AA Girls ReCap, Lovett and Serena Tripodi Crush the Field

Serena Tripodi carefully watches her footing as she ascends 'Separation Slope' (photo by Daniel McCauley)

Heavily favored Lovett Girls crushed the AA field Saturday sweeping the top 2 places as well as placing their top 5 on the All-State squad recording the lowest tean score of the State meet with 24 points. More bad news for AA is their top 6 all return for 2016...Serena Tripodi traversed the final race on the 'Separation Slope' layout in an incredible 19:50 defending her 2014 title. Frosh Haley Hooper is a star of the future taking runnerup honors posting a 20:01 about 60 meters back. Also climbing the All-State Individual Podium for the Lions were: Emma Sidman 6th (21:54), Elizabeth Beveridge 8th (22:02) and Stuart Ingram 10th (22:25)

Haley Hooper of Lovett was lucky she didn't lose a shoe here! (photo by Daniel McCauley)

Wesleyan upended #2 ranked Darlington by 11 points led by Seniors Ellie Bradach's 4th Overall in 21:35 and Kylie Reed's 7th place effort of 21:55. Darlington's 3rd place team finish was paced by Sr Stephanie Ward's 3rd place Overall finish at 21:15. Pace Academy kept their runners in close quarters (best 1-5 Split of 1:15) seizing the final Podium spot led by frosh Veronica Sandoval's 14th place finish. Rounding out the All-State squad not mentioned above were: Abby Kettle of Greater Atlanta Christian 5th (21:41) and Bryn Foster of Holy Innocents 9th (22:07)

AA Girls Chase pack shows how badly the course had been torn up after 10 races. (photo by Daniel McCauley)