Articles Archive

  • 2014-15 Georgia Track/XC Coaches Association Annual Clinic Registration link/information

      The Georgia Track and Field Clinic will be held at Parkview High School on January 17, 2015.  In the brief  is Registration Information and early Clinic Information which will be detailed in the coming weeks. There are already some outstanding speakers lined up with more coming......

    Matt Henson - October 21, 2014 - Comment
  • Week Ga.MileSplit 3A Team Rankings

    There wasn't much action in 3A this week.  It seems as if may teams chose to throw down at practice instead of running in meets.  There were some movers though, as Coahulla Creek ran very well on the speedy Baylor course and Hart County's boys moved into the top 10 with a good run at Crow's Lake.  The Savannah Arts ladies climbed way up to 5th with their 22:40 average at Richmond Hill. Audrey Honiotes of Hart entered the season as the odds on favorite in 3A, but is seeing serious challenges from a couple of freshman, Delaney Graham of Westminster and Sue Anne Moralis of East Jackson.  Honiotes and Moralis had a nice race at Crow's Lake, with Audrey taking the win by :08 seconds.  These 3 will be fun to watch at state on November 8th.  

    Georgia Ranking Committee - October 21, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Week Ga.MileSplit 1A Private Team Rankings

    Hebron Christian's Boys remained #1 after their showing at Coach Wood in the Varsity Gold race. Landmark and Athens Academy's boys both moved up. Landmark's girls stayed at #1, Galloway, Mount Pisgah, and Mount DeSales moved up. Walker's girls shot up to 7th....

    Georgia Ranking Committee - October 21, 2014 - Comment
  • Week Ga.MileSplit 2A Team Rankings

    On the girls side of things Lovett showed not only are they contenders for the AA title but also very high up in the All-Classification rankings with their 4th @ Coach Wood. SVA showed some fast times at Richmond Hill Fishy Invitational and placed a strong 2nd overall.  Biggest pick up of the week was at Riverside meet where it seems Rabun County has come up with some good girls late in the season.  For the 2A boys Pace showed its strength at Sharptop taking down some much bigger programs on their way to a 1st place team title.  Benedictine had some good performances at Richmond Hill.  Vidalia comes back into the top 10 after a few weeks after Paul Dixon led his team to several season best and PRs.

    Georgia Ranking Committee - October 21, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Week Ga.MileSplit 4A Team Rankings

    4A teams competing at Coach Wood were comprised of some heavy hitters including Marist, North Hall, Woodward, St.Pius X and Heritage Catoosa's Girls. Woodward's boys ran great placing 7th moving up to 3rd in the Rankings surpassing North Hall. St. Pius X placed a strong 2nd behind winner Marietta. Marist's girls got all they could handle from 6A Northview but showed there's a canyon between them and Heritage Catoosa. still.  Pickens moved back into 9th after Sharptop.

    Georgia Ranking Committee - October 21, 2014 - Comment
  • Week Ga.MileSplit 5A Team Rankings

    Dunwoody's girls ran great at Coach Wood placing 7th in the Championship race beating Heritage Catoosa and many good 6A squads to surge into #1 this week. Columbus ran like a Podium contender sweeping the top 5 spots at the MCSD County Championships (:33 1-5 Split/21:33 team average) Richmond Hill is back in the top 10 after defending their turf at  their Fishy Invite besting 2A 6th ranked St.Vincent's. Flowery Branch's boys bested Lakeside Evans at Coach Wood to leapfrog the Panthers this week. Forsyth Central competed in the Varsity Gold race at Coach Wood placing 1st with a team average of 17:39 defeating Harrison by 18 and #6 Creekview by 117 points. Clarkston ran who knows where?     

    Georgia Ranking Committee - October 21, 2014 - 4 Comments
  • Week Ga.MileSplit 6A Team Rankings

    Coach Wood was ahuge meet for Metro 6A's best of the best. Only South Forsyth and West Forsyth did not compete their with South Forsyth off. As the teams that went head to head so should be the rankings....Northview is looking untouchable in 6A if they stay healthy, Milton ran great moving up past Harrison.

    Georgia Ranking Committee - October 21, 2014 - 5 Comments
  • Week Ga.MileSplit All-Class Team Rankings

    The Nike-Fleet Feet Coach Wood Invitational served as a preview into what could happen at the State Meet in less than 3 weeks. Marietta's boys proved once again they are the team to beat with a team average of 16:33 and 1-5 Splt of :33. Milton's 3rd place finish moved them up 2 spots, but they were closely followed by Mill Creek, Brookwood, Etowah and Peachtree Ridge as 23 points separated these 6A giants. Northview's Girls were all over top ranked Marist falling short of an upset by 1 point. Milton and Lovett moved up as well performing well at Coach Wood, though not close to marist and Northview. Dunwoody shot up to 8th after being unranked.  

    Georgia Ranking Committee - October 21, 2014 - Comment
  • Georgia Alumni Report October 1st thru October 20th

    Here is this week's Georgia natives Alumni Report. Inside you will find nearly all former Georgia runners and how they did this past week in collegiate meets. Take a look and see how the past stars of Georgia HS Cross Country are faring on the Collegiate level.

    Bruce Taylor - October 21, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Run Junkie HS: NXN News, College Commits, & Championship Season Ahead

    Jimmy gives the low down on all the XC action across America.

    Jimmy Stevenson - October 21, 2014 - Comment
  • Middle School Girls 'Runner of the Year' is Haley Hooper

      The MS State Cross Country Championships ended a great year of racing and those runners who brought it on the biggest stage for Middle School runners have been selected as 'Runners of the Year' Also 10 athletes were selected as Honorable Mention. Improvement from the 2013 season and MS State performance weighed heavily. The 2014 Middle School Girls ROY is Haley Hooper of Lovett.  

    Bruce Taylor - October 20, 2014 - Comment
  • Middle School Boys 'Runner of the Year' is Dawson Frey

    The MS State Cross Country Championships ended a great year of racing and those runners who brought it on the biggest stage for Middle School runners have been selected as 'Runners of the Year' Also 10 athletes were selected as Honorable Mention. Improvement from the 2013 season and MS State performance weighed heavily. Selected Boys ROW is Dawson Frey from Oglethorpe MS for the MS Boys.

    Bruce Taylor - October 20, 2014 - 2 Comments
  • Changes to the 2014 All-Metro Cross Country Banquet and Awards Selection Process

    ATLANTA – October 16, 2014 – Founded 50 years ago around the mission of honoring outstanding high school cross country and track & field athletes, Atlanta Track Club, is making enhancements to the All-Metro High School Cross Country Banquet as well as its awards selection process. As the organization moves into its next 50 years, it is recommitting itself to honoring the metro area’s top high school standouts in an exciting, new way.

    Press Release - October 20, 2014 - Comment
  • Rockdale-Newton County Championships ReCap

    Rockdale County HS won its 1st overall combined Boys and Girls, Newton-Rockdale (NewRock) County Championship since 1996. Dax Willette lead the way for the Rockdale Boys victory on a hilly and difficult Sims Elementary School course, winning in a time of 16:52, over Heritage High School’s Jallah Galimah (17:20), and Rockdale’s 3rd place finisher, Jonathan Butler (18:18). In the girl’s division, Kimola Mcallum placed 1st, in 23:32, pacing the Rockdale County Girls to a runner-up finish, behind Heritage who was led by 9th grader Synia White (2nd in 24:01).

    - October 20, 2014 - Comment
  • Coach Wood Gallery of Winners and Challengers

    In this article is a picture collage of the top 3 finishers including the Championship, Varsity Gold, Varsity Cardinal and Championship JV races. the cover pic is of Reilly Friedman of Galloway winning the Boys Championship Overall title in 15:50. All Images by Jonathan Speights.  

    Bruce Taylor - October 20, 2014 - Comment
  • 10/18 High School XC Weekend Recap

    Highlights, coverage, and results from the top meets across the country on the weekend of October 18th. (via MileSplit)

    Bruce Taylor - October 20, 2014 - Comment
  • Underclassmen Dominate at Sharptop

    With the most teams ever at a Roper Park event, the Sharptop Invitational had 25 HS teams and 10 MS teams. On a perfect morning with cool temperatures and tons of runners, the course would see many things, including the boys’ course record broken by two runners, and very close team races.

    Taylor Ford - October 20, 2014 - Comment
  • Marietta's Boys Dominate, Friedman Flawless, Billings Rocks at Coach Wood

     The Coach Wood invitational (dubbed as the all classification state meet) did not disappoint. There were highly anticipated individual battles, and of 17 of the top 20 All Classification teams toed the line at Gaineseville College on this cool Saturday morning.. 

    Chris Mayer - October 18, 2014 - 9 Comments
  • Georgia MS State Cross Country State ReCap, What a Day!

    One couldn’t have asked for a nicer day down in Cochran as 9 races were contested as 6 State team champs were crowned.    The Bleckley County crew as usual did a fantastic job putting on the meet and every race ran ontime.  The competition was intense in every race and the fans seemed to really enjoy the meet atmosphere.  He course was in excellent shape and definitely not a pancake and a true 2 Mile. The ‘Broom’ was in action today as Marist once again, after competing in very few meets that turn in results swept the Large School races as usual…Holy Innocents duplicated that feat in the Medium School races.  The top performers of the day were Haley Hooper from Lovett as she crushed the field in the ‘medium school race’ going 12:04 and  James Williams of Walton Youth Track was the boys top gun at 11:28  Pics Coming Sunday Evening...

    Bruce Taylor - October 18, 2014 - 2 Comments
  • Georgia MS State Cross Country Winners Pic Collage

    Here is a collage of shots of the Winners and Contenders from the MS Championship Races. Enjoy!  There is a 4 shot sequence of the incredible finish in the Large School Girls race included.

    Daniel McCauley - October 18, 2014 - Comment
  • Middle School State Boys Preview

    Wow, this year's MS Boys side of the state meet promises to be outstanding as over 89 teams are entered and nearly 30 individuals.  3 new champions will be crowned. There has been an additional class added as the meet has now grown to over 1600 athletes. A 'medium school' race will include MS that feed into 2A-3A high schools. As always, Bleckley County and the 'Runnin' Royals are great hosts as this meet has grown exponentially since its inception.  The large School Boys race is going to look like the charge of the 'Barbarian Hordes' at the crack of the gun and the unsuspecting folks in Cochran may think a small quake hit. The finish is sure to pure chaos as the fans line the fence.

    Bruce Taylor - October 17, 2014 - Comment
  • Middle School State Girls Preview

    Wow, this year's MS Girls side of the state meet promises to be outstanding as over 89 teams are entered and nearly 30 individuals.  Last year's Large school race winner Sydney Runyan is back to defend her title and at least 2 other new champions will be crowned. There has been an additional class added as the meet has now grown to over 1600 athletes. A 'medium school' race will include MS that feed into 2A-3A high schools. As always, Bleckley County and the 'Runnin' Royals are great hosts as this meet has grown exponentially since its inception.    

    Bruce Taylor - October 17, 2014 - Comment
  • Nike/Fleet Feet Coach Wood Invitational 2014 Meet Preview

    The 2014 edition of the meet looks to be the same ultra-competitive meet it has been the last few years.  Dubbed by many as the unofficial All Class State Meet, this year’s meet once again includes the top teams across all classifications, giving teams a chance to see where they stand with 3 weeks left until State. 

    Andy Christie - October 16, 2014 - 8 Comments
  • Nike Cross Nationals is Moving to New Course!

    Since 2004 the Nike Cross Nationals has brought the fastest high school cross country teams and athletes in the country to Portland, Oregon to compete for the ultimate prize – a national championship. In its 11th year, the Nike Cross Nationals will be contested for the first time ever at Glendoveer Golf Course.

    - October 16, 2014 - Comment
  • Week 8 Ga.MileSplit Class 2A Team Rankings

    Going with 1A and 1B this week for Girls.  The battle for the title in a few weeks at Carrollton should be a good one.  Way to close to call at this time. Many of the teams have decided to either visit Asics or Westover in the last few weeks before region to get some nice times.  Those teams know that times like those will not be around when region in state come, but it does give a nice mental boost and comparison for the rankings.  So a little movement on each side this week

    Georgia Ranking Committee - October 15, 2014 - Comment
  • Fast 50 Girls Pre-MS State Cross Country Championships

    Here are your Final regular season Fast Fifty MS Girls Rankings just 79 hours before the Georgia MS State Championships get underway down in Cochran at Bleckley County Elementary course. Can Sydney Runyan (pictured above) repeat as Large School Girls Overall Champion?

    Bruce Taylor - October 15, 2014 - Comment
  • Fast 50 Boys Pre-MS State Cross Country Championships

    Who will come out as the Fastest MS Boy this Saturday at the Georgia Middle School State Cross Country Championships? No one has dominated this season like George Finch of Gratis did in 2013. But 3 New Champions will be crowned when the turf has settled...

    Bruce Taylor - October 15, 2014 - Comment
  • Ga.MileSplit MS Girls Runner of the Week (10-11)

    Katya Bessiere from Dawsom MS/Great Strides (pictured above) and Janie Samson of Trinity Christian Dublin are MS Girls co-'Runners of the Week'

    Bruce Taylor - October 15, 2014 - Comment
  • Ga.MileSplit MS Boys Runner of the Week (10-11)

    Andrew Scott from the Junior Hoyas is selected as MS Boys 'Runner of the Week' after placing 5th at Disney in 11:07. On the right is Elijah McCauley who won Golden Eagle this past week. 

    Bruce Taylor - October 15, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Week 8 Ga.MileSplit Girls 'Runners of the Week'

    Week 8 produced the fastest 'average time' of all the Girls 'ROW' selections. Freshman Kaylee Dupont from South Forsyth seems to improve weekly and her 2nd place finish at Fox Hall Sporting Club course at 17:38 earned her the All-Class 'Runner of the Week' honors. As an fyi, our rankers try to recognize a different ROW for each Class weekly.   

    Georgia Ranking Committee - October 15, 2014 - Comment
  • Week 8 Ga.MileSplit Boys 'Runners of the Week'

    Chandler Kennedy of East Jackson (above) had the race of his career at Asics placing 3rd and besting twin brother Chase. The turf was on fire at Asics and Discussion Board for the wrong reasons after some tremendous competition. 6 of the 8 ROWs were from Asics including All-Class ROW Hakeem Mustafaa. I know very little about how courses are outside of Georgia, but Foot Locker South will sort out who the best are end of November. 

    Georgia Ranking Committee - October 15, 2014 - 8 Comments
  • Week 8 Ga.MileSplit Class 1A Private Team Rankings

    There was no movement in 1A Private Girls. Kathryn Foreman and Nicole Fegans did not run last week for Landmark Christian. Hebron Christian won the 'Peter Pan' race at Disney continuing to run well. Whitefield and Providence Christian moved up. Hebron Christian and Galloway are both at Coach Wood Saturday.

    Georgia Ranking Committee - October 14, 2014 - Comment
  • Week 8 Ga.MileSplit Class 3A Team Rankings

    Shake up in top 3 of 3A boys.  Blessed Trinity takes the top spot after a NARROW head to head victory over East Jackson.  If Chase Kennedy runs normal, East Jackson still wins.  This is turning into a very close 3 horse race with Westminster, Blessed Trinity, and East Jackson. Westminster girls sent a message and separated a little bit at the top of 3A girls, although the Titans were missing #1. Hart County may well have their best Girls team in school history this Fall. 

    Georgia Ranking Committee - October 14, 2014 - Comment
  • Week 8 Ga.MileSplit Class 4A Team Rankings

    4A Boys was interesting as North Oconee really brought it for the first time this Fall winning Asics and besting North Hall.  Darkhorse Johnson (Gainesville) snaked into 4th and Carrollton ran well in Florida. On the Girls end Woodward and Johnson both moved up. St.Pius X, Woodward and North Hall will tee it up at Coach Wood...

    Georgia Ranking Committee - October 14, 2014 - 3 Comments
  • Week 8 Ga.MileSplit Class 5A Team Rankings

    It was a veritable 5A face off at Asics last Saturday with teams getting a chance to compete against each other on a fast track...Starrs Mill, Dunwoody were very tight thru #6 with both moving up and Northgate ran well in the 5A-6A race as did Cambridge and Winder-Barrow. McIntosh was missing their top runner affecting their Asics race.  Lakeside Evans, Creekview, Starrs Mill and Gainesville moved up on the Boys end. Its unfortunate Clarkston is not running at Coach Wood as they would collide with Forsyth Central...

    Georgia Ranking Committee - October 14, 2014 - 9 Comments
  • Week 8 Ga.MileSplit Class 6A Team Rankings

    Most of the heavy hitters in 6A were on the sidelines last week resting up for the slugfest/mud test at Coach Wood this coming Saturday. South Forsyth made some moves at Asics, Etowah's Girls and Cherokee's boys moved up after their wins at Cherokee County.  Nearly All the Big Boys and Girls will be at Coach Wood. 

    Georgia Ranking Committee - October 14, 2014 - 3 Comments
  • Week 8 Ga.MileSplit Class All Class Team Rankings

    Marietta's boys took a well deserved week off after their race at Great American. The big surprises this past week came from the fleet Asics Invitational where North Oconee had their most complete race of the season taking 1st as Harper Sigler rejoined the top 5. South Forsyth also ran like gangbusters moving up to 4th. For the Gals South Forsyth continued to move up as Kaylee Dupont is finding out how good she could be. Westminster's Girls continued to improve moving up the ladder. 

    Georgia Ranking Committee - October 14, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Run Junkie HS: Manhattan, Cali battle, debuts!

    MileSplit got the juice coast to coast this past weekend, which included some stellar performances as some of the nation's best went head to head.

    Jimmy Stevenson - October 14, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Disney Wrap Up

      Around 12 Georgia schools made the long trip down to Orlando (many as a reward) to compete at the Disney Cross Country Classic. Not sure if this was a first, but each race is named after some Disney character which made for some tedious research of how Ga squads fared. Lindsay Billings enjoyed the trip winning the 'Maleficent' race in 17:36 posting the fastest time of the day by 1:08...Hebron Christian's Boys won the 'Peter Pan' race!

    Bruce Taylor - October 13, 2014 - Comment
  • Asics Alexander 5A-6A, 1A-4A ReCap, Hurley Hammers Out a 17:33

      Although not the 'featured' races of the day, 1A-4A and 5A-6A provided some fast racing and opportunity for runners to pr with only 2.5 weeks before region meets begin. Emma Grace Hurley blistered the course running all alone posting a 17:33..Ermais Tewolde of Druid Hills who clocked a 15:56 for the fastest boys time in these races. Northgate's girls ran well winning 5A-6A.

    Bruce Taylor - October 13, 2014 - Comment
  • Georgia Teams Dominate Furman/Gene Mullin Invitational

    Led by the Eagles of Milton, Georgia squads captured all the team titles and many top-10 individual awards at the Furman University Golf Course at the 42nd rendition of this meet.  Conditions were very humid but the course was well-groomed and included a log to jump on each of the three loops that make-up this iconic venue.

    Andy Carr - October 12, 2014 - 2 Comments
  • Asics Alexander Produces Some Hot Racing as North Oconee, Friedman, South Forsyth and Carnahan Win T

    In an excellent event put on by Alexander MD/Head Coach Brian Robinson, over 2000 HS runners hit the Fox Hall course and raced very hard at Asics Alexander. Damn the course distance for the database, it doesn't change how well our Georgia athletes performed Saturday in one of our biggest meets of the year. Top squads from nearly every class went head to head (especially 3A-4A-5A) which will turn the weekly rankings on their very head! Let's be honest, 'Head to Head' racing does mean much more than times from course to course... North Oconee's boys shocked some people, Reilly Friedman 'fryed the field', South Forsyth's girls and Savannah Carnahan are going to be contenders in 6A. Can't we all just be at peace? No name calling, no calling coaches out, one united Coaches Association.  What's important is the Sport, the student-athletes, coaches, parent volunteers...Come on man....more to come Sunday evening on Asics!

    Bruce Taylor - October 12, 2014 - 7 Comments
  • Golden Eagle Meet ReCap

    It was a beautiful day at Nash Farm Battlefield as 25 teams mixed it up at the Golden Eagle Invitational. West Florida Tech HS invaded from Pensacola FL (9 hr trip) and crossed back into the CST zone with both Varsity team 1st place trophies. Logan Poteet cruised to another win in the VB race and Rebecca Dow of Marietta was strong taking the Girls Overall title. Padeia swept the MS team honors and Overall titles. Meet Director Claud Spinks made several minor tweaks to the Battle of Atlanta course for the Golden Eagle

    Bruce Taylor - October 12, 2014 - Comment
  • Cherokee County Varsity Races ReCap

    It was a tremendous race today at Boling Park, the location of the Cherokee County XC Championships the last 4 years. The 6 teams of Cherokee County lined up eager to take home the championship trophy. No dodging or ducking competition, each team sent out most of its top runners to earn bragging rights on a day that was less than ideal as early rains had left a soggy starting and finishing area and standing water was scattered everywhere on the course. Etowah proved its dominance once again with Cherokee’s Scarborough breaking up the winning streak this year with his victory in the Varsity boys’ race. Rolls of thunder could be heard in the distance as the Varsity harriers flew along the course, and with flashes of lighting just as the JV boy’s race was about to start coaches decided to suspend the JV races until Monday evening. A torrent of rain began to fall for about an hour after the field cleared.   

    Tyrom Brown - October 11, 2014 - 5 Comments
  • 2014 Golden Eagle Preview

    The 2014 Golden Eagle is smaller than last year, but it gives xc runners an opportunity to compete on an excellent course that's moderately challenging with much less jostling than the 'Battle of Atlanta'  Mostly area schools will be competing for team/individual awards.  Bring a chair, set it on the top shelf and one can actually enjoy watching most of the race!  

    Bruce Taylor - October 10, 2014 - 2 Comments
  • Weeks 6&7, Ga.MileSplit's MS Girls 'Co-Runners of the Week'

    In an effort to 'catch up' for not publishing a MS 'Runner of the Week' we are going to select Co-Runners of the Week for the past 2 weeks of competition to try avoiding overlooking anyone deserving of the honor. Athletes in BOLD print are Ga.MileSplit's selections, with MS State looming only 9 days away ending Georgia's MS season. However, their will be the USATF GA Youth/Midget races as well as AAU and don't forget Foot Locker South's 3000 Meter race which is always a great way to end a season of racing.  Pictured above (I believe) is Caroline Patterson from 'Great Strides' as she won 2 races less than 48 hrs apart to earn Co-MS Girls 'Runner of the Week' with Tift Middle's Emily Golden.

    Bruce Taylor - October 10, 2014 - Comment
  • Weeks 6&7, Ga.MileSplit's MS Boys 'Co-Runners of the Week'

    In an effort to 'catch up' for not publishing a MS 'Runner of the Week' we are going to select Co-Runners of the Week for the past 2 weeks of competition to try avoiding overlooking anyone deserving of the honor. Athletes in BOLD print are Ga.MileSplit's selections with MS State looming only 9 days away ending Georgia's MS season. However, their will be the USATF GA Youth/Midget races as well as AAU and don't forget Foot Locker South's 3000 Meter race which is always a great way to end a season of racing.  For the Boys, Caleb Harris of Bainbridge MS and Nikolas Rowlands of Bonaire are selected after an epic battle at Westover. 

    Bruce Taylor - October 10, 2014 - Comment
  • Asics Invitational - Girls Virtual Meet Preview

    Virtual girls meet preview for the Alexander Asics Invitational based on season best 5K times in the MileSplit database.

    Bruce Taylor - October 10, 2014 - Comment
  • Asics Invitational - Boys Virtual Meet Preview

    Virtual boys meet preview for the Alexander Asics Invitational based on season best 5K times in the MileSplit database.

    Bruce Taylor - October 10, 2014 - Comment
  • Week 7 Ga.MileSplit Girls 'Runners of the Week'

    It was a week for the Girls without Lindsay Billings or Emma Grace Hurley competing, and Lovett's Serena Triopdi took advantage on the newly redesigned 5K Westover course. Although it was muddy and slippery on many areas, Tripodi carved out a still pretty fast 18:43 defeating many former Class ROWs this past Saturday...

    Georgia Ranking Committee - October 09, 2014 - Comment
  • Week 7 Ga.MileSplit Boys 'Runners of the Week'

    Its hard to argue that Reilly Friedman's 3rd place 15:15 finish in the 'Race of Champions' at Great American is not the choice for the Week 7 Boys All-Classes 'Runner of the Week' . Click on the article header to find out who were the ROWs by Class, including 1A Public!

    Georgia Ranking Committee - October 09, 2014 - Comment
  • Week 7 Ga.MileSplit Class 5A Team Rankings

    Here are your Week 7 5A Team Rankings..Alexander Asics is a huge race for ranked 5A teams and should sort things out on what teams thrive on fast flatter courses. Westover had a big impact on the bottom 5 on the Girls side..

    Georgia Ranking Committee - October 09, 2014 - 2 Comments
  • Week 7 Ga.MileSplit Class 1A Private Team Rankings

    A Private Girls remained the same this past week (thru 10-7) with Athens Academy perhaps closing the gap on an inconsistent Landmark Christian squad (injuries?) Former GISA school Mount DeSales cracks the top 10. There was some shuffling on the Boys side as Hebron Christian assumed control of #1 after their performance at Great American with a 17:36 team average. Landmark, Athens Academy and Lakeview Academy all moved up. 

    Georgia Ranking Committee - October 09, 2014 - Comment
  • 2014 Asics Invitational Meet Preview

    The 15th Annual Alexander Asics Invitational is shaping up to be a very competitive race. Both the boys’ and girls’ fields will feature over 20 ranked teams from 1A-6A along with teams from South Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee. 

    Brian Robinson - October 09, 2014 - Comment
  • Cherokee County Meet Preview

    Last Fall Owen Bailey of Woodstock kept Etowah from the complete sweep at the Cherokee County Championships.  His victory in the Boy's Varsity was the only blemish Etowah had on either gender and at both levels (JV and Varsity).  All four team victories went to Etowah including an impressive display of depth at the Boy's JV level in which the first 8 finishers were Eagles. However, 2014 might not find Cherokee County so willing to hand over all of their trophies and medals so easily.

    Tyrom Brown - October 09, 2014 - Comment
  • Week 7 Ga.MileSplit Class 3A Team Rankings

    Well, well...the more things change, the more they stay the same...  But not so fast this week baby....Banks County ran well at the Mountain Invite as both their squads moved into 6th in the Week 7 3A Rankings. Let's look for some truth after next Saturday as finally........Blessed Trinity and Westminster's Girls are slated to compete looking at Asics' entries, to go 'heads up' in a sure barnburner at Asics!! (Don't be shocked if they end up in different races, LOL) East Jackson and Westminster's boys are 'possibly' on a collision course at Asics Alexander...(although at press time) Westminster's boys are not entered.    

    Georgia Ranking Committee - October 08, 2014 - Comment
  • Week 7 Ga.MileSplit Class 2A Team Rankings

    Not much changed this week, it seems like the teams that were off last week ran this week and others used this week as rest.  On the girls side, Lovett showed that they are still looking strong by winning Westover.  In the process, Lovett beat several large classification teams to bring home the title.  Darlington had a very good day on Great American with overall individual winner and team placed 4th.  The boys were much like the girls with few teams running, but those that did had fast days on courses known to produce low times.  Lovett boys posted a sub 18 team average and put themselves in top 10 at Westover, while Darlington behind another great performance from Spencer Fields finished 19th at Great American. Union boys showed some solid improvement running up at Unicoi State Park.  

    Georgia Ranking Committee - October 08, 2014 - Comment
  • Week 7 Ga.MileSplit Class 4A Team Rankings

    Marist's girls are still on top followed by a gritty Heritage Catoosa squad. St.Pius X moved ahead of White County after their Great American race and Eagle's Landing gals enjoyed the pecan groves down at Westover  rocketing to 7th. No movement in the top 6 Boys teams, but Johnson HS Gainesville is making progress at being a 'spoiler' come November...

    Georgia Ranking Committee - October 08, 2014 - Comment
  • Week 7 Ga.MileSplit Class 6A Team Rankings

    How All-Class Rankings went reflected how 6A was affected.  IMHO, no one gained any ground on Marietta's boys though Mill Creek and Walton ran great. Lakeside DeKalb's boys had a sweet race at Wendys cracking the top 10. Northview's girls were off and attached to a local 5k event. (per their school webpage) Mill Creek's gals were 11th in the ROC at Great American solidfying their #2 ranking. South Forsyth dominated at Mountain moving into 3rd. Etowah's lady Eagles ran well at Wendys slicing into 5th and Marietta's lasses are beginning to sniff Podium possibilities after placing 17th at Great American.

    Georgia Ranking Committee - October 08, 2014 - 30 Comments
  • Week 7 Ga.MileSplit All-Class Team Rankings

    Take a Bottle, Shake it Up...Great American and Wendys (both NC) certainly affected All-Class Rankings this past week as no fewer than 6 Girls teams and 7 Boys teams had movement. Marietta's boys were 5 points away from winning the ROC at Great American and are stirring the pot in the Community as one of the greatest teams in recent GA XC history.  Hopefully, they will get some respect Regionally from MileSplit National. Walton's boys catapulted up to 4th after Jesse Owens (AL) Mill Creek continues to improve after their Great American performance cruising to 3rd.  Marist faced down tough comp at Great American staying put at #1. South Forsyth moved to 4th after Mountain Invite, Etowah enjoyed the beef at Wendys re-entering the top 10, and Marietta's girls had a solid race at Great American showing signs of their pre-season potential.   

    Georgia Ranking Committee - October 07, 2014 - 2 Comments
  • Fastest 50 XC Boys Times in Georgia (10/7)

    A list of the top 50 fastest boys 5K cross country times in the state of Georgia in the MileSplit database as of October 7th.

    - October 07, 2014 - Comment
  • Fastest 50 XC Girls Times in Georgia (10/7)

    Emma Grace Hurley and Morgan Isle's race at the Warpath Invitational almost a month ago still stand as two of the fastest times run this cross country season in the state of Georgia.

    - October 07, 2014 - Comment
  • Fastest times this year, state meets begin, 7th grader blazing!

    In the latest Run Junkie HS, Jimmy breaks down the top highlights from the first weekend of XC action in October!

    Jimmy Stevenson - October 07, 2014 - 4 Comments
  • Mustafaa and Tripodi Get Crackin' at Westover

    A beautiful grove of pecan trees provided an ideal setting for the 33rd Annual Westover Invitational.  Heavy storms the night before moved out to leave clear skies for a record number of enthusiastic runners. Comprised of forty-six Varsity Teams and fourteen Middle School Teams, the competitors gathered at the start to test the newly designed, relatively fast course at Robert Cross Middle School in Albany, GA.  

    Daniel McCauley - October 05, 2014 - 2 Comments
  • Georgia Alumni Report: September 15th - 30th

    Here is this week's Georgia natives Alumni Report. Inside you will find nearly all former Georgia runners and how they did this past week in collegiate meets. See how 2013 6A XC Champ Kevin Mills is doing at Winthrop this Fall!

    Bruce Taylor - October 03, 2014 - 3 Comments
  • Cream of the Crop Boys from the South (10/2)

    A list of the top 50 fastest boys individual 5K times in the Foot Locker South Region states prior to October 4th weekend. See the most updated and accurate list as well as beyond the top 50 times here. (via MileSplit)

    Bruce Taylor - October 03, 2014 - Comment
  • Cream of the Crop Girls from the South (10/2)

    A list of the top 50 fastest girls individual 5K times in the Foot Locker South Region states prior to October 4th weekend. See the most updated and accurate list as well as beyond the top 50 times here. (via MileSplit)

    Bruce Taylor - October 03, 2014 - Comment
  • Carnahan and Kennedy Win Overall HS Titles at Mountain, Irwin and Patterson Take MS Overall

    East Jackson's Chase Kennedy holds off Miles and Suarez (above) taking the Varsity Boys win in 15:50, but North Hall ran just a bit better than team runnerup South Forsyth (4 pts) adding another Mtn Invite 1st place trophy to their packed showcase at school. South Forsyth's girls were too deep and fast for the field winning the Varsity Girls team title led by Savannah Carnahan. 

    Bruce Taylor - October 03, 2014 - 5 Comments
  • 7th Annual WACO Invitational Summary

    The 7th Annual WACO Invitational was a nice little weekday meet being held for the 2nd consecutive season at a nearby WACO elementary school due to similar circumstances like Westover. It seems Nationally ranked 400m ace Quintaveon Poole of WACO is foregoing XC to focus on his speed...However, Jones County's boys were tight scoring 25 points winning the team honors. Stratford won their 1st GHSA invite in a close race with West Laurens and Jones County. 

    Bruce Taylor - October 03, 2014 - Comment
  • 33rd Annual Westover Invite Presents New Course Changes and Largest Field Ever

      The Westover Invitational enters its 33rd Year with another large field of teams making the trip to Albany.  There have been some changes to the course that has allowed runners to produce PR times over the years.  With the City of Albany selling part of the property last spring, the course has now been completely redone.  Saturday's meet will determine how fast this new course will be as 46 high schools and 14 middle school teams will take their shot at winning the 33rd Annual event.  

    Bruce Taylor - October 03, 2014 - 4 Comments
  • Ga.MileSplit Week 6 HS Girls 'Runners of the Week'

    It would be incredibly difficult not to choose Northview's Lindsay Billings as Week 6 All-Classes 'Runner of the Week' after her spectacular 16:56 in the whatever distance it was at Lambert River Run. It's a shame that Week 6 1A Private 'ROW' Emma Grace Hurley from Fellowship Christian was in a different race at the same event (17:04) Just think what could have been had they been pushing each other same race....WOW!  WOW! WOW!

    Georgia Ranking Committee - September 30, 2014 - Comment
  • Ga.MileSplit Week 6 HS Boys 'Runners of the Week'

      There were some pretty good darn meets this past week producing the Week 6 Ga.MileSplit 'Runners of the Week'  The All-Class Boys 'ROW' selected is Walton's Mitchell Sanders after his 2nd place performance at the Atlanta Classic.  Pictured above is pic of 5A co-'ROW' Abbas Abbkar from the Clarkston Angoras.  Image by Daniel McCauley

    Georgia Ranking Committee - September 30, 2014 - 2 Comments
  • Upset City Baby! Run Junkie HS - Episode 2

    "Upset City Baby!" as Dick Vitale would say...the US #1 ranked girls team as well as the defending NXN girls champions both go down in the same weekend. This week's Run Junkie HS highlights the best of the September 27th meets.

    Brandon Miles - September 30, 2014 - Comment
  • Week 6 Ga.MileSplit Class 1A Public Team Rankings 9-27

    Somewhere in this state, 1A Public schools are running Cross Country. Just not in meets that turn in or perhaps compile results except for using place cards at small meets. Data used is from Quail Trail, FPD-WRHS Run Wild and Ridge Ferry. No movement this past week. Only Baconton and Georgia Military competed in meets with results.   

    Bruce Taylor - September 30, 2014 - Comment
  • Mountain Invitational at Unicoi State Park is the Largest and Most Competitive Ever..

    This year's Mountain Invitational at Unicoi State Park is the biggest and most competitive we've ever seen!  There are 1700 runners registered to run on a beautiful course and with chip timing, arguably making the Mountain Invite the premier weekday meet on the 2014 Georgia meet calendar. 

    Sam Borg - September 30, 2014 - 12 Comments
  • Week 6 Ga.MileSplit Class 1A Private Rankings 9-27

     The top 5 teams for Boys and Girls reamained steady for 1A Private except for Paideia's boys moving up a spot. There was some movement in the 6-10 positions including former GISA school Stratford Academy's entrance into the top 10 (boys and girls) 

    Georgia Ranking Committee - September 30, 2014 - Comment
  • Week 6 Ga.MileSplit Class 2A Rankings 9-27

    Not a big week of movement for such a busy week of racing in 2A. Only top ranked Lovett Girls and Pace's Boys did not run (including their other gender's squads) Thomasville Boys moved up after Quail Trail and St.Vincent's girls ran their way into 6th after the Stinger Invite. Pace should be wary of Wesleyan's boys after Gwinnett County 2 weeks ago as should Lovett's girls of Darlington. 

    Georgia Ranking Committee - September 30, 2014 - Comment
  • Week 6 Ga.MileSplit Class 3A Rankings 9-27

    Westminster's boys ran well at Atlanta Classic besting rival Blessed Trinity moving into 2nd. East Jackson loos stronger than ever maybe having found their 5th...Jackson County beat Hart head on at Soaring Eagle moving into the top 10 this week.  Westminster and Blessed Trinity's Girls programs successfully avoided racing against each other again last week...Oconee's girls showed some life at Aubrae Gunderson moving up after winning the 'Blue' race. Morgan and Banks cracked the top 10 this week. 

    Georgia Ranking Committee - September 30, 2014 - Comment
  • Week 6 Ga.MileSplit Class 4A Rankings 9-27

    4A Boys Rankings for week ending remained the same with the exception of Carrollton jumping up to 8th after placing 11th at Atlanta Classic (18:03) The top 5 Girls remained the same, but 4 schools on the back end all moved up including Whitewater (not ranked 9-20)  

    Georgia Ranking Committee - September 30, 2014 - Comment
  • Week 6 Ga.MileSplit Class 5A Rankings 9-27

    McIntosh Girls' squad is looking like the team to beat short course or not....Creekview narrowly bested Dunwoody at Darlington CC Festival. Richmond Hill rocketed up to 7th after winning the Girls 'Red' race at Aubrae Gunderson (21:59) Clarkston's boys seemed to have re-energized after Carrollton Ortho 2 weeks ago winning the Boys 'White' race at AG going 16:50 team average defeating several ranked squads and giving #1 Forsyth Central something to ponder.... Flowery Branch, Greenbrier and Union Grove all moved up. 

    Georgia Ranking Committee - September 30, 2014 - Comment
  • Week 6 Ga.MileSplit Class 6A Rankings 9-27

    The 6A Boys Rankings for week ending 9-27 remain exactly the same as 9-20, If anything, Marietta's Boys widened the gap after their performance at Darlington.  For Girls the top 5 positions remained intact with Northview scorching the turf at Lambert River Run. Harrison moved up to 6th after winning at Gulf Coast Stampede, Walton moved up 3 spots to 7th after placing 3rd at Atlanta Classic. 

    Georgia Ranking Committee - September 30, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Week 6 Ga.MileSplit All-Class Rankings 9-27

    Here all the Boys All-Class Rankings for Week Ending 9-20. We are trying out another new MileSplit Feature if you will click under the header in the article. let me know if the Rankings spreadsheet displays. Marietta stays on top after dominating at Darlington. No movement in top 5 (alot of squads were off or ran their JV) Top 5 Girls teams remain unchanged, South Forsyth won at McCallie moving into 6th, Harrison moved up 2 spots after a win down at Gulf Coast, Heritage-Catoosa breaks into the top 10 after besting Westminster and Walton at Atlanta Classic. Great American could shake things up next week..  

    Georgia Ranking Committee - September 30, 2014 - 7 Comments
  • FINAL 2014 Great American CC & HBCU Challenge Seeds & Entries (9/29) | Great American Cross Country Festival | National Scholastic Athletics Foundation

    The National Scholastic Athletics Foundation is an organization dedicated to the support of junior age (sub-20) and high school track and field. Aside from offering support to the USATF Junior Track and Field and selected high school track and field meets, we own and operate the NB Indoor Nationals, the New Balance Outdoor Nationals, and the Great American Cross Country Festival. (via National Scholastic Sports Foundation)

    Bruce Taylor - September 29, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Future Stars Sophomore Boys Team of September

    Check out the top sophomore boys XC performers nationally from the first month of cross country below split into a first, second, and third team of Future Stars.

    Brandon Miles - September 29, 2014 - 4 Comments
  • Labeling Course Distances for 5K Events

    Its tough on webmasters when every year people exclaim a course is 150 meters or more short of the listed course distance of 5K in the Results. We are caught in a 'Catch 22' scenario (for you younger folks a conundrum of sorts) National Rankings are at stake mostly when super fast times are achieved.  

    Bruce Taylor - September 29, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Atlanta Classic Featured Photo Album

    A total of 2,619 photos taken by Jonathan Speights from the Atlanta Classic on September 27th. 

    Bruce Taylor - September 28, 2014 - Comment
  • Baylor girls fifth, Tornado sixth in McCallie meet

    (via MileSplit)

    Bruce Taylor - September 28, 2014 - Comment
  • Stockwell and Fair Gallop for Gold at Aubrae Gunderson

    The Georgia International Horse Park provided the perfect venue on this overcast and cooler morning for runners to turn in terrific performances.  In the White (Championship) Varsity race, Lakeside Junior, Davis Stockwell, and Shannon Fair of Aquinas emerged victorious in the most competitive races of the day.  

    Daniel McCauley - September 28, 2014 - Comment
  • Gulf Coast Cross Country Stampede Featured Photo Album

    High school and college programs from the southeast region made the trek to the Escambia Equestrian Center in Pensacola for the 2014 Gulf Coast Cross Country Stampede. Jeremy Danzie was on-site for flrunners.com taking photos of all the athletes and the fun festivities at the event. Check out over 1,000 images of all the action!

    Todd Grasley - September 28, 2014 - Comment
  • Marietta Boys Lethal, Poteet Wins Overall, Darlington Girls Bring It, Assinzo Wins Girls Overall

    The morning was ideal for some fast racing at the Darlington school with temperatures in the low 70’s and skies overcast. Logan Poteet remained untouchable. Marietta's Boys were dominant and aggressive, blowing away the field. Darlington's Girls spanked the competition, including defending 2A champ Wesleyan. Mary Jeanne Assinzo of Marietta won the Girls Overall title. 

    Tyrom Brown - September 28, 2014 - 9 Comments
  • Chiles' Boys Rock at Atlanta Classic, Heritage-Catoosa Girls for Real Taking Team Title

    Chiles invaded Georgia and swatted the competition winning the Championship team title scoring 34 points sweeping 3 of the top 4 places led by sr Avery Bartlett's 15:55. Heritage-Catoosa's Girls ran very well winning the Girls team title even though not having a runner in the top 10 Overall. Pelham (AL) runner jr Mary Grace Strozier was flawless in 18:08 taking the Individual title.  

    Bruce Taylor - September 28, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • East Jackson Boys Soar, Hart County Girls Dominant at Soaring Eagle

    On a cool cloudy late morning in Jefferson at Lamar Murphy Park the #1 3A Eagles soared to the team win despite their #2 runner taking the day off. Chase Kennedy pr'd on his home course at 16:07 leading the charge. Hart County's Girls were unmatched and are looking more like a Podium team every meet scoring 28 points. Audrey Honiotes pulled away the final mile taking the Girls Overall in 19:02.

    Bruce Taylor - September 27, 2014 - Comment
  • Men Win; Women Place Second At Florida Invite

    The Georgia Tech men's cross country team won the 8K and the women's team placed second in the 5K Saturday morning at the Florida Mountain Dew Invitational. The men's team won its second meet of the season with 41 points, 10 points in front of second-place finisher Florida (51), who was ranked third in the South Region heading into the weekend. (via www.ramblinwreck.com)

    Bruce Taylor - September 26, 2014 - Comment
  • Three In A Row For Emmanuel Men's Cross Country Squad

    Emmanuel College Sports Information Department (via www.goeclions.com)

    Bruce Taylor - September 26, 2014 - Comment
  • Cross Country runner Steven Spevacek forgets personal accomplishments, motivates team

    In each of the first two events of the season, Spevacek, a junior from Lawrenceville, has been the first Bulldog to cross the finish line. The season opened with his second-place finish at the Georgia Cross Country Invitational where he was named the Southeastern Conference men’s runner of the week. He followed that with an eighth-place finish at last Saturday’s Furman Invitational. (via The Red and Black)

    Bruce Taylor - September 26, 2014 - Comment
  • 11th Annual Darlington CC Festival Preview

    33 High School and 31 Middle School squads will line it up Saturday morning on the campus of Darlington to do battle at the 11th Annual Darlington CC Festival. The festival was the brainchild of departed Coach (to Germany) Alan Parrish and this season Coach Katie Ellis is at the comm. Marietta and Etowah look to be running at full strength as well as a few other ranked teams in their respective classes. Quite a 2A showdown will be settled as Darlington and Wesleyan tangle at full strength...Mill Creek is running their JV squad after a great meet at Gwinnett County last week.

    Bruce Taylor - September 26, 2014 - Comment
  • 2014 Atlanta Classic - Meet Preview

    36 teams will line it up Saturday morning at Clinton Nature Preserve for the 2014 Atlanta Classic. The mostly single-loop 5,000 meter course will feature 3 hay bale jumps and an exciting 300 meter spectator-friendly finish. The 2014 Atlanta Classic, hosted by Chapel Hill High School, kicks off at 7:55 AM on Saturday morning at Clinton Nature Preserve in western Douglas County. The Girl’s Championship race begins at 8:45, followed by the Boy’s Championship event at 9:10. Full meet details, including a list of attending teams, can be found on our Meet Home Page on the Milesplit calendar.

    Ronnie Brown - September 25, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Caleb Harris is Middle School Boys 'Runner of the Week' ending 9-20

    It would be a decent guess that 8th grader Caleb Harris from way down South in Bainbridge is perhaps the younger brother of Bainbridge HS runner sr Chase Harris. Caleb turned in a very fast 11:14 on the 2 Mile course earning Middle School 'Runner of the week' ending 9-20.   

    Bruce Taylor - September 25, 2014 - Comment
  • Faith Bobak is Girls Middle School 'Runner of the Week' ending 9-20

      7th Grader Faith Bobak of the Etowah Track Club took the overall title at the competitive Ga,MileSplit MS 3K Challenge  in 11:33 earning herself MS Girls 'Runner of the Week (would have earned her 9th in the Boys race)   

    Bruce Taylor - September 25, 2014 - Comment
  • Week 5 Ga.MileSplit Boys 'Runners of the Week

    Tyler Barber's mammoth performance at the Gwinnett County Championship earns him All-Class 'Runner of the Week' Other Class 'ROWs' were Jack Bluth from Milton, Jonathan Pelham from Lagrange, Stephen Martinez of St.Pius X, Brian Vincent from Pepperell and 2 freshmen from the 'Small School' classes: Jack Douglass of Pace Academy, and Griffin McCauley of Paideia who finished just ahead of Douglass at Coach Daley.  

    Bruce Taylor - September 25, 2014 - Comment