(all photos by Enrique Tomas)
Blanks of Athens Academy, improved dramatically from the 2017 XC season, and his hard work payed off in winning the A Private Championship in 16:31 with a gap of nearly 75m.
Teams needed to be aware of the potential Wesleyan had to strike at Carrollton on Friday which is exactly what the Wolves' did. Only 7 points ended up separating 3 schools, but Wesleyan had the tighter pack taking the win by 4 points. Soph Mac Howie led the charge, placing 9th earning All-State honors going 18:07, Stafford McDaniel was 13th in 18:27
Wade took overall runnerup honors for the 2nd consecutive season clocking a 16:43, helping push Whitefield to the runnerup spot on the Team Podium.
2 Landmark Christian runners finished in the top spots earning the Eagles a team Podium spot in 4th. Zack Truitt once again placed 3rd overall in the race at 17:02, with Jr Kameron Jackson taking 5th in 17:47. Area 3 champs Holy Innocents raced to 3rd as a team led by Branson Sertyl (14th) and James Watson (15th) Rouding out the top 10 Individuals also making All-State were: Grady Coppock of Savannah Christian 4th (17:44), Brandon Potra of Hebron Christian 6th (17:56), Daniel Harvey of Savannah Christian 7th (17:58), Justin George of Strong Rock Christian 8th (18:00) and Preston Brown of Hebron Christian 10th (18:16)