Ronnie Brown

2015 Atlanta Classic - Meet Preview Ronnie Brown Sep 25, 2015

23 teams will line it up Saturday morning at Clinton Nature Preserve for the 2015 Atlanta Classic. The mostly single-loop 5,000 meter course will feature 3 hay bale jumps and an exciting 300 meter spectator-friendly finish.

2014 Atlanta Classic - Meet Preview Ronnie Brown Sep 25, 2014

36 teams will line it up Saturday morning at Clinton Nature Preserve for the 2014 Atlanta Classic. The mostly single-loop 5,000 meter course will feature 3 hay bale jumps and an exciting 300 meter spectator-friendly finish. The 2014 Atlanta Classic, hosted by Chapel Hill High School, kicks off at 7:55 AM on Saturday morning at Clinton Nature Preserve in western Douglas County. The Girl’s Championship race begins at 8:45, followed by the Boy’s Championship event at 9:10. Full meet details, including a list of attending teams, can be found on our Meet Home Page on the Milesplit calendar.

Atlanta Classic Race ReCap: Foreman and Poteet Win Individual Titles Ronnie Brown Sep 29, 2013

 Perfect temperatures greeted runners on Saturday morning for the 10th annual Atlanta Classic (formerly known as The Mill Run). The Clinton Nature Preserve course is a mix of rolling terrain on grass and dirt, with a small stretch of gravel road thrown in the mix. Not a fast course by most estimates, as runners are tested by a series of turns and 3 hay bale jumps along the way. Kathryn Foreman took off early and was never challenged winning the Girls Overall in 18:15  Logan Poteer from Kell won his 2nd major invitational in 16:00. AAA teams Woodward Boys and St.Pius X Girls raced to the team titles.

2013 Atlanta Classic Preview Ronnie Brown Sep 25, 2013

26 teams will line it up Saturday morning at Clinton Nature Preserve for the 2013 Atlanta Classic.  The mostly single-loop 5,000 meter course will feature 3 hay bale jumps and an exciting 300 meter spectator-friendly finish. The 2013 Atlanta Classic, hosted by Chapel Hill High School, kicks off at 7:55 AM on Saturday morning at Clinton Nature Preserve in western Douglas County.  The Girl’s Championship race begins at 8:45, followed by the Boy’s Championship event at 9:10.  Full meet details, including a list of attending teams, can be found on our Meet Home Page on the Milesplit calendar.A nice match-up of the #’s 1 and 2 ranked teams in AAA may be the headliner in the girls team race.  St. Pius (#1) got the better of Blessed Trinity (#2) last Saturday in McDonough, but it was close enough to keep things interesting. Woodward's Boys are ranked #3 in AAA and has been a Top-10 All Class Watch-List team all season, even spending a week or two at the very top of the All Class rankings.

2012 Atlanta Classic Meet Preview Ronnie Brown Oct 3, 2012

28 teams will line it up Saturday morning at Clinton Nature Preserve for the 2012 Atlanta Classic.  The mostly single-loop 5,000 meter course will feature 3 hay bale jumps and an exciting 300 meter spectator-friendly finish.

The UGA Invite Produced Some Smokin' Times on a Fast, Tight, and Possibly Short Track Ronnie Brown Sep 2, 2012

The UGA Cross Country course is on the grounds of the University’s Equestrian Center in Bishop, GA, just a few miles off the UGA campus....Saturday morning found the course in perfect condition, with a tightly-mown path, and firm footing (contrasted with the mudfest of 2009!) The collegiate races got underway at 7:59 AM, with lots of familiar names on the rosters of the UGA, Georgia Tech and Mercer squads....

2011 Atlanta Classic Preview Ronnie Brown Sep 22, 2011

     30 teams will line it up Saturday morning at Clinton Nature Preserve for the 2011 Atlanta Classic.  The mostly single-loop 5,000 meter course will feature 3 hay bale jumps and an exciting 300 meter spectator-friendly finish.  2010 Champions Marist (girls) and St. Pius (boys) will both be back to defend their titles, although they’ll be challenged by the Classic’s strongest and deepest fields ever.

AAAAA State Preview Ronnie Brown Nov 2, 2010

Coach Ronnie Brown of Chapel Hill gives an indepth look at the fastest class of the meet.            Will North Gwinnett make it 2 Straight?

2010 Atlanta Classic Preview Ronnie Brown Sep 23, 2010

The 2010 Atlanta Classic        24 teams will gather at Clinton Nature Preserve on Saturday morning for the 2010 Atlanta Classic, presented by GATFXC.com and hosted by Chapel Hill High School.  Predicted above normal temperatures and a newly-configured (and marginally slower) Clinton course will moderate the times a bit, but a talented field and a host of top-ranked teams should provide an outstanding morning of racing. This year’s layout will also give a nod to old-school cross country, with 3 separate hay-bale jumps (optional, but with about a 20 meter cumulative distance advantage). The meet is presented this year by GATFXC.com, and extensive post-race coverage will be provided including photos, videos and race recaps. Chik-fil-A also joins as a sponsor for 2010.

Pre-Season Picks & Previews Ronnie Brown Aug 19, 2010

Grace Tinkey will have a big target on her back in GHSA Competition this Fall after arguably ending the 2009 XC Season as the #1 Girl in Georgia after her Foot Locker Performances.   Parkview's Alec Klassen hydroplanes through the River Green Swamp at 2009 County. Is it his time to be on top in 2010?   The 2010 Cross Country season gets underway this weekend at The Kosh Classic, Spalding Jaguar Invite and Luella Twilight Invitational. Coach Ronnie Brown of Chapel Hill offers an extensive preview on 5A , Coach Claude Spinks of Eagle's Landing chimes in on 3A and Habersham Central's Matt King previews 4A.