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At Mill Creek/Jerry Arnold Invite, boy’s team scoring (10th out of 29 teams) came from junior Sam Bowers in the 1600 meters (1st-4:23.47), junior Michael Malkowski in the 1600 meters (2nd-4:23.78), the 4x800m relay team (2nd-8:38.02) of junior Ryan Beitzell, senior Joey Brovont, senior Paul Rose & senior Jake Vernon. Girl’s team scoring came from the 4x800m relay team (3rd-10:11.05) of...
Posted by Coach Andy Carr on 03-12-2017
2017 Milton T&F Showcase Meet ReCap By Andy Carr The 10th Annual Milton T&F Showcase did not disappoint as seven stadium records fell on the boy’s side and three stadium records went down in the girl’s competition. Mill Creek reigned supreme taking both the boys and girls team titles with host Milton taking 2nd in the boys & 4th in the girls to finish a strong second in the overall...
Posted by Coach Andy Carr on 03-05-2017
Congratulations to the Milton Track & Field team for it's strong finish at the Roswell 8-Way Invitational this past Saturday! The boy's team finished 2nd to Marietta (148-112) and the girls were 7th (54.5 pts). Team wins on the girls side came from the 4x1600m relay (22:46.80) which is the fastest time in the state this season and the 8th fastest in school history! Senior Brooke Aumer, junior...
Posted by Coach Andy Carr on 03-05-2017
Bowers Leads Milton Track & Field Junior Sam Bowers (the current state cross country champion) ran the nation’s fastest 5000 meters (3.1 miles) of this out door season & set a new meet & stadium & school record at this past weekend’s 10th Annual Milton T&F Showcase meet (1st-15:05.45) to lead the Eagles to a 2nd place combined boys & girls team finish (187 pts) besting 20 schools. Mill...
Posted by Coach Andy Carr on 03-05-2017
Led by the junior state champion, Milton records 3rd & 4th place team finishes By Andy Carr Photos by Angie Butzow Carrollton, GA 11/4/16 BOYS For only the 4th time in school history, a Milton student athlete is state cross country champion! Junior Sam Bowers (1st-16:06) bested a field of 171 runners to capture the state championship in a thrilling race that saw him...
Posted by Coach Andy Carr on 12-07-2016

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Watch FREE Race Action from the Coaches Invitational from the Fast Heats of the 4x100 and 4x800 Relays.
Here is a Review of last week's Track action for Georgia HS/MS ending 3-5
The 10th Annual Milton T&F Showcase did not disappoint as seven stadium records fell on the boy's side and three stadium records went down in the girl's competition.
The Eagles nest will be the site of the 10th Annual T&F Showcase meet at Milton High School this weekend
Atlanta Track Club honored 42 of the best runners in metro Atlanta at its All-Metro High School Cross Country Awards Banquet tonight at The Stave Room in Midtown Atlanta.

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acarr6453 wrote
at November 10, 2013 08:05 EST
Milton HS Boys Cross Country Finishes an Inspiring 10th Place at State Meet Eagle runners surprise many with solid team finish 11/9/13 Carrollton, GA Clean shaven & Mohawk laden, the Eagles cross country boys team proved many wrong with their surprising state meet finish (10th-259 pts) to beat 22 schools at the 2013 GHSA State Cross Country Championships at Carrollton ES in Carrollton, GA. Milton, predicted to be 6th in their region and not qualify for the state meet, proved today that a team effort with no finishers in the top-30, can produce a high team finish! Overall, Brookwood (1st-105 pts) won another title after being 2nd a year ago. The Lions of Peachtree Ridge (2nd-121 pts) held off a much improved Harrison squad (3rd-121 pts) with a 6th-runner tie-breaker. Collins Hill (4th-129 pts) shocked many as they were un-ranked and not predicted to finish in the top-10! For the Eagles of Milton, the season long goal of making it to state and finishing in the top-10 was realized as Milton put all of it’s scoring runners in the top-80 (224 runners finished the race) finishers to beat back Fulton County champions Roswell (18th-493 pts) and close the gap on region rivals Etowah (8th-239 pts) & Walton (9th-240 pts). The surprise of the meet for the Eagles was the running of junior Preston Meade. The junior stayed in the top-40 the entire race and never waivered to finish within 3 seconds of his all-time PR (34th-17:26)! Meade ran with Milton’s consistent front runners sophomore Jack Bluth (35th-17:28) and fellow sophomore Clay Marshall (57th-17:40) to lead them to top-60 finishes. With 3 finishers in the top-60, that put Milton online to finish in the top-10 and got a great race and finish from senior captain Kevin McGorrey (65th-17:45) and a solid effort from junior Connor Cole (77th-17:53) which concluded the Eagle scorers. Milton also got big help from their 6th & 7th finishers today, which is important in a very large team and race field, coming from fellow sophomores Matt McGorrey (99th-18:17) and John Fravel (103rd-18:20) that beat back many #5 runners from schools that finished ahead of Milton! The Eagles conclude a very successful season that has seen the last 4 trips to the state meet (2010-18th, 2011-8th, 2012-6th, 2013-10th) prove to be very successful for the Milton cross country program.
acarr6453 wrote
at November 03, 2013 08:28 EST
Milton Cross Country Boys Qualify for the State Meet! The Eagles 3rd place effort earns them trip to Carrollton, Lady Eagles just miss, placing 5th. Varsity Boys The Eagles smart racing and pack running proved to be the difference as Milton (3rd-84 pts) qualified for the GHSA State Meet next weekend by knocking off rival Roswell (4th-115 pts) which was ranked 8th in the state in going into the meet. Walton (1st-51 points) was the clear winner as the Eagles of Etowah (2nd-72 points) were runner-up. Even with no finishers in the top-10, Milton put all of it’s scorers between 11th-21st and all within 45 seconds to propel them to the state meet! Sophomore Jack Bluth led the charge. His 16:38 for 11th spot may have missed the individual medals but it did move him up the record board to become tied with the 8th best performance in school history! Fellow sophomore Clay Marshall ran upfront for the Milton pack and his effort (16:49-16th) played a major role in the team’s final standing. Junior Connor Cole ran a personal best (16:50-17th) to solidify the Eagle showing. Strong finishes by senior co-captain Kevin McGorrey (19th-17:06) and his brother Matt McGorrey (21st-17:13) put Milton in a close battle for the runner-up spot. Strong races by fellow sophomores John Fravel (27th-17:24) & Jacques DuPlessis (30th-17:28) help put all seven of it’s runners in before Roswell had 4 finishers. Varsity Girls The Lady Eagles fought a gallant effort but fell just short of qualifying for the state meet. Milton (5th-86 pts) was in contention the entire way as the Wolverines of Woodstock (4th-82 pts) grabbed the qualifying spot with two top-10 finishers to lead their effort. In the most competitive and deepest region in the entire state and in any classification the so-called “region of death” proved its moniker and the Lady Eagles concluded their fine season. Walton again was the winner (1st-59 pts) but held off a very strong Etowah team (2nd-60 pts) whose #1 runner did not finish the race. The Lady Hornets of Roswell (3rd-68 pts) had 3 finishers in the top-10 to lead their effort. Senior co-captain Abbey Jordan represented Milton well and fought for a top-10 finish but it was not to be (11th-20:11). Fellow juniors Juanita Pardo (14th-20:27) and Amy Ruiz (16th-20:32) tried to help duplicate the pack running the boys were able to use. Sophomore Anna Renko ran her 2nd best performance ever (21st-20:42) and senior Kim Toscano made a big charge in the final half-mile to run an all-time best (24th-20:58) and pass three Woodstock runners in the process. Senior co-captain Rachal Cronin (29th-21:12) concluded the scoring for Milton. The Lady Eagles were able to put all five of their scoring runners in front of Etowah, Roswell & Woodstock’s 5th finisher but those teams upfront strength, each with at least two runners finishing in the top-10 of the race, were too much for Milton to overcome. JV Boys In a back & forth affair with Etowah (3rd-57 pts) for the runner-up sport, Milton (2nd-57 pts) was able to receive a team trophy based on the 6th-runner tie breaker. The Raiders of Walton were the clear winners (1st-24 pts) but the Eagles of Milton made it interesting with 3 finishers in the top-10. Junior Preston Mead ran upfront the entire race and his all-time best by close to 40 seconds (4th-17:23) led the team. Fellow junior Mikey Newell also countered with a lifetime best (6th-17:31) to keep Milton in the mix. Freshman Michael McCarthy continued his fine season as his effort put him on the medal stand (10th-17:42). Senior Brendan Kemple (19th-18:02) led a close running pack of Eagle runners as sophomore Brock Schutt (21st-18:05), senior Peter Randall (20th-18:07) and finally senior co-captain Spencer Greene (24th-18:08) were close behind. Senior Peter Randall was able to defeat Etowah’s 6th finisher (25th) for Milton to be the 2nd place team. JV Girls The Eagles of Milton (2nd-42 pts) made great in-roads and narrowly lost to the Lady Raiders of Walton (1st-32 pts) to snag the final team trophy spot. A year ago Walton perfect scored Milton (15-50) at this same meet! Both Walton & Milton had all 5 of their scorers in the top-14 places. Running a solid race together the entire way, sophomore Victoria Wagner (4th-21:12) and junior Hallie Howell (5th-21:12) led the Lady Eagle effort. Milton then put in 3 scorers in a span of 12 seconds to secure the runner-up spot! Junior Meagan Thistleton (10th-21:45) led the group with senior co-captain’s Katie Robinson (11th-21:53) & Addie Luxton (12th-21:57) right behind her. A superb final season ending race by sophomore Emily Velez (18th-22:20) and the gutsy effort by junior Michelle Pick (27th-22:52) concluded the scoring for Milton. Up next for the Milton Cross Country boy’s team is the GHSA State Cross Country Championships which will be run on Saturday, November 9th at Carrollton Elementary School. The AAAAAA boys race is scheduled for 12 noon.
acarr6453 wrote
at October 20, 2013 09:48 EDT
Milton HS Cross Country Sweeps Team Titles at NIKE/Coach Wood Invitational Sophomores Lead Eagles as Milton Records Four Team Wins Gainesville College, Oakwood, GA 10/19/13 Varsity Girls The Lady Eagles put three runners in the top-10 to score the meet win (1st-77 pts) over 24 scoring schools. The Lions of Lovett were runner-ups (2nd-140 pts) followed by North Paulding (3rd-173 pts). Sophomore Riley Burr led the Lady Eagle effort as her 19:24 effort over the Gainesville College course which was good enough for 2nd place and Burr is now the 4th-fastest performer in school history! Burr ran in the lead pack the entire way with many times leading the race. One last-ditch effort fell just 2 seconds short of the race win but her momentum propelled Milton to the easy team victory. Following Burr’s record-setting effort, junior Juanita Pardo (9th-20:30) and senior co-captain Abbey Jordan (10th-20:30) made it three on the awards stage! Junior Amy Ruiz continued her solid season with her strong medal winning performance (21st-21:18). Milton’s scoring concluded with senior co-captain Rachal Cronin’s effort (35th-22:05). Continued improvement from sophomore Victoria Wagner (41st-22:13) and the gutsy effort by fellow sophomore Anna Renko (50th-22:25) was a big factor in the Lady Eagles dominating team win. Also running varsity for Milton were junior Michelle Pick (52nd-22:31), senior Kim Toscano (53rd-22:31) & junior Hallie Howell (70th-22:55). 218 runners completed the race Varsity Boys Being predicted as finishing 4th, Milton took that to heart and upset 3 state ranked teams on the way to meet victory over 26 schools! The Eagles (1st-122 pts) survived the front running of LaGrange (2nd-140 pts) that had four finishers in the top-10, and Pickens County (3rd-184 pts). Both LaGrange & Pickens were ranked #2 & #3 in AAAA, Milton is unranked in AAAAAA. With no finishers in the top-16, the Eagles were able to use their team depth & pack running finishes securing the meet win! Milton was again led by sophomore Clay Marshall. Marshall ran in the top-10 for the latter half of the race but eventually settled for 17th (17:27). The Eagles then finished with a flurry of runners in the next 20 seconds to score the low point total. Fellow sophomore Jack Bluth (20th-17:30) led the team as junior Connor Cole (24th-17:34), senior co-captain Kevin McGorrey (29th-17:39) & sophomore Matt McGorrey (32nd-17:47) concluded the scoring and captured the team title. Fellow sophomores John Fravel (50th-17:58) and Jacques DuPlessis (52nd-18:01) contributed valuable points towards the meet win. Milton also had junior Mikey Newell (55th-18:03), senior Brendan Kemple (70th-18:21) & sophomore Brock Schutt (78th-18:28) running in the varsity race. There were 250 finishers. JV Girls The Lady Eagles followed suit of their varsity teammates and survived a scare from the Greyhounds of Pope to defeat 9 schools in recording the meet win (1st-31 pts). Pope was a close runner-up (2nd-46 pts) and Lakeview Academy was a distant 3rd (110 pts). Junior Meagan Thistleton led for the majority of the race and eventually settled for the runner-up position (2nd-22:31) to lead the Milton effort. Senior co-captain Katie Robinson ran upfront the majority of the race as well (4th-22:42) and was followed by the strong race and strong finish by fellow senior co-captain Addie Luxton (6th-22:49). All of the Lady Eagles in the race walked away with individual medals as sophomore Emily Velez was next (7th-23:15) & senior Sarah Hoffman concluded the scoring effort (12th-24:14). Other medal winning Milton runners included junior Bishop Reeder (13th-24:18), sophomore Julianna Butzer (16th-24:27), junior Hayden Estes (19th-24:43) & sophomore Lindsey Van Etten (25th-25:08). There were 87 finishers. JV Boys Not to be outdone, the final race of the day concluded the magnificent team efforts by the Eagles. Milton (1st-38 pts) put all five of its scoring runners in the top-10 to fend-off a stiff challenge by Lakeview Academy (2nd-72 pts) that had the first three finishers in the race to defeat 14 scoring schools. Mountain View (3rd-78 pts) had defeated the Eagles just 3 weeks ago was no match in this outstanding team-driven effort. Freshman Michael McCarthy (5th-18:19) rebounded after a sub-par effort last week at Furman to lead Milton. Junior Preston Meade (6th-18:37) did the same as well and was part of an Eagle flurry of finishes to easily secure the team title. Senior co-captain Spencer Greene (8th-18:49), senior Peter Randall (9th-18:51) and freshman Valera Stettner (10th-19:02) made it a sweep of the team titles! The top-25 finishers did receive medals and in that group were sophomore John Jurgens (12th-19:06), junior Nolan English (15th-19:14), junior Hunter Knapp (22nd-19:35) & senior Ryan Keefe (23rd-19:37). 132 runners completed the race. Open Races Freshman Cameron Irby (69th-25:21) & Jessica Rice (70th-25:21) led the Lady Eagles in the girls JV-C open race where Milton was 9th out of 23 scoring schools. 412 runners finished the second largest race of the day. Senior Griffin Strom (67th-20:12) & junior Tyler Curl (75th-20:17) were the top runners for Milton in the boys JV-C open race where the Eagles were 13th out of 24 scoring schools. It was the largest race of the day with 487 finishers. The Milton HS Cross Country teams compete next at the GHSA Region 5-AAAAAA meet at Boling Park in Canton, GA on November 2nd to qualify for the GHSA state meet.
acarr6453 wrote
at October 13, 2013 15:27 EDT
Gene Mullin-Furman Cross Country Invitational produces Impressive Results for Milton HS Teams Three new All-Time best performers added to School Records Board Greenville, SC (Furman Univ) 10/12/13 Varsity Girls While running their fastest team average of the season (19:50) the Lady Eagles finished an impressive 4th place (132 pts) out of 34 schools. Myers Park (Charlotte, NC) (78 pts) was the clear winner with ranked Georgia schools Collins Hill (4th in AAAAAA) in 2nd (98 pts) just edging Harrison (7th in AAAAAA) in 3rd (99 pts). Milton (ranked 9th in AAAAAA) hung close as the Lady Eagles top-3 finishers all ran personal all-time bests with one becoming a new top-10 all-time school performer! Junior Juanita Pardo led Milton with her 19:28 (16th), good to become the 5th fastest performer in school history and was followed closely by senior co-captain Abbey Jordan in 19:32 (18th) who is now the 6th best performer ever at Milton! An all-time best by junior Amy Ruiz (22nd-19:43) carried along sophomore Riley Burr (25th-19:47). A big personal best by sophomore Anna Renko (27th-20:39) was a 90-second improvement and gave the Lady Eagles a big cushion over the 5th place team. Junior Hallie Howell followed (69th-20:51) along with senior Kim Toscano (85th-21:06) both recording all-time bests and the scoring was concluded for Milton. Also running varsity for the Lady Eagles were senior co-captain’s Rachal Cronin (105th-21:29) & Katie Robinson (112th-21:43) There were 261 finishers. Varsity Boys Not to be out done by their teammates, the Eagle boys ran one of their best team races of the season as well (16:57 avg for top-5 finishers) and with 2 new all-time school performances, finished a very strong 7th (217 pts) out of 36 schools! Again, Georgia top ranked schools dominated the meet with Harrison (1st-63 pts, 6th-AAAAAA) besting both Parkview (2nd-75 pts, 9th-AAAAAA) and Collins Hill (3rd-141 pts, 7th-AAAAAA). Milton (15th-AAAAAA) fastest team average of the season came with two record-setting performances! Sophomore’s Clay Marshall (29th-16:40) & Jack Bluth (34th-16:43) move onto Milton’s all-time performer’s board at the 9th & 10th fastest! Following these performances, the Eagles then had a slew of personal bests on the Furman golf course layout. Fellow sophomore Matt McGorrey (51st-17:05) and junior Connor Cole (52nd-17:05) led a strong group that also included sophomore Jacques DuPlessis (57th-17:10) & senior co-captain Kevin McGorrey (63rd-17:18). Concluding the scoring for the Eagles was senior Brendan Kemple (79th-17:36) which appears to also be a lifetime best!. Running varsity for Milton also were junior Mikey Newell (92nd-17:46) & freshman Michael McCarthy (145th-18:28). 293 runners finished. JV Girls A great race soon developed for the Lady Eagles as Harrison & Milton traded punches all throughout the race. Milton eventually settled for 2nd (61 pts) besting 12 other schools. The Lady Eagles had three up front most of the race and were led by the all-time best by sophomore Victoria Wagner. Her 21:11 was good for 4th place holding off Harriosn’s top runners. Junior Michelle Pick took the lead several times and was eventually 7th (21:19) in other all-time best. Fellow junior Meagan Thistleton continues her stellar season as she ran her best time in 2013 (9th-21:34). All three were recognized with individual awards. Senior co-captain Addie Luxton (26th-22:34) passed many runners during the race to keep Milton close to Harrison and the scoring concluded for the Lady Eagles was sophomore lacrosse standout Emily Velez (43rd-23:13). There were 207 finishers. JV Boys In Milton’s strongest showing of the day, the Eagles (53 pts) finished a very close 2nd to Harrison (1st-43 pts) and just edged Parkview (3rd-56 pts) with Myers Park (4th-68) as those 4 teams dominated the race! The overall race win by sophomore John Fravel (1st-17:24) propelled a slew of all-time bests and led the team as the Eagles took advantage of the quick Furman course layout. Fravel did not take command until just past the halfway point and maintained his margin throughout the last mile of the race. Also making the Milton effort strong was the running of sophomore Brock Schutt. Schutt (3rd-17:32), also ran an all-time best and made a strong move just before two miles to secure his finish position. Senior homecoming king Peter Randall, running his best ever, finished an impressive 17:51 (8th) and was upfront for much of the early part of the race. Senior co-captain Spencer Greene ran a huge personal best (15th-18:09) and was followed in by junior Preston Meade (26th-18:24). Also of note: Coach Kelly Conron ran & completed the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and qualified for the Boston Marathon with her 3:29:16. She ran 1:45:51 for her first 13.1 miles and 1:43:25 for her second 13.1 miles! Coach Keith Marshall ran 18:03 at the Hoppy 5k (in Crabapple) the evening after returning from the Furman Meet to place 4th overall! Congratulations Coaches on your fine performances!!!
acarr6453 wrote
at September 30, 2013 14:34 EDT
REVISED Press Release-Aubrea Gunderson XC Invite Fast Times Abound for Milton High School Cross Country Teams at Gunderson Invitational After 7 year absence, Milton HS Cross Country Teams Return to the Aubrea Gunderson XC Invite in Conyers, GA and come away with many fast times & high team finishes. 9/28/13 Varsity Boys The Eagles ran a very strong team effort and with some very fast times were able to snag the last trophy winning sport (3rd-113 pts) to best 17 others schools. Milton put all five scorers in the top-38 to edge Pace Academy (4th-116 pts) and kept it close for the win! Mountain View HS (in Gwinnett County) was the team champion (1st-95 pts) followed by Mill Creek (2nd-101 pts). Senior co-captain Kevin McGorrey ran upfront the entire race to record a 16:49 good for 5th place. There were 206 finishers. Continuing to impress is the freshman Michael McCarthy. His 17:18 performance was the 2nd fastest freshman time in the race and put him in the medals at 17th place. Backing these Eagles up were sophomore John Fravel (26th-17:38) & senior Brendan Kemple (27th-17:39). Closing out the scoring for Milton was the superb run by senior Peter Randall. The homecoming court member ran a 17:47 good enough for 38th place. Also running varsity for Milton were sophomore John Jurgens (18:07-56th), senior co-captain Spencer Greene (18:13-61st), senior Ryan Keefe (18:39-90th), freshman Valera Stettner (18:51-101st), and junior Connor Greisinger (19:03-110th). Varsity Girls The Lady Eagles challenged for a trophy but fell just short in finishing 5th (129 pts) out of 20 scoring schools. Brookwood (1st-95 pts) won a tight battle with Pace Academy (2nd-96 pts) & North Atlanta (3rd-97 pts) as the first 3 schools were separated by only 3 points. Richmond Hill out of Augusta just edged Milton for 4th (123 pts). Senior co-captain Abbey Jordan led the Lady Eagles as her front-running during the race was spectacular! Jordan challenged for the win with less than 800 meters to go but settled for a hard-fought 5th place (19:41). Next to finish for Milton was the outstanding performance from senior Kim Toscano. Her 20:41 was good for 24th place. A strong pack then followed for Milton as sophomore Anna Renko (31st-21:11), junior Hallie Howell (32nd-21:12) and junior Michelle Pick (37th-21:24) closed out the scoring. Also running varsity for the Lady Eagles were senior co-captain Katie Robinson (49th-21:41), junior Hayden Estes (71st-22:37), senior co-captain Addie Luxton (78th-22:49), and seniors Madeline Bluth (83rd-22:58) & Sarah Hoffman (89th-23:24). There were 177 finishers. JV Boys In the largest race of the day (436 finishers and 27 scoring teams) the Eagles managed a solid 8th place finish (220 pts) by placing all-5 scoring runners in the top-60 team scoring finishers. Leading this group for Milton was junior Christian Kirkup’s 18:48 (30th) and was backed-up by a strong race from junior Hunter Knapp (37th-18:58), senior Matt Jordan (56th-19:16), sophomore Larry Liu (68th-19:26) and senior Griffin Strom (76th-19:33). JV Girls The final race of the meet for Milton was a good one as the Lady Eagles surprised many and finished an incredible 5th place out of 18 scoring schools (179 pts). By putting all 5 of their scorers in the top-50 team scoring positions, Milton was able to defeat 12 other schools. Junior Bishop Reeder led Milton with her 45th place finish (24:03). There were 302 finishers in the race. Sophomore Marley Brown continued her fine season with a 55th place finish (24:26). Fellow sophomore Lindsey Van Etten (61st-24:32) was followed by freshman Raine Walker (67th-24:44) and the scoring concluded with sophomore Julianna Butzer (69th-24:46). The Milton HS Cross Country teams have their annual inter-squad relay event this week and return to action on Saturday, October 12th as they travel to Greenville, SC for the Gene Mullin/Furman University Invitational.
acarr6453 wrote
at September 29, 2013 20:25 EDT
Fast Times Abound for Milton High School Cross Country Teams at Gunderson Invitational After 7 year absence, Milton HS Cross Country Teams Return to the Aubrea Gunderson XC Invite in Conyers, GA and come away with many personal bests & high team finishes. 9/28/13 Varsity Boys The Eagles ran a very strong team effort and with some strong personal bests were able to snag the last trophy winning sport (3rd-113 pts) to best 17 others schools. Milton put all five scorers in the top-38 to edge Pace Academy (4th-116 pts) and kept it close for the win! Mountain View HS (in Gwinnett County) was the team champion (1st-95 pts) followed by Mill Creek (2nd-101 pts). Senior co-captain Kevin McGorrey tied his personal best and ran upfront the entire race to record a 16:49 (11th best performer in school history) good for 5th place. There were 206 finishers. Continuing to impress is the freshman Michael McCarthy. His 17:18 performance was the 2nd fastest freshman time in the race and put him in the medals at 17th place. Backing these Eagles up were sophomore John Fravel (26th-17:38) & senior Brendan Kemple (27th-17:39). Fravel’s time was an all-time best and Kemple his 2nd best performance. Closing out the scoring for Milton was the superb run by senior Peter Randall. The homecoming court member ran a 17:47 good enough for 38th place, again an all-time best. Also running varsity for Milton were sophomore John Jurgens (18:07-56th), senior co-captain Spencer Greene (18:13-61st), senior Ryan Keefe (18:39-90th), freshman Valera Stettner (18:51-101st), and junior Connor Greisinger (19:03-110th). Jurgens, Greene & Keefe ran all-time bests. Varsity Girls The Lady Eagles challenged for a trophy but fell just short in finishing 5th (129 pts) out of 20 scoring schools. Brookwood (1st-95 pts) won a tight battle with Pace Academy (2nd-96 pts) & North Atlanta (3rd-97 pts) as the first 3 schools were separated by only 3 points. Richmond Hill out of Augusta just edged Milton for 4th (123 pts). Senior co-captain Abbey Jordan led the Lady Eagles as her front-running during the race was spectacular! Jordan challenged for the win with less than 800 meters to go but settled for a hard-fought 5th place (19:41) an all-time best. Jordan’s time is now the number 9 performance in Milton school history! Next to finish for Milton was the outstanding performance from senior Kim Toscano. Her 20:41 was close to a 50-second all-time best and good for 24th place. A strong pack then followed for Milton as sophomore Anna Renko (31st-21:11), junior Hallie Howell (32nd-21:12) and junior Michelle Pick (37th-21:24) closed out the scoring. Both Renko & Pick recorded all-time bests. Also running varsity for the Lady Eagles were senior co-captain Katie Robinson (49th-21:41), junior Hayden Estes (71st-22:37), senior co-captain Addie Luxton (78th-22:49), and seniors Madeline Bluth (83rd-22:58) & Sarah Hoffman (89th-23:24). There were 177 finishers. JV Boys In the largest race of the day (436 finishers and 27 scoring teams) the Eagles managed a solid 8th place finish (220 pts) by placing all-5 scoring runners in the top-60 team scoring finishers. Leading this group for Milton was junior Christian Kirkup’s all-time best of 18:48 (30th) and was backed-up by a strong race from junior Hunter Knapp (37th-18:58), senior Matt Jordan (56th-19:16), sophomore Larry Liu (68th-19:26) and senior Griffin Strom (76th-19:33). All recorded lifetime best efforts. JV Girls The final race of the meet for Milton was a good one as the Lady Eagles surprised many and finished an incredible 5th place out of 18 scoring schools (179 pts). By putting all 5 of their scorers in the top-50 team scoring positions, Milton was able to defeat 12 other schools. Junior Bishop Reeder led Milton with her 45th place finish (24:03). There were 302 finishers in the race. Sophomore Marley Brown continued her fine season with another all-time best (55th-24:26). Fellow sophomore Lindsey Van Etten (61st-24:32) was followed by freshman Raine Walker (67th-24:44) and the scoring concluded with sophomore Julianna Butzer (69th-24:46), all recording at least season’s best performances. The Milton HS Cross Country teams have their annual inter-squad relay event this week and return to action on Saturday, October 12th as they travel to Greenville, SC for the Gene Mullin/Furman University Invitational.
acarr6453 wrote
at September 21, 2013 18:14 EDT
2013 Fulton County Public Schools Cross Country Championships Milton High School defends Best Overall Program Title. 7th Championship in the last 10 Years The Milton High School Cross Country Team hosted the 2013 Fulton County Public Schools Cross Country Championships Saturday & defended its Best Overall Program Title with wins in both JV Races and a 2nd and a 3rd in the Varsity races. Varsity Girls In the toughest contest of the day for Milton, the Lady Eagles defended their home course with vigor but succumbed to a much deeper and stronger Centennial team and the upfront presence of the Lady Titans of Northview. The Lady Knights put all 5 of their scoring runners in the top-17 to win the race (1st-50 pts) to easily dispatch 8 schools. In a close battle for runner-up honors, the front running finishes by the Lady Titans of Northview (2nd-75 pts) out placed the strong pack running of the Lady Eagles (3rd-78 pts). Roswell was 3rd (83 pts). Leading Milton was sophomore Riley Burr (10th-21:46) with her fastest time ever on the Milton course. Right on her heels was senior co-captain Abbey Jordan (11th-21:47). Junior Juanita Pardo kept the Lady Eagles in contention for the runner-up spot with her 14th place finish (22:02) and was backed up by a strong effort from junior Amy Ruiz (20th-22:41). A heroic effort by senior Kim Toscano (28th-23:29) put Milton up near the front. Strong races by senior co-captain Rachal Cronin (33rd-23:53) and junior Hallie Howell (36th-24:04) concluded the Lady Eagle effort. The third place team finish scored 2 points towards the overall best program trophy award. Varsity Boys In a huge turnaround from their 11th place finish a week ago at the WarPath Invitational the Eagles ran a strong team effort and matched the Roswell Hornets through their number 5 finisher but fell just short and placed second. Roswell (1st-39 pts) held off the Eagles (2nd-57 pts) who were 187 points behind them just a week ago at the WarPath Inv. Leading Milton was the smart & steady race effort from sophomore Clay Marshall (4th-18:10). Marshall was in the hunt for the win even after the 3-mile mark as the top-4 finishers were only 8 seconds apart. Fellow sophomore Jack Bluth closed well to almost take Bjorn Leicher of Cambridge (Milton Time Trial winner) at the line (6th-18:21). The Eagles kept close to the Hornets with a strong group as their next 3 finishers were within a span of only 29 seconds. Senior co-captain Kevin McGorrey (10th-18:46) led this group with junior Connor Cole (13th-18:50) and sophomore brother Matt McGorrey (24th-19:15) closing out the scoring. Big race efforts from juniors Mikey Newell (26th-19:21) and Preston Meade (33rd-19:34) closed out the runner-up effort. Milton garnered another 3 points to the best overall program trophy with this 2nd place team finish. JV Girls The first race of the day set the tone for Milton with the Lady Eagles dominating the race with all 5 scorers in the top-11 places to win the meet and easily beat 9 schools in the process. Milton (1st-38 pts) fought off a stubborn Northview squad (2nd-49 pts) along with Centennial (3rd-65 pts). The Lady Eagles had another superb effort from senior co-captain Katie Robinson. Her 4th place finish (23:50) got the scoring rolling as sophomore Anna Renko backed up her good race from last week after going out hard to place 5th in 23:52. Milton then brought the pack into the mix with strong finishes from juniors Michelle Pick (8th-24:30) & Meagan Thistleton (10th-24:35). Next to follow was the amazing effort from senior co-captain Addie Luxton. Moving thru the field the entire race, Luxton was able to move into a medal winning position and conclude the scoring for Milton with her 11th place finish (24:42). Great efforts by sophomore Victoria Wagner (19th-25:19) & junior Hayden Estes (34th-26-flat) secured the win for the Lady Eagles. The win scored 3 points towards the best overall program award. JV Boys In a race that was never in question, Milton put 5 finishers in the top-11 but secured the top-3 positions in the race to easily defeat 10 schools. The Eagles (1st-25 pts) easily outdistanced Northview (2nd-53 pts) and Roswell (3rd-58 pts). Running from the front, a trio of Milton runners each took a shot at the meet win and when the barkchips settled sophomore Jacques DuPlessis pulled away in the last 300 meters to secure the overall win! (1st-19:10). A solid effort by fellow sophomore Brock Schutt (2nd-19:17) and freshman Michael McCarthy (3rd-19:21) put the Eagles in the driver seat. Senior Brendan Kemple finished well in 7th (19:35) and carried along with him sophomore John Fravel (12th-19:54). Milton closed out their team win with stellar efforts from senior Peter Randall (14th-19:58) and freshman Valera Stettner (15th-20:04) putting 7 runners in the top-15! The win also garnered 3 points towards the overall best program award. Best Overall Program Award Unique to this meet, this award goes to the school that scores well in ALL 4 races contested at the meet. The Eagles of Milton were able to defend their title with 11 team points to easily dispatch 3 other scoring schools. Northview had a strong showing (2nd-9 pts) with Roswell (3rd-7 pts) followed by Centennial (4th-7 pts). This is Milton’s 7th best overall program award in the last 10 years. Milton (2004-05, 2008, 2010-2013), Northview (2006-07), Centennial (2009).
acarr6453 wrote
at September 15, 2013 16:08 EDT
Milton HS Cross Country Teams Score Many Personal Bests & High Team Finishes at WarPath Invitational Two top-10 All-Time Performances & Many Personal Bests highlight 19th Annual Cherokee WarPath Invitational at Boling Park in Canton Georgia for Milton High School Cross Country Teams 9/14/13 Varsity Girls The cool weather and flat/fast & dry course at Boling Park were a key factor in the Lady Eagles garnering 3rd place (137 pts) out of 27 teams and setting two new all-time marks in school history as well. Milton put it’s top-3 runners in the top-21 spots to edge out South Forsyth (4th-138 pts) by one point to secure the last trophy spot! Marist (1st-52 pts) fought off the challenge of Etowah (2nd-52 pts) for the meet win as the War Eagles 6th runner determined who broke the tie! The Hornets of Roswell were 4th (156 pts). The Lady Eagles, now a contender to challenge for the Fulton County Championships next weekend, were led by sophomore Riley Burr’s 19:36, an all-time best and good for 12th place, moved her to 7th on the school’s all-time performer list! Along with Burr, junior Juanita Pardo cut 40 seconds off her all-time best to run the 9th fastest time in school history with her 19:44, good for 15th place. Senior co-captain Abbey Jordan followed with her all-time best of 19:55, good for 21st spot and the 11th best performer in school history! A solid race from junior Amy Ruiz (33rd-20:28) pushed Milton to the third place position. Closing out the scoring for the Lady Eagles was the great pack finish from senior co-captain Rachel Cronin (67th-21:28), junior Hallie Howell (68th-21:28) and senior Kim Toscano (73rd-21:31). Varsity Boys The Eagles had high hopes for a top-5 finish but settled for many personal bests and a 11th place team finish (302 pts) out of 30 scoring schools. The War Eagles of Etowah held off a stiff challenge from the Eagles of Etowah to secure the meet win by 3 points, 95-98 with Roswell a very close third (115 pts) and looks to be the favorite going into next weekend’s Fulton County Championships. Starting again in a very conservative pace, sophomore Jack Bluth move steadily through more than 2/3rd’s of the field to claim Milton’s top-spot and a all-time best (47th-17:24). Brother’s Kevin McGorrey (54th-17:29) & Matt McGorrey (59th-17:35) followed with Matt’s performance an all-time best! Junior Mikey Newell had a breakthrough performance to finish as Milton’s 4th scorer in running a big personal best (74th-17:44). Junior Connor Cole followed in a lifetime best as well (78th-17:49). Milton closed out the race with junior Preston Meade (89th-18-flat) and sophomore Clay Marshall (113th-18:20). JV Girls Milton challenged for a top-3 spot and fell just short in finishing 5th (128 pts) out of 19 scoring schools. Marist dominated the race with 22 points with St Pius a distant 2nd (97 pts). South Forsyth (3rd-116 pts) & Etowah (4th-118 pts) followed. The duo of senior co-captain Katie Robinson (17th-21:39) and junior Meagan Thistleton (19th-21:44) running all-time bests, led the Lady Eagles on a day where Milton put all its scoring runners in the top-50 of the race. Sophomore Victoria Wagner (32nd-22:12) led the Lady Eagles scoring pack that included junior Michelle Pick (38th-22:33), sophomore Anna Renko (39th-22:35) and senior co-captain Addie Luxton (41st-22:39). Milton’s final scorer was sophomore Emily Velez (47th-22:55). JV Boys In one of the most exciting races of the day for Milton, the Eagles placed 2nd with 67 points to defeat 24 scoring schools! The Eagles of Etowah were easy winners of the race with 5 finishers in the top-10 (22 pts). Roswell (3rd-87 pts) and Blessed Trinity (4th-87 pts) followed. Virtually every Milton runner ran a personal/lifetime best in this race and were led by sophomores John Fravel (3rd-17:47) and Brock Schutt (9th-17:56). Solid efforts by fellow sophomore Jacques DuPlessis (15th-18:06) and freshman Michael McCarthy (20th-18:10) along with senior Brendan Kemple (22nd-18:15) propelled the Eagles to the runner-up spot. Junior Nolan English (32nd-18:30) & senior co-captain Spencer Greene (43rd-18:46) ran BIG personal bests to close out the scoring for the runner-up spot! Open Girls Moving steadily thru the race field, sophomore Marley Brown notched an over 1-minute all-time best with her 25:12 good for 55th place. The Lady Eagles finished 8th out of 11 scoring teams in a race that had 248 finishers. Open Boys Sophomore John Jurgens went to the front early and held on and ran a gallant effort to notch a all-time best and finish 6th place in 19:10! The Eagles finished a strong second place as a team (2nd-75 pts) besting Kennesaw Mtn by a single point (3rd-76). Roswell led the teams (1st-41 pts) as 330 runners finished the race. Milton will host the Fulton County Public Schools Cross Country Championships THIS Saturday, September 21st at 8am with the JV girl’s race slated to begin the meet.
acarr6453 wrote
at September 09, 2013 10:21 EDT
Milton HS Cross Country Competes & Finishes Well at Covered Bridge Invitational The cross country teams of Milton HS travelled to Garrard Landing Park in eastern Roswell to compete in the Covered Bridge Invitational hosted by Roswell High School and placed all their teams near the front of every race at the meet. Varsity Girls The Lady Eagles (ranked 8th in the state in AAAAAA) faced their toughest competition of this young season and finished a solid 4th place (113 pts) out of 19 scoring schools & just missed a team trophy by 11 points! 3rd ranked Etowah (1st-41 pts) held off a stiff challenge from unranked Centennial (2nd-55 pts) with 5th ranked Roswell (3rd-102 pts) who just edged Milton for the last trophy. The Lady Eagles relied heavily on their top-4 runners and that kept them in the hunt for a team award. Leading the group was sophomore Riley Burr. Her 6th place finish (20:26) was a solid come from behind effort as she moved through the field the entire race. Junior Juanita Pardo (17th-20:53) & senior co-captain Abbey Jordan (18th-20:53) closed the race together and were followed by junior Amy Ruiz (25th-21:22) and kept Milton in contention. The Lady Eagles saw a strong performance from junior Hallie Howell (53rd-22:29) as she led in our final scorers in a very tight finish. Senior co-captain Rachel Cronin (57th-22:30) and senior Kim Toscano (58th-22:31) closed out the scoring. Also competing for Milton on varsity were Victoria Wagner (69th-22:47), senior co-captain Katie Robinson (78th-23:02) & freshman Alyssa Milton (89th-23:12). Varsity Boys A strong pack & team effort by the Eagles kept them in contention for a trophy spot but fell short with a very commendable 4th place finish (144 pts) out of 20 scoring schools. With no finishers in the top-20, Milton relied heavily on its pack running and tight finishes to secure a very strong team finish. Brookwood dominated the meet with 7 runners in the top-16 to easily win the meet (1st-37 pts). Etowah (2nd-67 pts) & Roswell (3rd-77 pts) fought a close battle with the up-front presence of Etowah edging out the Hornets. The Eagles were a solid 4th place against a group of teams that are all ranked in the top-10 All-Class in the state! Sophomore Clay Marshall again led Milton (25th-17:40) and led a very tight pack of Eagle runners that finished all their 5 scoring runners in a span of only 22 seconds! Passing many runners the entire race, sophomore Jack Bluth (29th-17:49) brought along fellow sophomore Matt McGorrey (33rd-17:54) along with juniors Preston Meade (35th-18 flat) and Connor Cole (37th-18:02). Completing the scoring for the Eagles were junior Mikey Newell (65th-18:35) & sophomore John Fravel (69th-18:37). Also running for Milton on varsity were sophomores Brock Schutt (77th-18:51) & Jacques DuPlessis (82nd-18:57) and junior Nolan English (85th-19:02). JV Girls The Lady Eagles upset the very deep and powerful Etowah squad by a single point (86-87) to record a runner-up finish to Brookwood (1st-33 pts) and snag the last team trophy award! 15 schools scored in the race. Junior Meagan Thistleton again led Milton and her race up front provided the much needed “low stick” to get the scoring rolling for the Lady Eagles. Thistleton (2nd-22:35) was followed by a superb effort by fellow junior Michelle Pick (13th-23:30) who kept Milton close by finishing with Roswell’s & Etowah’s top runners. Big races from sophomore Anna Renko (22nd-23:57) and senior co-captain Addie Luxton (23rd-24:03) put Milton squarely even with Etowah. The Lady Eagles moved ahead with terrific finishes from junior Hayden Estes (36th-24:35) & seniors Madeline Bluth (37th-24:35) & Sarah Hoffman (44th-24:42) to beat back Etowah’s 4th & 5th runner & get the 2nd place team trophy!! JV Boys Milton just finished outside of the team trophies with a great 3rd place finish (out of 16 schools) just edging out Northview (4th-110 pts) with 104 pts. This race concluded a banner day for the Eagles as all 4 teams finished 4th or better in the meet! Brookwood was the overwhelming winner (1st-18 pts) with Etowah a distant 2nd (73 pts). Freshman Michael McCarthy ran another personal best and led the Eagles with his medal winning 9th place effort (18:41). Senior Brendan Kemple followed (18th-18:55) after having a “run-in” with a tree! Junior Connor Greisinger continued to show signs of improvement with his 19:06 good for 25th place. A strong pack of finishers then followed & put Milton in the top-3! Seniors Peter Randall (30th) & Co-captain Spencer Greene (31st) both recorded 19:26 performances & were followed by freshman Valera Stettner (34th-19:33). Open Race The meet concluded for Milton with the co-ed open race and saw sophomore Larry Liu run a huge personal best by over three minutes (21st-21:42) and freshman Harper Davis drop over four minutes (27th-28:07) to lead the Eagle runners. The Milton HS cross country teams next see action this Saturday at the annual WarPath Invitational at Boling Park, Canton Ga. The meet, hosted by Cherokee HS, is a preview for the Eagles of the region meet course to be held at the same location on November 2nd.
acarr6453 wrote
at August 25, 2013 08:09 EDT
Milton Cross Country Garners 1st & 2nd Places to Open Their Season The Milton HS Cross Country teams travelled just north to the Pickens County Preview Cross Country Invitational and came away with two team victories and two runner-ups to set the tone for their season! Varsity Girls The Lady Eagles used their up-front presence and then a solid group in the middle to squeak out a team victory over 18 schools. Milton scored 73 pts to just edge South Forsyth (78 pts) by 5 pts and also West Forsyth (3rd-84 pts). Leading the Lady Eagles was junior Juanita Pardo. Her conservative race start brought her into the top-10 just past the mile mark and she continued to move forward and finish 6th in an all-time best time (20:26). Pardo was followed by sophomore Riley Burr (7th-20:29) who kept tabs on Pardo the entire race. With fellow junior Amy Ruiz (14th-21:08) & senior co-captain Abbey Jordan (15th-21:15) Milton was able to hold off South Forsyth as they had all their scorers in before the Lady Eagles. The final scorer for Milton was senior co-captain Katie Robinson (34th-22:11). The up-front presence was the key to Milton holding off 3rd-place West Forsyth as they too had 5 scorers finish before the Lady Eagles. Also contributing to the team victory were Victoria Wagner (46th-22:40) and senior co-captain Rachel Cronin (51st-22:56). Also competing on varsity for the Lady Eagles were junior Hallie Howell, freshman Alyssa Milton & sophomore Emily Velez. Varsity Boys With the Eagles taking the race out slow they showed that strong finishes in the end can make things happen in a positive way! Just after the mile mark Milton was not even a top-5 team but with a strong push forward from the Eagles 2nd thru 5th scorers, Milton was able to secure the runner-up spot (2nd-80 pts) losing only to South Forsyth (1st-67 pts) and easily outpacing region-foe Cherokee (3rd-98 pts) & host Pickens County (4th-98 pts). 20 teams scored. Leading the charge for the Eagles was the terrific front-race running of sophomore Clay Marshall. His position throughout the entire race and contending for the win gave the rest of the Milton team the drive to move towards the front. Marshall ended up a solid 3rd place out of 183 finishers running 17:10, one of his fastest times ever! Moving forward during the entire race fellow sophomores Jack Bluth (13th-17:43) & Matt McGorrey (19th-17:57) led the charge to make up for not having senior co-captain Kevin McGorrey in the race. And along with the strong racing by junior Preston Meade (21st-17:59) Milton was able to put four finishers in the top-21 spots! The final scorer for the Eagles was sophomore Connor Cole (29th-18:14). Also contributing to the 2nd place team finish were fellow sophomores John Fravel (34th-18:26) & Jacques DuPlessis (39th-18:31). Running on varsity as well were Brock Schutt, Nolan English & Mikey Newell. JV Girls The Lady Eagles ran a hard fought battle and placed 3 girls in the top-9 but it was not enough to hold off South Forsyth (1st-25 pts) as they put all-5 scorers in the top-8 spots! Milton (2nd-54 pts) was a solid runner-up and easily outpaced Pope (3rd-71 pts)! 9 teams scored. This race saw the overall win by Lady Eagle junior Meagan Thistleton (1st-22:26) as she methodically pulled away from her pursuers from South Forsyth! Thistleton’s win was a comfortable 16 seconds! Bringing home hardware for Milton were the solid races by senior Kim Toscano (6th-23:41) and junior Michelle Pick (9th-24:12). Just missing out of the medals was senior co-captain Addie Luxton who ran an inspiring race (13th-24:33) to help pace the Lady Eagles to the runner-up spot. Senior Sarah Hoffman concluded the scoring for Milton with her 30th place finish (25:32). JV Boys The Eagles put all seven of their scoring runners in the top-15 spots to easily dispatch 12 other schools to get the team victory! Milton (1st-34 pts) was the overwhelming team champion with South Forsyth a distant second (66 points) and Pope an even more distant 3rd (92 pts). Milton runners took turns leading the race with any number of them in the lead or contending for the win. When the race concluded it was the presence of the freshman that made a bold statement for the Eagles! Freshman Michael McCarthy’s 19:15 brought him home 3rd and along with freshman Valera Stettner (5th-19:23) Milton has shown it can rebuild quickly after losing so many to graduation from last season. Sophomore John Jurgens finished in the medals in a stellar effort (7th-19:28) followed by senior Brendan Kemple (9th-19:36) in his first race since last November! Senior co-captain Spencer Greene followed (10th-19:37) to garner the last medal winning spot. Junior Connor Greisinger, who led the majority of the 2nd mile of the race hung on for a well-earned 11th place (19:37)! Open Race Senior Ryan Keefe (2nd overall) led the Milton boys to a team win (even though team scores and times were not officially kept) and junior Hayden Estes led the Milton Lady Eagle finishers in the open race held at the conclusion of the meet. Next up for the Milton HS Cross Country teams is the Covered Bridge Invitational, at Gerrard Landing Park in far-eastern Roswell on Saturday, September 7th.
acarr6453 wrote
at August 18, 2013 20:39 EDT
Milton High School Cross Country held its annual Time Trial race with both Cambridge High School & Pinecrest Academy in attendance and came away with their roster for their next meet and had a little fun in the process. Girls Race The Lady Eagles split up their squad into teams of 7 so 8 Milton girls teams toed the line along with 5 teams of 7 from Cambridge and 2 individual runners from Pinecrest and the Lady Eagle teams finished 2nd & 3rd to the varsity squad of the Bears from Cambridge. Senior Jessica Zalzman from Pinecrest was the overall winner on the tough Milton 5km course in 22:19. Zalzman waited until about 1100 meters in the race to take the lead and extended it throughout the race. Senior Abbey Jordan was 2nd in a course personal best of 22:44 followed by sophomore Riley Burr in 22:47. Cambridge’s top runner, junior Caroline Willis was 5th in 22:33. Milton placed 7 finishers in the top-10 with juniors Juanita Pardo (4th-23:04) & Amy Ruiz (6th-24:18) followed by senior co-captain Katie Robinson in a stellar performance of 24:34 for 8th. The Bears put all their top-runners on one team and easily dispatched the 12 other scoring teams recording 69 points. In a close team battle for the rest of the medals, the team “Abusement Park” captained by senior Sarah Hoffman (19th-27:18) tied “Team USA” captained by senior Maddie Bluth (20th-27:28) and the tie was broken by the better 5th runner on the team! (with Morgan Curtis, 44th edging out Lauren Susgin who was 49th). Boys Race Again the Milton Eagles split their squad up into teams of 7 so 9 teams of boys were up against 4 teams of Cambridge & 2 teams from Pinecrest. Cambridge again came up with the easy victory as their top runners again competed on one single team. Scoring 86 points the Bears easily outdistance two Milton inter-squad teams by a good margin (2nd-Team Morgan, captained by senior Drew Theil-142 pts, 3rd Happy Trailers, captained by senior Kevin McGorrey-148 pts). In a very close individual race the entire way, sophomore Bjorn Leicher of Cambridge improved upon his county meet time from 2012 to pull away in the last 80 meters from Milton sophomore Clay Marshall to claim the race win by 10 seconds. Leicher’s time of 18:30 was a thirty second improvement! Marshall finished in a solid runner-up position (2nd-18:40) followed by Milton sophomore Preston Meade (3rd-18:53). The Eagles finished runners 4th thru 11th before the 2nd Cambridge runner had crossed the line. An impressive run by sophomore Connor Cole (4th-19:05) dropped his course personal best by 1:12! Senior co-captain Kevin McGorrey followed (5th-19:13) along with the ever-improving sophomore Jack Bluth (6th-19:19). The Milton Cross Country teams travel to the Pickens County XC Preview Meet next Saturday, August 24th at Roper Park in Jasper, GA. http://alpharetta.patch.com/groups/milton-hs-cross-country-and-tandf-by-coach-carr/p/2013-milton-hs-cross-country-time-trialrace-report
acarr6453 wrote
at November 11, 2012 23:35 EST
Milton Cross Country Records Best Combined Team Finishes At State Meet Seniors Annie Kelly & Nathan Riech Lead Eagles with runner-up finishes! Saturday, November 10, 2012 The Milton High School Cross Country teams concluded their 2012 campaign at the GHSA State Cross Country Championships in Carrollton, GA with the best combined (boy’s & girls) team finish in school history. Varsity Girls The Lady Eagles came into the state meet ranked 3rd and finished an agonizing 4th place, out of 32 schools (147 pts) as they concluded their very successful season. In one of the upsets of the meet, Brookwood (1st-65 pts) took advantage of Walton’s loss of one runner in the race to take the state championship. Walton (2nd-99 pts) was the 2-time defending state champions. The Lady Lions of Peachtree Ridge (3rd-144 pts) edged Milton (as they had done earlier in the season). For the Lady Eagles the podium 4th-place finish matched their 2011 result and equaled the best team finish in school history. Senior captain Annie Kelly made a bid for the individual state championship and ran a gallant effort and finished as the state runner-up (2nd-18:57) in what would be the 2nd-fastest performance of the day over all the classes that competed. Kelly’s result is the best ever recorded at Milton as the Ole Miss signee concluded her senior season losing to only 3 different runners in 10 races competed. Senior captain Maddie Butzer ran a strong and consistent race to finish in the top-30 (28th-20:57) and record her best state meet finish. Senior Blair Gelb again fought off an early side-stitch and moved up thru the last mile of the race to finish a strong 34th (21:05). The Lady Eagles had a great race from freshman sensation Riley Burr (41st-21:19) as she kept the race close matching Peachtree Ridge’s #4 runner. Although getting sick during the race, senior Jacqueline Mahoney fought back gallantly to finish 50th (21:35) to keep the Lady Eagles in the top-3 hunt. Even after falling at the start and getting spiked in the thigh, junior Abbey Jordan re-grouped and raced strong to finish 86th (22:14). Concluding Milton’s podium effort was senior Olivia Koerner (132nd). Varsity Boys Milton ran one of their best races of the season to beat back both teams in their region that had beaten them the previous weekend to finish and exciting 6th (164 pts) out of 32 schools. The Eagles finally got a big win over arch-rival Walton (7th-182 pts) and region runner-up Etowah (11th-307 pts). The Hawks of Mill Creek took the title (87 pts) with Marietta (2nd-102 pts), Brookwood (3rd-124 pts) and Norcross (4th-129 pts) joining them on the podium. In probably his best-run race of the season, senior Nate Riech bided his time, moved-up thru the lead pack and made a huge move during the last uphill section to record a 2nd place finish (16:26)! Riech finished closer to state champion Josh Brickell of Peachtree Ridge (1st-15:55) compared to the last time they raced in early September. Senior Miles Dayoub concluded his career at Milton with an outstanding effort (14th-16:58) finishing less than a second behind the region champion! Senior captain Alex Marshall made it 3 Eagle runners finishing in the top-35 with his 32nd place finish (17:23) and gave the Eagles a chance for a podium finish. Junior Kevin McGorrey fought hard the entire way and finished a solid 61st (17:56) with senior Jammer Howell, passing as many as 15 runners in the last 200 meters, coming in at 70th (18:01) just narrowly missing beating the Region 6 champion! Freshman Clay Marshall (130th) got off to a very slow start and passed many runners in his effort and concluding Milton’s best boys team finish since 2000 was senior Tom Jurgens (145th).
acarr6453 wrote
at November 04, 2012 14:41 EST
Milton Cross Country Teams Punch Ticket to State Meet Led by Annie Kelly’s second region title, Girls look to be a Podium Contender Boling Park, Canton, Saturday, November 3rd The varsity cross country teams of Milton High School finished 2nd and 3rd respectively for the girls and boys at the GHSA Region 5-AAAAAA championships and easily qualified for the state meet to be held Saturday, November 10th in Carrollton, GA. Varsity Girls In a tough team battle for the 2nd place spot, the Lady Eagles rallied late in the race to secure the runner-up spot (2nd-68 pts) and best Roswell (3rd-83 pts) for the 5th time this season. Walton took the title with 5 finishers in the top-9 spots (1st-32 pts) and along with Etowah (4th-115 pts) secured spots at the state meet. In a virtual repeat of 2011, senior captain Annie Kelly went out hard and never looked back! Pressing the pace from the gun the Ole Miss commitment went wire-to-wire to easily win her 2nd consecutive region title in 18:20, running 10 seconds faster than her race in mid-September on this course. Kelly has lost to only 3 competitors all season long and is a heavy favorite for the individual state title. Senior Blair Gelb fought off a bad side stitch to rally and finish 13th (19:52) and was immediately followed by fellow senior Jacqueline Mahoney (14th-19:55) in a race where she passed more than 2/3rd’s of the field. Senior captain Maddie Butzer followed (18th-20:04) and freshman Riley Burr closed out the scoring (22nd-20:13) for the state meet bound Lady Eagles. Senior Olivia Koerner (26th-20:44) and junior Abbey Jordan (27th-20:49) will also compete for Milton in Carrollton. Varsity Boys In the closest team battle of any region in the state, Milton put 3 runners in the top-9 spots to easily qualify for the state meet but finished an agonizing 3rd place (70 pts). Walton again prevailed by the closest of margins (1st-63 pts) over a well-improved and great team race by Etowah (2nd-68 pts). The Wildcats of Wheeler claimed the final spot to state (4th-77 pts). As he has done all season, senior Nate Riech ran a smart and strategic race and kicked-home strong to finish as the region runner-up (2nd-15:54) and 23 seconds faster than the September race on this course. Running in the back of the top-7 most of the race, Riech started a long push towards the finish about 500 meters out and snagged 2nd place close to the finish line. Riech will contend as well for a podium spot at the state meet as well. Seniors again led the day for Milton as Miles Dayoub (8th-16:24) ran upfront and even led for a while and captain Alex Marshall (9th-16:40) followed as Milton put in it’s case for the team win. But for Milton the gap to their next finisher was too great and with junior Kevin McGorrey (25th-17:20) and senior Jammer Howell (26th-17:20) the scoring was complete. Also running for the Eagles was freshman Brad Bannister (31st-17:40). JV Girls The Lady Eagles claimed the runner-up spot (2nd-41 pts) to a dominate Walton (1st-19 pts) performance. Even with 7 finishers in the top-14, the Lady Raiders took the top-4 positions to win easily. Milton easily dispatched Etowah (3rd-78 pts) and Roswell (4th-119 pts). Sophomore Hallie Howell (5th-20:57) came from far back to record a medal winning finish. Scorers for the Lady Eagles included junior Rachel Cronin (7th-21:02), senior Taela Dudley (8th-21:08), sophomore Juanita Pardo (10th-21:11) and the all-time best of Izzy Brown (11th-21:11) in her last race in a Milton uniform. JV Boys In basically a two-team race, Milton kept it close the entire way and eventually was runner-ups to Walton (30-38 pts) as both schools accounted for 10 runners in the top-12 spots. Etowah was a distant 3rd (68 pts) with Roswell even farther back (4th-128 pts). The Eagles kept it close as senior Justin Thornsberry, running his finest race of the season, closed very well to garner runner-up honors (2nd-17:18) in a season and close to all-time best. Also finishing well were seniors Tom Jurgens (7th-17:29) and Bobby Ashcom (8th-17:34). The final scorers for Milton included senior Ben Blizzard & freshman Clay Marshall in a finish very close to call (both timed in 17:36) in 10th & 11th place.
acarr6453 wrote
at October 08, 2012 21:00 EDT
The Milton Cross Country teams travelled to Tallahassee, Florida for their annual team overnight trip & meet at the Florida State University XC Pre-State and faced their toughest competition of the season and returned with mixed results and some impressive performances. Varsity Boys The first race of the very warm and humid day was the elite invite division for the boys and included every number one ranked team in the state of Florida along with in-state rival Norcross. The Eagles put in some strong efforts but the depth and strength of the 25-team field were a big obstacle and Milton finished a disappointing 16th (379 pts). Belen Jesuit of Miami, the top-ranked 3A school in Florida (1st-100 pts) put on a show and were followed by Norcross (159 pts). Leading the Eagles was senior Nate Riech’s 16:04 performance. His 3rd-fastest time in his career netted a 17th place finish out of 216 runners. Fellow senior Miles Dayoub followed (16:36-44th) along with senior tri-captain Alex Marshall (86th-17:11), freshman Brad Bannister (102nd-17:24) and senior Tom Jurgens (153rd-17:56). Varsity Girls The Lady Eagles came into the race the 3rd seed and finished a strong 9th (263 pts) out of 24 scoring schools. Again, the top-4 all-classification ranked schools in Florida along with nationally-ranked Estero (1st-100 pts) & St Thomas Aquinas (2nd-103 pts) were the teams that dominated the race in very warm and humid conditions at the Apalachee Park course. Senior captain Annie Kelly, facing her toughest field of the season, ran a 18:13 to finish a hard-fought 3rd place out of 204 finishers. Her performance, her 2nd-fastest time of her career bested many state champion contenders from both Florida and Georgia. Maddie Butzer followed (52nd-20:08) along with fellow-senior Jacqueline Mahoney (70th-20:22). A gutsy-effort by senior Blair Gelb (79th-20:31) saw her pass many runners late in the race after stopping to get sick during the race. The surprise of the day for Milton was the performance by freshman Riley Burr. Running in her first varsity race ever, Burr was the Lady Eagles final scorer (83rd-20:38) and her effort was a personal best by close to 30 seconds! JV Boys Running in a race filled with varsity runners from many top-Florida programs, the JV Eagles finished a respectable 19th (448 pts) out of 25 scoring schools in the large school invited division race. Leading the way were the freshman trio of Clay Marshall (72nd-17:44), Jack Bluth (85th-17:59) and John Fravel (93rd-18:05) that set the pace for Milton. Running very strong races and closing out the scorers were sophomore Conner Greisinger (102nd-18:13) and junior Brendan Kemple (106th-18:15). There were 222 finishers in the varsity large school race. JV Girls In the most successful team race of the day, the JV Lady Eagles placed a surprising 5th (163 pts) out of 15 schools in the Large school division race. Even with no runners finishing in the top-25 (115 total runners) Milton had all their scoring runners (5) finish within a 30 second spread to beat 10 varsity schools squads. Leading the way was junior Addie Luxton. Her strong and powerful last mile brought her home 26th (22:36) just one-step in front of sophomore Michelle Pick (27th-22:36). Senior Izzy Brown (33rd-22:47) and freshman Victoria Wagner (35th-22:50) followed. The final scorer for the Lady Eagles was freshman Emily Velez (42nd-23:06). Milton’s cross country teams travels to McIntosh Nature Preserve in southern/western Douglas County Georgia for the ASICS/Alexander Invitation Meet on Oct 13th.
acarr6453 wrote
at September 23, 2012 16:41 EDT
2012 Fulton County Public Schools Cross Country Championships For the first time in over 13 years the Fulton County Public Schools Cross Country Meet was not held at Web Bridge Park in Alpharetta and was hosted at Milton High School and the Eagles found that hosting can be very successful for their team’s performances. Varsity Girls In the closest team race of the day, Milton (ranked 2nd in AAAAAA & 3rd All-Class) survived a scare from the Lady Hornets of Roswell (ranked 5th in AAAAAA & 6th All-Class) by the slimmest of margins 50-56! Roswell had four finishers ahead of Milton’s 3rd BUT Milton countered with all 7 runners to finish ahead of the Lady Hornets 5th and final scoring runner to record their 3rd-straight county title. Centennial (ranked 9th in AAAAAA ) was a distant 3rd with 102 points. Individually the race for the win was a two-way battle between seniors Allie Buchalski of Johns Creek and Annie Kelly of Milton. The two ran side-by-side for over two-miles before Buchalski pulled away for the win and new course record of 19:42 (previous course record was 19:52, set in 2009 by Riverwood’s Bret McDaniel). Kelly ran the 4th-fastest time (20:08) on the course to finish as the runner-up. Roswell’s Peyton Thomas was 3rd in 20:38. Milton’s win came from strong upfront presence and a solid group that all finished in the medals! Senior Maddie Butzer (4th-21:24) gave the Lady Eagles valuable points in the front of the race besting one of the pre-race favorites in Rachel Thorne of Alpharetta (5th-21:29). Senior Jacqueline Mahoney followed in 13th (22:20) with sophomore Amy Ruiz right behind in 14th (22:21). The final scorer for Milton was senior Olivia Koerner (17th-22:39). Senior Blair Gelb (20th-22:43) and junior Abbey Jordan (21st-22:55) closed out Milton’s championship race. Varsity Boys The home course played to the likings for Milton as they were an easy winner over 10 schools with a low point total of 31. Johns Creek (2nd-65 pts) and Centennial (3rd-98 pts followed). The Eagles put 4 runners in the top-6 final positions to roll to their first title after 2 years of being 2nd place to the Raiders of Riverwood. Individually senior Nate Riech took a shot at getting the course record and fell just short (17:33) by 3 seconds! Riech led the Eagles to a 1-2-5-6 finish to easily capture the county championship. Milton senior Miles Dayoub was the races runner-up in a strong time of 18:02, a personal best for him on the course that is rated as one of the toughest in the state of Georgia. Senior captain Alex Marshall was 5th (18:37) after spending most of the nite before the meet in the hospital with a severe allergic reaction to a bee sting he got at practice the afternoon before the meet! Freshman Brad Bannister is making a strong statement as one of the best freshman in Georgia cross country with his 6th place finish (18:44). Closing out the scoring was senior Jammer Howell as he ran 19:09 for 17th. Also helping to secure the county title for Milton were senior Justin Thornsberry (25th-19:38) and junior Brendan Kemple (31st-19:44). JV Girls Just after the first 1000 meters of the race, the Lady Knights of Centennial were in complete control of the race (with 5 runners in the top-10) but the hilly next 4000 meters put a toll on their runners as Milton emerged as the dominate team to easily capture their (at least) 4th in a row JV girls county title over 10 schools! Milton eventually put 8 finishers in the top-11 spots to overwhelmingly win the meet with 26 points. Centennial held on for 2nd (60 pts) with Roswell 3rd (87 pts). Leading from the opening gun, freshman Riley Burr followed up her win at WarPath the weekend before with a victory here. Burr’s 22:35 is 5 minutes faster than her time trial effort on the same course just 4 weeks ago! Sophomore Hallie Howell moved up 10 spots from early in the race to finish 4th (23:06). The Lady Eagles then took spots 6 thru 11 to solidify the win for Milton. Junior Rachel Cronin (6th-23:46), freshman Emily Velez (7th-23:48), junior Addie Luxton (8th-23:48), senior Izzy Brown (9th-23:51) and junior Kim Toscano (10th-23:53) closed out the scoring for the title. JV Boys In the most lop-sided race of the day, the Milton Eagles dispatched 9 schools on their way to 41 point margin of victory over Centennial (19-60). With 8 runners in the top-10, the Eagles captured their 3rd-straight JV boy’s county championship. Johns Creek was 3rd (110 pts). In the largest race of the day (292 finishers), Milton senior Ben Blizzard, who was outside of the top-10 after the first 1500 meters, pushed and worked the next 2000 meters and took the lead just before 2 miles and cruised on for the overall win in 18:52! Blizzard, his first year running cross country for Milton had to contend with Cambridge’s freshman Bjorn Leicher (2nd-19-flat) until the later stages of the race and eventually pulled away. The Eagles then captured the next 7 positions to close out the win. Senior Bobby Ashcom (3rd-19:15) ran an inspired race and was followed by scoring teammates senior Tom Jurgens (4th-19:17), freshman John Fravel (5th-19:17), seniors Zach Bailey (6th-19:25) and Austin Isaac (7th-19:32) and finally the freshman tandem of Clay Marshall (8th-19:33) and Jack Bluth (9th-19:35). Overall Program Award Unique to this meet, the award is given to the school that finishes well with all their teams over the meets four races that are run. Milton was easily able to defend its Best Overall Program Award by winning all four races that were contested. Centennial was a strong 2nd in the standings with runner-ups in both JV races and 3rd place finishes in both varsity races. Johns Creek & Roswell tied for 3rd and Alpharetta was 5th. Milton’s win was their 6th title in the last 9 years (2004-05, 2008, 2010-12).
acarr6453 wrote
at September 18, 2012 08:30 EDT
2012 WarPath Invitational The Milton Cross Country teams travelled to Canton, GA for the annual running of the WarPath Invitational at Boling Park hosted by Cherokee High School, the site of the Region 5-AAAAAA Championships in early-November and came away with 5 decisive victories and maybe one controversial one in this very fast and big early season contest. Varsity Girls The Lady Eagles last ran at Boling in 2010 and came away with an upset victory over the eventual state champion Walton Lady Raiders and 2012 was no different. Milton was the clear winner over 29 schools, including the Lady Raiders (61-85) WITH Roswell a distant 3rd (115 pts). Leading the way for the Lady Eagles was the overall win by Annie Kelly (18:30). Kelly continues to be undefeated this season and her performance was one of the fastest ever run on the Boling Park course. Senior tri-captain Maddie Butzer continued her fine season with solid 6th place (19:33) finishing in front of Walton’s first 2 finishers. Senior Jacqueline Mahoney’s all-time best (19:40) and 6th best all-time in Milton history brought her home 8th. The Lady Eagles had all seven of their finishers in the top-40 (168 runners finished) for the easy victory. Scoring for the Lady Eagles also included senior Blair Gelb (20th-20:07), sophomore Amy Ruiz (26th-20:16), junior Abbey Jordan in a all-time best of 20:27 (34th) and sophomore Juanita Pardo, also in a life time best (20:29-36th). Varsity Boys Milton faced yet another strong field of teams including region foe Walton and AAA power North Hall and as of this writing the final score of the meet is still in doubt. Those 3 teams, along with 26 others, waged a spirited battle throughout the race and it was close all the way through the finish. The Eagles of Milton placed all seven of their runners in front of BOTH North Hall and Walton’s 5th and final runners. A scoring and timing issue was not resolved by the end of the meet so the top-3 teams are still in doubt. Senior Nate Riech led the way with his 5th place finish in 16:17. Taking many turns up in the front Nate was able to make a strong finish to keep him in contention. Senior Miles Dayoub had a very consistent race (16th-16:37) and was backed up by senior tri-captains Ryan Kelly (18th-16:40) and senior Alex Marshall (21st-16:48). Brad Bannister closed out the Eagles with a 16:57 good enough for 29th. The freshman was followed by senior Jammer Howell (37th-17:09) and junior Kevin McGorrey (39th-17:10). JV Girls The Lady Eagles dominated from the start and put all 10 of their runners in the top-40 (184 finishers) to easily defeat 19 schools. Their 41 points easily outdistanced Woodstock (2nd-64 pts) and St Pius (3rd-76 pts). The freshman Riley Burr took the lead from senior teammate Olivia Koerner to record the overall win in 21:02! Koerner (2nd-21:10) led a Lady Eagle scoring group that had 2 more scorers in the top-10. Senior Taela Dudley (8th-21:25), sophomore Hallie Howell (10th-21:29) and junior Addie Luxton (20th-21:51) closed out the scorers on this undefeated Milton team. JV Boys Milton was never headed in their big win here. The Eagles placed all 9 runners that were in the race in the top-20 positions (186 finishers) to record a 36 point win (30-66) over Etowah with Walton a distant 3rd (101 pts)!! Milton was led by the almost win by freshman Clay Marshall. His runner-up run in 17:37 led a slew of Eagles in the top-10! Junior Brendan Kemple (5th-17:53), Ben Blizzard (6th-17:57), senior Justin Thornesberry (8th-17:58) and freshman John Fravel (9th-17:59) followed and put Milton up top. Open Girls The most impressive win came from this race as the Lady Eagles put 5 runners in the top-11 to record a 41 point win over St Pius (28-69) with Centennial another 57 points back (116 pts). Freshman Emily Velez had yet another outstanding effort in her runner-up finish (2nd-22:47) and was followed by sophomore Hayden Estes (4th-23:07) and the surprising Sarah Hoffman (6th-23:33). Seniors Abbey Clear (8th-23:36) & Cheri Rajan (11th-23:49) closed out the scoring for the Eagles. Open Boys While results are still being finalized and scored, the boys of Milton were the resounding winners over about 15 scoring schools. The Eagles went 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 on the way to scoring 16 points (one spot off from a perfect score of 15) to easily win the race. Senior Austin Isaac was the overall winner (time just over 18 minutes) and was followed by sophomore Conner Greisinger. Also in the top-group were Mikey Newell, Preston Meade and Brock Schutt.
acarr6453 wrote
at September 12, 2012 08:14 EDT
Milton Cross Country Teams Finish Well at Covered Bridge Invitational The Eagles of Milton travelled to the friendly confines of Garrard Landing Park in Roswell on Saturday, September 8th to compete in the 3rd Covered Bridge Invitational this past weekend along with 24 other schools including a few top-state championship programs and came away with two runner up finishes and two victories along with many impressive performances. Varsity Girls The Lady Eagles came into the meet at the #4 ranked All-Class team in Georgia (#2 ranked in AAAAAA) and were narrowly defeated by the Lady Lions of Peachtree Ridge (#5 ranked in Georgia and #3 in AAAAAA) 68-73. Host Roswell was 3rd (106 pts) followed by Lakeside-Evans in 4th (144 pts). A total of 21 teams competed. Milton was headed by the overall victory of senior tri-captain Annie Kelly who completed the course in 19:06 to win by over 17 seconds. Kelly has yet to lose a race this season. The race was a see-saw battle with Milton & Peachtree Ridge exchanging the team lead several times as the race progressed. The Lady Lions eventually prevailed but not after some strong performances turned in by the Lady Eagles. Senior tri-captain Maddie Butzer held off both of Peachtree Ridge’s top runners to record a 9th place finish (20:14) and was followed by sophomore Amy Ruiz (15th-21:01) and senior Blair Gelb (20th-21:08). Sophomore Juanita Pardo (28th-21:23) and Junior Abbey Jordan (31st-21:29) rounded out the scorers for Milton in this very close team battle. Varsity Boys The battle continued as the Lions of Peachtree Ridge (#5 ranked All-Class team in Georgia and #3 ranked in AAAAAA) pulled off the upset and defeated the Eagles of Milton (#3 ranked All-Class and #1 ranked in AAAAAA) by the slimmest of margins, 46-49!! Considering the field included 23 scoring teams, this race looked more like a dual meet than a big invitational! The Lions, led by their 1-2 finish (Josh Brickell-15:48 & Kevin Mills-16:30) were the big factor in getting Peachtree Ridge the win. Milton countered by finishing all 5 of its scoring runners first (and in the top-17, out of 210 runners in the field) but it just was not enough. Lakeside-Evans was a distant 3rd (88 pts) and way further back was North Cobb (4th-199 pts)!! The Eagles were led by senior Nathan Riech who kept close to the lions top-2 and eventually held on for 3rd (16:48). Senior Miles Dayoub continued his strong season with 17:21 good for 6th place. Senior tri-captain Ryan Kelly led Milton’s strong pack as he was 10th (17:31). Anchoring the Eagles were freshman sensation Brad Bannister (13th-17:36) and senior tri-captain Alex Marshall (17th-17:41). JV Girls The Lady Eagles continued their Junior Varsity race dominance this season and recorded a convincing 23-point win over the Lions of Peachtree Ridge and 20 other schools to win the race! Milton put its top-3 runners in the top-5 positions overall to secure the win. Freshman Riley Burr contended for the overall win and eventually settled for 3rd in a personal best of 22:41. Juniors Rachel Cronin (4th-22:43) and Addie Luxton (5th-22:44) followed and were supported by sophomore Michelle Pick (11th-23:13) and junior Katie Robinson (16th-23:49) who completed the victory for the Lady Eagles. JV Boys Milton’s depth showed again as the junior varsity boys won convincingly by placing 9 finishers in the top-16 places to record a low point total of 35 in defeating 22 schools! Peachtree Ridge was a distant second (88 pts). Leading the charge for the Eagles was freshman John Fravel’s near win (2nd-18:18) losing the overall race by less than a second! Backing up Fravel was junior Brendan Kemple who led numerous times during the race and eventually finished 6th out of 319 runners in the race. Kemple’s 18:33 led a flurry of Eagle finishers that locked up the meet win as Milton runners took the next 5 finishing positions!! Senior’s Zach Bailey (12th-18:55), Justin Thornsberry (11th-19:09) and Adam Jackson (12th-19:09) bookended freshman Matt McGorrey (9th-19:00) and Jack Bluth (10th-19:07)! Open Girls The Lady Eagles garnered a strong 3rd place out of 8 scoring schools. Milton (74 pts) was led by a trio of sophomores with Mackensey Skouson (9th), Sarah Lesley (13th) and Laurie Xiao (15th) leading the charge as Johns Creek (1st-40 pts) and Pope (2nd-55 pts) just bested the Lady Eagles. Open Boys Milton (2nd-49 pts) lost a close team race with the Greyhounds of Pope (1st-37 pts) even though the Eagles placed 3 finishers in the top-10! 11 teams scored in the race. Brock Schutt led the charge and led a few times in the race to record a solid 4th place finish (20:51) out of 181 finishers. Evan Neenan followed (8th-21:26) along with John Jurgens (10th-21:30).
acarr6453 wrote
at September 03, 2012 18:59 EDT
http://www.northfulton.com/Articles-TOP-STORIES-c-2012-08-31-194882.114126-sub24323.114126-Milton-cross-country-opens-season-with-records-victories.html
acarr6453 wrote
at August 26, 2012 22:38 EDT
Milton Cross Country Opens Their Season with School Records and Team Victories The Eagles of Milton began their 2012 campaign with a tripto Clinton Farms Nature Preserve in Douglasville, GA for the Bob Blastow/EarlyBird Invitational and came away with 4 team victories and a pair of new schoolrecords. Varsity Girls Milton entered the meet as the pre-season #4 rankedAll-Class and #2 ranked AAAAAA team and proved their metal by easilydispatching 14 schools on the way to a dominate victory. The Lady Eagles (64 pts)beat back #5 ranked All-Class Landmark Christian (#1 ranked A-Private, Fairburn)by 39 points. Cross-town rival Centennial finished a distant 3rd (151pts). Senior tri-captain Annie Kelly led the way in big-time fashion. Heroverall win in 17:55 was a new school record by one minute and is one of thefastest times run in the last few years in the entire state of Georgia! Her teammates also ran fast and close tosecure the 1st-place trophy. Senior tri-captain Maddie Butzer (13th-19:30),sophomore Amy Ruiz (14th-19:47) and senior Jacqueline Mahoney (17th-19:56)followed with new top-10 Milton all-time performances and solidified the winfor Milton. Varsity Boys The Eagles also came into the meet highly ranked (4thAll-Class and #2 in AAAAAA) and took on the #1 ranked All-Class team fromMcIntosh (Peachtree City) and came up short by just 15 pts (53-68)! Milton’srunner-up finish out of 16 schools also included an 18 point margin over 7thranked All-Class Woodward Academy (College Park). Leading the way for theEagles was the new school record by Nate Riech. Riech’s 15:46 broke the oldrecord by 30 seconds and was good for 3rd in the race. No Miltonrunner had run a sub-16 minute since 2000! The Eagles then brought home 3runners with top-10 all time performances in school history to snarl the 2nd-placetrophy. Senior Miles Dayoub (8th-16:15), senior tri-captain AlexMarshall (12th-16:25) and freshman Brad Bannister (21st-16:37)all ran personal bests to secure the runner-up spot. JV Girls The Lady Eagles put their 5 scoring runners in the top-15places to easily capture the victory over 20 scoring schools. Milton’s 66 pointmargin of victory (51 pts) easily out-paced John’s Creek (2nd-117pts) and Lassiter (3rd-133 pts). Leading the way for the Lady Eagleswas sophomore Juanita Pardo (3rd-21:07) and was followed bysophomore Hallie Howell (9th-21:32) and senior Olivia Koerner (10th-21:34).Junior’s Kim Toscano (14th-22:09) and Addie Luxton (15th-22:12)rounded out the victory. JV Boys Milton scored a low-point total of 26 points to easily winthe race over 26 scoring schools. 8runners in the top-13 places made the Eagles the easy team champions. Leading the way to a 3,4,5,6 place finish wassenior Jammer Howell in a personal best (17:08). Freshman Clay Marshall foughtoff a serious challenger that was eventually disqualified to capture 4th(17:14). Seniors Tom Jurgens (17:23) and Ben Blizzard (17:30) followed andsenior Bobby Ashcom rounded out the scoring in 8th (17:38). Open Girls/Open Boys The Lady Eagles faced a stiff challenge from John’s Creek inthe girls open race and came up short (47-61) to the Gladiators. 14 scoringteams competed. Leading the way for Milton were freshman Riley Burr (8th-23:20)and junior Katie Robinson (9th-23:36). Milton rebounded and easily won the boy’s open race with a65 point win over runner-up Lakeside-Dekalb (25-90). The Eagles put 6 runners in the top-8 placeswith sophomore Conner Greisinger (3rd-18:14) and freshman Jack Bluth(4th-18:16) at the front.
acarr6453 wrote
at November 06, 2011 12:32 EST
2011 Milton XC State Meet PRESS PELEASE The 2011 Milton Cross Country teams concluded their season Saturday at the GHSA State Cross Country Championships with some thrilling and school record breaking results. Varsity Boys After a region title last week, their first since 1999, the Eagles had high hopes for a podium finish at the state meet but settled for a solid 8th place finish among 32 qualifying schools. Milton’s 225 pts placed them ahead of all their region rivals and put them close to Collins Hill, Marietta and Peachtree Ridge when all was said and done. In the first podium finish since 2008 and only the 2nd since 2000, Nate Riech led the Eagles with his all time best effort (16:16) and his 7th place finish. Only a junior, Nate’s time missed tying the “new” Milton school record by just 1 second! Asserting themselves early in the race and with a goal to finish in the top-30, junior Ryan Kelly (23rd-16:42) and senior Kegan Baird (30th-16:50) led a tremendous Eagle team that ended up improving 10 spots from the 2010 team finish of 18th! Junior Alex Marshall was next in with a strong last half of the race (55th-17:18). After a big pile-up at the approx 150-200m mark, where almost 40 runners went down or were slowed considerably, Eagle runners were majorly affected and were unable to recover. Finishing 5th for Milton, senior co-captain Chris Blauvelt (118th-18:10) and was followed by junior Justin Thornsberry (136th-18:34) and senior Anthony Machan (190th). The Eagles finish their season as winners of 3 meets, including a region championship, the Coach Wood Invitational and the Bobcat Classic in Gainesville, FL. Varsity Girls A second consecutive region title was just the springboard for the Lady Eagles as they became the first Fulton County girls school/program to grace the podium at the state meet in the AAAAA classification with their well-earned 4th place finish (153 pts). Ranked in the top-10 all season long, Milton was able to reach their season goal with strong front running and having all their scorers finish in the top-50. Making more school history, junior Annie Kelly finished 6th place (19:17) to become the first Lady Eagle EVER to finish in the top-10 at the state meet! Annie finishes her season with a region title and no finishes outside of the top-10 in all her races! Next for Milton was junior Jacqueline Mahoney (30th-20:14) who’s moves in the 2nd half of the race pushed Milton to the podium. Junior Olivia Koerner ran her strongest and most aggressive race of the season with her 34th place finish (20:26). Junior Blair Gelb overcame a mid-race slump and finished strong, passing many Parkview and Lassiter runners to finish 43rd (20:38). Rounding out the scoring for this junior-led team was Maddie Butzer, who’s 20:44 was good for 48th place. Also running for this history-making team were the only senior and lacrosse state champion Amanda Lockwood. Amanda’s 68th place finish in 21:08 was her second fastest time ever run. Freshman Juanita Pardo concluded for the Lady Eagles in finishing 98th in 21:40. The Milton Lady Eagles conclude their season with team wins at the Volunteer Classic, Milton Invite, Fulton County, Coach Wood and Region to go with their history making 4th place podium finish at the state meet.
acarr6453 wrote
at October 30, 2011 23:45 EDT
MILTON XC TEAMS SWEEP 2011 REGION TITLES, HEAD TO STATE MEET!! The Milton High School cross country teams for the 2nd weekend in a row, swept all the scoring races, this time at the GHSA Region 6-AAAAA championship meet at Garrard Landing Park in Alpharetta, GA and qualified for the GHSA State Meet to be held in Carrollton, GA on Saturday, November 5th. Varsity Girls Picking up right where they left off, the Lady Eagles easily captured their 2nd consecutive region crown (33 pts) to again defeat county rivals Roswell (2nd-57 pts), Centennial (3rd-58 pts) and the Wolverines of West Forsyth (4th-110 pts) and qualify for the state meet. With 3 runners in the top-6, the first time in school history, Milton qualified 3 runners individually for the state meet. Led by the overall victory of junior Annie Kelly (19:19), the Lady Eagles will toe the line at Carrollton next weekend. Also qualifying for the state meet individually were juniors Jacqueline Mahoney (4th-19:59, matching her all-time best) and junior Blair Gelb (6th-20:06). Milton put their top-7 runners ahead of Roswell’s 5th runner to garner the repeat victory! Junior Olivia Koerner was next (8th-20:10) followed by senior Amanda Lockwood (14th-20:47, a personal best), junior Maddie Butzer (16th-20:53) and freshman Juanita Pardo (17th-20:53, missing her best by 3 seconds). The Lady Eagles are ranked 6th All-Class and 4th in AAAAA going into the state meet. Varsity Boys After losing the Fulton County Public Schools Championship by 6 points, the Eagles have been undefeated since with wins at Bobcat Classic (FL) and the Nike/Coach Wood Invite and now are region champions for the first time since 1999! With all-5 scorers in the top-8, Milton dominated the meet winning by 40 points over Centennial (24 to 64, and running their fastest team average ever at16:36 for their top-5 runners) who upset previous 8th-ranked Roswell (79 pts) and the Raiders of Alpharetta (118 pts). For the 2nd week in a row, junior Nate Riech led the way and captured the region title in a personal best of 16:22! Riech took the lead with less than 200m remaining and easily pulled away for the win over Kane Davis of Centennial (again, for the 2nd week in a row after losing to him at the Fulton County meet just a month ago). Senior Kegan Baird led the Milton onslaught as he took control early in the race and led to just past the halfway mark but again, like the Lady Eagles, was one of 4 individual state qualifiers with his top-6 finish (4th-16:35, a personal best), a first in Milton school history!! Followed by fellow senior Anthony Machan (5th-16:36, also a personal best) and junior Ryan Kelly (6th-16:38, also a personal best and the same place he finished in 2010 at this meet) the Eagles were firing on all cylinders! The 4th ranked Milton team (in AAAAA and 5th All-Class) was anchored by junior Justin Thornsberry (14th-17:19) and senior co-captain Chris Blauvelt (17th-17:25, also a personal best). The region title after an 11 year drought was sweet for the Eagles as they also head to Carrollton and the state meet as one of the favorites to grace the podium on November 5th. JV Girls Finally duplicating their JV teammates, the JV Lady Eagles pulled that miracle of the sport and PERFECT SCORED their race and defeated 6 teams in the process. Their 15 points, only the 2nd time in school history but twice in one season (the JV boys scored a perfect 15 at the Volunteer Classic in TN in early September) was a cap to a perfect season where the team was undefeated in 7 meets it contested. Soundly beaten Roswell (50 pts) followed. Freshman Amy Ruiz led the charge with the overall win (21:19) to barely edge out senior Alyssa Strom (21:19). The remainder of the scoring for Milton included freshman Meagan Thistleton (3rd-21:26), freshman Hallie Howell (4th-21:30, a personal best) and senior Sarah Williamson (5th-21:31, after being hit by a loose dog and falling 2 times). JV Boys Showing the reason they had not lost a meet all season, the JV Eagles placed their 5 scoring runners in the top-10 places, to defeat 6 other teams and scored only 36 pts to close out their campaign of excellence! As far back as 12th with a little more than a mile to go, junior Jammer Howell made a late-race charge and fell just short, losing by 1-second (2nd -17:34) while running an all-time best effort. Milton then took spots 7-10 and 12 & 13th and 15th through 17th to easily win their 4th race of the meet. Following Howell, sophomore Kevin McGorrey followed (7th-17:52), then senior Brent Neal (17:52), Junior Tom Jurgens (9th-17:55) and senior Andy Holben (10th-18-Flat). -- Andy Carr Registrar/Office Coordinator Atlanta Track Club Community XC & T&F Coach Milton High School
Divalent wrote
at October 05, 2008 11:19 EDT
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