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AAAA Boys Team Preview Bruce Taylor Aug 16, 2016

AAAA Boys may turn into a battle of who is the best Catholic school squad in Georgia. Alot of state champs in Marist, St. Pius X and Blessed Trinity with plenty of experience. photo by Daniel McCauley

AAA GHSA Boys State Preview Sam Borg Nov 5, 2015

This year's AAA meet will be very exciting! The forecast calls for mud and AAA will be the 5th and 6th races of the day out of 14 so it will be sloppy, but not as bad as later in the afternoon. When there's this much on the line, nobody cares about the weather, it's GAME ON!! Congratulations to all AAA State qualifiers and good luck on Saturday.

AAA GHSA Girls State Preview Sam Borg Nov 5, 2015

This year's AAA meet will be very exciting! The forecast calls for mud and AAA will be the 5th and 6th races of the day out of 14 so it will be sloppy, but not as bad as later in the afternoon.

3A Boys Team Rankings Week Ending 10-18 Georgia Ranking Committee Oct 22, 2015

It wasn't a busy week of racing in Boys 3A and there was no movement amongst the top 10. the most significant performance was by Oconee County as the Warriors gave the All-Class ranked North Oconee squad all they could handle at the Clarke Oconee Championships Tuesday. No Warrior squad has raced this well since the 2004/2005 teams. Definitely closed the gap some on Westminster & Blessed Trinity and may have put some distance between an ever improving East Jackson squad.

3A Boys Team Rankings Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 30, 2015

It was a muddy weekend of racing as several large invitationals across the state had AAA schools on their buses. Blessed Trinity’s boys continue to hold onto a narrow lead.We will see a AAA and AAAA showdown this Thursday at Mountain Invite where several ranked teams will go at it.

3A Girls Team Rankings Week Ending 9/27 Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 30, 2015

It was a muddy weekend of racing as several large invitationals across the state had AAA schools on their buses. Westminster’s girls did enough to take over the #1 spot in our rankings this week. We will see a AAA and AAAA showdown this Thursday at Mountain Invite where several ranked teams will go at it.

3A Boys Team Rankings Week Ending 9/20 Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 24, 2015

This was a quiet week at the top of AAA, but Blessed Trinity did run the Fulton County Championships and several AAA squads faced off at the West Hall Invite early in the week. Banks County's boys and girls have now cracked the top 10 for the first time and there was some movement in spots 6-10 for boys and girls. Watch List squads from each week are all ranked 11th from this point on.

3A Girls Team Rankings Week Ending 9/20 Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 24, 2015

This was a quiet week at the top of AAA, but Blessed Trinity did run the Fulton County Championships and several AAA squads faced off at the West Hall Invite early in the week. Banks County's boys and girls have now cracked the top 10 for the first time and there was some movement in spots 6-10 for boys and girls. Watch List squads from each week are all ranked 11th from this point on.

3A Girls Team Rankings Week Ending 9/13 Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 15, 2015

We saw Westminster's Girls for the first time at Carrollton this week and they look poised for a title run as well. Blessed Trinity and Westminster will again be watching one another all season (especially Girls) and attempt to peak at the right time to take a state title. Big movers of the week are Morgan's girls moving up to 5th. Experienced XC stat guys and girls here in the state understand the difficulty of courses like Carrollton and Double Dip, so rankings are definitely taking course ratings into consideration.

3A Boys Team Rankings Week Ending 9/13 Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 15, 2015

We saw Westminster for the first time at Carrollton this week and they look poised for a title shot. Blessed Trinity and Westminster will again be watching one another all season and attempt to peak at the right time to take a state title. Big movers of the week are Jefferson's boys climbing up to the 4th spot. Experienced XC stat guys and girls here in the state understand the difficulty of courses like Carrollton and Double Dip so rankings are definitely taking course ratings into consideration.

3A Girls Team Rankings Week Ending 9/6 Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 8, 2015

AAA girls is a similar story with Blessed Trinity and Westminster giving serious quality at the top. Hart County has made giant leaps these past couple of seasons and lands at a comfortable #3 in AAA for now. Dawson could be our 4th podium team with several challengers coming up from spots 5-10. Blessed Trinity's Mary Claire Solomon have a target on her back as favorite for the Individual state title 2 months from now.

3A Boys Team Rankings Week Ending 9/6 Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 8, 2015

AAA boys open up the season with serious quality at the top. Blessed Trinity takes the #1 spot after beating Oconee head to head at Berry on Saturday. Oconee has made a big jump, in there very close with Westminster and East Jackson. The podium looks full with those 4 teams, but it's a long season. Individually, East Jackson's Chase Kennedy will have a target on his back as favorite for state title 2 months from now.

AAA Girls Pre-Season Outlook Bruce Taylor Aug 13, 2015

AAA Girls is very similar to Boys as Westminster and Blessed Trinity's deep and traditionally strong Girls programs are just on another level than everyone else. Westminster returns everyone and Blessed Trinity their top 6. It will be fun to see if they run heads up before Region as its seems they avoid each other during the regular season. Hart County is a strong 3rd but it would take cloning Audrey Honiotes x 2 to come even close to the Cats and Titans. There seems to be large gaps between other top 10 schools aside from Savannah Arts and Coahulla Creek at 4/5. 8-AAA's Dawson County, Morgan County, Fannin County and East Jackson will fight at Region for State spots. Decatur is a top 10 team early. Pierce County placed 15th at State and's a bit of a mystery due to the courses they compete on during the season. Oconee County graduated their core and after making the Podium in 2014 and will need to rebuild.

3A Boys 100 Fastest Returners Bruce Taylor Aug 12, 2015

3A is loaded Individually as 10 of the top 14 boys from the State meet are set to return headed by defending 3A XC and 3200 Meter Champ Chase Kennedy from East Jackson and his twin bro Chandler Kennedy (2nd in XC, 3rd in 1600) Look for Decatur's Sam Ellis to move up this season after a great Outdoor season in which he swept the 3A 800 and 1600 titles. Oconee boasts a pair of strong individuals led by Michael Hans and Issac Krumm. Blessed Trinity as a trio of speedsters with Ben McCoy, Robby Gipson and Leo Pryor.

Georgia Olympics AAA Preview Bruce Taylor May 13, 2015

AAA- Here is the AAA Preview for the Georgia Olympics which begin Thursday noon at Jefferson. Cedar Grove is the team to beat going in and the 800/1600 races are very competitive....

AAA Girls State Meet Preview Bruce Taylor May 5, 2015

AAA may have a first time team Champion on the way as Westside Macon looks great coming out of Sectionals, but never count out battle tested Blessed Trinity or talented Maynard Jackson out of ATL.

3A Boys Team Power Rankings Thru 4-2 Bruce Taylor Apr 3, 2015

Here are your 3A Boys Team Power Rankings thru 4-2. Currently Oconee HS has the upper hand with a good balance of Field and Track events. Cedar Grove is dangerous at 2 and Georgia Olympic host Jefferson is a strong 3rd

Jefferson Crows Lake MS Challenge Meet Summary Bruce Taylor Sep 11, 2014

It was another great (but hot) afternoon at the Jefferson Crows Lake MS meet as 20 teams converged upon Jefferson coming as far away as north Atlanta. That school would be Marist who handily won both Varsity MS races. A special moment was a middle school student played the Star Spangled Banner on an electric guitar ala Jimi Hendrix which drew a loud ovation after completion. Pictured above is Madison Britt from Prince Avenue Christian as she won the the MS Girls race.

North Hall Boys Triumph, Marist Girls Hang On at NEGA Bruce Taylor Aug 23, 2014

North Hall lived up to their pre-season 4A #1 Ranking besting Marist and North Oconee's boys squads. Frank Pittman has stepped it up for Marist winning the Championship Boys overall title in 16:15 nipping NH's Quintin Miles. Marist Girls unleash a frosh girl Josie Wirtz who leads them to the Championship Girls team title. Savannah Carnahan takes the Girls overall title in 19:00. 

3A Girls Pre-Season Top 5 Bruce Taylor Aug 20, 2014

3A Girls is going to bring back memories of some great Blessed Trinity vs Westminster state battles from back in the day.  Blessed Trinity placed 1st in super tough 3A last season and Westminster tied Wesleyan in a contraversial after awards presentation decision reached by the GHSA.  Its going to be great watching them knock heads again.  Oconee County has a great shot at making the Podium based on data, with 4 other schools legit contenders to crack that stage and get some props.

Lamar County Catches up with Westminster, and 'Carpe Diem' Earning the 2A Title Bruce Taylor May 12, 2014

I must have heard the score wrong after the 300m Hurdles team scores were announced during awards, hearing 'Westminster 67, Lamar County 61', meaning Lamar had to win the 4x400..and hope for Westminster to place 7th/last. But, Lamar actually had a stronger hand trailing by just 1.5 points and their 3rd place finish adding 6 points was more than enough to overtake the Cats' by 2.5 points sealing the 2A title for the Trojans. Lawrence and Lance Austin were key on Saturday scoring 26 points in the Hurdles and 200m as well as being legs on Lamar's relay teams that scored 18.

Georgia Olympics Day 1 Field Events Highlights Bruce Taylor May 9, 2014

Day 1 of the2014 Georgia Olympics had some outstanding performances achieved by athletes from all classes. It was definitely 'Hot as Georgia Asphalt' in Jefferson earlier today, confounding climatologists statewide as it seemed weatherwise we all were down in Albany without the gnats, lol. Daniel Haugh from St.Pius X thrilled the fans and his fellow throwers alike winning the 3A Discus with his 1st attempt in 194-5. A few of the highlites ga.milesplit shot pics for are included in this brief article..

2A Girls State Meet Preview Bruce Taylor Apr 30, 2014

Lovett has really improved from 2013 and as the season ground away took over the top spot in the 2A Team Power Rankings and haven't looked back. But, they suffered a big loss when Victoria Powell (got injured?) and was unable to compete at Sectionals costing Lovett up to 20-25 points at State. This brings perennial AA powers Wesleyan and Westminster right back into the chase. Thomasville has the potential to be a Podium squad as does Greater Atlanta Christian, Laney (who has speed) Monticello who boasts the triple threat Tiarra Whitlock, and Jefferson. Taylor DeLoach of St.Vincent's is another great athlete who could score up to 30 points by herself.  

2A Sectionals ReCap Bruce Taylor Apr 28, 2014

There was some good racing happening down in Barnesville at Section A as 21 National Elites were achieved. Taylor DeLoach of St.Vincent's had a career day going 20-1 in the LJ and turned in 2 fast short Sprints Q' times. Thomasville got their top athletes out as did Jeff Davis, Monticello and Bleckley County. On the Boys side Fitzgerald, Lamar County, Bleckley County will move on to Jefferson with their best. In Section 'B' at Norcross the usual suspects Lovett, Westminster and Wesleyan advanced their top girls to Albany  and Laney will bring some heat. For the boys seems like caught a good tailwind in the 100 meters as all the runners had big prs including a 10.55 by Jaquivius Cannon of East Laurens. GAC performed well in the Sprints, Westminster dominated in distance events, Calhoun will bring speed and Keyth Fightmaster, Westminster and Jefferson q'd many Field Events scorers.  

Atlanta Track Club's Girls AA Region ReCap Bruce Taylor Apr 22, 2014

its going to be interesting who makes it out of Sectionals in Girls AA.  Once again, the power resides in Region 6 with evenly matched squads, though WEsleyan pulled a minor upset taking the team title.  Westminster, Lovett and GAC need to qualify their top athletes at Sectionals.  Bleckley County, Thomasville, Fitzgerald, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Monticello and Spencer have the potential to make the AA Girls Sectionals a train wreck. 

2A Boys Team Power Rankings ending 4-1 Bruce Taylor Apr 2, 2014

2A Boys is shaping up 2 weeks out from Region meets to be the most competitive its been in several years. Westminster and Fitzgerald are really too close to call with Lamar County looking to break into the top spot and Jefferson a strong 4th.   

2A Boys Team Power Rankings thru 3-18 Bruce Taylor Mar 18, 2014

Westminster's Boys are the 'King of the Hill' for the 2A Boys Team Power Rankings thru 3-18.  These rankings were calculated by scoring the rankings as a meet. We scored 12 deep for individuals and 12 deep for relays. For example, for individuals 1st place received 12 points for their team, on down to 1 point for 12th place.

GHSA Girls AA State Preview Bruce Taylor Nov 6, 2013

A supreme display of gamesmanship was in play at the Region 6-AA meet, as Wesleyan and Westminster both sat their top 1-4? runners or more, perhaps outsmarting themselves, allowing Lovett to 'Carpe Diem' snatching the 1st place hardware. It's going to be a knockdown, dragout fight between these rival programs come Saturday afternoon. Defending champ Emma Garrison and Caroline Reed of Wesleyan could have a classic duel for the individual title.

GHSA AA Boys State Preview Bruce Taylor Nov 6, 2013

A few weeks back, some would think Westminster was a lock to add another 1st place Cup in their huge trophy case. Wesleyan has picked it some at season's end, and ran well at 6-AA. The race for the boys individual title could come down to the final hill. Throughout the season, Jordan Flowers of Westminster has proven to be the favorite for the AA Boys overall title, but Matt Moratti of Wesleyan took the region 6-AA individual title.

GHSA Class 2A,3A,4A,5A,6A XC State Championship Previews Georgia Ranking Committee Nov 7, 2012

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!