Miller Grove’s Kenneth Gilstrap perhaps earned the title as the “state’s fastest man” at the GHSA track championships Saturday in Jefferson.
Gilstrap led the Lithonia school to the Class AAAA championship by sweeping the 100 and 200 meters. A day earlier, Gilstrap posted a 10.37 in a qualifying heat to barely miss breaking the seemingly untouchable state record of 10.33 in the 100.
“I feel like I’m the fastest man in Georgia, and I feel like I proved it,” Gilstrap said. “I didn’t get the record, but that wasn’t my aim. My goal was to help us win the team title, to make our school and community proud. We did that.”
The 5-foot 9-inch, 175-pound Gilstrap will run track and play football at Middle Tennessee State next year. He won five medals Saturday, including two as member of Miller Grove’s 1,600- and 400-meter relay teams.
In Class AAAAA, Parkview’s Ethan Kasson won the 400 with a blistering time of