(L-R) Mary Claire Solomon, Audrey Honiotes and Sue Ann Morales head into the muck (photo by Daniel McCauley)
It was a rematch from the Coach Wood meet between the top 3 AAA girls, and for Morales & Honiotes yet another chapter in many battles to come. Mary Claire Solomon of Blessed Trinity led early, but Sue Ann Morales from East Jackson has been on fire since early October and pulled away easily from both, winning her first GHSA XC title clocking a 19:51. Audrey Honiotes from Hart County ran a smart race gapping Solomon leading Hart County to a strong 3rd place team finish going 20:21. Solomon took 3rd Overall in 20:37.
Morales Begins to Move Out enroute to the AAA Girls Individual title.
Westminster had blown out everyone in AAA all season long and there was no logical reason or any team that could way over their ability on any given State Saturday that had a chance. The Cats' have regained superiority in AAA giving the field a sound whipping scoring 31 points placing 4 girls on the All-State squad. Leading the victory parade were: frosh Victoria Flowers 4th (21:16), soph Delaney Graham 6th (21:32) and a pair of Seniors, Margaret Maxwell 7th (21:37), Carson Simon 8th (21:38) and their #5, Gabby Bunnell was 11th (22:12)..that's domination.
Frosh Victoria Flowers was the top Cat' leading Westminster to defend their title
Blessed Trinity felt a little heat from Hart County, but held on for 2nd placing 2 gals on the All-State squad including Solomon and Emma Rose Bagwell in 10th at 21:58. Hart County was very prepared and only 11 points back led by Honiotes runnerup finish along with their 2-4 runners led by Sr Anna Tipton. Dawson County was right there with Hart thru 4 runners, but settled for the Final Podium spot led by Frankie Muldoon's 5th place Overall posting a 21:23. Also from Region 8, Kaelyn Deal from Banks County placed 9th in 21:54.
Frankie Muldoon led Dawson County to a Podium Spot placing 5th Overall (photo by Daniel McCauley)