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Class of 2013

Jackie Drouin, Collins Hill

  • H.S. GPA of 3.944

  • 9 individual state titles

  • scored 72 points in state track meet

  • 5 time Gwinnett County Runner of the Year

  • 2005 Atlanta Track Club Runner of the Year

  • member of 3 nationally-ranked track teams

  • High School PR's of 2:14/800m, 4:49/1600, 10:38/3200m, 17:36/5k XC

  • 9 All-time ranked marks in Track and Field for GA

  • 2006 Collins Hill Homecoming Queen

  • Columbia University XC Captain (2009 and 2010)

  • 2010 Ivy League Outdoor Champion in 1500m

  • 2010 ECAC Champion in the outdoor 1500m

  • 2010 East Regional Finalist in the 1500m

  • School Record Holder in the 1500m

  • 7-time NCAA Academic All-American

Adam Ruiz, Parkview

  • *best 5K time 15:20 at Antioch Invitational in Nashville, TN

  • *led Parkview to two State Championships and one runner up in his 3 years of running

  • *two time Gwinnet county and Region 8 Individual Champion

  • *named to All State Team his Jr. and Sr. years

  • *helped to lead TAC Athletic South Team to State and Regional titles and then to a National Runner Up his sophomore year

  • *chosen as a member of the All South CC Team for two years

  • *Harrier magazine selected him to its "Top 100" high school runners in both Jr. and Sr. years

  • *led Parkview to be included in The Harriers list of Top 20 teams in the U.S. for two years

  • *Inside Track magazine honored Parkview as an All American Team for 1985 and 86 for the most part because of Adam

  • *ATC distinguished him as the Top Runner of the Year in Georgia CC by awarding him the Jeff Benton Award in 1985

  • *at the time of his graduation Adam held 8 course records in the Southeast

  • *received a full scholarship to UNCC to run


  • After Graduation


  • *joined to Army Rangers

  • *received both U.S. Army Commendation and U.S. Army Achievement Medals

  • *received a Combat Infantryman's Badge for his service in Operation Just Cause in Panama

  • *after Army he graduated Summa Cum Laude from Oglethorpe Univ. with a degree in Politics

  • *graduated from Florida State Univ. College of Law in 1999

  • *admitted to The Bar in 2000

  • *became Assistant District Attorney in Tallahassee, Florida where he served as Chief Prosecutor.

  • *was then appointed Special Assistant State Attorney

  • *today he has his own practice specializing in immigration

  • *he is married and has four children

Hal Barnes, Parkview

  • Coached 3 County Individual Champions (Dale Norman in 1976, Suzy Cahill in 1982 and 1983)

  • 4 consecutive Boys County Championship Teams 1976-1979

  • 2 consecutive County Championship Girls Teams 1987-1988

  • 1 Region Championship Individual (Robert Medcalf-1979)

  • 4 consecutive Region Championship Boys Teams (1976-1979)

  • 1 Region Championship Girls Team (1988)

  • 1 State Championship Girls Team (1988)

  • County Coach of the Year (1988)

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