2020 GHSA XC State Meet: 3A Girls Meet Preview

2019 3A Girls State Video

Westminster will be shooting for their 8th straight team crown this Friday. Since 1984, the Lady Cats' have reeled off a total of 31 state titles. They had 88 girls race at region 5-AAA. You're bound to find some rough diamonds to polish with that amount of participation. That's hard to compete against... 

Teams in Contention for Podium Spots:

Westminster- Things looked worrisome for the girls until they began 'racing' in October. And with 2019 defending Champ Mira Srinivasa back in action (has been injured), Palmer Walstead and Cate Stevens give Westminster 3 top sticks., then throw in Janie Cooper for good measure. Its time to turn out the lights and let the fat lady sing... 

Oconee County- A few weeks ago the Warriors were ready to challenge for the title. But, with sophomore Jenna Champer (L) possibly out at State, and the resurgence by Westminster thru October, it's going to be a 'hard row to hoe.' Molly Meeks, Sydney Matthews, and Phoebe Brodrick are a strong trio upfront. 

North Hall- The Lady Trojans have steadily improved this season and were ranked #3 after Week 10. They won tough 7-AAA over Cherokee Bluff and White County. Caylee Wagner is a favorite to win the individual title at State'. 

White County- the Warriors were ranked 5th before the region meet. But came out on top of Cherokee Bluff. Their tighter 1-5 at region was key, and in a larger race could be even more so. Sydnee Nix and Lily Gearing are their top runners.

Cherokee Bluff- Will be fighting it out for that final team Podium spot with White County. Adison Myers is their best runner. White County had their number in the region by six points.

Detailed Virtual meet 3A Girls

Top Individuals to Watch:

Caylee Wagner (North Hall)- Wagner has kicked butts all season, her biggest challenge will come Friday from the triumvirate of Westminster. Her SB time is 18:20 at Coach Wood. 

Mira Srinivasa (Westminster)- The defending champ has been MIA all season (injured) until the Region 5-AAA championship. Then runs very well clocking a 19:35. 

Palmer Walstad (Westminster)- Only a soph, Walstead has been consistently good all season, and her SB was achieved at Asics going 19:22

Cate Stevens (Westminster)- Stevens has become part of a strong top 3 for the Cats' and boasts a SB time of 19:27 at Asics. 

Adison Myers (Cherokee Bluff)- Myers has won four races this Fall, including the overall title at 7-AAA. She's gone sub 20: twice, including a SB of 19:49 at Coach Wood.