Holy Innocents Runs Away With Team Titles at Ga.MileSplit MS Challenge, Bobak, Rich Top Individuals
Faith Bobak emerges out of the 'Pines Lanes' with a wide gap on the pack (11:33) pic by crazychuck
Holy Innocents teams got a good look at the course very early as their MS Girls were too deep for some good teams making them a contender to win the Small School state title down in Cochran 4 weeks from now. Their top 4 girls placed in the top 11 team slots for a 14 point win over Team Fusion. Leading the pack for the Golden Bears were Katie Waters and Eliza Harman as both clocked 12:34s placing 5th/6th. 7th Grader Faith Bobak of the Etowah Track Club took the overall title in 11:33 (would have earned her 9th in the Boys race) Piper Kay (12:00) and Bryce Phillips 912:14) of Team Fusion were 2nd and 3rd overall. Macy Moe from Bleckley County was 4th overall at 12:27. Athens Christian took back the 3rd place Team Cup with 76 points followed by Bleckley MS in 4th.
C.J. Rich from Bleckley maintains a gap over Dawson Frey (background) pic by crazychuck
The MS Championship Boys were up next and Holy Innocents again just had too many runners packed togther (:55 1-5 Split) with 3 athletes in the top 9 positions. Leading the way for the Golden Bears in 3rd place overall was 7th grader Owen Malcom in 11:07. C.J. Rich from Bleckley MS is now a contender for the MS State Championship Small School title after making the 3 hour trip from Cochran and clocking a 10:51 holding off a charge by Oglethorpe MS ace Frey Dawson back in 2nd at 10:56. Frey is due to win a race soon after having several top 5 finishes this season. Rounding out the top 5 were Noah Irwin of ACS in 11:07 and Alex Thomas of (NOHS feeder school) Malcom Bridge at 11:13