved the shot 39-0 to help the Wildcats take 13th-place in the meet.

The Georgia Highlands College softball signee was one of two Wildcats girls to earn a spot on the medal podium as Somaria Courtney took third in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:21.65. Fisher leaves holding school records in the shot (41-2.5) and discus (118-11.5).

Also contributing to Richmond Hill’s 19.50 points were Jada Brown with a fifth in the shot put at 36-3, Julia Wilson was eighth in the 3200-meter run with a time of 11:50.76 and Autumn Smiley who took eighth in the pole vault as she cleared the bar with a school record 9-9.

With Jasai Taylor and Memphis Rich leading the way the Richmond Hill boys team took 14th-place with 18 points. It was Richmond Hill’s swansong in Class 6A as it moves up to 7A this fall.

Taylor showed why he signed with Troy University as he completed a solid his season with a second-place finish in the 300-meter hurdles with a school record time of 37.52 only to be edged out by nine-tenths of a second.

Rich, one of several underclassmen who point to a bright future for Coach Levi Sybert’s program, took third in the 3200-meter run with a time of 9:35.68 and was a member, along with Noah Sybert, Dylan Overbey and Sterling Bastian, of the 4x800 meter relay team which took fifth.

The showings completed another successful season for the boys and girls teams under Sybert who came to Richmond Hill in 2010 and has developed the Wildcats program into a regional power and one competitive at the state level.

This spring saw the girls win their third straight Region 2-6A championship—there was no meet in 2020—and the girls cross country team has won 11 consecutive region title.

The boys won their fifth straight track and field region crown and last fall they claimed their ninth straight cross-country region championship. The boys won the cross-country state championship in 2021.

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