Kevin Mills is no stranger to being selected as a Runner of the Week, both All-Class and 6A. His sterling 14:57 in perfect conditions at the fast Fox Farms layout (boosted by ideal conditions) puts him 9th on the MileSplit National 5K rankings. Tayler Tuttle of Providence Christian held off a valiant test from Savannah Carnahan winning the overall title at Asics/Alexander in 17:32. Like Mills. Tayler is a repeat winner of this honor.
When the 'House is a Rockin' Don't Bother Knockin' In perfect early morning race conditions, the Championship Boys and Girls took full advantage of 'The Perfect Storm' and Coach Parrish of Darlington summed it up well: "Immaculate manicured golf-course-like grass; perfect footing, awesome weather... perfect for Championship races. Great, deep competition and the course is as flat as a pancake." It of course, lol, "course" was a sounding board for naysayers as usual, even though Coach Robinson challenges anyone to wheel it as he takes great pride in making sure it was legit, and I don't doubt him. The facts are: 24 guys under 16:00; 111 guys under 17:00 and 48 girls under 20:00.. One thing's for sure, Georgia runners ate it up and will be back! Kevin Mills goes 14:57 (pic above) and Tayler Tuttle 17:32...6A 'Ridge' takes both Team Titles!
Boys- There are a total of 11 ranked teams from classes A-AAAAAA on the boy’s side. Leading the way is second ranked Peachtree Ridge from 6A. The Ridge is led by the veteran coach Ron Clanton. The Lions will see stiff competition from some of the top teams in AAA. Girls- The field has 12 ranked teams. Leading the way is 6A number 2 ranked Peachtree Ridge followed by several ranked teams from A-AAAAAA. Most noticeable are North Gwinnett, Alexander, South Forsyth and Blessed Trinity.