GISA State Cross Country Girls Meet Preview
Ruthie Powell of The Heritage School (l) and Jamie Holodak of Augusta Prep (r) battled for the title the entire race in AAA Girls last year
It could turn out to be a very competitive race for the Individual title. The Heritage School has 3 strong front runners (all pr'd at Coach Daley) in Ashley Wood (19:42), Ruthie Powell (20:13) and Catherine Hallman (20:37)Some other top Individuals from the Individual Rankings are Chris Shattles from Southland Academy (20:03 @ Westover), Virginia Moore from Deerfield Windsor (20:11 @ Darton State) and Jamie Holadek (20:47 @4-AAA) from Augusta Prep.
Teamwise, last year's AAA champ Mount De Sales defected to the GHSA as well as 5th place Stratford so a new team champ will be crowned in Albany.Its a toss up and pretty open according to MileSplit when running a 'Virtual Meet) as Southland and Westminster Schools of Augusta should battle for 1st. Deerfield-Windsor, Holy Spirit Prep, Augusta Prep and Trinity Christian Dublin are all on the outside looking in at cracking the top 2 spots. Bulloch Academy will be a top 3 contender for the AAA girls
This could be a wide open race as only 2 regions turned in results with just 4 schools having enough runners to score as a team qualifying for State. Brentwood beat Monsignor Donovan handily and in region 1-AA Oak Mountain beat Mill Springs by 14 points. Catherine McGarr from Crisp Academy has a pr of 20:28.