Articles with Frank Crippen
Battle of Atlanta Preview- The Saucony Battle of Atlanta has grown from 22 Teams in 2008 to 76 Squads this season and has evolved into one of the premiere HS/MS meets in the State. The Nash Farms course is a 2.5 loop 95% grass course. Most consider the course moderate in difficulty and it is the most spectator friendly course in Georgia. Spectators are able to see over 90% of each race. The Nash course has been home to numerous major high school XC meets, several NCAA D1 meets and conference championships and the 2013 D3 Regional Meet. Due to the growth of the meet, there have been 3 more JV races added. The Middle School races have over 900 runners signed up as well.
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.
Woodward has a good program and is set to improve upon the 3rd place finish in 3A in 2013. They had a solid state meet, but lost River Holifield to graduation. North Hall got the best of them last season, can the Cardinals run them down come November?
State Track Champions converged on the ATC All-Comers meet Tuesday night at Emory University. An enthusiastic crowd and over 530 runners were treated to some of the best racing of the year in what turned out to be more fun than a flash mob party.
Freshman Ga boys had an outstanding race in the Foot Locker South Boys Freshman race taking 3 of the top 4 spots and winning the unofficial 'State' honors. Sean Parker of Pickens County won the race in 16:05 followed by Andrew Singh of Walton in 16:11, Dax Willette of Rockdale County 4th in 16:14. Frank Crippen-Ginsburg from Woodward placed 16th in 16:44 and Darr Smith from Atlanta was 19th in 16:50.
Wow, what a day of great racing this Saturday down in Cochran at the 7th Annual Georgia State Middle School State Championships! The meet was flawlessly ran by Coach Shelley Cranford's Running Royals and all the races ran on time as well. The attendance was visibly the largest and loudest ever as well. 4 Team Champs were crowned including 4 well deserving Individual Champions. The races were equally competitive in the Large and Small School divisions individually and teamwise as runners frantically battled for places all over the course and especially up the short straight final uphill stretch. Georgia HS Cross Country's future stars strutted their stuff in front of a large, loud and spirited crowd of proud parents, fans and teamates.