'GHSA Girls A Public Preview'
The team race favors Area 4 champ Trion, defending champ Towns County unless someone comes out of nowhere. Trion has been ranked #1 all 3 weeks we could compile a ranking. Towns and Commerce were 2nd and 3rd at Area 4 and Claxton, Jenkins County and Johnson County were separated by 7 points at Area 2. Hawkinsville could also be in the mix for a Podium spot.
This race may be wide open as very few of these girls have experience on the re-routed course. The hills will favor girls who have done any strength training. Ansley Vardeman is the defending state champ (Macon in 2012) and Sarah Meadows of Gordon Lee and Crystal Tucker of Trion trailed her by around 200 meters at Area 2. Donna Richards of Johnson County won the overall at Area 2. Melissa Reyes and Britian Rogers of Hawkinsville ran well at FPD 'Run Wild' meet back in mid September.