Kell High grad named to All-Decade Track and Field team

A Georgia high school legend, Lauren Chambers, has been selected for the DyeStat ESPN RISE All-Decade Girls Track and Field team.

Chambers chased after national marks in the weight and hammer during her prolific career at Kell High, where she graduated in 2009. One person was picked per event on the All-Decade team.

Wrote DyeStat, “Near the top of the weight and hammer lists her entire career, Chambers pushed hard for the high school records as a senior.  In the weight, she improved early to 59-09.50, then in February went to The Armory and exploded out to 61-07.50, No. 2 all-time.  She went on win at Simplot and (nationals), but would have to settle for second-best ever.  In the hammer, she went from her junior year (personal record) of 184-09 to 191-11 early, then in May reached 201-06, a big (personal record) and No. 2 all-time, but an agonizing inch short of the (U.S. record).  She would add a 201-03 later, and win (nationals), but couldn’t quite get the mark …”

Lauren Chambers, a 2009 graduate of Kell High, is one of Atlanta's top hopefuls for the 2012 Olympics (AJC file photo)

Lauren Chambers, a 2009 graduate of Kell High, is one of Atlanta's top hopefuls for the 2012 Olympics (AJC file photo)

Last May at the GHSA track and field championships, Chambers set a state record in the shot put with a throw of 47-3. It was her second state championship in a row in the event.

Chambers is a freshman at Southern Cal, and considered one of Atlanta’s top hopefuls for the 2012 U.S. Olympics team.

What are your thoughts on Chambers making the All-Decade team? What other Georgia ladies since 2000 were also deserving for consideration?

6 comments Add your comment

GT Fan.

December 29th, 2009
4:19 am

That’s aswome, congrats young lady and keep up the hard work.

Coach Hines

December 29th, 2009
9:30 am

She is an amazing young lady! I had the pleasure to teach and coach Lauren at Kell High School. All honors and recognitions are well deserved!! Congratulations:)

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Track and field fan

December 30th, 2009
9:16 pm

Ms. Chambers is great, But Allison Horner of LSU (formerly Lovett) is a hammer thrower to watch for 2012 too

Susan Fernie

December 31st, 2009
8:43 am

I also had the priviledge of teaching Lauren in high school. Always respectful, always hard-working, setting the best example for her peers and wanting to maximize her learning experience. It is fitting that Lauren should win this award: would that all honored high school or collegiate athletes had such exemplary standards in the classroom as well as on the playing field.

feagschase

February 5th, 2012
5:48 pm