A pair of Georgia runners earned All-Southeastern Freshman honors to highlight the Bulldogs' races at the SEC Cross Country Championships in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Friday morning. (via www.georgiadogs.com)
The 8-A Private Championship was everything it was billed up to be with a surprise or two and some hearts were broken as well. Hebron Christian's boys and Athens Academy's Girls looked very strong winning the team titles with State a week away. Trent Johnson led Hebron's boys and Anna Marion Block the Spartan girls as both ran to Individual titles.
Some oustanding racing happened in the Region 8-AAAA Cross Country Championships held at Unicoi State Park Thursday. North Oconee's boys bested North Hall in a pre-state matchup while White County's Girls won a nailbiter over North Oconee for the girls title. Corson Teasley from North Hall and Jenna Gearing from host White were the Overall champs.
It was a nice morning at Nash Farm Battlefield as the Region 4-AAAA teams fought for team titles, and more importantly a ticket to Carrollton a week away. Devin Dixon and Betty Jackson from host school Eagle's Landing swept the Overall honors. Spalding's boys ran well and grabbed the team title. Eagle's Landing as expected triumphed on the Girls side.
Region !-AAA was held in Savannah and hosted by Savannah Arts Academy, but was held on the campus of Savannah Country Day School as Savannah Arts does not have a course. The boys ran at 10:00a.m. with near perfect conditions of slightly overcast skies and the temperature hovering around the mid 60's..Savannah Arts swept the team titles. The top 4 teams qualifying will be headed up to Carrollton, GA for the big dance on November 8th.
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The weather was amazing today as the kids in Region 4-6A finally got a break that their weekend counterparts will enjoy on Sat. Lots of great racing happened today at Allatoona Creek park as the runners ran the exact same course as was run on 9/6 at the Cobb Co XC Championships.
Kaleb McLeod had some company early in the AAA Boys race in the GISA State Championships but pulled away in Mile 2 posting a 15:30 for the win. It will be interesing to find out if he's been holding back something for Foot Locker South in 4 weeks as he was the top Georgia individual placing 15th in 2013.
It was a slow week of meets as Region meets began last Thursday. But Week 10's 'All Class ROW' came from the GISA State Championships as Ruthie Powell from the Heritage School dominated the last Mile clocking a 19:13 at Darton State's course.
Region meets began today for 1A Private down in Macon with Area 1 Private . These results will reflect in the 'Final' rankings before State. Athens Academy keeps getting stronger and closing the gap on Landmark's girls and with Kathryn Foreman possibly not running this Saturday could leap over Landmark in the 'Final' pre-State rankings. Alot of Girls squads moved up including Galloway, Whitefield, Mount De Sales and Mount Pisgah. Hebron Christian remained atop the Boys rankings, but moving up were Athens Academy, Paideia and Stratford. I suspect there will be more movement after taking Region into account.
The Region 4-AAAAA Championship was a glimpse of the Girls State race as Starrs Mill and McIntosh faced off with the host Panthers taking the win and jumping over McIntosh. Dunwoody rested 4 of their top 5 at Region. McIntosh girls jumped over Creekview. Union Grove's 21:09 at region moved them into 9th. Clarkston looked very strong in 6-AAAAA and passes Forsyth Central on the Boys side. Starrs Mill is a strong 5th after winning 4-AAAAA. Region 4 and 6 have 2 weeks to rest before State which could be a factor.
Athens Academy cross country coach Geoffrey Walton had observed freshman Anna Marian Block several years before she joined the Spartans' varsity squad, but he didn't know she'd contribute so much so soon. (via Online Athens)
There were only 4 Region Meets contested Tuesday and Ga.MileSplit has received results from 2-AA, 7-AAA and 3-AAAA. These are a few of the outlying more 'rural' regions especially 2-AA and 3-AAAA. There were no surprises from any as the better teams during the regular season all advanced.
Marietta runs with bull’s-eye on backs - Marietta’s boys cross country team appears to be in good shape for this week’s region meet. Some rival coaches agree saying they’d be happy to gun for a top-four spot in Wednesday’s Region 4AAAAAA champions...
Marietta’s boys cross country team appears to be in good shape for this week’s region meet. Some rival coaches agree, saying they’d be happy to gun for a top-four spot. (via mdjonline.com)
In the largest and most competitive region in AAAAA (representing 27% of the top ranked schools) the showdown will take place at the popular Boling Park course between 14 schools. 5 of the boys’ teams: Forsyth Central, Creekview, Cambridge, Dalton, and River Ridge; and 3 of the Girls teams: Creekview, Cambridge, and Riverwood have been in the State rankings or watch list for the majority of the season. Who will show up primed and ready to win a Region title?
Check out the 21 top freshmen boys XC performers nationally from the month of October below split into a first, second, and third team of Future Stars. Presented by Hoka One One.
This past weekend the largest XC meet in the world was held and the state meet train is at full blast. Jimmy breaks down an exciting weekend of XC!
Check out the 21 top freshmen girls XC performers nationally from the month of October below split into a first, second, and third team of Future Stars. Presented by Hoka One One.
Region 8-AAA got this week's action started at Lamar Murphy Park. I had to ask someone was this early September as it got hot and humid on the mostly wide open grass course. Hart County's Girls had to fight to beat Oconee County by 5 points. East Jackson's boys hunted down race leader Michael Hans as the foursome battled the entire race down to the finish line.
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Region meets listed on the XC Calendar began this past Thursday. 1-AAAAAA, 4-AAAAA, 2-AAAAAA, 6-AAAAA and 5-AAA took care of business early giving their athletes an extra week of rest for those Q' for Carrollton on 11-8. There were no real surprises in the outcome of any except for just 2 Girls teams coming out of 5-AAA. Region time always brings into question the GHSA qualifying process as a few teams make it in just by having 5 runners cross the finish line as opposed to teams in super tough regions being left out that would more than likely be top 10 (even possibly Podium contenders) at State. Abbas Abbkar of Clarkston is pictured above.
Those tricky AA Girls schools....ran up in the 3A- 4A races with Lovett and Wesleyan's Girls having a pre-State 'scout' of each other 2 weeks befote the 'Big Dance' at 12:40pm. Serena Tripodi and Jenna Gearing dueled for the Overall w/ Triodi winning by :20 in 19:28.. What was interesting if one looks at results, is Wesleyan proved they can run with Lovett and if 2 of Wesleyan's girls can best their counterpart on Lovett's squad its going to be CLOSE. White's Girls edged Woodward by 9 points. Westminster's Boys upended 4A power North Hall by 2 points showing late signs they will be in the mix w/ East Jackson and Blessed Trinity at State. Quintin Miles and Corson Teasley swept the top 2 spots for North Hall.
5A schools met some small school competition as schools are allowed to run up at Last Chance. Forsyth Central warmed up for Region winning the Boys race over A Private Athens Academy and Jones County. The Athens Academy Girls were not as kind winning the Girls race beating 4A ranked Columbus by 11 points showing steady improvement all season long and could give Landmark a race for their money in 2 weeks. Anna Marion Block from AA and Justin Weegar of Evans (pictured) were Overall winners.
It was a long day of racing and perhaps a few tempo runs at Carrollton Last Chance as evidenced by a few of the top athletes competing. In the 6-A races South Forsyth's squads toured the course winning both races easily as the other 6A 'Powers' opted to rest and prep for Region conpetition. Matt Patterson and Savannah Carnahan swept the Overall races for South....
It was a long day of racing and perhaps a few tempo runs at Carrollton Last Chance as evidenced by a few of the top athletes competing. Nineteen 1A & 2A schools were registered for the early and chilly 8:00am Boys start. However, only nine started with the others opting to run in later races. Galloway Boys proved they are title contenders beating several ranked squads. Friedman strolled to 1st in 16:47. Landmark's Girls (sans Kathryn Foreman who is nursing an injury) won the Girls race with Nicole Fegans and Sarah Foreman taking 1st and 2nd.
By the time the AA races began it had warmed up considerably. When the dust had settled a new champion was crowned as Mill Springs (out of Alpharetta) won the Boys team title and Brentwood (Sandsersville) took the Girls team title back to Washington County. We hope to have some pics up later of all races. Catherine McGarr from Crisp Academy is the Girls Overall Champ and Devin Hazzard (pictured) from Mill Springs top AA boy.
It was a great day of racing way down in Albany at Darton State College for the GISA State Cross Country Championships. The morning started out with temperatures in the high 40s, but as soon as the sun came up the temperatures warmed up quickly. The AAA boys team title was up for grabs as Southland and Trinity Christian Dublin had their 'Rubber Match' after going head to head thrice with TCD. Deerfield did a great job hosting the meet. Results were posted almost as soon as the last runner finished. Deerfield did a great job hosting the meet. Jason Potter, a Deerfield Windsor parent, was responsible for the course set up and finish chute doing a great job. Results were posted almost as soon as the last runner finished.
On a morning that started chilly, things heated up soon enough at the crack of the pistol as host Starrs Mill swept the Region 4-AAAAA XC titles and the Individual honors to boot. As projected Starrs, McIntosh, Morrow and Union Grove advanced on the Boys side to State and Starrs. McIntosh, Northgate and Union Grove will move on the ladies end.
Is it already Region time?... and the answer to that was 1-AAAAAA being decided down in Moultrie (Colquitt County) Thursday and 4 others kick off Saturday. With Region most of the top squads will take care of business and try not to get injured. For those schools on the 'Bubble' it may be a day of rejoicing and for some heartbreak after hundreds of miles of training including hot Summer runs only to have your season and possibly HS running career end. Best of Luck to everyone the next 8 days. Pictured above is Starrs Mill's Joshua Warren
Is it already Region time and the answer to that was 1-AAAAAA being decided down in Moultrie (Colquitt County) Thursday and 4 others kick off Saturday as well as Last Chance Carrollton. Top 4 teams qualify for State and the first 6 Individuals regardless if their team doesn't make it in.
Each month, MileSplit will be selecting 21 sophomore girls as part of the Future Stars of XC Team presented by Hoka One One building into the end of season team to be finalized in early December. Check out the top sophomore girls XC performers nationally from the month of October split into a first, second, and third team of Future Stars.
Check out the 21 top sophomore boys XC performers nationally from the second month of cross country (October) split into a first, second, and third team of Future Stars.