12th Annual Fall Run Away Meet Summary
East Jackson defended their home turf beating 6A team Mountain View by 32 points. Chase Kennedy again led the way taking the overall win in 16:17 in a tight batlle with Mountain View's Tyler Barber at 16:18. The Eagles top 4 is looking tough early as Noah Hulett was maybe 40 meters back in 16:26 taking 3rd, Chandler Kennedy placed 4th in 17:04 and Vladik Staples took 7th in 17:03. Bobby Tucker of Mountain View chipped in placing 5th in 17:05. Archer's boys took 3rd place in team scoring.
Athens Christian's girls ran well winning the HS team title by placing 4 finishers in the top 11 spots besting Mountain View by 14 points. This should reflect in Tuesday's 'official' Week 2 rankings (our first, not AJC.com) as we prefer a couple of weekend's action before ranking. Frosh Tanner Guest led ACS placing 2nd in 20:47 with Elizabeth Gunther 3rd at 21:09. East Jackson displayed a new talent as frosh Sue Anne Moralis was the overall titleist posting an impressive 20:43 in her first race. Abby Kettle from GAC was 4th in 21:27 and leading Mountain View to a 2nd place team finish was Alyssa O'Neill at 21:40
Great Strides Club from Cumming was neck and neck with ACS thru the top 8 finishers but their depth made the difference placing 4 runners in the top 9 taking the MS boys team title. Leading the way for Great Strides was Surya Rangaswamy taking overall runnerup in 9:48 and 7th grader Michael Patterson in 5th at 10:03. ACS' efforts were paced by overall champ Noah Irwin in 9:41, Orlando Stephens (10:20) and Samuel Hayes (10:24) Rounding out the top 5 individuals were Alan Jiminez of Habersham MS (9:53) and Oglethorpe's Dawson Frey (9:56)
Great Strides' Girls made it a sweep for the Club squad making the long ride home more fun. They put 4 gals in the top 7 finishers sealing the victory. A pair of 7th graders paved the way for Great Strides sweeping the top 2 overall spots including Caroline Patterson (10:17) and Katya Bessiere (10:23) ACS again took runnerup team honors having 4 runners finish in the top 11. Gabrielle Martin sparked the Golden Eagles placing 6th clocking a 11:19. Rounding out the top 5 individuals were Piper Kay of Team Fusion (11:08), Brianna O'Neal of Great Strides (11:05) and also of Team Fusion Bryce Phillips (11:15)