AA GHSA Girls State Preview

Serena Tripodi will seek to defend her Individual & Lovett's team title in the muck.

Girls Team:

Lovett continues to cruise and looks like a major meltdown would have to occur, for them not to win it all this year. Darlington had a good Region showing, making the Tigers the favorite to be team runnerup. Wesleyan has been a bit of an enigma this Fall as they head into State, but their home course is similar to Carrollton favoring a positive result 11-7. Holy Innocents and Pace will battle for Podium spots. St. Vincent's Academy out of Savannah, has been a perennial bridesmaid in November, can this be the year SVA makes the Podium against the 'Metro Power' Squads who were tested on Wesleyan's difficult, but beautiful layout? Bleckley County ran 'lights out' on their home course (which is comparable to Carrollton) and could be the top Public school out of AA. After Bleckley County's region effort, a gulf emerges from 8-10 with many 'Watch List' squads having an opp to crack the top 10. Battling for to make the top 10 will be Union County, Social Circle, Bremen, Model, Coosa and Rabun County.

Frosh Haley Hooper won the Overall at 6-AA (file pic by Daniel McCauley)

Girls Individual-

Serena Tripodi and frosh Haley Hooper of Lovett are in a class of their own in AA. Tripodi is poised to win another Individual title, with understudy Hooper in tow for a sweep of the top 2 places. Chasing the Lovett duo will be Darlington's Stephanie Ward (18:58 pr at Warpath)along with team mate Jane Tullis (19:21 pr) Grace Clements from Bremen HS (pr'd at 5-AA 19:30) Lovett should also place at least 2 more girls on the All-State squad possibly including Emma Sidman, Elizabeth Beveridge and Carolyn Bland. Below is a list containing the 25 fastest AA Girls from Region Madness. Also fighting for All-State squad spots should be Ellen Powell from Bleckley County, Abby Kettle of Greater Atlanta Christian, Ellie Bradach of Wesleyan and Bryn Foster of Holy Innocents.


Stephanie Ward (2) will be chasing Tripodi (1) in another AA Championship race (file photo by Daniel McCauley)


RankTimeAthlete/TeamGradeMeet DatePlace
118:49.31HALEY HOOPER

Lovett

2019

Region 6-AA Cross Country Meet1st

219:09.91

SERENA TRIPODI

Lovett

2017

Region 6-AA Cross Country Meet2nd

319:19.43

STEPHANIE WARD

Darlington School

2016

Region 7AA Championships1st

419:30.29

GRACE CLEMENTS

Bremen High School

2018

GA Region 5-AA Cross Country Championship1st

520:28.13

JANE TULLIS

Darlington School

2019

Region 7AA Championships2nd

620:51.67

LILLEY WASHBURN

Darlington School

2018

Region 7AA Championships3rd

720:59.00

ELLEN POWELL

Bleckley County High School

2016

Region 4-AA Meet1st

821:04.50

ABBY KETTLE

Greater Atlanta Christian

2017

Region 6-AA Cross Country Meet3rd

921:10.41

ELLIE BRADACH

Wesleyan School

2016

Region 6-AA Cross Country Meet4th

1021:17.16

EMILY EDWARDS

Darlington School

2017

Region 7AA Championships4th

1121:18.36

BRYN FOSTER

Holy Innocents' Episcopal School

2018

Region 6-AA Cross Country Meet5th

1221:25.60

EMMA GARRISON

Union County HS

2016

Region 8-AA1st

1321:28.03

EMMA SIDMAN

Lovett

2017

Region 6-AA Cross Country Meet6th

1421:35.54

ELIZABETH BEVERIDGE

Lovett

2018

Region 6-AA Cross Country Meet7th

1521:41.12

CARAH ARRANT

Model

2018

Region 7AA Championships5th

1621:43.38

CAROLYN BLAND

Lovett

2016

Region 6-AA Cross Country Meet8th

1721:45.91

STUART INGRAM

Lovett

2018

Region 6-AA Cross Country Meet9th

1821:46.64

TAYLOR WARREN

Dade County HS

2019

Region 7AA Championships6th

1921:46.73

ILEANA ZEISSNER

Holy Innocents' Episcopal School

2016

Region 6-AA Cross Country Meet10th

2021:46.91

BECK COXHEAD

Wesleyan School

2016

Region 6-AA Cross Country Meet11th

2121:59.00

ALINA JABLONSKI

Jasper County

2018

Region 4-AA Meet2nd

2222:05.38

VERONICA SANDOVAL

Pace Academy

2019

Region 6-AA Cross Country Meet12th

2322:05.58

LAUREN O'HEARN

St. Vincent's Academy (SVA)

2018

Region 2-AA Meet1st

2422:09.09

JESSICA BOYD

Bremen High School

2018

GA Region 5-AA Cross Country Championship2nd

2522:12.14

HOLLY MORELAND

Heard County HS

2018

GA Region 5-AA Cross Country Championship3rd

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