Catch all the race action from the Atlanta Games Invitational by Rich Castro.
Articles with Grady
Lakewood Stadium is the place to be Saturday if one wants to watch some fast racing.
One of the tighter team races of the meet may happen in the 5A Boys race on Friday morning
Woodland and McIntosh have been like 2 runaway freight trains all season bent on a collision course at Carrollton Friday morning.. McIntosh placed 4th at Great American
Hard work and discipline were something Grady’s journalism teacher and track coach Del Ellerton learned at an early age. “I grew up initially in Mississippi,” Ellerton said. “We really didn’t have anything. I stayed with my grandparents up until I was third grade. My granddad basically worked in the fields in the summer driving tractors.... (via the Southerner Online)
By Elias Podber The girls’ track team has undergone many changes since last year, including the addition of a new head coach and welcoming an impactful freshman class. (via the Southerner Online)
AAAAA state races look to be very tight team wise for Boys and Girls titles.
At this point the top 4 teams are really tight and it looks like any 4 could stand atop the podium in a month. Buford makes their debut in the top 10 after a good week of racing. (via MileSplit)
Grady closing the gap on top 4. Watch list - Jones County, Veterans, Riverwood (via MileSplit)
McIntosh remains in command after winning championship race at Carrollton in 20:26... (via MileSplit)
Here is a look at this Fall's AAAAA top 10 by the Rankings Committee
Here are some pics from Prelims and Finals winners from Day 2 in Carrollton by Enrique Tomas.
Its brewing up to be a showdown between Grady of Atlanta and perennial contender Cedar Shoals in AAAAA Boys at Carrollton.
Here are the HS Boys Athletes of the Week. Jacob McLeod of Trinity Christian is Boys Overall AOW of the week ending 4-02.
Woodland HS wins their first Girls Cross Country title in school history. Erin Leonard from Jones County devours the AAAAA field.
Here is the AAAAA GHSA State meet preview including Post Region Team Rankings,
(via MileSplit) Only 2 of the top 10's Varsity squads raced in Week 5 with Flowery Branch besting Eagle's Landing at Warpath by a scant 5 points.
7 out of the top 10 teams Varsity did not race in Week 5. Flowery Branch rises up to 3rd after a 4th place finish at Warpath. (via MileSplit)
© 2016 Copyright FloSports, Inc. (via MileSplit) Here are the Week 4 AAAAA Girls Team Rankings, many raced at Carrollton less than full strength.
© 2016 Copyright FloSports, Inc. (via MileSplit)
Here are the AAAAA Girls pre-season rankings and preview. Union Grove is going to be tough to beat this Fall.
AAAAA will remain one of the strongest classes after a few AAAA schools have moved up. Clarkston will begin the season where they finished it in 2015, as #1.
In 4A Boys, things could be 'moving on up to the Eastside..photo by Daniel McCauley
Here is a Virtual meet of the 4A Boys State meet based on Sectionals
Heading into Sectionals, here were the 4A Region 'Athletes of the Week'
Here are the Top 50 4A Boys Individuals and Relay Squads this Outdoor Season thru 4/10.
Here are the 4A Boys Team Power Rankings thru 4/4. Arabia Mountain is 'King of the Hill' right now.....
Marist was too strong and experienced winning yet another team title. Ellie Glenn of St. Pius X wins the Overall title.
Marist came with their usual haircuts to State and were given a scare by Region 6 rival St.Pius X who has a history of excelling at State and made the War Eagles earn their title. (pic by McCauley)
The AAAA Boys race is one of the 'Feature' meets Saturday as this Class is on fire. Ga.MileSplit will be shooting race footage! Frank Pittman vs Thomas Moore for the Overall possibly...
AAAA Girls will hit the State course after 7 races have competed, meaning they could face the worst conditions yet this Fall. Marist is a lock to take the team title unless 3 of their girls somehow do not finish the race.
Region 8-AAAA was brutal last week as several good squads will stay home this weekend.
Only movement from Region Madness was North Oconee moving ahead of White County into 3rd.
No one is gaining any ground on Marist who placed 4th at Coach Wood. Heritage Catoosa and Grady both moved up. North Oconee ran very well at the Clarke Oconee Championships
There was very little movement in 4A from this past week. North Hall avenged their loss to Johnson from the County meet last week besting them @ Coach Wood in the Varsity Gold race. Whitewater, Buford and Eagle's landing were off.
There was no movement in 4A Girls for the top 7 teams...but Johnson (Gainesville) lept into 8th after being unranked placing 2nd at Hall County. Woodward is back in the top 10 after Asics. Watch list (in no order) Buford and Chestatee.
Whitewater ran well as a team winning the Asics meet. Johnson (Gainesville) may have defeated nemesis North Hall for the first time in school history winning the Hall County meet. Buford and Eagle's Landing are back in the top 10 this week. Coach Wood should be a showdown with Marist vs St.Pius X.. Watch list (in no order) Chestatee, Pickens and White Co
A busy week for 4A girls squads despite the nasty weekend. Marist may have had their best race of the season at FSU. St.Pius X was 10th down in Tallahasee with a strong team average of 20:05. Once again the Mountain Invitational played a big part in sorting out this week’s rankings as White County surged up to 3rd this week. North Oconee put it all together at Mtn rising to 4th. Eagle's Landing ran well on their home course at Henry County Championships.
Marist ran very well at FSU besting St.Pius X who went after it early. North Oconee won the Mountain Invitational and are back in the All Class top 10 this week. Whitewater won a diluted Fayette County meet and the Mountain Invitational cleared thing up a little from 4-10.
Conditions were so difficult and the lead group that ran off course really affected some AAAA teams, so they won’t be penalized for that. Basically no change, Whitewater and North Oconee are starting to put it together so that the top of AAAA is starting to look very strong.
Conditions were pretty bad at most meets. No movement at the top in 4A Girls, but Grady re-enters the top 10 after 2nd in small school race at Aubrae Gunderson.
One must see these striking images from the wet and wild Aubrae Gunderson Invitational from the keen eye of Daniel McCauley, for everyone to enjoy !
Here's a large Aubrae Gunderson photo gallery from the eye of David Heaberlin as teams slogged it on the 'F' course in a downpour.
Not alot going on this week in 4A Boys for the top 7 squads. St. Pius boys ran very well at Hares and Hounds in NC at the revamped Foot Locker course. The gap between 1 and 2 has closed, while the West Hall meet added clarity to places 5-10 (for this week anyway)
Grady and Sandy Creek enter the rankings this week after good showings at Double Dip...Marist and St. Pius won the Championship race at Coach Benson and Carrollton. Whitewater and North Oconee ran partial squads last Saturday. Teams 8-10 were off.
Here are your 4A Boys Team Power Rankings thru 4-2. North Oconee has a hold on #1 at this time with Mt Zion HS, Marist, St.Pius X and Grady within striking distance...
The third annual Atlanta Games Invitational is shaping up again to be one of the season's top early meets. This year's edition features several intriguing match ups. Banneker's Ryan Clark, the national leader in the 100 and No. 2 in the 200, takes to the Lakewood Stadium track where he ended the 2014 season with region titles in the long jump, 400, 200, 4x100 and 4x400.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Jawalyn Brooks set a new SWAC record for men's pole vault, jumping a height of 4.65m (15-03.00). The 2015 Southwestern Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship was awarded to the Tigers of Texas Southern University Sunday afternoon at the Birmingham Crossplex. (via swac.org)
Last week's AAAA Region 'Athlete's of the Week' were Catie Faust from Marist after her 2:17 800m at Region 6 and Donald Daley from Redan HS as he swept the Throws in 51-11/174-8.
Marist was pushed to the brink in Region 6 by speedy Grady and Banneker, but q'd their State scoring threats. Carrollton trounced their Region 5 opponents in their quest for another state title. Westover took Region 1 over rival Monroe-Albany and Eagle's Landing bested upstart Griffin by 9 points in Region 4.
31 teams were scheduled to run at the 2014 Westlake Relays with many of them having top athletes. Nationally ranked sprinters and relays threw down against team powerhouses in an exciting day of running with some events that aren’t run as frequent. Images and video should be coming soon...
Nyla Woods of Grady HS in Atlanta signs her NLI with St. John's University in New York City (Queens) Nyla was named to the 2013 World Youth Team, and competed in the hammer throw in the Donetsk, Ukraine. Nyla was also the 4A Georgia State champion in the shot put. Nyla will compete for St. John's in the shot put, hammer and weight throw.