Look for as many as 5 Westminster Girls in the top 10 Saturday.
AAA Girls Team - The team title should go to Westminster as they may be eyeing a nice All-Class ranking after the day is done. This time slot is optimal with temperatures and not nearly as muddy and slippery as the later races will be so times will compare nicely with 5A and 6A teams for All Class honors. Blessed Trinity appears ready to take AAA runner up with a hungry Hart County squad chasing from 3rd and Dawson and Decatur potentially fighting for a final Podium spot. Decatur is stronger through 3, but Dawson's pack through 5 is tighter and may make the difference in a race this big. Jackson County, Jefferson, Oconee, Pierce Co, Savannah Arts, and Rockmart will figure out this year's top 10.
Sue Ann Morales is one of the 3 favorites in the Girls race. (photo by Daniel McCauley)
Girls Individual- AAA individual race will be one of the most exciting state title chases of the day. There is a 3 headed monster of Sue Morales (East Jackson), Audrey Honiotes (Hart), and Mary Claire Solomon (Blessed Trinity) that should run away from the field and go at it. There's 3 talented girls, but there's only 1 state ring and it will be hard earned. The individual Podium should be painted Westminster green with a team that could legitimately put all 5 scorers in the medals. Delaney Graham leads the attack with Victoria Flowers, Margaret Maxwell, Charlotte Folinus, and Carson Simon in tow. Dawson County has a fabulous freshman in Frankie Muldoon that should run for a podium spot and has a great chance at finishing in 4th place as the 'winner of the chase pack.'
The Individual race will be on, featuring Honiotes (L) Solomon (R) and in the top left corner, Sue Anne Morales, who caught and beat them both at Asics (photo by David Heaberlin)