Pope Boys Win Team Title, Jalen Murray Pulls Upset

Start of the 6A Boys race (photo by Enrique Thomas)

Pope's boys ran up to expectations and won the team title with 51 points. The Hounds' had 3 runners place in the top 11 positions, including Will Brown taking 8th (16:54), KC Heron 10th (17:03) and Axel Mateo 11th (17:05)

Jalen Murray 
Jalen Murray from Richmond Hill seized the Overall title going 15:58, as pulled a big upset over Cambridge's Jack Filan who was runneurup going 16:00.

Sully Shelton of Harrison (photo by Enrique Thomas)
A young Harrison squad rose to the occasion as they had a nice race finishing 2nd as a team. Sully Shelton led the way placing 4th overall at 16:33.

Defending champs Cambridge, had to settle for 3rd in the team standings led by Filan.

Mark White of Lakeside Evans (photo by Enrique Thomas)

Lakeside Evans' placed 3 athletes on the All-State squad taking the final team Podium spot. Mark White led the trio taking 3rd (16:29), Sam Rich was 5th (16:40) and John-Isaac Autry 6th (16:46). Other runners earning 6A All-State honors are: Lance Sotelo of Dalton 7th (16:48) and Sean Rager of Alpharetta 9th (16:54)