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 …”
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?