(photo by Dan McCauley)
It is going to be another competitive field in both the boy's races and the girl's races. There are 1385 athletes from 40 high school teams and 17 middle school teams coming; we have lots of top teams and several teams just sending their top individual to race. The course is ready for these top teams and individuals to go head to head. MileSplit Georgia will also be onsite shooting race videos and photos.
We have 3 goals for this year's race:
•Provide a safe running environment making adjustments given the COVID pandemic
•Modify the meet format for safety and so we make it to November.
•create a separate area for athletes/coaches and a separate area for the fans.
•eliminate time spent in big crowds with no shoe chips removal in the chute.
•no awards ceremony.
•reduce time spent in big crowds by minimizing time at the starting line.
•spreading the teams out in the woods.
•These are the big things you will notice, but there 10 others actions taken as well.
Hannah Miniutti, Blessed Trinity
Cara Joyce, Atlanta International (photo by Dan McCauley)
Laney Doster, Jones County
Kelly Ann Sutterfield (128), Katie Hamfelt (r), Blessed Trinity
Blessed Trinity will dominate with 7 other teams battling for the next 3 spots on the virtual podium:
Schedule of races
7:20 am Course Closes for Warm-ups
7:30 am Varsity Girls - Heat 1 (10 runners)
7:50 am Varsity Girls - Heat 2 (10 runners)
8:10 am Varsity Boys - Heat 1 (10 runners)
8:25 am Varsity Boys - Heat 2 (10 runners)
8:40 am JV Girls - Heat 1 (unlimited- please run your JV freshman girls in the freshman race)
9:05 am JV Girls - Heat 2 (unlimited- please run your JV freshman girls in the freshman race)
9:30 am JV Boys - Heat 1 (unlimited - please run your JV freshman boys in the freshman race)
9:50 am JV Boys - Heat 2 (unlimited - please run your JV freshman boys in the freshman race)
10:10 am Freshman Girls (use mile split to enter your non-varsity girls into this race)
10:55 am Middle School Girls -3000m
11:10 am Middle School Boys -3000m
11:35 am All Races are completed