Its been a while since so many teams and runners visited the Athens Christian campus, not since August 2015, but the NEGA Championship is finally back and had a good turnout with 31 total schools competing. Coach Tim Cummings came back to ACS this summer and with help from his daughter Coach, Caylee Cummings has gotten the meet back on its feet again.
Coach Cummings commented, "I think the overwhelming sentiment was: Man - it's just great to be running again! The coaches in Northeast Georgia are not only many of the most accomplished in the state, but are also sincerely decent and honorable people who care about their kids and are great with them, which I got reminded of again today. Yeah, the course was a little slow - (we have had about 2 feet of rain in the last 72 hours) and one of the bus drivers got stuck for a little while, but the weather was perfect and the kids did really well for the third week of August."
Andrew Jones had a strong outing winning the boys championship race in 16:07
Edward Blaha of Pace placed 3rd overall.
Luke Gaddis of Chestatee pushes hard to runnerup in the championship race at 16:15
Caylee Wagner was the girls' championship winner at 19:42.
Pace's Caroline Hood and Hanna Vincent
Hunter Martin of Greenbrier placed 2nd in the varsity race posting a 18:21.
Katie Wadsworth from Oglethorpe County was the varsity girls champ in 21:53.
Lizzie Wadsworth of Oglethorpe wasn't far behind taking 2nd overall in 21:57.
Bryant Young of North Hall MS had a great race taking the middle school title in 11:31.