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
What an outstanding day for Georgia Harriers as Josh Brickell roared around McAlpine Park in 14:49 placing 2nd in the Boys Seeded race and Brad Hort earned his first trip to San Diego placing 6th cracking sub 15: as 2 of the best pure athletes in all of Georgia will make the trip to Foot Locker Nationals. It was a Great day for TEAM GEORGIA as the boys "team" won, scoring 67 points defeating mighty Virginia and the girls were 2nd scoring 78 points, Georgia's best showing in years...This TEAM GEORGIA thing has really improved our post season results in that when it started we had few kids run and now we are WINNING the meet! .Also of note is a strong showing from the up and coming 13/14 year olds. The ATC and Team Georgia committee are to be comended for their choices and need to take a bow as well! Pictured are the 5 Top Boys Medalists from Georgia.
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.
Region 'Runners of the Week' include Sahara Fletcher of Westminster (AA) Fletcher has to be considered as pre-race favorite to lead the Lady Cats' to another State title. Image by Pinion Photography
The Athens Academy boys took home their first ever Team State title this Saturday at the Class A Cross Country Championships held down in Macon. The Spartans had been the favorite since the Week 2 team rankings were released and won by a 48 point margin of victory over runnerup Darlington. Landmark Christian is 'Queen of the Hill' again in A Girls Cross Country defending their 2011 title behind the amazing duo of freshman Kathryn Foreman and senior Lindy Long. Reilly Friedman of Galloway (soph) was not to be denied of his title and he cruised to his first of what could be many Individual Championships and frosh Foreman of Landmark Christian ran away with the Girls title.
MileSplit’s National Cross Country Rankings
The Berry Clara Bowl Invite once again robbed most of the attention this weekend with over 2000 runners and many ranked teams. Here are some briefs on the 4 Major HS meets held this past weekend including the Mountain Eagle Invite(cover pic)
Sarah Foreman dominated the Mixed MS 2 Mile on the tough Landmark Course and is the Girl's MS "ROW"
In a relatively light week of racing due to the Labor Day weekend, here are the choices for the Week 2 Ga.MileSplit.com Runners of the Week. Many athletes were very impressive at the UGA Invitational Equestrian Fields course and the Landmark Cross Country Invitational Garwood Stadium Course was a beast of a challenge....The Performances of the Week were turned in by Josh Brickell and Katherine Yost at UGA.
Sidney Speir and Brad Hort of McIntosh torching Clinton Farms Image by Christine Speir
How many late August XC races have produced 4 sub 16 times in the Boys races and a sub 18 Girls performance? Granted, the weather was very kind until about 11am and almost all the athletes surely took advantage. Anyone who's not new to the Sport, knows the Bob Blastow layout at Clinton Farms is a fast trail, but NEGA and the Our Lady of Mercy course both got torched as well. The River Green Parkway also has a reputation as a fast and flat course (venue of the 2 Mile Stage Races) Westminster hosted the Kosh Classic and that course has a rep as being tough...
2012 Pre-Season Rankings and Class Briefs. Broken down by Class by the Ga.MileSplit.com Rankings Commitee. This season we will also make an effort to Rank GISA depending on the results submitted.
Kathryn Foreman of Landmark is the favorite to win the distance events with pr's of 5:13 and 11:22!
The 2012 GA MS State Track Championships has the promise of being a major spectacle again as the future HS stars of tomorrow will lay it all on the line for their teams and personal glory. Here are a series of interviews on 5 MS athletes by Coach Kristan Moses featuring: Kathryn Foreman, Carson Dingler, Max Warner, Mackenzie Dunmore and Marielle Lewis......
Grace Tinkey is back and ready for the GA state meet this weekend. Check out what has been going on with Grace over the last few weeks!
Kathryn Foreman of Landmark Christian glides to the finish line enroute to the top Girls performance of the meet in 12:07 Image by Mr. Spock
What a fantastic morning of racing and fun in Cochran it was on Saturday as almost 1000 runners toed the line and competed in the MS State Championships. Fans lined the course the final 800 meters and cheered for their favorite teams and individuals from the Elementary Mile Run thru the Small School girls race. The hosts led by Bleckley County HS Coach Shelley Cranford did a great job putting on a show that will keep schools coming back for more. This is my favorite meet to cover because of its organization and the parents/fans support of all the runners!
Middle Schools are traveling from as far away as Rome, Tallulah Falls, Metro ATL, Augusta and Valdosta building up to be another great meet this Saturday with many talented young athletes and some heavy hitter teams making the trek including Marist, Athens Christian, Holy Innocents, Woodward Academy, Woodland Euharle and Tift County. Racing begins at 8:30 with an Elememtary school Mile race.