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Week 6 AAAAAAA Boys Team Rankings Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 26, 2017

Ok, clearly Milton is on the verge of their first XC State Title.In other interesting news, could Gwinnett county fail to have a podium team including an end to Brookwood's amazing podium streak?I doubt it and I think we will get a better idea at Coach Wood, Saturday really seemed to have a strange feel on not any team completely on...except for Milton of course. (via MileSplit)

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.

6A Girls Team Rankings Week Ending 10-18 Georgia Ranking Committee Oct 21, 2015

Coach Wood really shook up the 6A Girls Team Rankings as every team in the top 10 moved either up or down. South Forsyth may be slowly closing the gap back on Northview heading into Region. Etowah ran great moving up 3 spots after their performance at Coach Wood. North Paulding tore it up bbreaking bad into 9th. *All teams designated 11th are in no particular order*

6A Boys Team Rankings Week Ending 10-18 Georgia Ranking Committee Oct 21, 2015

Coach Wood set things straight (for now) heading into Carrollton Last Chance followed by Region meets! Mill Creek ran great moving back to 2nd. Woodstock won the Sharptop Invitational. Walton is beginning to look like 'Walton' heading into the final 17 days of the 2015 season.

Georgia Squads Run Well at FSU Kevin Lisle Oct 5, 2015

With a governor ordered state of emergency in North Carolina, the Great American Cross Country Festival cancelled Thursday evening, leaving several of Georgia’s top teams scrambling to find a place to race this past Saturday.

6A Boys Team Rankings Week Ending 9/27 Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 30, 2015

There was no movement amongst the top 6 squads from last week with Marietta's Varsity, Brookwood and Mill Creek all off. Milton was the top 6A school at Wingfoot, and Peachtree Ridge & Etowah ran split squads last Saturday. Walton is back on the 'Watch List' after a 17:19 team average at Alligator Lake (FL)

6A Girls Team Rankings Week Ending 9/20 Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 22, 2015

Mill Creek takes over #1 after their domination of the Gwinnett County Championship. Northview back at full strength looks poised to defend their 6A title. Parkview showed improvement at Gwinnett moving up 2 spots to 8th. Peachtree Ridge emerges on the 'Watch List' 11-15.

Mill Creek Gals Dominate at Gwinnett, Brookwood Boys Edge Mill Creek, Costa and Petit Sweep Overall Bruce Taylor Sep 20, 2015

Once again some great racing in the Gwinnett County Championships as Mill Creek has established themselves as the premiere program in Georgia with their Girls just blowing away a competitive field by nearly 60 points and the guys a close 2nd to Brookwood. The Hawks also boasted the top Individuals with sam Costa Overall Boys champ and Camryn Petit taking the Girls' honors.

6A Girls Team Rankings Week Ending 9/13 Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 14, 2015

6A Girls was very similar to the Boys as carrollton and Double Dip had a heavy influence on this week's team rankings. West Forsyth had a solid win at Ortho, Milton traveled well to Knights Crossing taking 2nd. There was no movement from 5-10 and the 'Watch list changed a bit with Alpharetta now on the 'Radar'

6A Boys Team Rankings Week Ending 9/13 Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 14, 2015

Milton sits atop the 6A Boys Rankings after their 2nd place finish at Knights Crossing up in Virginia without Jack Bluth and their #4. Carrollton Orthopedic and Coach Benson DD easily helped sort out the Weekly Rankings with top teams going head to head. Mill Creek was 2nd at Carrollton without Sam Costa (ACT) Brookwood ran their JV, Peachtree Ridge was off. Grayson had a good race winning Covered Bridge. Everyone should be full strength at the Gwinnett County (onsite coverage) and Fulton County Championships next Saturday

Carrollton ReCap, Including Championship Races Coverage Bruce Taylor Sep 14, 2015

Over 1400 runners gathered at the State Course on Saturday having great mid-September racing conditions in very uncrowded race situations for this venue. (excluding Championship Boys) Anticipation was high for those races with many top squads and Indivduals competing.Brief ReCap (more coming Monday)

All Class Boys Team Rankings Week Ending 9/6 Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 9, 2015

Okay, Milton is at the top of the Week ending 9-6 All Class rankings. Can they hold it, as Mill Creek and Brookwood both looked very tough early. 4A power squads Marist and St. Pius X follow that 6A group with many wondering where is Khayvonn Benson from Marietta. Let's get the discussions going now on the Board!RANKINGS ADMINISTRATOREdit RankingsEdit Series

4th Annual AT&T Starr’s Mill Panther Invitational Preview Don Livingston Sep 3, 2015

This year’s line-up for the 4th annual AT&T Starr’s Mill Panther XC Invitational looks even deeper than last year’s event and bigger. With 54 teams and 1800 athletes across high school and middle school athletes on the beautiful rolling grass fields and trail of Heritage, it will be an awesome day for running.

6A Girls Pre-Season Outlook Mike Demarest Aug 7, 2015

A surprising amount of prominent athletes on the 6A circuit return for the 2015 campaign. Based on those returners, I’ve devised the following pre-season rankings heading into this season along with a couple highlights of those returners. NOTE: These are NOT State predictions which often weigh state meet history and other intangibles into play. This is my attempt to best make sense of the top returning teams without merely looking at a virtual meet.

6A Boys Pre-Season Outlook Mike Demarest Aug 6, 2015

While 6A lost some talent at the top, a surprising amount of prominent athletes on the 6A circuit return for the 2015 campaign. Based on those returners, I’ve devised the following pre-season rankings heading into this season along with a couple highlights of those returners. NOTE: These are NOT State predictions which often weigh state meet history and other intangibles into play. This is my attempt to best make sense of the top returning teams without merely looking at a virtual meet.

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 !!!

Milton Showcase Features Metro Distance Talent Bruce Taylor Mar 1, 2015

The Milton Showcase was contested over 2 days and proved to be the most outstanding meet of the weekend with 21 MileSplit National Elite standards achieved. 24 schools & 1234 athletes competed. Unique was the distance flavor including the 5000, 2 Mile, 1500 and DMR races. Milton's Boys won their first large Track invitational in nearly 6 years. Brookwood's Girls took the Team title and won the Overall Program Award.

2015 Georgia Track and Field Clinic Matt Henson Dec 17, 2014

The links in the article body are for pre-registering for the annual GA Track/XC Coaches clinic, as well as basic information. This year mark's the 20th edition, and the best lineup of speakers ever!  Hands-on/demonstration sessions for many events:  Hurdles, Vault, Jumps, Throws, Starts, Relays.  There will also be a session and info in the coaches' packets about the new GATFXCCA, the Georgia Track & Field / Cross Country Coaches Association, that is being formed now for our sport. A great group of vendors with some cool drawings will be included.  

6A Boys- Marietta Rules Team Race, Stockwell Races To Overall Win Bruce Taylor Nov 9, 2014

You had to be there and watch the setting and atmosphere change as 4A began to race and the 6A schools and their rabid fans begin to arrive and populate the surrounding start/finish area and line both sides of the big hill below the school on top.  The buzz could be felt in the air as the 6A Boys headed towards the start line and warmed up, doing runouts waiting for some sloooow AA girls to finish their stroll.  Tension and anticipation mounted as squads toed the line and thousands of their faithful fans, jv runners roared as the race began...Marietta went to work taking care of business and no fewer than 10 guys mixed it up within 25 meters of each other till the end as Davis Stockwell emerged victorious...  

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

6A Boys Team:  Marietta.  The entire season (and really even during last track season), the whole state has been watching this team.  They’ve gone undefeated versus all GA competition and only have a blemish on their record vs. a now #11 nationally ranked La Salle squad (source:  DyeStat).  They very well could put 3 (more?) in the top 10 in the state’s biggest class, and with a 1-5 split of well under a minute at region, we can expect them to have their 4-5 not far behind.  It’s their race to lose.  Coach “Black Jack” Coleman will have his guys ready to go.  It’ll be exciting to watch.    

Final Pre-State Class 6A Team Rankings Georgia Ranking Committee Nov 4, 2014

Region meets last week for 6A teams were quite telling of who the real players are this Saturday in Carrollton. The Boys top 5 are all strong. We can't see anyone pushing Marietta, but the real race is after the show for 2nd thru 4th, and will Miles Yapp be back for Brookwood? South Forsyth's Girls beat Northview at region, can they do it again and beat Milton? Milton's program has been on fire this season...and Collins Hill with their very tight pack at region could make some noise.

Region 8-AAAAAA Brookwood Boys, Girls Stampede the Horse Park Bruce Taylor Nov 2, 2014

Region 8 took to the turf and trail at the Horse Park immediately follwing the Region 7 races. Temps had warmed up just enough, as the sun began to break through heavy cloud cover by racetime, so they did not have the miserable conditions endured by regions who had raced in the morning. It was just like back in the day when it was Brookwood and Parkview battling for 8-AAAAA supremacy.  Some things rarely change (no Miles Yapp? no problemo) as Brookwood's boyz won the team title scoring 22 points, and Coach Carter's Lady Broncs made it a clean sweep, edging neighborhood rival Parkview by 4 points.  Pictured is Brookwood's David Giuliano holding off Grayson's Jonathan Ernst just before the finish mats.  

Coach Wood Gallery of Winners and Challengers Bruce Taylor Oct 20, 2014

In this article is a picture collage of the top 3 finishers including the Championship, Varsity Gold, Varsity Cardinal and Championship JV races. the cover pic is of Reilly Friedman of Galloway winning the Boys Championship Overall title in 15:50. All Images by Jonathan Speights.  

Week 5 Class 6A Rankings 9-20 Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 23, 2014

6A Changes pretty much reflect what occurred All-Class. Mill Creek and Brookwood's Girls moving up after Gwinnett, Northview closing in on Marist, perhaps they will meet somwhere this season? How Milton dropped after a 17:55 at perhaps the toughest XC course in Georgia  is one of those things that makes you go "hmmmmm"  

Week 5 All Class Rankings 9-20 Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 23, 2014

Here all the Boys All-Class Rankings for Week Ending 9-20. We are trying out another new MileSplit Feature if you will click under the header in the article. let me know if the Rankings spreadsheet displays. Marietta stays on top, Brookwood moves up to 3 after Gwinnett, St.Pius X to 2nd after Hare n' Hounds.  Northview may be closing the gap on Marist in Girls All-Class. Mill Creek and Brookwood both shot up the ladder after impressive performances at Gwinnett County.

Feature Images from Gwinnett County Meet Bruce Taylor Sep 22, 2014

Here are images from the Gwinnett County Championships of the top 3 finishers in the Varsity and JV Championship races taken by MileSplit photographer Jonathan Speights.  Keep in mind, as a 'MileSplit Insider' you will have full access to all Photo Galleries and will be able to copy/save images to your computer from any meets....

Week 4 Ga.MileSplit Class 6A Team Rankings Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 16, 2014

By the most excellent spreadsheet compiled by your 6A Ranker, its easy to reason why teams moved up or down this week. Our All Class/6A rankers collaborate before releasing Weekly rankings to be as objective as possible (much like the AJC, rofl) Marietta Boys, Northview Girls are rock steady at #1 again. Teams moving up All-Class, did the same in 6A. Milton had a great week as some forecasted they would rise up and be top 5 squads. Mill Creek showed promise of what can be come November...Brookwood, Walton and North Cobb boys enjoyed the week off. 

Top 50 Returning Boys in 6A Bruce Taylor Aug 14, 2014

Here is a list of the top 50 returning 6A Boys by fastest times from 2013 Cross Country. Miles Yapp from Brookwood could be the man to beat come November at Carrollton.

6A Boys Pre-Season Rankings #4 Bruce Taylor Aug 12, 2014

These are subjective rankings (not computer generated); they take into account returning team rankings, team rankings in the 1600 and 3200 from outdoor track, and a school's "Improvement Rating."  Improvement Rating is a metric developed by researching the improvement in a team's final place at State from 2011-2013. Each category is given rank points and added up coming to a final point total. Brookwood can never be counted out as a contender with the tremendous program they have built, and even when graduating most of their top 7 each year, just reload and tear up turf come November.   

Shiloh Dominates Winning the 6A Team Title Bruce Taylor May 11, 2014

Shiloh HS won their first Track title on Saturday afternoon clinching their title early behind the legs of speedy Jeremy McDuffie as he won 4 gold medals leading the Generals march to the Podium. The competition was intense for the  runnerup team spot as Brookwood (41) and 3rd place Westlake (40.5) and  Rockdale County were right in the mix till their last stride in the 4x400m relay. The 400 and 800m races were epic as both events came down to the wire....

Georgia Olympics Day 1 Field Events Highlights Bruce Taylor May 9, 2014

Day 1 of the2014 Georgia Olympics had some outstanding performances achieved by athletes from all classes. It was definitely 'Hot as Georgia Asphalt' in Jefferson earlier today, confounding climatologists statewide as it seemed weatherwise we all were down in Albany without the gnats, lol. Daniel Haugh from St.Pius X thrilled the fans and his fellow throwers alike winning the 3A Discus with his 1st attempt in 194-5. A few of the highlites ga.milesplit shot pics for are included in this brief article..

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 Sectionals ReCap Bruce Taylor Apr 27, 2014

The weather was pleasant (finally) for Sectionals this past Saturday. 6A 'B' was held in Tifton Ga, and 6A 'A' was at McEachern and the racing was hot and heavy for both. Surprising the only chatter on the Discussion Board has been very low key.  103 National Elites were achieved in 'A' and currently we have no data for 'B' as of presstime. 

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

With meets like the Fulton and gwinnett county championships being contested it comes as no surprise the great performances turned in with school pride on the line.   The High Jump competition in the 6A at Georgia Olympics will be very interesting as this past week, Bailey Vitatoe of Brookwood and Joshua Hill from Newnan both cleared bars of 6-10 earning them co- 6A Boys 'AOW' honors. Also, Rashaad Pollard of Westlake is selected an overall 'AOW' after his sizzling 10.52 and 21.51 at the Fulton meet. 

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.  

GHSA Boys AAAAAA State Preview Travis Gower Nov 6, 2013

2013 is a year of parity for the largest classification in Georgia Cross Country. Both in team and individual races, there are no clear favorites in the way that has become the custom in recent years. Coaches will be busy doing quick scores in anticipation of the team outcome, even shooting video of the finish. This will be race for the ages..                                  

Region 8-AAAAAA Solomon and Kamau Dominant, Parkview Boys Upend Brookwood Bruce Taylor Nov 3, 2013

Parkview's boys outraced Brookwood winning their first region title in several years while the dynamic Shiloh duo of Nahom Soloman and Bryan Kamau went out strong and crossed the finish line in unison (16:24) in the individual race. Brookwood's girls rolled to the team title in preparation for their final battle against Peachtree Ridge next week. Lauren Brennan was the Girls champ in 19:14

Hoya Boys Hunker Down at Coach Wood, Marist Girls Fly First Class Again Bruce Taylor Oct 19, 2013

Coach Wood is a great prep for State in 20 days  Crowded, a very talented field of teams. The event was very well-organized by the Mill Creek staff. Some reported that the grass felt "wet & thick" (even though it was mowed). The intensity in the Championship Varsity races was palpable..and the venue had a pulse of its own with an enthusiastic crowd in attendance. In the race everyone had been gearing up for weeks, the Coach Wood Invitational made the tea leaves a bit easier to read after another great event hosted by Mill Creek. Has Harrison been sandbagging this season? (A Golf term for cleverly holding back, not displaying one's true prowess, to strike when the time is right and leave your playing partner bewildered at your newly found skills) Marist's Girls proved they are the best in Georgia, as did both their Middle School teams earlier today in Cochran. Did anyone catch Michael Thurston's mad final 300 meters in an attempt to catch Austin Sprague? Coach Wood at Gainesville may be the true 'meausuring stick' in this State, especially a couple weeks or less before Regions...  

Georgia Squads Disney Cross Country Report Bruce Taylor Oct 13, 2013

Every Fall a dozen give or take Georgia schools make it an overnite trip to Magic Kingdom land to race in the highly competitive Disney Cross Country Classic. Included this season were Brookwood's Girls, Centennial, Northview, Alpharetta, Lamar County, FPD, Georgia Military, Grayson, Kennesaw Mountain, Riverwood, Roswell, Sandy Creek, Sprayberry and West Forsyth.  Brookwood, Centennial and Northview's Girls and Alex Dunlap of Kennesaw Mountain made it a trip to remember.  

Ga.MileSplit Week 5 All Class Rankings Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 24, 2013

Here are the Week 5 All-Class Rankings. Peachtree Ridge Boys backs up their top 6A ranking with a big win at the Gwinnett County meet and a fast team average bumps them up to #1 all class followed closely by a Brookwood squad who has yet to run their top two runners..With Marist and Etowah Girls both off the top remains the same. But Brookwood was able to edge Peachtree Ridge this time in Gwinnett as they swapped spots on our list.

GHSA Class 2A,3A,4A,5A,6A XC State Championship Previews Georgia Ranking Committee Nov 7, 2012

This season, the course at Carrollton has ran slower, and may have been lengthened a few meters which should favor the 'strength' runners. At press-time, it has been discussed that mats may possibly be covering the many pavement crossings which has been a sore subject for XC purists as the growth of Carollton Schools has stirred the pot enough for a few schools willing to loan the mats they have to cover the pavement. This article will include 2A thru 6A State Previews only. The weather for raceday looks very promising at this time and bodes well for fast times  6A...we have been saving the Best for Last, and here it is from,  thanks to Pre1962 as expounds his unique and detailed breakdown for the and GATFXC would like to thank all the Rankers and Runner of the Week Committee members for the tough, time consuming efforts put forth this season to rank each class along with  contributing  articles and selections. This often is a thankless endeavor, as the Community is eager to differ on selections. We care about the kids, programs, coaches, fans and parents who support the programs and athletes. Good Luck to everyone in Carrollton and once again congrats to the Class A Winners, Podium teams, All-State individuals and volunteers that made it happen!

Gwinnett Post's County XC Super Six and Preview Gwinnett Daily Post Press Release Aug 16, 2012

courtesy of Brandon Brigman GDP Josh Brickell is the Man to beat this Fall.   Gwinnett County Super 6-     Gwinnett County Team by Team-     Photo Illustration: Brendan Sullivan/Nicole Puckett   Yost Reigns as Top Female-

Hot Day on the Track in Albany as 5 Champions Emerge Bruce Taylor May 5, 2012

Walton's Tayla Carter crossed the finish line in 11.63 for the top 100m performance of the day Photo by Pinion Photography Athens Christian Makes it a 3-Peat, Walton outlasts MLK in 5A by 1 Point, Redan Sprints and Hurdles away from SW DeKalb in 4A, GAC blows away everyone in AA scoring in just the sprints and relays and Monroe Albany is too deep again adding another title to their padded resume.

Friday Nite Lights in Hugh Mills & a Storm Bruce Taylor May 13, 2011

Anna Bowles of Lakeside-Evans thrives in a rain storm on the way to a 10:44. Anna Bowles of Lakeside-Evans Alpharetta's Dylan Hassett rule the track on a night when a fast moving storm found Hugh Mills with sideways rain, Thunder and some Lightning....Destiny Jenkins of ACS(A), Olivia Pigg of North Oconee(AA) and Kristina DelPesche of Columbus(AAA) win the 1600 titles.       Some great Performances in the Field earlier including Athens Academy's Torie Owers who shattered the State Champion mark in the Discus at 154-08!!!  And set the new A mark in the Shot Put at 44-04.  MLK tied the 5A Record in the 4 x 100 at 46.50!!  Caroline Bond of Greater Atlanta Christian shattered the old Record in the AA Vault at 12-00!  Mimieux Land of Monroe-Albany (home cookin') ignited the partisan crowd with an amazing TRIPLE in the horizontal and vertical Jumps recording amazing marks of 19-2 (LJ), 40-1.50 (TJ) and 5-06 (HJ) scoring 30 points for the Lady Tornadoes. maybe the evening storm was just a harbinger of what's to come Saturday??. Tika Slay of Alexander leaped to a 4A LJ title in 18-8.50  in which 6 athletes had marks of better than 18-4!. Quintunya Chapman of Bradwell Institute won an intensley competitive 5A LJ at 18-11.25.  Ashley Johnson from Westlake was the Top Performer in the Shot Put with a huge toss of 47-3.50.. Kendell Williams of Kell was the Top Performer in the HJ at 5-08 and had nice workouts in both 4A Hurdles Prelims in 13.53 which is the fastest time in GS HS History!!  and 43.35. Can't wait to watch her blow away some records Saturday...

NXN Southeast Championships: Tatnall/Blacksburg VA Qualify | Brookwood GA & Miami Columbus Qualify Brandon Miles Nov 28, 2009

MileSplit US will have on-site coverage at the Nike Cross Southeast Regional in Cary, North Carolina this weekend from Brandon Miles of and various photographers. Expect race videos, photos, interviews, and complete results to be posted soon after the completion of the meet. An in-depth meet preview highlighting the top ten teams and top dozen individuals is now available.          

U.S. Army X-Country Festival at Maymont - Boys Preview Brandon Miles Sep 24, 2009

While the Blacksburg boys have gained respect within the state of Virginia this fall as the top ranked team in the state. The respect in the region and national level appears to be lacking. They look to their upcoming race at Maymont to get more attention. Meanwhile, there is an abundance of studs who will be contending for the boys individual title.

U.S. Army X-Country Festival at Maymont - Girls Preview Brandon Miles Sep 24, 2009

The Tatnall girls are back to defend their Maymont title from a year ago as the top ranked team within the Southeast region. In the invitational girls division with Tatnall will be many of Virginia’s top ranked teams as well as strong squads from California, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, and North Carolina. Virginia's #1 ranked team Blacksburg will hope to gain a victory at Maymont as a springboard to a Nike Cross Nationals berth, which has been the season end result for many past champions at Maymont.