Atlanta Journal-Constitution

This page is designed to showcase my articles from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The stories will be linked to the website.

Remainder of my AJC Work

Here is the link to the remainder of my work at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Please visit and read some of my best work that I had a chance to experience from May 2016-July 2016.

The links are as follows..

http://www.ajc.com/sports/pregnant-marietta-mom-runs-ajc-peachtree-road-race/4mbGyxTcR8tPwq5DDwQYTM/

http://www.ajc.com/sports/football/falcons-collins-backup-others-shining-early/lUmK2rDYK2lWkkIKAWz8NP/

http://www.ajc.com/sports/bill-thorn-continues-streak-running-every-ajc-peachtree-road-race/vDUEOOrJ9NmqgNg1q0bcNI/

http://www.ajc.com/sports/baseball/babe-ruth-granddaughter-helps-with-local-foundation/l0qUZcGjLFTzmajKpOBwSL/

http://www.ajc.com/sports/college/lessons-learned-pay-off-year-later-for-grambling-state/muvwb1MmsCAR4SihDCU1nO/

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Atlantan Christian Coleman helps U.S. win 4×100 heat

RIO DE JANEIRO — As a child, U.S. Olympian Christian Coleman dreamed of sharing a track with U.S. track stars Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay. On Thursday, he got his chance — running the 4×100 meter relay preliminary heat with Gay.

“It is an experience of a lifetime,” Coleman said. “It is the highest stage you can get as a track athlete and to be here at such a young age, I am extremely blessed.”

Coleman ran the second leg of the heat. He kept the team on pace for a season-best mark of 37.65 seconds. The U.S. qualified in first place for the finals.

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Sandy Creek’s Taylor seeks Olympic mark (and second gold)

RIO DE JANEIRO–U.S. triple jumper Christian Taylor won a gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics, but at the Rio Games he has his eyes on more than just a second gold medal.

Taylor, who attended Sandy Creek High School in Fayette County, aims to break the 21-year-old record of 18.29 meters set by Great Britain’s Jonathan Edwards. His best jump is 0.08 meters from the record and ranks second all-time.

“It took a special guy to do it and the reason I am here today is because I believe I can do it as well,” Taylor said. “That is what drives me every day. A medal will be great but I think if I come out with a world record, then it is a win-win.”

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Women’s hoops team reflects on historic 1996 Olympic run

Former U.S. women’s basketball coach Tara Vanderveer stills remembers sharing a bus with Brazil, 22 years after the Brazilians won their first world championship.

“We shared a bus with them as we were in the back and they were in the front of the bus,” Vanderveer, who is the head coach at Stanford, said. “They were all partying, and there was a lot of kids on that bus, and myself included, that were angry.”

Continue reading at: http://www.ajc.com/news/sports/womens-hoops-team-reflects-on-historic-1996-olympi/nrzK3/

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Falcons’ Armstrong breaking ground on special teams

Falcons special teams coach Keith Armstrong still takes rejection personally.

“It’s just the competitive nature in me,” Armstrong said. “Sometimes you get that competitive chip on your shoulder.”

As the years rolled on, Armstrong learned to be more relaxed. In his eighth season as coordinator, he has become an effective communicator. Now he tries to find a common ground — one that gets players excited about being on special teams.

Continue reading at: http://www.ajc.com/news/sports/football/falcons-armstrong-breaking-ground-on-special-teams/nrTFn/

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Babe Ruth’s granddaughter helps with local foundation

The name “Ruth” carries weight around the game of baseball. At Monday’s Gwinnett Braves game, things were no different.

Fans lined up to meet Linda Ruth, the youngest granddaughter of baseball great Babe Ruth. She was in town with the Pray For (P4) Foundation started by 18-year-old Gino Vizzi, a graduate of Gwinnett County’s Mill Creek High School.

Continue reading at: http://www.ajc.com/news/sports/baseball/babe-ruths-granddaughter-helps-with-local-foundati/nrj45/

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Bill Thorn continues streak of running every AJC Peachtree Road Race

Bill Thorn no longer dodges cars along Peachtree Street as he runs The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race.

Instead, he made his 47th appearance Monday as one of the only people to run every race since it debuted in 1970.

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Pregnant Marietta mom runs AJC Peachtree Road Race

Sarah Bivens was running for two Monday at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race. At 31 weeks pregnant, the Marietta native crossed the finish line in 1 hour, 34 minutes.

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Inciarte provides stability in outfield

Braves outfielder Ender Inciarte has had a season’s worth of highlights.

On Saturday, he added another play to the list as he threw out Rockies infielder Mark Reynolds in the ninth inning of the Braves 4-3 loss.

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