The GISA State Championship returns to the campus of Albany State University.
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Championship races thrived on mild conditions pumping out some fast times. photos by Marc Logan
Augusta Prep Girls dominate, Deerfield Windsor wins wild race over Augusta Prep for AAA Boys title. photo by Deerfield Windsor Yearbook Staff
A recap in pics at Landmark from the eye of Daniel McCauley
Here are Region Madness Female Runners of the Week All Class ROW is Nicole Fegans of Landmark Christian. photo by Daniel McCauley
It was a great day for racing on the campus of Augusta Prep, as new team and individuals were crowned GISA State champs. photo by Matt Almand
Here are the Georgia HS Female Runners of the Week from Week 8. Nicole Fegans is pictured.
The GISA had their State Cross Country meet this past Saturday at the Darton College course (adjacent to the Westover course) in Albany. MileSplit was onsite catching the action from Jeremy Danzie's eye.
It was a slow week of meets as Region meets began last Thursday. But Week 10's 'All Class ROW' came from the GISA State Championships as Ruthie Powell from the Heritage School dominated the last Mile clocking a 19:13 at Darton State's course.
These are the 50 Fastest Girls listed in the Independent Schools Individual Rankings on https://ga.milesplit.com Ashley Wood (a freshman) from The Heritage School tops the list with a 19:42 at the 4th Annual Coach Daley meet in mid-September.
After a great 2013 State meet at Loganville Christian School, GISA has shifted the meet to Darton State College's course just around the corner from the home of the Westover Invitational. MileSplit GA will have a photographer onsite and have a meet summary same night. Southland Academy seems to be the top Girls team along with Westminster Schools of Augusta. Two schools with good Girls programs last season jumped into the fire of GHSA competition in Mount De Sales and Stratford.
Cooler temperatures and lower humidity greeted the grateful runners at the 4th Annual Coach Daley Invitational. Sam Bowie of LaGrange and Kathryn Foreman of Landmark Christian took advantage of the pleasant conditions and the relatively flat, fast course and blazed their way to solid victories.
What a race! Both teamwise and individually on a briskly cool morning with perfect condtions on the more challenging LCA course. LCA did a great job hosting the championship as Evan Downs of Westminster Augusta snaked his way past 8 runners after the mile mark winning the Individual title and Southland's boys seized the team title.
The AAA girls team competition should be extremely competitive, with three teams near the top all season: Mt de Sales, Stratford (who is the defending champ), and Holy Spirit Prep of Atlanta. I would not count out The Weber School, Augusta Prep and Westminster Augusta. In the AAA girls competition, Ruthie Powell from Heritage should be the heavy favorite. Deerfield's Virginia Moore and Mt. De Sales' Jessy Tallent also have run very well of late.
For AAA boys, Mt. DeSales graduated its top 3 runners from last years championship team that edged Heritage by a handful of points. The teams that finished 2-3-4 last year (Heritage, Southland and Augusta Prep) should compete fir this years team title. Heritage seems to have an edge in depth based on head to head results this season. The course is a technical 2 loop course with a start and finish on the football field grass. The course runs the perimeter of the campus and through mulch and leaf trails in the woods behind the athletic fields. The campus course is though without any major hills.