Class of 2019

Taren White, Grayson

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Taren White dominated Gwinnett County sprinters from 2007 through 2010.  During that time span Taren won 49 out of 60 races in the 100/200/400 meter dashes.  Her senior year Taren won 20 out of 21 races and was undefeated in both the 200 and 400.  Her only loss in the 100 that year was a 2nd place at the Mobile Challenge of Champions.  Ms. White was a 3 time region champion in the 100 meter dash, a 4 time region champion in the 200 meter dash and was the 400 meter region champion her senior year. Taren won the 100 & 200 meter County championships in 2007 and 2008 and was County champion in the 200 & 400 in 2010.  Taren capped off her four years at Grayson by winning the state championships in the 200 meter dash with a then school record 23.7 and the 400 meter dash with a then school record time of 53.78.  She led the Grayson girls team to a 5th place finish that year as she added running the anchor legs to a 2nd place finish in the 4 x 100 relay and a 7th place finish in the 4 x 400 relay.  Taren’s leadership and outstanding accomplishments on the track during her four years at Grayson High School helped to establish a legacy that is still felt throughout the Grayson community and Gwinnett County.

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Scott Thompson, Parkview

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SCOTT THOMPSON, “Squirt”

Parkview High School Class of 1981 / The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina 1985 PARKVIEW ACCOMPLISHMENTS & AWARDS:

Varsity Track Team, Letter & State Qualifier all 4 years + 3 Year Varsity & Letter Parkview Basketball

 

1978      Parkview ‐“Most Valuable Field” Award. School Record Holder High Jump, Long Jump & Triple Jump.

 

Gwinnett County Track & Field Championships – 1st in High Jump. “Most Valuable Field” Award Georgia State Meet ‐ 2nd Place High Jump. Placed in Long Jump & Triple Jump

1979      Parkview‐“Most Valuable Field” Award. School Record Holder High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump

 

Gwinnett County Track & Field Championships – 1st in High Jump. “Most Valuable Field” Award Georgia State Meet – 2nd Place High Jump. Placed in Long Jump & Triple Jump

“Track Man of the Year” Award presented by The Atlanta Track Club.

 

Jr. Olympics ‐ received award for 5th best High Jump in the nation in age group.

 

1980      Parkview‐“Most Valuable Field” Award. School Record Holder High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump

 

Gwinnett County Track & Field Championships – 1st in High Jump @ 6’8”, Long Jump & Triple Jump@ 44’ – 45’. “Most Valuable Field” Award

 

Georgia State Meet – 5th Place High Jump. Placed in Long Jump & Triple Jump 4th Place Georgia Decathlete State Meet

1981      Parkview‐“Most Valuable Field” Award. School Record Holder High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump

 

Gwinnett County Championships ‐ Set New Record in Triple Jump @ 45’ 10 ¾”. 1st Place High Jump. “Most Valuable Field” Award

 

Georgia State Meet ‐ 1st Place High Jump @ 6’ 8”. Placed 2nd in Long Jump.

 

THE CITADEL, MILITARY COLLEGE OF SC ACOMPLISHMENTS & AWARDS:

 

1981 – 1982       Southern Conference All Conference Award – Indoor & Outdoor Track

 

1982                     Southern Conference Champion, High Jump @ 6’ 11.5”, NEW SCHOOL RECORD

 

1982 – 1983 Southern Conference All Conference Award – Indoor & Outdoor Track 1983 – 1984 Southern Conference All Conference Award – Indoor & Outdoor Track 1984   Olympic Games Qualifier – B Standard High Jump @ 7’ 3 ¾”

1984 – 1985       Southern Conference All Conference Award – Indoor & Outdoor Track

 

2nd Team All American

 

May 1985 Graduate of The Citadel US Army Infantry Officer

Married to Meg Thompson, 2 sons – John Thompson, 400 m Record Holder & 4x400 m Relay Record Holder, North Gwinnett HS, 2013 Graduate of North Carolina State University and Christian Thompson, 2014 Graduate of The Citadel