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Narayani Claims Victory, Marietta Wins Team Title @ Wingfoot Atlanta Track Club Sep 23, 2018

CARTERSVILLE, GA -- September 22, 2018 -- In a tactical, intelligent, race, Niki Narayani of the Webb School of Knoxville came into Georgia and surged to an efficient win in 18:12.4 at the 2018 Wingfoot XC Classic, hosted by Atlanta Track Club. Marietta's Ellie Hall finished in second place, leading her Marietta High School team to a resounding victory in the Varsity Girls Championship Race.

Atlanta Track Club Recognizes Top High School Athletes at All-Metro Track and Field Awards Banquet Atlanta Track Club Jun 5, 2016

ATLANTA – June 2, 2016 – Atlanta Track Club honored 44 of the best runners, jumpers and throwers in metro Atlanta at the All-Metro Track and Field Awards Banquet on Wednesday, June 1 at The Stave Room. Since 1964, Atlanta Track Club has hosted the All-Metro Awards Banquet as part of its commitment to recognize outstanding high school track and field and cross country athletes. 

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 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.

Cobb County Cross Country Championships Travis Gower Oct 1, 2015

Racing will be hot Saturday afternoon, but temperatures will be cool and the course could be wet and sloppy. Spectators, you may need to be bussed over from nearby schools. Information will be sent out as soon as possible. Either way it will be a fun day of racing.

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 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

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.

Georgia Olympics AAAAAA Preview Bruce Taylor May 11, 2015

We will begin previews of the GA Olympics with Class AAAAAA. I ran a virtual type meet based on Sectionals. Its not as accurate as many with the 3200 race being very slow not reflective of what those guys can run

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 !!!

6A Girls Team Power Rankings thru 4-1 Bruce Taylor Apr 2, 2015

Here is a mid-season Team Power Ranking for 6A Boys thru 4-1 meets. McEachern currently tops the list with 79 points. Some manual edits were made with athletes in too many events. McEachern and Westlake lead big time.......

Georgia Has Most Successful Outing Ever at NXN SE Regionals Bruce Taylor Dec 1, 2014

Georgia may have had overall, the most successful NXN Regional in history. 2 Athletes qualified as Individuals including Marist's Morgan Ilse and Galloway's Reilly Friedman. Also congrats to Marietta and Marist for their 5th place team finishes in the deepest year ever in the NXN Southeast Regional. 

6A Girls- Northview's Squad Rolls Right In Behind Lindsay Billing's 18:29 Sweeping Top Honors Bruce Taylor Nov 9, 2014

Everyone was still trying to catch their breath after the fast and furious action of the 6A Boys championship race when the 6A ladies began to gather at the start line and form up stretching, doing the obligatory runouts, then huddling together (some with'some without their coaches) having final moments together getting charged up or praying even) As the final calls were made the time had arrived to put it all on the line (for some seniors perhaps their final Cross Country race) Most in the loop expected a team battle between top ranked Region 6 foes Northview, South Forsyth and a red hot Milton squad or to observe another work of art by Lindsay Billings. Sometimes one gets what they hope for, a great team battle and watching one of the state's best hopes for a Foot Locker National finalist.

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.

Final Pre-State All-Class Team Rankings Georgia Ranking Committee Nov 3, 2014

Its here! The final week of rankings that don't matter come Saturday when its time to put up or shut up, Our committee needs to thanked for their selfless work put in for doing this. All- Class Rankings will matter after State to some people even though Coach Wood spelled alot of that out. St. Pius and North Oconee's Boys are on course for a heavyweight fight Saturday in 4A. Milton's Girls definitely moved up after their region showing.

4-AAAAAA Meet Summary Bruce Taylor Oct 29, 2014

The weather was amazing today as the kids in Region 4-6A finally got a break that their weekend counterparts will enjoy on Sat. Lots of great racing happened today at Allatoona Creek park as the runners ran the exact same course as was run on 9/6 at the Cobb Co XC Championships.

Week 9 Ga.MileSplit Boys 'Runners of the Week' Bruce Taylor Oct 23, 2014

The Nike-Fleet Coach Wood Invitational produced 5 of the 8 HS Boys for week ending 10-19.  Pictured are 5A ROW Christian Bowles and 6A ROW Khayvonn Benson. Reilly Friedman of Galloway was delected as the All-Class 'ROW' after his 1st place effort at Coach Wood in 15:50. 

Week Ga.MileSplit 6A Team Rankings Georgia Ranking Committee Oct 21, 2014

Coach Wood was ahuge meet for Metro 6A's best of the best. Only South Forsyth and West Forsyth did not compete their with South Forsyth off. As the teams that went head to head so should be the rankings....Northview is looking untouchable in 6A if they stay healthy, Milton ran great moving up past Harrison.

Week Ga.MileSplit All-Class Team Rankings Georgia Ranking Committee Oct 21, 2014

The Nike-Fleet Feet Coach Wood Invitational served as a preview into what could happen at the State Meet in less than 3 weeks. Marietta's boys proved once again they are the team to beat with a team average of 16:33 and 1-5 Splt of :33. Milton's 3rd place finish moved them up 2 spots, but they were closely followed by Mill Creek, Brookwood, Etowah and Peachtree Ridge as 23 points separated these 6A giants. Northview's Girls were all over top ranked Marist falling short of an upset by 1 point. Milton and Lovett moved up as well performing well at Coach Wood, though not close to marist and Northview. Dunwoody shot up to 8th after being unranked.  

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.  

Lindsay Billings lives up to her billing at Coach Wood Brandon Miles Oct 19, 2014

In annually one of the most competitive meets found in the state of Georgia at the Coach Wood Invitational in Gainesville, Northview junior Lindsay Billings lived up to her billing as arguably the best in her state and one of the fastest this fall in the entire Southeast with a dominant 24 second margin of victory over another Georgia best in Morgan Isle (2nd, 18:24) of Marist. Billings crossed the line in a meet record performance of 18 minutes flat.

Week 8 Ga.MileSplit Class All Class Team Rankings Georgia Ranking Committee Oct 14, 2014

Marietta's boys took a well deserved week off after their race at Great American. The big surprises this past week came from the fleet Asics Invitational where North Oconee had their most complete race of the season taking 1st as Harper Sigler rejoined the top 5. South Forsyth also ran like gangbusters moving up to 4th. For the Gals South Forsyth continued to move up as Kaylee Dupont is finding out how good she could be. Westminster's Girls continued to improve moving up the ladder. 

Golden Eagle Meet ReCap Bruce Taylor Oct 12, 2014

It was a beautiful day at Nash Farm Battlefield as 25 teams mixed it up at the Golden Eagle Invitational. West Florida Tech HS invaded from Pensacola FL (9 hr trip) and crossed back into the CST zone with both Varsity team 1st place trophies. Logan Poteet cruised to another win in the VB race and Rebecca Dow of Marietta was strong taking the Girls Overall title. Padeia swept the MS team honors and Overall titles. Meet Director Claud Spinks made several minor tweaks to the Battle of Atlanta course for the Golden Eagle

Week 7 Ga.MileSplit Class 6A Team Rankings Georgia Ranking Committee Oct 8, 2014

How All-Class Rankings went reflected how 6A was affected.  IMHO, no one gained any ground on Marietta's boys though Mill Creek and Walton ran great. Lakeside DeKalb's boys had a sweet race at Wendys cracking the top 10. Northview's girls were off and attached to a local 5k event. (per their school webpage) Mill Creek's gals were 11th in the ROC at Great American solidfying their #2 ranking. South Forsyth dominated at Mountain moving into 3rd. Etowah's lady Eagles ran well at Wendys slicing into 5th and Marietta's lasses are beginning to sniff Podium possibilities after placing 17th at Great American.

Week 7 Ga.MileSplit All-Class Team Rankings Georgia Ranking Committee Oct 7, 2014

Take a Bottle, Shake it Up...Great American and Wendys (both NC) certainly affected All-Class Rankings this past week as no fewer than 6 Girls teams and 7 Boys teams had movement. Marietta's boys were 5 points away from winning the ROC at Great American and are stirring the pot in the Community as one of the greatest teams in recent GA XC history.  Hopefully, they will get some respect Regionally from MileSplit National. Walton's boys catapulted up to 4th after Jesse Owens (AL) Mill Creek continues to improve after their Great American performance cruising to 3rd.  Marist faced down tough comp at Great American staying put at #1. South Forsyth moved to 4th after Mountain Invite, Etowah enjoyed the beef at Wendys re-entering the top 10, and Marietta's girls had a solid race at Great American showing signs of their pre-season potential.   

Week 6 Ga.MileSplit Class 6A Rankings 9-27 Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 30, 2014

The 6A Boys Rankings for week ending 9-27 remain exactly the same as 9-20, If anything, Marietta's Boys widened the gap after their performance at Darlington.  For Girls the top 5 positions remained intact with Northview scorching the turf at Lambert River Run. Harrison moved up to 6th after winning at Gulf Coast Stampede, Walton moved up 3 spots to 7th after placing 3rd at Atlanta Classic. 

Week 6 Ga.MileSplit All-Class Rankings 9-27 Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 30, 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 after dominating at Darlington. No movement in top 5 (alot of squads were off or ran their JV) Top 5 Girls teams remain unchanged, South Forsyth won at McCallie moving into 6th, Harrison moved up 2 spots after a win down at Gulf Coast, Heritage-Catoosa breaks into the top 10 after besting Westminster and Walton at Atlanta Classic. Great American could shake things up next week..  

11th Annual Darlington CC Festival Preview Bruce Taylor Sep 26, 2014

33 High School and 31 Middle School squads will line it up Saturday morning on the campus of Darlington to do battle at the 11th Annual Darlington CC Festival. The festival was the brainchild of departed Coach (to Germany) Alan Parrish and this season Coach Katie Ellis is at the comm. Marietta and Etowah look to be running at full strength as well as a few other ranked teams in their respective classes. Quite a 2A showdown will be settled as Darlington and Wesleyan tangle at full strength...Mill Creek is running their JV squad after a great meet at Gwinnett County last week.

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.

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. 

Week 4 Ga.MileSplit All-Class Team Rankings Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 16, 2014

After some serious racing this past weekend movement abounds in the All-Class Rankings. Marietta holds on to the top Boys spot and so far it seems they have a nice gap over the challengers. Milton rocketed to 2nd after their 3rd place showing at Knight's Crossing in Virginia beating some regionally top rated squads. Mill Creek logically moved into 4th from the watch list after finishing 4 points behind Peachtree Ridge at 'Ortho'. 5A Forsyth Central's stock rose dramatically after winning Warpath.  The Lady Eagles of Milton, much like their Boys squad ran well in Virginia rising 5 rungs to 3rd. Landmark Christian may have found their much needed 5th runner at 'Ortho' placing 4th besting a few 6A top 10 teams along the way. Mill Creek moved up to 8th from the 'Watch List' and Westminster's vaunted Girls showed promise placing 8th at 'Ortho'. Marist and Northview have the makings of a nice showdown hopefully down the road

Carrollton Orthopedic Summary- Sukhi Khosla Shines, Lindsay Billings Delivers Bruce Taylor Sep 14, 2014

69 schools competed at the rejuvenated Carrollton Orthopedic Invitaional from as far south (or more) as Melbourne Florida. Some incredible racing occured, but Ga.MileSplit was unable to be onsite for this event and reports as to what transpired have been non-existent on the Discussion Board. A few things are certain, Lindsay Billings ran great winning the Championship Girls Overall title and Leon County (FL) Sukhi Khosla was untouchable as he dominated with a season best time of 15:53. 

Carrollton Orthopedic Invitational Preview Bruce Taylor Sep 11, 2014

After maybe having a few less teams attend than in the past, the Carrollton Orthopedic Invitational is 67 HS teams strong again and should have over 2000 runners registered for action Saturday. Many of the top programs in Georgia will run their entire squads and a few will hold out their top runners for another day... The Sunshine State has  arguably three of the best boys teams in the state, two of the best girls teams in the state , the top freshman in the state on the girls side, and a potential foot locker finalist in Sukhi Khosla on the boys side lacing it up with our state's student-athletes. Its a star studded event that could turn into a barnburner depending on what teams from Ga choose to run in the Championship race....

6A Team Rankings Week Ending 9-6 Bruce Taylor Sep 9, 2014

Marietta's Boys stand pat, just like All-Class. Peachtree Ridge moves into 2nd after winning at Spurs & Spikes Invite with a 16:30 team average. Etowah and West Forsyth are 3rd/4th this week after a battle at Double Dip. Milton Boys moved up 2 spots to 5th after their win at Covered Bridge. Northview's Girls rocketed to the top of 6A Girls after winning handily at Covered Bridge with a 20:00 team average. South Forsyth  rises to 3rd after Double Dip. 

All-Class Rankings Week Ending 9-6 Bruce Taylor Sep 9, 2014

This week's All-Class Rankings have Marietta again at the top after a dominant performance at Cobb County. Etowah's boys cracked the top 10 moving up to 4th while Brookwood dropped 6 spots after Covered Bridge. Marist's and Northview's Girls rightfully moved to the top of the All-Class Girls rankings after their performances at Double Dip and Covered Bridge.

Kehoe and Poteet Rule at Cobb County Championships Bruce Taylor Sep 7, 2014

It was lights out at the Cobb County Championships with a tight Varsity Girls team race with Marietta sliding by Harrison and Walton for the title. Ashley Kehoe built on her win last week following with another overall title. Marietta's boys continued to steamroll the competition while Kell's Logan Poteet was unchallenged.

Week 2 Ga.MileSplit All-Class Team Rankings Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 2, 2014

All-Class Rankings are perhaps the most difficult to gauge every Fall as many schools may only go head to head once or twice with Nike-Fleet Feet the final realistic indicator as most top squads use Last Chance as a tempo run and let all their JVs get a taste of the State course.  6A schools rule the roost this week with Marietta's boys strong at Saucony Battle of Atlanta and West Forsyth's Girls having a great run at the Stage Races. 

Week 2 Ga.MileSplit 6A Team Rankings Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 2, 2014

In the first edition of the GHSA Class Team Rankings (we have always let at least 2 full weekends of racing before ranking) Marietta's Boys should come as no surprise on top after blowing away even 4A North Oconee by nearly 80 points. West Forsyth's girls may be a bit of a surprise as #1 after their winning performance at the Stage Races.   

Vote for National Boys XC Team of the Week #1 (8/30) Brandon Miles Sep 2, 2014

Vote for MileSplit's National Boys XC Team Performance of the Week #1 (Monday, August 25th through Saturday, August 30th). The following 10 boys cross country teams from 9 different states had national noteworthy wins in major invitationals and meets this past week. Pick the one that most impressed you. Voting ends on Thursday, September 4th at 8 PM ET.

Top Ranked Marietta Rocks at Saucony Battle of Atlanta Bruce Taylor Aug 31, 2014

Marietta has become one of the top HS Cross Country programs in Georgia and the Blue Devils proved their top 6A 'Pre-Season' Rankings sweeping the varsity team titles Saturday at Nash Farm Battlefield. It was a great day of racing including Landmark Christian's Kathryn Foreman once again running 'on her own island' dominating the Varsity Girls race and North OC's Tyler Jones coming into his own taking the Varsity Boys overall win. MD Claude Spinks starts a horde of anxious MS Boys at beautiful Nash Farm Battlefield    

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 Girls Pre-Season Rankings #1 Bruce Taylor Aug 13, 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.  Marietta's Girls have come a long way since 2011 with talent and solid coaching and look to contend for a title this season.    

6A Boys Pre-Season Rankings #1 Bruce Taylor Aug 12, 2014

With the Cross Country season set to take off next Saturday with many large invitationals including NEGA, Bob Blastow, Mercy Invite, Mid-State, Pickens Preview and the Peachtree Ridge-Walton Stage Races this begins a series of articles on the top teams in each class. 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. The 6A Boys are included in this article and Marietta is looking very strong.

Coaches Spotlight- Jack Coleman Andy Christie Jun 8, 2014

Jack Coleman Marietta High School:  14 years Head XC Coach/ 2001 State Championship Assistant Coach: Distance East Paulding High School 4 Years Head XC Coach/ 4 Years Track: 2Assistant Coach & 2 Head Girls Coach    Bachelor’s Degree:  Kennesaw State University Master’s Degree: Georgia State University Education Specialist’s Degree:  Jacksonville State University

Coaches Spotlight- Chad Christman Andy Christie Jun 3, 2014

Coach Chad Christman is entering his 13th year as a track coach with the Marietta Program and his 6th year as the Head Girls Varsity Track Coach. He began his coaching career at Marietta in 2000 as the assistant coach for the Marietta Middle School track team. Two years later in 2002 he was promoted to high school assistant boys varsity coach, a position he held till 2008. In 2009, Coach Christman became the Head Varsity Girls Track Coach, a position he still holds today. Coach Christman trains the boys and girls distance runners. He has been a part of two state champion teams 2006 and 2008, two state runner-up teams in 2005 and 2007, and 15 region titles. Coach Christman is a social studies teacher at Marietta Middle School. In 2012 was awarded Certified Employee of the Year and in 2013 was chosen as a Georgia Masters Teacher by the State of Georgia. Coach Christman earned his bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and his Masters in Social Studies Education from Florida State University. He also spent one year at Slippery Rock University where he ran cross-country on a nationally ranked team. Coach Christman grew up in Bellevue, Ohio, where he graduated from Bellevue High School and ran cross-country and track. Running varsity cross-country for four years he help his team to a 3rd and 2nd place team finish at the State of Ohio Cross-Country Championships.

Girls 6A State Preview Bruce Taylor Apr 30, 2014

It all comes down to Westlake and McEachern for the 6A state title and Westlake has the upper hand in both relays with multiple teams. We should have a glimpse of how things are shaping up by watching the prelims. Only the top athletes will be able to back down and coast before the finish line ..

6A Girls Team Power Rankings thru 3-25 Bruce Taylor Mar 27, 2014

McEachern's Girls actually have a very slim lead (as they are top heavy in the Sprints) over rivals Marietta and super speedy Westlake. What will transpire between now and Regions will prove quite interesting..stay tuned.

6A Boys Athletes of the Week ending 3-24 Bruce Taylor Mar 26, 2014

The 6A Boys have began to produce great times and marks every week and this past week was no exception. Cobb County and the Flowery Branch Invite provided much of the fireworks. Robert Dunning from Kennesaw Mtn. HS was selected as overall 'AOW' after his performances in the 110 and 300 Hurdles at the Cobb County Championships. 

6A Girls Team Power Rankings thru 3-18 Bruce Taylor Mar 19, 2014

In the infamous words of Oscar Winner Matthew McConaughay,  "Alright, Alright, Alright.."  McEachern is a little heavy on points in the Individual Sprints (around 20-25) keeping Westlake actually at the top of the 6A Girls Team Power Rankings.  Your gonna have to be in Albany the 2nd week of May to see how this ultimately shakes out. Archer is in 3rd place thanks to their Throws and Relays with Grayson, Campbell, Marietta, Parkview and Etowah bunched together all in contention for GHSA Team Awards down in Albany.   These rankings were calculated by scoring the rankings as a meet. We scored 12 deep for individuals and 12 deep for relays. For example, for individuals 1st place received 12 points for their team, on down to 1 point for 12th place.

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 4-AAAAAA Wrap, Marietta Boys Top Harrison, Hoya Girls Win Bruce Taylor Oct 31, 2013

Marietta girls go 1-2-3 led by Mary Jeane Assinzo's 18:51.  Early leader Rachel Mendoza from Kennesaw Mtn was able to hang on clinch an individual berth to Carrollton. But Harrison was able to place 7 in the top 14 runners to edge Mar by 5 points.  Alex Dunlap took command of the Varsity boys race and led from the gun finishing with a blistering 15:41  The VB team results were almost a carbon copy of the Cobb Co Championship meet earlier this month.  Marietta was really strong on the Allatoona Creek Park (CCCP) course again.  Marietta placed every scroing postion in front of Harrison's scorers, winning 32 -44

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...  

Cobb County Cross Country Meet Summary Travis Gower Oct 6, 2013

It was a hot day at Allatoona Park (Cobb County Corps Properties) that turned an always close meet into a war of attrition. With temps in the mid-80s, limited shade, and some tall grass in areas, it wouldn’t appear to be a chance for many PRs, but we saw some very tough competition and some relatively fast times. In the end, Marietta proved to be the dominate team on both the boys and girls sides.  

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!

Ga.MileSplit Weekend 3 Cross Country Report Bruce Taylor Sep 10, 2012

The Berry Clara Bowl Invite once again robbed most of the attention this weekend with over 2000 runners and many ranked teams.  Here are some briefs on the 4 Major HS meets held this past weekend including the Mountain Eagle Invite(cover pic)

Week In Review: Conference Week Oct 18, 2009

We just wrapped up the start of the most exciting 22 days in Ohio High School Cross Country.  Let's take a look back at the conference meets.  Also check out which boys team wore pink to race in this weekend.