Its another outstanding crop of Freshman Girls as usual thru 5 weekends of racing representing Georgia HS Cross Country. Josie Wirtz from Marist leads the talented bunch with an 18:42 at Warpath on 9-13. Pictured above is South Forsyth's Kaylee Dupont at the same meet clocking a 18:48 maybe 25 meters back. Lila Crump of Marist and Sarah Foreman from Landmark have all went sub 19:00...scary fast this early.
The Week Ending 9-13 'Runners of the Week' came from Warpath Invitational held at the hard packed fast Boling Park course. Picken's County star Sean Parker and Marist's Caitie Faust are the 4A 'ROWs" selected.
The Week Ending 6A 'Runners of the Week' came from the Carrollton Orthopedic meet and the fast Warpath Invitational. Selected athletes are Etowah's Kingsley Green and Marietta's Khayvonn Benson (pictured above)
This week begins with ga.milesplit's Middle School 'Runners of the Week' It needs to be understood that courses vary in distance, terrain and difficulty and these selections are made as objectively as possible..but several 'honorable mentions' are chosen as well. 7th grader and defending MS State Champ Sydney Runyan is MS Girls 'ROW' after her win at Warpath Invitational.
This week begins with ga.milesplit's Middle School 'Runners of the Week' It needs to be understood that courses vary in distance, terrain and difficulty and these selections are made as objectively as possible..but several 'honorable mentions' are chosen as well. For the MS Boys Sean Rager of the Alpha Crush is MS Boys 'ROW' after his performance at Warpath Invitational.
What Could be better than getting 2 different perspectives of the action Saturday at Boling Park. Logan Poteet was flawless as usual, is 'Iceman' a good description of his running strategy?
Warpath produced some blazing times this morning with many teams finally running a cooler morning race. It was very humid, but teams couldn't complain as there was cloud cover all day, including the later JV races. The track was packed firm and quick and some great competition produced super speedy September times. Logan Poteet was machine-like again winning unfettered while Emma Grace Hurley held off a late charge by Morgan Ilse taking the overall title.
Warpath looks like an interesting meet even with a few teams not running their varsity. On this quick course where only two have broken 15:40, Logan Poteet will be trying to reset his own course record. This 3 loop course has had some changes based on previous events held at the course. This year the middle school runners will be running last which puts the Varsity Girls start at 8am. This race looks like its setting up to be a good race to run a season PR for most.