Tripodi's Speed is Key in Taking the 2A 1600 Title for Lovett
Ellen Powell from Bleckley County had a unique race strategy taking off early and leading by up to 50 meters, but by the 800 split Serena Tripodi and Hailey Branch of Lovett, Gabby Bunnell of Westminster and Emma Garrison from Union County moved ahead of her. Tripodi (frosh) had the fresher legs after an intense 3200 the night before, and held off a hard charge by Bunnell to capture the title in 5:13. Bunnell was 2nd in 11:15 with Branch scoring 6 huge points for Lovett placing 3rd at 5:18. Powell used her 800m speed outleaning Garrison at the line taking 4th in 5:23.