Riverdale Finished Strong in Tennis and Track

By Molly Seales

Riverdale Academy tennis and track ended on high notes with both teams having athletes place at state. Congratulations to Luke, Will, Julia Grace, Makayla, and the entire tennis and track teams for a fabulous season!

On Wednesday, May 4, the boys’ doubles team of Luke Greer and Will Jones travelled to Vicksburg, MS, to play for the Class AA State Championship in tennis. Greer and Jones came up a little short, losing to a very strong Briarfield in their final match of the year. They brought home Class AA State Runner Up in tennis. With Greer being a junior and Jones a sophomore, look for them to be contenders for the title again.

That same week, on Friday, May 6, 8th graders Julia Grace Riggs and Makayla Pickett traveled to Jackson Academy in Mississippi to compete in the Class AA Field Events Championship. Julia Grace placed 3rd in the shot put, and Makayla placed 3rd in discus. Both of these athletes were competing against varsity athletes.  To finish 3rd at state as an 8th grader is a huge accomplishment. Both have potential to be future state champions.

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