ATLANTA – May 17, 2016 – Atlanta Track Club has selected 44 deserving scholastic student athletes, 24 boys and 20 girls, to receive All-Metro High School Track and Field Team honors. The honorees were chosen by Atlanta Track Club, and now coaches, parents, media and the general public will be given the opportunity to vote to determine which athletes are named Most Outstanding Track Athlete and Most Outstanding Field Athlete.
“The 2016 All-Metro High School Track and Field Team showcases the best young talent in Georgia, and we look forward to honoring the athletes’ hard work at the banquet,” said Rich Kenah, Atlanta Track Club’s executive director. “Now it’s up to the coaches and the public to choose the night’s biggest winners.”
The All-Metro athletes were selected based on criteria including major meet wins, performance at the state meet and a complete season overview. The names of these athletes are posted at atlantatrackclub.org and ga.milesplit.com. Coaches and the community can go online from May 17 to 24 and vote for their choice for Most Outstanding Track Athlete and Most Outstanding Field Athlete. One boy and one girl will be named for each category for a total of four awards; each recipient will receive a $1,500 scholarship.
The 2016 All-Metro High School Track and Field Team will be honored at a banquet at The Stave Room in Midtown Atlanta June 1. The student athletes who have been named Most Outstanding Track Athlete and Most Outstanding Field Athlete will be announced at the banquet as well as the recipients of the Coach’s Dedication Awards. Nomination forms for the Coach’s Dedication Award can be found at atlantatrackclub.org and must be submitted by May 18.
Family members, coaches and friends are invited to celebrate the success of the student athletes at the 2016 All-Metro High School Track and Field Banquet. For more information, visit atlantatrackclub.org.
About Atlanta Track Club
Atlanta Track Club is a nonprofit committed to creating an active and healthy Atlanta. Through running and walking, Atlanta Track Club motivates, inspires and engages the community to enjoy a healthier lifestyle. With more than 24,000 members, Atlanta Track Club is the second largest running organization in the United States. In addition to the AJC Peachtree Road Race (peachtreeroadrace.org) – the largest 10K running event in the world, the Publix Georgia Marathon, Atlanta 10 Miler and Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, Atlanta Track Club directs more than 30 events per year. Through the support of its members and volunteers, Atlanta Track Club also maintains a number of community initiatives including organizing and promoting the Kilometer Kids youth running program to metro Atlanta youth, honoring high school cross country and track and field athletes through Atlanta Track Club’s All-Metro Banquets and supporting the Grady Bicycle EMT program. For more information on Atlanta Track Club, visit atlantatrackclub.org.