Golden Eagle Meet ReCap
(All Images by Dan McCauley)
Logan Poteet and Devin Dixon take it early on the way to a semi-duel for the 1st 1.5 Miles
Logan Poteet and Devin Dixon took the race out early and disapeared from the pack. Poteet began to gap Dixon around the 1.5m mark and motored away to an impressive win in 16:20. Dixon placed 2nd overall in 17:06. Team Champion West Florida Tech HS was led by jr Alexander Bulloch's 3rd place effort in 18:00. John Fitzgerald of Marietta was 4th in 18:19 and rounding out the top 5 was Walton's Harrison Holden at 18:25
Another race, another win for Kell's Logan Poteet
Winning the Boys Varsity team title will make the long ride home to Pensacola much more enjoyable for West Florida Tech HS
The Varsity girls race was taken out by Kayla Dawson and Rebecca Dow from Marietta and the Kell trio of Olivia Terwilliger, Reagan Poteet, Marielle Lewis and Betty Jackson.
Ditto for the Ladies from West Florida Tech
West Florida Tech ran smart as a team and on a 6th runner tiebreak bested Marietta both with 56 points. Raleigh Nesbitt led the sunshine staters placing 6th. Grady ended up in 3rd as a team. REbecca Dow pulled away for the overall win in 19:47 followed by Kell's trio in order: Marielle Lewis (20:05) Reagan Poteet (20:06) and Olivia Terwilliger (20:07) Dawson took 5th for Marietta in 20:33.
The Paideia Pythons will vote the Golden Eagle Invitational as their favorite meet of the season following victories in both the Middle School Girls & Boys divisions. The Paideia Girls constricted the competition posting a perfect score of 15 points, and the Boys with 26 points. Elijah McCauley was the Overall MS Boys winner with a nice time of 11:50 (course was running slow today per Coach Spinks) and Lauren Eastman at 13:48 was the MS Girls titleistThe Girls of High Meadows earned second place with 48 points, and Cristo Rey Jesuit with 79. The Mount De Sales Boys took a solid second place with 61 points, and Atlanta Neighborhood Charter with 106.
Elijah McCauley #495 (left) - Paideia - 1st - 11:50.19, Adam Basso #2466 - Lamar County Middle School - 3rd - 12:22.61,
Alec Tubbs #503 (right) - Paideia - 2nd - 12:09.15 McCauley made his winning move on "The Hill"
Paideia 6th grader Lauren Eastman has medaled in every meet she has competed in in her first XC season.