Mill Springs Wins Boys GISA AA Title and Brentwood Tops the Girls

                                              Mill Springs Wins Boys GISA AA Title and Brentwood Tops the Girls

                                                                                                                           AA Boys


                                          Devin Hazzard of Mill Springs (444) and Oscar McMullen of Wildwood Christian lead the pack early in AA Boys       (Image by Jeremy Danzie)

I will be the first to admit not knowing inside information on GISA teams as we get maybe 1-2 results submitted during the reguar season and region meets. Proof in the pudding is AA preview written by yours truly. On this day Mill Springs liked the southern cooking at Darton College after racing on some tougher tracks in the metro area and waltzed back up 75 with the 1st place team hardware.  Placing 4 runners in the top 6 spots was the trick scoring 32 points for an easy win.
                                Devin Hazzard finishes strong sealing his AA Individual Boys wiin leading Mill Springs to the  AA Team throne      (Image by Jeremy Danzie)
Leading the new AA Champs was Overall Winner was Devin Hazzard clocking a 17:11. Teammate Sam Lynch was 2nd in 17:46, Cole Landy 5th and Johnny Ray 6th.  Grace Christian was team runnerup 23 points back with Talique Dudley 3rd overall in 18:48 and Gimantre Dudley 4th in 19:06. Brentwood took 3rd as a team and Crisp Academy 4th.
                                                                                                                          AA Girls
                            The lead pack in the Girls AA Championship consists of: (l-r) Katherine McGarr, Alina Jablonski and Ivie Nobles     (Image by Jeremy Danzie)
With Mary Alice Smoot formerly of Valwood doing her thing now in College, the door was wide open for the AA Girls Individual title.  It became a battle thru much of the race as Katherine McGarr from Nearby Crisp Academy prevailing over  Twiggs Academy's Ivie Nobles. McGarr churned out a winning time of 20:17 and Nobles was about 150 meters behind in 20:42.  
                                 Katherine McGarr from Crisp Academy pulled away winning the GISA AA Girls Overall title in 20:17       (Image by Jeremy Danzie)
Brentwood ran well as a team placing 3 girls in the top 10 including Michael Ann Hood placing 3rd in 21:40, Erica Kay 9th and Avery Phillips 10th. David Emanuel were 2nd teamwise behind the efforts of Kirsten Lamb (11th) and Johnna Goodman (12th) Oak Mountain placed 3rd paced by a McKena Lipham's 7th place finish. Rounding out the top 5 individuals were Alina Jablonski of Piedmont (21:15) and Perra Harrell from Grace Christian 5th (22:10)

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Photo Gallery by Jeremy Danzie

Below are the performances entered for the meet that met the national silver standard.

HS Girls
5,000 Meter Run 19:13.90 Ruthie Powell The Heritage School
5,000 Meter Run 19:26.50 Virginia Moore Deerfield-Windsor School
HS Boys
5,000 Meter Run 15:30.60 Kaleb McLeod Trinity Christian School
5,000 Meter Run 16:00.82 Wright Calhoun Southland Academy
5,000 Meter Run 16:14.39 Evan Downs Westminster Schools of Augusta

National Elites. 16 Elites.