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Class of 2012

Courtney Champion, South Gwinnett, Collins Hill

  • 2002 Champion at 200m

  • 2003 AAAAA Champion in 100m and 200m

  • 2004 AAAAA Champion in 100m and 200m

  • She graduated in 2004 and attended the University of Tennessee where she was an All-American  many times.  She attended South Gwinnett her freshman year and then transferred to Collins Hill.  She won numerous county, region, and state titles.  Her best times include 11.53, 23.5, and 53.9 in the 400m.  Her 100 and 200 were County records for many years and  she's still #9 on the all-time 200m list.  She was a national runner-up twice in the 200m at Nike Outdoor and a national champion indoors at 60m at the Armory

Andrea Pappas, Brookwood


Kibwe Johnson, North Gwinnett

  • USA Championships
    Two-time USA Outdoor champion - 2011 (80.31m/266-9); 2012 (74.97m/245-11)
    2008 USA Indoor champion (25.12m/82-5)
    2007 USA Outdoor runner-up (75.12m/246-5)
    2006 USA Indoor runner-up (23.72m/77-10)

    International Championships
    2011 Pan Am Games gold medalist (89.63m/261-3)
    2007 Pan-Am Games runner-up (73.23m/240-3)

    Awards and Honors
    Pan Am Games record holder (89.63m/261-3)

    About Kibwe
    Kibwe Johnson has established himself as one of the nation's top hammer
    throwers after recording one of the top two throws in the country in seven
    of the last eight years and has won two USA Outdoor titles and two spots on
    world championship and Olympic teams. His winning toss of 80.31m/266-9 at
    the 2011 USA Outdoor Championships was the best mark by an American hammer
    thrower since 2000. Former Soviet Olympic champion Anatoliy Bondarchuk
    coaches Kibwe and his wife, Crystal Smith-Johnson, who is also a thrower.
    His college career started at the University of Georgia where he began as a
    discus thrower. During his time in Athens, he began to shift his focus from
    discus to the hammer throw. He left Georgia to continue his academic and
    track careers at Ashland University. Johnson and his wife have one
    daughter, who was born in April of 2012.

Scott Erbach, Brookwood


State Champion shot put 59-3.25 1987

#2 all-time Gwinnett County throw 61-2.5

Brookwood School record holder shot put 61-2.5

                    Senior record holder shot put 61-2.5

                    Sophomore record holder shot put 52-3

Clemson University

ACC Indoor champion shot put 55-2.25

Ranked #4 throw for Clemson indoors 57-7.25

ACC Outdoor champion shot put 58-2.5

Ranked #2 throw for Clemson outdoors 60-8.75

All ACC honors weight throw 52-7

Jerry Arnold, Brookwood, Mill Creek


2004 Mill Creek

1986 Brookwood High School

1974 Carrollton High School


State University of West Georgia Hall of Fame

Carrollton High School Hall of Fame

Golden South Classic Hall of Fame

Track and Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame

Gwinnett County Track & Cross Country Hall of fame

Joe Carter track and field coaches award

Head Coach State AAAAA Cross Country team champions Brookwood

1989, 2001, 2002, 2003

Assistant Coach State AAAAA Cross Country team champions Brookwood

1994, 1995, 1997, 1998

Head Coach State AAA Track team champions Carrollton

1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1987

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