I'm wondering after 3 great races how we have missed Serena Triodi as a 2A 'Runner of the Week', but she earned it after her great run at Double Dip. Jack Douglass of Pace Academy is recognized as 2A Boys 'ROW' after his race at the NGTC Mountain Eagle Invite.
Marist athletes claimed the 4A 'Runner of the Week' honors after their defense of their home turf at the prestigous Coach Benson Double Dip Invitational. Frank Pittman (pictured) was 2nd overall and Josie Wirtz 7th in the Varsity Girls race.
This past week's 6A 'Runners of the Week' had outstanding races on Saturday at different venues. West Forsyth's John Green worked his magic at Double Dip and Lindsay Billings from Northview ripped apart the 'Covered Bridge' course in Roswell finishing :06 behind Emma Grace Hurley of FCS. .
The All-Class Runners of the Week were dominate in their races as Marist's Morgan Ilse won at Double Dip and Logan Poteet at Cobb County by a larger margin. Its possible they could go undefeated this Fall in GHSA competition.
At the Coach Roy Benson Double Dip Invitational a few teams bared their fangs and showed how good they can be this season. Marist's girls as usual were too deep and strong winning by 49 points with Morgan Ilse taking overall champ. John Green from West Forsyth let it all hang out earning a major invite overall title. West Forsyth's program had a great day overall and Etowah's Boys walked away with the Boys team title by 2 points. Image by Kevin Carnahan
Marist School looks forward to hosting twenty-seven schools this coming Saturday for the 17th annual Double Dip Invitational. The course will be tough, the competition fierce, the awards top notch, and early forecasts suggest the weather will be typical for an early season meet in Georgia. Construction on campus has wrapped up for the school year, which should make parking on campus easier than last year. Still, plan to arrive early, and consider carpooling or other alternatives provided on the meet page. Meet day shirts and a full line of concessions will be available to runners and fans. Admission is free. Follow @MaristDistance on Twitter for live updates on race day.