GISA AA Girls Preview
When it comes down to GISA Girls AA, it reminds me a little of A Public in GHSA. With the exception of a few talented girls and a program or two, the level of competition drops off extremely from the larger AAA schools. The participation numbers are fairly low, like A Public girls, and regions reporting results is 50%. But, Regions 2 and 3 gave us something to analyze. The girls team race is up for grabs and Mary Alice Smoot is primed to win the individual title.
Westminster Christian 1AA- Out of Watkinsville, the prohibitive favorite to win the team race, based on the virtual meet (but no region results, grrrr) Their top runner all season has been Abigail Snyder.
Trinity Christian 2AA- Trinity Christian Dublin has competed in many meets with results and won their region meet barely by 2 points on their home course over St. Andrews out of Savannah. Top runners for TCD are Carly Blum and Abby Drake.
St. Andrews School on the Marsh 2AA- Quite a valiant effort a long way from home may serve St.Andrew's well as they will make yet another long trek to Loganville. Rebecca Suh and Victoria McLaren are their top harriers.
Covenant Academy 1AA- Covenant Academy from Macon hosted a nice meet a few weeks earlier and on paper could compete for a top 3 team finish. Leading the team this Fall on the trail were Emily London and Anna Dewitt.
# Team Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 Westminster Christian 46 2 8 9 14 16 - -
2 Trinity Christian 60 4 5 15 18 24 - -
3 Covenant Academy 79 6 11 19 20 29 - -
4 St. Andrews School 80 7 10 21 23 28 - -
5 Monsignor Donovan 95 1 12 25 35 38 - -
6 Frederica Academy 106 3 13 30 31 37 - -
Individuals School PR-SB
1 Mary Alice Smoot Valwood Mary Alice ran a PR of 19:22 at Deerfield
2 Mary Glassman Monsignor Donovan Mary ran a PR of 19:23 at Dominion Dash,
3 Katherine McGarr Crisp Academy Katherine ran a PR of 20:45 at Deerfield
4 Abigail Snyder Westminster Christian Abigail ran a PR of 20:40 at Dominion Dash
5 Courtney Been Frederica Academy Courtney ran a SB of 21:13 Region 2AA meet
6 Carly Blum Trinity Christian Carly ran a SB of 21:20 at Deerfield
7 Lacey Bishop Robert Toombs Lacey ran a PR of 21:40 at Southland Inv.
In the A/AA race, Mary Alice Smoot from Valwood has been dominant this season is expected to take the title in her senior season. Mary Glassman from Monsignor Donovan has competed in the Athens area for years and may try to tag along with Smoot.