2008 Gwinnett XC Championships Preview

Gwinnett County Cross Country Championships
Saturday, September 20
Scott Hudgens Soccer Complex at River Green in Duluth
expected conditions: partly cloudy, lows in the 50's and highs in the 70's


Individual favorite: Amanda Winslow (defending champion, #5 SE)
Expected contenders: Nicky Akande, Collins Hill; Lauren Kestor, GACS (undefeated this season)

others to watch: Vicky Winslow, Collins Hill; Allyson McGinty, Collins Hill; Laura Serres, North Gwinnett; Nicole Dimercurio, North Gwinnett

Team Favorite: Collins Hill (#1 GA, #2 SE, #4/#10 US)
Strong Contender: North Gwinnett (#2 GA, HM SE)
Other ranked teams: #5 Parkview, #7 Peachtree Ridge, Brookwood #9 AAAAA, GACS #6 AA, Wesleyan #3 A, Providence Christian (#5 A)


Individual favorite: Kirubel Erassa, Grayson
Expected contenders: Mike McClay, Dacula; Tyler Anyan, Brookwood; Doug Kalmbach, Brookwood

Team Favorite: Brookwood (#1 GA, #4 SE)
Strong contenders: Collins Hill (#2 GA, HM SE), Peachtree Ridge (#4 GA, HM SE)

Other ranked teams: Parkview (defending champion, #9 GA, HM SE), GACS (#9 AA), Wesleyan (#1 A), Providence Christian (#3 A), Hebron Christian (#10 A)

The River Green course is flat and fast , so with the conditions on Saturday, there could be some fast times and great racing!

*With 8 state-ranked girls squads and 8 state-ranked boys squads, this meet is probably one of the deepest and best XC county meets in the Southeast. Come enjoy the show!

8:00 Girls Varsity
8:30 Boys Varsity
9:00 JV races begin - girls followed by boys

Looking forward to it,Coach Hudson
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