Congratulations to Cory Nicholls of McEachern, who is now #5 on the all time 800 list with a 1:50.69 and Henry Dwyer of Athens Academy, who is now #6 on the all time 1600 list with a converted 4:08.86 Also congratulations to Junior, Kenny Selmon, from Pace Academy winning 400 Meter Hurdles Champ at Golden South in a time of 52.30 - new number #1 in the nation for high school boys. Way to go Kenny. Nolan Daniels of Marist won the 400 m prep division with a new PR of 49.29..
Highlights and all of the coverage round-up from the 2013 Golden South Classic.
The 3200 meter races did not disapoint highlighted by Kenan Farmer's fast 9:11 taking the 6A title and Best Performance Award at the Georgia Olympics. It was another day of harsh, nasty conditions during prelims Friday, though it didn't hurt the 3200 meter athletes at all. Only a few top seeds failed to make it into Finals thus setting up great racing Saturday. Bring your ponchos, umbrellas as the forecast for Jefferson is Showers in the morning becoming a steady rain in the afternoon. Windy. High 57F. Winds ENE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch. How can this possibly be good for the athletes and fans? I bet alot of kids will be camping out in their buses and stands half empty. This weather sucks!
It was a blustery week and last Saturday will remain a long memory for many coaches, athletes and fans as everyone had to deal with relentless artic gusts that worsened as the day progressed. There were some fantastic performances though and this weeks All Class 'Athletes of the Week' are Kenneth Fisher from Tri-Cities who flew to marks of 47-1 in the Triple Jump and 23-4.5 in the Long Jump. Malayshia George of Mill Creek is selected as Female AOW with impressive efforts at the well named " Eagle Icebreaker clearing 5-4 in the HJ and heating up the track in the 200 Meters in 24.58 This week we have included Relay Teams of the Week and MS 'AOW's
CONGRATULATIONS Georgia on another outstanding year of Cross Country. For the 10th year in a row the Atlanta Track Club has continued its generosity with youth athletics and has agreed to sponsor TEAM GEORGIA by outfitting the top 15 boys and 15 girls who will run at the Footlocker South XC meet. The Footlocker South Regional will take place in Charlotte, NC on Saturday, 11/24 and is the precursor to the National XC Championships.
This season, the course at Carrollton has ran slower, and may have been lengthened a few meters which should favor the 'strength' runners. At press-time, it has been discussed that mats may possibly be covering the many pavement crossings which has been a sore subject for XC purists as the growth of Carollton Schools has stirred the pot enough for a few schools willing to loan the mats they have to cover the pavement. This article will include 2A thru 6A State Previews only. The weather for raceday looks very promising at this time and bodes well for fast times http://www.weather.com/weather/wxdetail3/USGA0096
6A...we have been saving the Best for Last, and here it is from Ga.MileSplit.com, thanks to Pre1962 as expounds his unique and detailed breakdown for the Community....Ga.MileSplit.com and GATFXC would like to thank all the Rankers and Runner of the Week Committee members for the tough, time consuming efforts put forth this season to rank each class along with contributing articles and selections. This often is a thankless endeavor, as the Community is eager to differ on selections. We care about the kids, programs, coaches, fans and parents who support the programs and athletes. Good Luck to everyone in Carrollton and once again congrats to the Class A Winners, Podium teams, All-State individuals and volunteers that made it happen!