Mark Smith, inducted 2001
|Mark Smith(2001)Served as superintendent of Bibb County Schools from 1941 through 1958 after spending 22 years in Thomaston in same role executing a vital wholesome influence on Georgia prep athletics. Also coached football and basketball during his career. He is a member of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.|
Anne McBrearty Wright, a 1962 Mt. deSales graduate, began running in 1970 and then took up biking and swimming as well and entered her first triathlon in 1980. She competed in triathlons from 1980 until 2013 when she retired from competition. Anne has won or placed in her age group in over thirty marathons. She was ranked first, second or third in the nation by USA Triathlon and the International Triathlon Union every year beginning with the 35 to 39 year age group and continuing through the 65-69 age group. Anne has been recognized as a National Long Course Masters Champion, Southeast Region Master Champion, Southeast Region Age Group Champion and has been selected thirteen times an All America Triathlete. Anne has been a member of Team USA.
Following are some of Anne's personal records: Intermediate or Olympic Distance-2:13 at St. Anthony's Tampa Triathlon, April 1985; Long Course or 1/2 Ironman-4:41 at Gulf Coast Triathlon, Panama City, Florida, May 1992; Ironman-11:27:15 at Ironman World Championships, Kona, Hawaii, October 14, 1989. Anne won or placed overall in her age group in 130 multi-sport events.(more)
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