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Columbus City Schools Celebrates District Champions for Track and Field Spring 2024

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June 4, 2024 — The Columbus City Schools community proudly congratulates the 2024 District track and field champions. After months of dedicated training and exceptional performances, CCS student-athletes demonstrated outstanding skill and perseverance throughout the spring 2024 season.

“We are always working to get on that State podium,” said Jason Lewis, boys track and field coach at Eastmoor High School. “I’ve learned that you are always learning. The kids teach me as I teach them. They are fantastic.”

Throughout the season, students and coaches have worked hard, learning from each other and competing fiercely against the region's top athletes. Their commitment to excellence and teamwork has paid off, leading them to this significant achievement as District champions.

The journey towards these victories was not without its challenges. CCS athletes balanced rigorous academic schedules with demanding training sessions, demonstrating their ability to excel on track and in the classroom. Coaches and staff have provided invaluable support, guiding students to hone their talents and reach new heights.

"I practice almost every day, six days a week," said Dewayne Davis, eleventh grade student at Centennial High School. "You will get better as long as you put in the work and keep working on your form."

CCS celebrates this accomplishment and thanks all students for their hard work and dedication. The District would like to extend congratulations to the following students: 

  • Dewayne Davis (Centennial High School), Boys Discus & Boys Shot Put District Champ*

  • Donovan Delph (Eastmoor High School), Boys Long Jump District Champ*

  • Dawayne Galloway (Marion-Franklin High School), Boys 100 Meter Dash District Champ*

  • Lillian Hurd (Columbus Independence High School), Girls 200 Meter & Girls 400 Meter Dash District Champ*

  • Catherine Pierce (Whetstone High School), Girls 100 Meter Dash District Champ*

  • Tyrell Russell (Beechcroft High School), Boys 100 & Boys 200 Meter Dash District Champ*

  • Josh Smith (Columbus Africentric Early College PreK-12), Boys High Jump District Champ*

  • Mali Thornton (Eastmoor High School), Girls Discus District Champ*

  • Ashtan Winfrey (Columbus Africentric Early College PreK-12), Girls Long Jump District Champ*

Meter Relays:

  • Walnut Ridge High School, Girls 4x100 & Boys 4x200 Meter Relay District Champ*

  • Marion Franklin High School, Boys 4x100 & Boys 4x200 Meter Relay District Champ*

  • Columbus Independence High School, Boys 4x200 Meter Relay District Champ*

*1st place in this event at Districts

The District would like to extend best wishes to senior track and field stars on all their future endeavors, both on and off the field. For students returning to track and field next year, we cannot wait to see you all again soon. Congratulations, Columbus City Schools track and field stars! 

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