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August 17, 2005

Congratulations, Gabrielle!

Gabrielle, one of our 8th grade students, has been involved in track and field for about five years now. She is a member of East Cobb Track Club which functions using Sprayberry H.S. as their home track. She ran during the spring season and continued during the summer. While spring track is mostly for conditioning, summer track is extremely competitive, and you must be successful to advance through each level of competition.

GabrielleShe is a member of two track leagues: USA Track and Field Association (USATF) and Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) and competed in both this summer. She is at the bottom of her age group (13 and 14 year olds compete together) and had a difficult season in her individual events. So, Gabrielle tried something new this year and entered her competitions as a multi-event participant.

Mabry is very proud to report that Gabrielle has advanced to the Regional level (Georgia, NC, SC, Virginia and Potomac Valley) in USATF and is a finalist in the national Jr. Olympic Competition for AAU. So, she went to New Orleans at the end of July!

Her mom and dad are so proud of her and want the world to know it. Gabrielle is a Pentathlete, and doing five different track and field events is no easy task. She runs the 100m hurdles, 800m run, high jump, long jump and shot put. As a national finalist she has secured her place in the athletic hall of fame, and is ranked 22nd in the country! This is indeed an accomplishment for her first time out as a Pentathlete and first time making it to the Jr. Olympics.

Two years ago the administrative team made a movie to celebrate Mabry's 25 years of excellence. I remember morphing Gabrielle's baby picture into her picture as a 6th grader at Mabry and then into Oprah. We made that movie to celebrate shaping tomorrow today because, as you can see, we believe the future's so bright, you gotta wear shades! Through hard work and persistence, Gabrielle is shaping her destiny in incredible ways!

Posted by Dr. Tyson

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