USATF GA Jr Olympics State XC Championship in Pics

                                          USATF GA Jr Olympics State XC Championship in Pics

                                                                                           (all pics and caps by Dan McCauley)

                       

                                                                 SPRINT!  73 Boys in the 8 & Under 2000m run were marking each other and digging deep coming into the finish. 

                                                                         

                                                                                         Avery Brothers of Etowah Youth won the Girls 9-10 3k with her time of 11:54.80

                     

                                                                                  #1 - The Peachtree City Flash Girls 9-10 Team posted a score of 52 points for the win.     

                                 

                                               RUSH!  Julian Rush leads Makanga Iruku and the chasers in the Boys 9-10 3k race.  Julian's 10:47.60 earned him the win. 

                       

 A very close Team competition for the Girls 11-12.  Etowah Youth Track Club - 61 points for Bronze (left).  #2 Great Strides - 45 points, Silver (center).  Gold to Peachtree City Flash (right) with 43 points.       

                      

                                           David DeChamplain leads Michael Patterson and William Brown in a terrific and strategic battle for Gold in the Boys 11-12 3k Run.   

                     

                                                       The Girls 13-14 4k featured 84 enthusiastic runners.  Haley Hooper worked her way to the front to win in 14:13.94.       

                    

                                       Robert Pelland, #726 of Alpha Crush, ran head to head with Jacob McLeod #1377 until McLeod fired the afterburners to take the win.     

                   

            The combined Girls 15-16 and 17-18 made for an exciting start.  Emma Grace Hurley (foreground, neon lime & blue) went straight to the front and never looked back.     

                                                             

                                              Kaylee DuPont of Great Strides delivered a terrific performance, winning the Girls 15-16 by 31 seconds with her 18:21.37.       

                                                         

                        GOLD x 2 - Emma Grace Hurley won the USATF Gold in 17:55.71.  Last Saturday, Emma Grace won GHSA Gold at Carrollton in 19:06.78.    

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                         Parker Nail of PTC Flash was all smiles as he ran a smart race to win the Boys 15-16 in 16:00.69.         

                

                                                   Quintin Miles of Lanier Lightning dueled with Stephen Martinez, Unattached, with Miles taking the Boys 17-18 win.           

                 

           Grace Bunke of Walton is celebrated with yellow ribbons pinned to the runners' uniforms.  A large card was signed, wishing Grace love and a speedy recovery                    

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