(all photos by Daniel McCauley)
Hunter Kimball begins to pull away.
Georgia Military has dominated A Public all season and the State meet was an opportunity to showcase their top 2 runners, Hunter Kimball and Aaron Kirkland. Kimball (who has a pr of 16:25) took off early and was out of view of the field most of the race. He finished setting a new A Public Boys meet record time of 17:26.99 Aaron Kirkland had a strong race taking 2nd overall posting a 18:15. Joining them on the All State squad is Kaylon Farley who placed 9th in 19:13. Coach Sherwood commented on the Boys race, "Seminole County made their arrival in Single A Public known as the were able to keep the race closer than expected. Gordon Lee, another of the new schools in Single A Public used their year-long training on hills to grab third place. Although the overall times were a little slower, the Single A Public boys race was an exciting one. Congratulations to GMC Prep for winning their 3rd title in the last five years.
Aaron Kirkland raced to 2nd Overall for Georgia Military.
Dustin Reynolds from Seminole County placed 4th overall.
Seminole County HS earned 2nd place as a team, Dustin Reynolds led the Indians to the Podium in 4th overall going 19:04. He got help from Nick Batchelor (11th) and Lane Odum (12th) Gordon Lee raced to 3rd up the Podium with top 10 performances by Jasper Wilson's 3rd overall at 18:51 and Justin Collins' 7th overall at 19:09. Defending champ Drew Charter returned to the Podium at 4th this season led by Jeremiah Furlow's 5th place effort of 19:05. Seminole County HS earned 2nd place as a team,
Jasper Wilson of Gordon Lee took 3rd overall
A Public Boys begin their quest for glory.
Rounding out the All State squad were: 2015 champ Blake Bargeron from Tefair, 6th at 19:05, frosh Bryce Murkerson from Hawkinsville, 8th at 19:11 and Jared Taylor of ACE Charter 10th in 19:24.
Its a Race!