Collins Hill High School Suwanee, GA, USA

Collins Hill High School

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6A Boys Pre-State Team Rankings Georgia Ranking Committee Nov 4, 2015

Very little movement in the Final Class Ranking of the Fall except for Roswell shooting up to 7th after a great race at 5-AAAAAA. Marietta looks unbeatable on 11-7. The 2-4 Podium spots will be wildly contested on what's forecasted to be a beat up, sloppy course in the afternoon.

AAAAAA Girls State Meet Preview Bruce Taylor May 5, 2015

Oh man...its going down to the wire for the Girls AAAAAA Team title as McEachern and Westlake will face off again down in the bowl of hot and humid Albany at Hugh Mills Stadium. Whoever brings it, will emerge as 6A Champs !!!

Class 6A Girls State Meet Preview Mike Demarest Nov 4, 2014

In a season where Northview looked to be the ‘team to beat’ on the girls’ side, they all of a sudden looked more human in their loss to South Forsyth at their region meet.  Was it an off-day and a wake-up call to Northview?  Did South Forsyth just happen to play their cards right?  Or, has South Forsyth saved their best for last and truly caught the once favorite

Region 7-AAAAAA- Collins Hill Gals are Back... Mill Creek Rolls to Boys Title Bruce Taylor Nov 2, 2014

For as long as I've been involved as a parent/webmaster with Georgia HS Cross Country, the Gwinnett County teams (formerly in 8-AAAAA from 2001-2005) and now split into Regions 7 and 8,  have been the 'Regions of Doom' as many squads were left sitting at home or watching onsite, teams qualify from weaker regions with no chance to make the Final 10. Its just a fact sometimes teams have the misfortune of being aligned by the GHSA.  Now, with regions 7 and 8-AAAAAA  (the super schools) have caught a break dividing the once large 8-AAAAA into 2 Regions.  Some fantastic racing transpired at the challenging International Horse Park as Collins Hill's gals and Mill Creek's boys captured the team titles. Pictured is Mill Creek frosh Sarah Petit taking 3rd in the VG race.

Georgia Teams Dominate Furman/Gene Mullin Invitational Andy Carr Oct 12, 2014

Led by the Eagles of Milton, Georgia squads captured all the team titles and many top-10 individual awards at the Furman University Golf Course at the 42nd rendition of this meet.  Conditions were very humid but the course was well-groomed and included a log to jump on each of the three loops that make-up this iconic venue.

6A Boys Georgia Olympics Meet Preview Bruce Taylor May 6, 2014

Shiloh HS is the pre-meet favorite after winning Region and getting their top scorers out of Sectionals. If they perform as they have all season the Generals could have it clinched before the 4x400m relay. Westlake looks to be a contender and Brookwood's top guns will have them near the top of the leaderboard (electronic) by Friday's end. There are no less than 5 teams with an opportunity to bust into the top 4 including Lovejoy, Grayson, Mill Creek, Rockdale County and Collins Hill.  

6A Girls Athletes of the Week ending 4-1 Bruce Taylor Apr 2, 2014

6A Girls had quite a week themselves with 2 athletes being selected as the co- 6A Girls 'Athletes of the Week.  Candace Hill (super frosh) from Rockdale County and Akua Obeng-Akrofi  of Archer HS. These 2 are heading into an ultimate showdown down in Albany in the 100 and 200 meter dashes barring injury. 

6A Boys Team Power Rankings ending 4-1 Bruce Taylor Apr 2, 2014

Shiloh has 5 athletes that are piling up points...and in the crazy web the GHSA weaves upon competition limits they are controlling 6A.  It only takes 3-4 National Elite athletes to win a state title down her in Georgia unfortunately as has been proven for decades due to the archaic GHSA rules. Rockdale, Westlake and Collins Hill are packed up together after Shiloh..  

6A Boys Athletes of the Week 3-17 Bruce Taylor Mar 18, 2014

Every athlete who won their category this past week ending 3-17 for the 6A Boys division had performances very worthy of the 6A Boys overall 'AOW'. But one stoodout as Daniel Ellis of Collins Hill set the MileSplit National leading time in the 2000 meter Steeplechase at the Coaches Invitational in 6:13.96

6A- Brookwood Bucks Off a Strong Field for Team Title, Mills Too Tough Takes Overall Title Bruce Taylor Nov 9, 2013

Never doubt that Coach Dehnke's Brookwood squad isn't going to bring it at State. The Broncos have bounced up and down in the rankings all season, but on the biggest stage ran well enough to take the AAAAAA title with 101 points. Closest team race in history as 28 points separated 1-5. Back in  2007 only  21 points separated 1-5! Fun to watch...Kevin Mills was a man among boys running tall to his first state title.

GHSA Girls AAAAAA State Preview Travis Gower Nov 6, 2013

This may be the only race with a clear favorite, oh wait, favorites. Peachtree Ridge and Brookwood have been the top two teams all season. Currently, Peachtree Ridge has a 2 to 1 advantage head to head, but by a combined 3 points margin of victory. If either or both the Lady Lions and Lady Broncos don’t have a good day, their lie some Lady Hoyas and Lady Blue Devils ready to pounce.  

Ga.MileSplit Week 8 Runners of the Week Bruce Taylor Oct 15, 2013

 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.

Georgia Teams Decimate the Competition at Furman Classic Bruce Taylor Oct 13, 2013

Several Ga schools, almost as many as SC made the cross-state trek to race on the very swift Furman course and kicked some butts dominating the Boys Championship Races and taking 3 of the top 4 team spots in the Girls race. Harrison bested Parkview by a slim margin in the Boys race and in the Girls event equally matched Harrison and Collins Hill duked it out. 

Atlanta Track Club Weekly XC Wrap Bruce Taylor Oct 1, 2013

There were quite a few meets this weekend that included ranked teams that chose to stay closer to home and not compete against the masses at Darlington, Clinton Farms and the International Horse Park. Included are briefs from: Sandy Creek Fall Classic, Thomasville Quail Trail and Thursday meets The Stinger Invite in Savannah and Wayne County Home Meet. Collins Hill and Wesleyan's girls squads went out of state and represented Ga very well.

McCallie Cross Country Invitational Meet Preview by Mike Wood Sep 25, 2013

  McCallie Cross Country Invitational Meet Preview This Saturday, Sept. 28 McCallie will host the McCallie Cross Country Invitational sponsored by Scenic City Orthopedics.  The race will be held at Moccasin Bend Hospital.   Traditionally the race has been limited to 12 quality teams and this year is no different.  The girls race shapes up to be an epic battle with Maryville and Harpeth Hall going head to head, but 4 other schools also look to be in the mix as Homewood, Ravenwood, Collinns Hill and Webb are accustomed to winning as well.  Brentwood Academy, Homewood, Collins Hill and McCallie have the most depth on the boy’s side, but MBA and Webb have some outstanding individuals.   The race will include Brentwood Academy boys.  2011 State Champions and currently ranked second in Tennessee DII-AA.  Collins Hill from Atlanta is ranked among the top 10 teams in Georgia and recently both their boys and girls teams finished 3rd in the Gwinnett County Championship.  Homewood from Birmingham is ranked 3rd among boys teams in Alabama and is coming off an impressive win at the Spain Park Invitational.  Homewood girls took 3rd at Spain Park, but had the overall individual champion.   Maryville High from Maryville, TN features one of the best girl’s teams in the state.  Maryville girls have already won the Hardin Valley Invitational, Cherokee Classic and finished runner-up among a strong field at the Western Carolina XC Carnival.  Harpeth Hall Girls from Nashville are a perennial state power and coming off dominate wins at the Tennessee Classic and Chickasaw Trails Invitational in Alabama.  MBA boys from Nashville feature the top individual boy in Tennessee DII and the MBA team won the Cherokee Classic held in Knoxville.  MBA is ranked 3rd in Tennessee.  Ravenwood boys from Nashville won the Tennessee Classic Gold Division at Percy Warner Park last weekend and their girls took 3rd among the best teams in Nashville. Ravenwood Girls are defending State Champions in AAA.  Union Grove boys from metro Atlanta won the Greyhound Invitational and the Union Grove girls were runner-up.  Knoxville Webb is the defending Tennessee State Champions in DII-A for both boys and girls and return both the boy’s and girl’s individual champions in their division.   Other teams to watch will be Allatoona from Acworth, GA, Fort Payne, AL, Guntersville, AL and Ensworth School from Nashville.  Each of these programs features outstanding individuals.  Chattanooga will be represented by traditional girls power GPS.  On the boys side McCallie will carry the local banner.  McCallie is the defending Tennessee State Champions in DII-AA. Moccasin Bend Hospital Race Times:  (All times are Eastern) Girls JV 9:00 AM Boys JV 9:35 AM Girls Varsity  10:10 AM Boys Varsity  10:45 AM Awards  11:30 AM Teams: Allatoona – GA, Brentwood Academy – TN, Collins Hill – GA, Ensworth – TN, Fort Payne – AL, GPS – TN, Guntersville – AL, Harpeth Hall – TN, Homewood – AL, Maryville – TN, McCallie – TN, Ravenwood – TN, Union Grove – GA, Webb - TN  

Volunteer Track Classic: Collins Hills girls US #1 11:59.44 DMR Brandon Miles Apr 17, 2009

Anchored by Amanda Winslow, the Collins Hill girls of Georgia became the first team under 12 minutes this outdoor season in the distance medley relay with their 11:59.44 victory on Saturday evening at the Volunteer Track Classic held in Knoxville, Tennessee. Another US top 5 performance came from the boys 2000 meter steeplechase winner Shawn Roberts of Centreville (OH) at a US #2 time of 6:14.74. More to come throughout the weekend with MileSplit US affilliate,, on-site with coverage. High School Results: Friday - Saturday Live Results Girls Steeple - Sarah Dorrell (Blacksburg VA) 7:43.66 Boys Steeple - Shawn Roberts (Centerville OH) US #2 6:14.74 Girls 4x200 - Bishop Hartley OH 1:41.17 Boys 4x200 - Ooltewah TN 1:28.60 Girls DMR - Collins Hill GA US #1 11:59.44 Boys DMR - Mountain Brook AL 10:34.18 Girls SHR - Brookwood GA 1:07.14 Boys SHR - Brookwood GA 1:01.12 Girls 2Mile - Megan Ferowich (Knoxville Catholic TN) 10:50.48 Boys 2Mile - Zach Wills (Mason OH) 9:13.58 Girls Triple Jump - Celeste Taylor (Beaufort SC) 35'4" Boys Triple Jump - Jadon Short (Oak Ridge TN) 45'5'25" Girls Pole Vault - Emma Dejarnette (Atlee VA) 11'6" Boys Pole Vault - Barret Folk (Memphis University) 14'6"

1800 from 15 States and Canada set to Compete at Volunteer Track Classic Knoxville Track Club Press Release Apr 16, 2009

For over 45 years the Volunteer Track Classic has been a fixture on the Southeastern high school track and field schedules. This year should be no different.  A National Scholastic Sports Foundation ( Select meet, the 2009 Vol Classic will see the inclusion of collegiate competition as the UT Lady Vol  College sections bring in the 2009 NCAA Indoor Champion Lady Vols, Alabama, Ohio State and Carson Newman College.  On the high school side the action should be great on the track as well as the field as numerous nationally ranked teams and individuals start competition Friday at 5PM.

Coach's Corner with Coach Hudson of Collins Hill (GA) Brandon Miles Sep 29, 2008

Many new schools competing in the invitational division at the Maymont Festival for the first time can find the fields assembled to be intimidating and not perform as well. However, the Collins Hill boys and girls from Sewanee, Georgia did not seem detered at all this past weekend as the girls finished second on a 6th runner tiebreaker to Tatnall of Delaware, while the boys were a big surprise to sneak into second place ahead of several ranked teams and bubble teams in the Southeast region.'s Brandon Miles interview the Collins Hill coach Andrew Hudson about his team's performances this past weekend in Richmond.

Weekend Highlights: US#2 F-M Tops US#3 Burnt-Hills at McQuaid Scott Bush Sep 28, 2008

Highlights and Results from: NB Ocean State Inv. (RI), McDonald's XC Festival (VA), McQuaid Inv. (NY), Roy Griak Inv. (MN), Stanford Inv. (CA), Carlisle Inv. (PA), Jim Danner Inv. (OR), Culver Inv. (IN), Palatine Inv. (IL), LoboCat Inv. (CO), Albuquerque Academy Inv. (NM) & Midwest Meet of Champs. (OH) The best weekend yet.  That's an easy way to describe this weekend's national cross country action.  Most of the top teams in the land took part in an invitational, with some teams coming up very big.  US#5 York (IL) kicked off their season by winning the Palatine Invitational, one of the big highlights of the weekend thus far.

Maymont Festival Preview - Invitational Boys Brandon Miles Sep 26, 2008

The 2008 McDonald's X-Country Festival at Maymont will not only help sort out who will be the favorites for state cross country titles this fall, but also who will be the runners and team seeing themselves racing into December in either Portland or San Diego this season. The Jamestown boys (Williamsburg, VA) have been racing at the Maymont Festival for years and this year's meet could be the most important as the top ranked team in Virginia and #2 ranked team in the Southeast region will be the squad which everyone else in the invitational division will be attempting to measure themselves up against and try to knock off the top ranked school from Williamsburg. The race for first among the top individuals should be even more exciting and wide open with five of the top six ranked runners in Virginia in the field as well as 12 of the top 15. Read more... Pictured left by John Herzog: Andrew Colley of Jamestown is the top individual returnee from the 2007 Maymont Festival as Colley placed 3rd in the invite field behind Peter Dorrell and Jason Witt in a time of 15:39.  

NTN Southeast Region Report: Week #1 Brandon Miles Aug 27, 2006

First week of action in the Nike Team Nationals Southeast Region included races from pre-season ranked boys (SE#10) and girls squads (SE#9) from Chapel Hill as both won their opening races of the season in impressive fashion, while other bubble teams made names for themselves such as South Carolina\'s Mauldin girls.

Mother Nature provides a challenge at Furman! Jim Yike Oct 9, 2005

Mother Nature played havoc with this weekends races as teams from Georgia faced tough conditions at several large meets this weekend. At Furman, a muddy course provided quite a challenge for several of the states top teams competing against an elite field from multiple states. Throw in an SAT weekend and you had the makings of a real test for Georgia teams.

Record Entries, Strongest Southeast Field Ever at Maymont Sports Backers Press Release Dec 31, 1969

Photo by John Herzog With one of the strongest high school cross country fields in the Southeast region year in and year out, the McDonald’s X-country Festival at Maymont will once again deliver a top-notch event to its top-notch competitors this weekend in Richmond. “I would say it was stronger than last year,” says event director Dan Ward. “And last year it was one of the top meets in the Southeast. We have schools from 10 states and the District of Columbia. They’re coming from as far south as Georgia, as far north as New York and as far west as Colorado.” Ward points out that the McDonald’s X-country Festival at Maymont, which has signed up 125 teams with over 2,865 runners, an all-time record, will have more Nike ranked and bubble teams at the national, regional and state level than any other meet in the Southeast. Read on for full story...