Preview of the 4th Annual Mill Run at Clinton Farms
Week 5 OfficialGA XC Rankings
Preview of the 2007 UGA Bulldog Stampede
Week 4 Official XC Rankings, Click on Header.
Meet Summary of the Gwinnett County Championships
Matt Cleaver wins Double Dip Emily Reese Dominates There is a classic line from the movie Deliverance that will be repeated for decades, " This river don't go to Aintree boys, you done took a wrong turn". Okay, lets not focus on the negatives of the mistake made by 29 runners that unintentionally cut the course short by 1/2 a mile. They knew it when they came cruising down to the finish and read the clock at 13:40+. Some even turned back to get back to get on the right path, but were credited with their place upon crossing the finish line and no DQ's were issued after a Coaches' meeting determined that is was not their fault. Carving up the competition was Wheeler's Matt Cleaver as he took the lead shortly after the 1 mile mark and held off Shuaib Winters of Heritage to take another individual title in 2007. Mile 1 consisted of a fairly tight pack including Cleaver, Winters, Miles Svoboda, Tim Halinski and Alec Clifford. South Forsyth won the Boys team title with 85 points led by Gator Jackson who was credited with 4th place individually. It appears those crafty Walton Raiders did not run their top 5 but nonetheless were runnerups with 113 points led by Adam Joseph. Marist placed 3rd in the meet results and were paced by William Rafferty and David Connolly but graciously allowed Blessed Trinity to take home the 3rd place hardware in lieu of the incident. That is sportsmanship ! I really don't know how Emily Reese does it. She will never be pushed in a GHSA meet all season more than likely, and she races very Prefontaine like taking the lead literally at the gun and destroying all comers. So, if she doesn't run in every meet on Chamblee's schedule it should not come as a big surprise as she is currently #3 on MileSplit.us XC rankings. Even a wrong turn making her run and extra 75-80 meters to get back on track would not phase her in the least. She just turned around and sprinted until she passed the leaders within 30 seconds and began her long drive at Marist. Oh, I almost forgot, her winning time was 18:01 on a tough course including the wrong turn. Allie Schliach of South Forsyth veered off course for a few seconds but it did not impede her from capturing runnerup in the individual standings in 20:22. AA Lovett was on their game winning the Girls team title scoring 82 points in defeating Walton, Marist and Blessed Trinity. Leading the victorious Lovett squad in 10th was Alexandra Horst in 21:11 followed by Elizabeth Rucker in 21:20. It did appear though that Walton and Blessed Trinity did not run their #1 runners, Leila Norman of Walton and Caroline Kirk of BT. The Open race was won by Charlotte Catholic's coach in around 18:10 and Harrison's own Coach Scott was close behind in 2nd followed by Coach Blaze of South Forsyth!!
Official XC Rankings for Ga Week 4
Preview of the Marist Double Dip by Head Coach Eric Heintze. Saturday September 15th is fast approaching, and the anticipation forthe Marist Double Dip Invitational is growing. Billed as one of thelargest and most competitive meets in Georgia that weekend, thecompetition will be fierce and the racing spectacular. When it is allsaid and done, 22 teams will have raced the fields and hills of Maristfighting for the honor of being champion of the prestigious event. The boys kick off the event at 8:00am hoping to catch somecooler weather. Top teams from every division will be racing thatmorning. From 5A, Walton (current top contender and last year's runnerup), Harrison, and South Forsyth (current top contender and 9th lastyear) will be representing the large public schools. Mark Viglotti(Walton) and Gator Jackson (South Forsyth) also have the potential tobe individual champions. continued- click on header
Pre-meet look at the upcoming Warner Robins Invitational.
Cromer Announces his Presence with Authority at Mercy
Our Lady of Mercy Ready to host Largest, Deepest Invite in its History.
Week 2 GA HS Cross Country Rankings
They came and they conquered. Yes, our neighbors to the west and north of Georgia brought their "A" games to a soggy, squishy Clara Bowl and as the heat increased with the rising of the Sun, baking the rain drenched venue, the Berry course mimicked their hot performances. Yeah, temps were a relief from what had been experienced in past weeks for the Championship Races, but by the Varsity races, the Sun and heat began to suck the moisture back from the soggy ground making conditions just short of miserable the remainder of the day.