Even though not running at full strength, Brookwood left it all out on the Course and will be heading back to Nike Nationals in Portland Oregon with friendly rival Alec Klassen of Parkview as he punched his ticket placing 3rd overall!
Despite not having the services of the top 3 Boys Programs in the State, Georgia's athletes chosen by the Atlanta Track Club performed well led by Grace Tinkey's repeat 10th place performance earning her a trip back to San Diego. Cody Barger was the top male placing 16th in 15:20.
Presents: This was by far the best crop of runners to be picked from South of the Border, even after continuing to drop the Borderline nearly a County South excluding this season. ROY's were Grace Tinkey of FPD and Adam Jones of Columbus. Also a Podium Team squad was chosen. Next year, I have arranged with EagleSportz.com to present Cool T-Shirts to the top 15 Boys and Girls. Click on Article header for full selections.
Team Georgia for Foot Locker South Regional is announced by Coach Cathi Monk of Pope HS from the Team Georgia Committee.
Coach Travis Gower of the AAAAA Girls Champion Walton Lady Raiders talks Walton XC with gatfxc.com contributor Coach Andy Christie from Mill Creek and describes how Walton ran to victory on the Girls side and his Boys squad also.
Grace Tinkey's blazing run melted the frost at Carrollton in 18:04.74 Surprise! Surprise! Suprise! Gomer Pyle would be happy and Sgt. Carter would be livid! In the coldest conditions State has been ran in recent history, many teams took advantage of adverse conditions mentally and physically overcoming them to race past higher ranked squads enroute to the ultimate victory, Team State titles. Walton and Darlington shocked their classes on the Girls side and Marist proved yet again, that depth is the key in sweeping the AAAA titles. For Westminster, it was business as usual in AA, though Blessed Trinity's gals gave them a run in the Girls race. Brookwood and Wesleyan proved depth and pack running continue to win championships in Boys 5A and A and St.Pius X's boys fortified their stonghold in 2010 in 3A. And quietly, the Columbus girls made it 2 titles in the last 3 years with a nice performance. Grace Tinkey proved beyond any doubters that she is the new queen of Cross Country in Georgia!
Bruces' Greenwall & Taylor preview AA in which a classic duel may ensue in the Girls race with Westminster and Blessed Trinity. Will Sahara Fletcher add another Title to her belt?
Class A State Preview by Coach Geoff Walton of Athens Academy. The Boys race is truly wide open with no clear favorites. The eyes of Georgia will be on Grace Tinkey this Saturday. brrrrr...Bundle up!
Coach Claude Spinks of Eagle's Landing previews a great team race for the Girls title and a barnburner for the Boys Individual title. Zach Sims, Bendan Hoban and Adam Jones will be busy this Saturday!
Coach Matt King of Habersham-Central previews a much stronger AAAA Meet. Wade Voyles is the man to beat Saturday in AAAA Boys.
Coach Ronnie Brown of Chapel Hill gives an indepth look at the fastest class of the meet. Will North Gwinnett make it 2 Straight?