Marist at Coach Benson Double Dip back in September.
The AAAA Boys race is one of the 'Feature' meets Saturday as this Class has been on fire since the re-classification a year back by the GHSA. Ga.MileSplit will be shooting race footage! Pittman vs Moore for the Overall possibly.
Frank Pittman of Marist
Marist is poised to stop St.Pius X's string of 5 consecutive titles (though 4 came in AAA) The worm turned for the War Eagles after great off-season work in the Summer and when they shattered many school records in a time trial before their first meet.
The AAAA Boys race will be incredibly competitve, especially for the 2-4 Podium Spots. St. Pius will have another crack at Marist, North Oconee, Whitewater and North Hall are a dead toss up after Region Madness Week. 2 really good squads missed the dance out of 8-AAAA including White County & Buford. Opening up more positions from 6-10 for many teams. Johnson HS bested North Hall at County and could threaten for a Podium spot. Heritage Catoosa runs many hilly courses and could thrive at State. Chestatee, Eagle's Landing and Grady all have solid squads.
Thomas Moore from North Oconee HS.
Frank Pittman of Marist has arguably been the top Harrier All-Classes this Fall with a pr coming at FSU on 'Great American Rainout Saurday) of 15:36. Thomas Moore from North Oconee HS (15:38 pr) has been stellar winning many Invitationals and may be chomping at the bit' to get a crack at Pittman on 11-7. Sean Parker from Pickens County easily won Region 7 and with a pr of 15:54 has to be at least in the lead chase pack.
Gerardo Suarez of Johnson-Gainesville
A very tight chase pack indeed! Most of these guys have pr's within a few seconds of each other. Corson Teasley from North Hall ran great at the Unicoi State Park course at 15:55 along with training mate Tommy Johnston at 16:01. Gerardo Suarez of Johnson has been en fuego during October winning a couple of ROW honors sporting a pr of 15:58 at Unicoi. Ryan Gebelein from Heritage is a darkhorse having a sweet race at Coach Wood (16:07) Also be on the lookout for Thomas Adkins of Whitewater (Region 5 Champ), Devin Dixon of Eagle's Landing (Region 4 Champ) and 'wild card' flatlander Pocherella Leonard from Bainbridge (15:56 at Westover) If one looks at the Region 25 Fastest below, you can see that Marist held back a bit. So do not discount Jimmy Brewster or Knox Pittman on 11-7..
Sean Parker of Pickens County