Two Carroll County student athletes selected by Atlanta Track Club for All-Metro Track and Field Team

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Two Carroll County student athletes are among the 49 runners, jumpers and throwers Atlanta Track Club has selected 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.

"These hard-working, talented athletes are the future of our organization and the future of track and field in the United States. We look forward to celebrating their accomplishments next month and following their performances in the sport as they continue their high school career or go on to college athletics," said Rich Kenah, Atlanta Track Club’s executive director. "With so much talent, it will be for coaches and the public to decide which of these students will be given top honors and win a special scholarship."

The Carroll County students who will receive All-Metro honors are:

Carter Shell:

Triple Jump

Temple High School

Jeremiah Pierce:

Discus

Carrollton High School

The All-Metro athletes were selected based on criteria including performance at the state meet, season bests and head-to-head competition. The names of these athletes are posted on atlantatrackclub.org and ga.milesplit.com. Coaches and the community can go online from May 16-22 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 2017 All-Metro High School Track and Field Team will be honored at a banquet at The Stave Room in Midtown Atlanta on June 7. 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. Nominations can be submitted online via the athlete voting form.

Family members, coaches and friends are invited to celebrate the success of the student athletes at the 2017 All-Metro High School Track and Field Banquet. Banquet details and registration can be found at 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 27,000 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, PNC 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.