Pace Athletes Stand Out
The winter and spring athletes have achieved tremendous success, both individually and as teams. Below are some of the highlights.
Girls Swimming placed sixth in the state tournament.
Gwynnie LaMastra, Brenner Appel, Grace Ferry and Madison Graham were named All-State in swimming and all qualified for individual events at the state meet.
Harrison Moncino won a state championship in diving for the second year in a row
Owen Moncino was named All-State and placed third in the state for diving.
Jack Walsh was named All-State in wrestling and placed fifth at the state meet.
Evelyn Hobbs, Elijah Holifield and Armani Lashley were named All-Region in basketball.
Girls Track and Field placed fourth overall at the state meet. Lauren Hadley was 3rd in the triple jump and 5th in the long jump. She also ran the anchor leg of the 4 X 100 relay that placed 3rd and she was state champ in the 300 hurdles. The other members of the 3rd place 4 X 100 relay were Sophie Blasberg, Molly Marks and Shabrea Duffey. Sophie also ran the anchor leg of the state runner up 4 X 400 team and was 7th in the 300 hurdles. The other members of the 4 X 400 relay were Julia Ross, Molly Marks and Katie Williamson. Julia was also 5th in the 800 meter race. Shabrea placed 3rd in the 100 hurdles. This is the first time in a while that the girls have been on the state podium.
Boys Track and Field brought home another gold cup for the track team, placing fourth overall at state. Josh Rogers had 6th and 7th place finishes in the 1600 and 3200 meters, reaching the medal podium in both. The 4 x 100 of Deon Jackson, Xori Johnson, Jordan Brown and Kenny Selmon beat their 5th place seed with a 4th place finish. In the 110 hurdles, Kenny set another school record and state record with his 13.96 time while on his way to being state champ. In the 300 hurdles Kenny broke his own school record yet again, broke a 20 year old state record and ran the fastest time in all classifications. The 4 x 400 relay team of Xori, Josh, Jordan, and Kenny ran their fastest time of the season and crossed the line as state champs.
Girls Tennis took the Area 3 title en route to the Elite Eight round of the state tournament.
Boys Tennis won their region and made it to the Final Four round of the state tournament.
Girls Soccer won the state championship.
Arden Carlton will end her Pace career as the second all-time leading scorer for girls soccer with 43 goals.
Boys Soccer made it to the Elite Eight in the state tournament.
Baseball earned the program’s first state appearance since 2006, making it to the Elite Eight. Jared Datoc, Raphael Ramirez, Will Rucker, Kameron Uter and Chase Uter were named First Team All-Region for baseball.
Girls Lacrosse beat their record, 6-12 on the season, with two area wins for first time ever.
Boys Lacrosse made it to the first round of the state playoffs.
Julia Beck represents Pace at the state tournament for girls golf on May 19.
Boys Golf placed fourth in the sectional tournament and Alex Ross represents Pace at the state tournament on May 19.
Along with these achievements, Pace Academy is sending a record nine students to play college sports. See “Pace Forever Changed by Class of 2014” for more.
Alex Bussey – Volleyball, University of New Haven
Tripp Conrad – Golf, University of Coastal Georgia
Jared Datoc – Baseball, Georgia Institute of Technology
Denzel Franklin – Football, Stanford University
John King – Football, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Gwynnie LaMastra – Swimming, Johns Hopkins University
Raphael Ramirez – Baseball, North Carolina State University
Kenny Selmon – Track and Field, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Kameron Uter – Football and Baseball, Wake Forest University
Congratulations to all Pace athletes on their amazing achievements this year!