Landmark Christian School Fairburn, GA, USA

Landmark Christian School

50 SE Broad St. Fairburn, GA, USA
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Alumni Report Bruce Taylor Feb 6, 2018

Here's the Alumni Report from the past 2 weeks of Indoor action for former GA HS athletes and current athletes now competing collegiately in the State.

Week 3 A Private Boys Team Rankings Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 6, 2017

Hebron Christian is out the gate with a vengeance, having a great 4th place team finish in the Varsity race at BOA. Strong Rock has never been ranked so high, and appears to be a contender after their run at Starrs Mill AT&T Panther.. (via MileSplit)

A Private Boys Team Preview Bruce Taylor Aug 18, 2016

Landmark Christian will be favored to defend their title once again this Fall. The 2-6 squads are fairly tight, so it will make for a geat team race at State. Pictured is Ben Davies of Holy Innocents. photo by Daniel McCauley

Carrollton Last Chance Highlights and Team ReCaps Bruce Taylor Oct 25, 2015

Only 1125 runners participated at the annual Last Chance meet at the 'State Course' Saturday. Very few ranked larger school teams ran their varsities or came at all, with those in attendance taking advantage all around, giving their JVs a chance to test out the layout. In 2 weeks though, this venue will be electric..can you feel it?

1A Private Boys Team Rankings Week Ending 10-18 Georgia Ranking Committee Oct 23, 2015

This week's Rankings extended thru 10-20 taking into account Clarke Oconee Championships as Athens Academy moves into 4th. Galloway ran well at Coach Wood moving to 5th. OLM did well @ Coach Wood breaking into the top 10 at 8th. All teams designated 11th are in no particular order. Many teams will be at Last Chance including Landmark Christian, Athens Academy, Paideia, Galloway, OLM, FPD, North Cobb Christian and Whitefield Academy. It would be great if they ran in the same race...

1A Private Boys Team Rankings Week Ending 10-11 Georgia Ranking Committee Oct 15, 2015

An extremely active week for 1A Private Boys teams with Asics and Hebron Lions Showcase. Landmark Christian is the team to beat, though working thru some minor injuries. PCA moves ahead of Hebron after their Asics performance. Athens Academy moves into 5th after Furman and Whitefield shoots into 7th after running well at Asics.

Alexander / Asics Recap: Carnahan and Kennedy Rule the Day Bruce Taylor Oct 11, 2015

Weather looked to be an issue coming into this meet late Friday, but, after the course got a good soakin' overnight, it seemed to drain quite well by the early 'dark' start of the Championship Boys race. A thick blanket of mist enveloped the fields at first, but, as the morning progressed, it steadily rose up to reveal the beautiful, flat course ahead.

1A Private Boys Team Rankings Week Ending 10-4 Georgia Ranking Committee Oct 8, 2015

Most of the top 10 was off last week except #1 Landmark Christian who won the Strong Rock meet. Hebron Christian travelled to Jesse Owens and placed 4th in the Small School race (17:36) with Mark 'Franken' Stein winning the Overall title. North Cobb Christian also trekked to Jesse Owens, but competed in a large school race fairing well with a 18:22 team avg.

1A Private Boys Team Rankings Week Ending 9/27 Georgia Ranking Committee Oct 1, 2015

Landmark Christian held serve this past weekend placing a very respectable 8th at the Wingfoot Classic. Hebron Christian was OFF as well as Providence and Athens Academy. Paideia's top 2 horses were led 'off course' @ Aubrae Gunderson and will not be punished for course management's miscue. North Cobb Christian and Tallulah Falls continue to ascend higher this week. AIS ran well @ Wingfoot.

Atlanta Classic ReCap, Moore and Foreman Race to Individual Titles Bruce Taylor Sep 28, 2015

It was a fun filled wet morning for the runners at the Atlanta Classic. Some very competitive racing occurred despite conditions which slowed the course. Whitewater and North Oconee took it to the wire in the Varsity Boys race and Huntsville (one of Alabama's best Girls squads) took it out on Georgia teams winning by 34 over Westminster. Our young GaMileSplit crew hung tough, shooting race footage and stills all morning!

2015 Atlanta Classic - Meet Preview Ronnie Brown Sep 25, 2015

23 teams will line it up Saturday morning at Clinton Nature Preserve for the 2015 Atlanta Classic. The mostly single-loop 5,000 meter course will feature 3 hay bale jumps and an exciting 300 meter spectator-friendly finish.

1A Private Girls Team Rankings Week Ending 9/22 Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 24, 2015

Hebron Christian closed the gap considerably on Landmark after a great 6th at Gwinnett County, and in a race with 150 or more competitive runners it could be a toss up. Kathryn Foreman of Landmark has now not raced for 2 weekends... PCA ran well at Gwinnett but remains 4th as Athens Academy beat them heads up a couple weeks back. A real shakup from 5-7 as Warpath brought out the best in Walker, Fellowship Christian and Mount Paran.

1A Private Girls Team Rankings Week Ending 9/13 Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 16, 2015

Landmark Christian may drop out of #1 if they fail to mount a team score for this weekend..as Hebron ran well at Carrollton going 22:10. Athens Academy solidified their #3 spot after a 3rd place in Winder. Atlanta International (AIS) shoots up the board to after a 23:28 @ Furman. Paideia, Savannah Christian were off.

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)

1A Private Boys Team Rankings Week Ending 9/6 Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 9, 2015

Like in the pre-season outlook, after 3 weeks of competition this Class is wide open for the top positions. Landmark currently has the best team having defeated Paideia which got off to a slow start not having a team score at Saucony Battle of Atlanta, but bounced back a bit at at&t Panther. Hebron Christian should improve throughout the Fall. Athens Academy whipped PCA on the tough Spartan course. 3 unranked pre-season squads broke into the top 10 including a spirited Tallulah Falls squad, Our Lady of Mercy who is happy to have Coach Hofkes back at the helm and Mount Paran Christian who was right behing OLM at at&t Panther.

1A Private Girls Team Rankings Week Ending 9/6 Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 9, 2015

1A Private Girls may be a great showdown by State. Landmark has 3 of the top 6 Girls in their Class, but Hebron Christian is stronger from 1-5. If Athens Academy develps a #5 its anybody's guess what will happen in November. Providence Christian seems to have a nice gap between the next few teams at this point early. Fellowship Christian could make it out of region as a team this season...

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.

Saucony Battle of Atlanta Girls Preview Bruce Taylor Aug 27, 2015

The Varsity Girls race at Saucony Battle of Atlanta should be a 'wing dinger' as well with its most competitive field ever. The has grown from 22 Teams in 2008 to 76 Squads this season and has evolved into one of the premiere HS/MS meets in the State. The Nash Farms course is a 2.5 loop 95% grass course. Most consider the course moderate in difficulty and it is the most spectator friendly course in Georgia. Spectators are able to see over 90% of each race.

A Private Boys Pre-Season Outlook Bruce Taylor Aug 19, 2015

1A Private Boys Team:Much like the 1A Private Boys Individuals, this class currently does not a have a dominant squad coming into the opening weekend of big Invitationals. Defending champ Hebron Christian lost their big guns, Galloway lost Reilly Friedman (1 huge point), Athens Academy lost their top 2 (including Jihoon Choi) Landmark Christian seems to be the favorite going into the season with their top 6 coming back. Galloway and Providence Christian should be Podium and possible title contenders by November, and after a great Outdoor Track season in which their distance squad scored 34 points, Paideia cannot be discounted. After these 4 squads, it gets a little stretched out between each school on paper with Whitefield, Athens Academy, Athens Christian and Hebron Christian jockeying for position.

A Private 100 Fastest Returning Boys Bruce Taylor Aug 16, 2015

1A Private Boys is going to be absolutely wide open this Fall as the top 6 finishers from State have moved on to the next level. However, from 7-20 there are 11 underclassmen that are will be battling for supremacy, including a few who had great Outdoor seasons that will be in/near that front pack with good training. Five athletes with sub 17: prs returning are Will Martin from First Presbyterian Day (also top underclassman at State) Griffin McCauley and Max Heaberlin from Paideia who had good Summer Camps at Nike, Sam Shaylor (All State XC) from North Cobb Christian and Sammy Clough of Providence Christian. Jihoon Choi of Athens Academy had a strong Outdoor season and placed 8th at XC State.

A Private 100 Fastest Returning Girls Bruce Taylor Aug 16, 2015

1A Private Girls may be one of the fastest Classes up top this Fall. 17 of the top 20 Girls are set to return with Shannon Fair the sole departed senior out of the top 10 at the State meet in 2014. There will be incredible competition featuring defending State Champ Emma Grace Hurley of Fellowship Christian, former Foot Locker finalist Sr. Kathryn Foreman of Landmark Christian, Nicole Fegans also of Landmark who was runnerup at State (and rumor has may be the girl to beat this season...Lest we forget Anna Marion Block of Athens Academy who as a frosh dominated the 800/1600 during Outdoor Track and took a strong 3rd at XC State in 2014. Others sure to be frontrunners are sophs Sarah Foreman of Landmark and Sydney Hendricks of Providence Christian. Coming back after sitting her Frosh season is Sophia West from Paideia who was 2nd at MS State in 2013 and has a pr of 11:13 (3200) 5:11 (1600)

Georgia Olympics A Private Preview Bruce Taylor May 13, 2015

Here is your 1-A Private Boys Georgia Olympics Preview. They will be no prelims as every event is a Finals. earlier in the season it was a toss up between perennial power Athens Christian and suddenly very competitive First Presbyterian Day (FPD)

1A Private Girls State Preview Bruce Taylor May 4, 2015

Many A Private schools will be in contention for a coveted team state title and Podium spots at Hugh Mills Stadium in 3 days. Sectionals over at Landmark were virtually a rehearsal for the big dance without the 1600 and 3200 being contested. Our Lady of Mercy is the pre-meet favorite going in...but the 1600 and 3200 races are going to be something special...

GHSA Sectional Meet Programs 1A Bruce Taylor Apr 29, 2015

Here is what most of you have been waiting for, the 1A Sectionals Meet Programs or 'heat sheets' as you may refer to them. Open the links (public and private) inside the body of the article with adobe reader.

Landmark 2-28 HS-MS Meet in Pics Daniel McCauley Mar 2, 2015

Mother Nature gave Old Man Winter a nudge Saturday, letting him know his days are numbered. The opening meet of the 2015 season at Landmark Christian was hugely popular, with the maximum number of schools participating. Although a steady headwind down the finishing straightaway made conditions challenging, this did not deter very enthusiastic competition.

1A Private Girls Landmark Caps off Stellar Fall w/ Team Title, Hurley Wins Unchallenged Bruce Taylor Nov 10, 2014

1A Private Girls was a race that had set Individual contenders that were some of the fastest ladies All-State.  Emma Grace Hurley has been defeated by no one, including a victory over Top Performer of the day Morgan Ilse and Lindsay Billings at Warpath mid-September. Not to mention Kathryn Foreman would be starting, though running thru pain at Region 5. Landmark Christian has been the team to beat in this class although at times being a bit inconsistent on the bottom end.  Athens Academy showed signs of being a contender thru October if Landmark faltered, but a couple of squads had something to say about that in the final really competitive meet of the day.  Have no fear, Hurley took off and never looked back and Landmark ran like days of past in the first decade and before.  Here's a shout to Atlanta International's Helen Williams to get well and hopefully return this Outdoor Track season!

Class 1A Private Girls State Meet Preview Bruce Taylor Nov 7, 2014

A Private Girls recently have become very competitive with so many fast girls including a Foot Locker National Finalist in Kathryn Foreman and 2014's 2nd fastest female Emma Grace Hurley of Fellowship Christian who beat 6A Northview's Lindsay Billings several weeks ago.  Landmark Christian a month ago looked unbeatable having a healthy top 5. But Athens Academy has closed the gap considerably this month showing signs they could give Landmark fits if they are missing 1 of their top 5. Pictured is Hurly leading a few of Georgia's best including Morgan Ilse of Marist and Savannah Carnahan from South Forsyth. 

Class 1A Private Boys State Meet Preview Bruce Taylor Nov 6, 2014

The Class A Private Boys race has one definitive fact about it: What time will Reilly Friedman post and will it be good enough in the last competitive boys race of the day to win the Best Performance award?  His team, the Scots of Galloway are in contention for the state title vs a hungry Hebron Christian Lions squad.  A Private boys are a little weaker overall with Darlington, Holy Innocents and Pace moving up to 2A and those teams are all in contention in the AA races Saturday.

Final Pre-State Class 1A Private Team Rankings Georgia Ranking Committee Nov 3, 2014

 Galloway Boys were very impressive at Region in frigid windy conditions. Hebron Christian was too in the Area 2 meet as these squads should provide some exciting racing late Saturday afternoon. Paideia was a strong 3rd at region without their 2 and 4. Landmark Christian was back at full strength at the 5-A meet but Kathryn Foreman was reported to be in pain after the race. Athens Academy's girls beat Hebron and Providence at Region. George Walton pulled the shocker in 8-A beating ACS out for 4th teamwise. Its still a slight mystery what transpired at Region 6-A except for some Discussion Board posts, which had 2 top 1-A Private athletes compete in with Emma Grace Hurley and Robby Keough...

Region 5-A Private, Friedman Freezes the Field, Foreman Back in Action Bruce Taylor Nov 2, 2014

I was there at 8am watching the wind gusts nearly blow over the finish line frameposts and destroy a couple of team canopies across the street as mother nature was rearing its ugly head, making conditions nearly miserable unless one had spent winters up north.  Galloway's boys shone placing 5 runners in the top eight, posting an impressive 24 points to win the Region 5-A / Area 3 Championship., and Landmark's gals easily secured the team title as Kathryn Foreman won the Overall title...

Carrollton Last Chance 1A-2A Races in Pics Daniel McCauley Oct 26, 2014

It was a long day of racing and perhaps a few tempo runs at Carrollton Last Chance as evidenced by a few of the top athletes competing.  Nineteen 1A & 2A schools were registered for the early and chilly 8:00am Boys start.  However, only nine started with the others opting to run in later races. Galloway Boys proved they are title contenders beating several ranked squads.  Friedman strolled to 1st in 16:47. Landmark's Girls (sans Kathryn Foreman who is nursing an injury) won the Girls race with Nicole Fegans and Sarah Foreman taking 1st and 2nd. 

Middle School Boys 'Runner of the Year' is Dawson Frey Bruce Taylor Oct 20, 2014

The MS State Cross Country Championships ended a great year of racing and those runners who brought it on the biggest stage for Middle School runners have been selected as 'Runners of the Year' Also 10 athletes were selected as Honorable Mention. Improvement from the 2013 season and MS State performance weighed heavily. Selected Boys ROW is Dawson Frey from Oglethorpe MS for the MS Boys.

Georgia MS State Cross Country State ReCap, What a Day! Bruce Taylor Oct 18, 2014

One couldn’t have asked for a nicer day down in Cochran as 9 races were contested as 6 State team champs were crowned.    The Bleckley County crew as usual did a fantastic job putting on the meet and every race ran ontime.  The competition was intense in every race and the fans seemed to really enjoy the meet atmosphere.  He course was in excellent shape and definitely not a pancake and a true 2 Mile. The ‘Broom’ was in action today as Marist once again, after competing in very few meets that turn in results swept the Large School races as usual…Holy Innocents duplicated that feat in the Medium School races.  The top performers of the day were Haley Hooper from Lovett as she crushed the field in the ‘medium school race’ going 12:04 and  James Williams of Walton Youth Track was the boys top gun at 11:28  Pics Coming Sunday Evening...Marist won the Large School Best Program Award, Holy Innocents the Medium School and Athens Christian the Small School Best Program Award.

Asics Alexander 5A-6A, 1A-4A ReCap, Hurley Hammers Out a 17:33 Bruce Taylor Oct 13, 2014

  Although not the 'featured' races of the day, 1A-4A and 5A-6A provided some fast racing and opportunity for runners to pr with only 2.5 weeks before region meets begin. Emma Grace Hurley blistered the course running all alone posting a 17:33..Ermais Tewolde of Druid Hills who clocked a 15:56 for the fastest boys time in these races. Northgate's girls ran well winning 5A-6A.

Week 7 Ga.MileSplit Class 1A Private Team Rankings Georgia Ranking Committee Oct 9, 2014

A Private Girls remained the same this past week (thru 10-7) with Athens Academy perhaps closing the gap on an inconsistent Landmark Christian squad (injuries?) Former GISA school Mount DeSales cracks the top 10. There was some shuffling on the Boys side as Hebron Christian assumed control of #1 after their performance at Great American with a 17:36 team average. Landmark, Athens Academy and Lakeview Academy all moved up. 

Week 5 Class 1A Private Rankings 9-20 Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 24, 2014

On the 1A Private Boys side not much change. Hebron and Galloway might as well be 1a/1b.  Too close to call right now.  Providence Christian is looking solid and Paideia continues to improve adding a new runner. For the 1A Gals Rankings  Landmark seems to be running away with it, but several schools are packing up for a race to second including an improving Athens Academy squad, Hebron Christian, Providence Christian and Athens Christian who  will all be competing for those final three podium spots!

Ga.MileSplit's 50 Fastest Frosh Females thru 9-20-14 Bruce Taylor Sep 22, 2014

Its another outstanding crop of Freshman Girls as usual thru 5 weekends of racing representing Georgia HS Cross Country. Josie Wirtz from Marist leads the talented bunch with an 18:42 at Warpath on 9-13. Pictured above is South Forsyth's Kaylee Dupont at the same meet clocking a 18:48 maybe 25 meters back. Lila Crump of Marist and Sarah Foreman from Landmark have all went sub 19:00...scary fast this early. 

Bowie and Foreman Dominate at Coach Daley Bruce Taylor Sep 21, 2014

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.  

Week 4 Ga.MileSplit Class 1A Private Team Rankings Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 17, 2014

1A Private was quiet this past week as there was no movement in the Boys Rankings. Landmark Christian's girls widened the gap on everyone after Lindsey Biggar (frosh) stepped up with a 20:18 giving the squad a strong 5th runner. Hebron Christian moved ahead of ACS after winning the 1A-3A race at Carrollton. Galloway shot up to 6th after their 24:07 team average at Furman

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....

1A Private Team Rankings Week Ending 9-6 Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 9, 2014

Galloway's Boys for the first time in recent history rose to #1 in the 1A Private Boys rankings after the Georgia XC Invitational (what has become of this former HUGE meet?) Landmark's boys moved up a spot and Providence Christian jumped 4 spots after their win at Athens Academy meet 9-3. On the Girls side a #5 has surfaced for Landmark cementing their top ranking while Athens Academy moved up to 2nd passing ACS who moved to 3rd.  

Week 2 Ga.MileSplit 1A Private Team Rankings Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 2, 2014

1A Private lost 3 schools with quality programs to 2A (Pace, Holy Innocents and Darlington) But this Landmark Christian Girls team has a chance to be epic if they stay healthy. A 2nd place finish at Saucony Battle of Atlanta makes them an ez #1 squad for Week 2. Hebron Christian has a solid Girls team at #2, but their Boys emerged as the top team in 1A Private after an 8th place finish behind some tough 4A-6A Boys squads. 

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    

Bob Blastow Meet Summary Bruce Taylor Aug 24, 2014

It was a hot one at Clinton Nature Preserve as 42 schools, including many of the top rated teams in their respective classes warmed up early and raced with a few surprises.. Clarkston's Boys came out strong winning their race as did Woodward. Forsyth Central displayed their strength placing 2nd behind Clarkston. Alex Murfee had the quickest Boys time in 15:54.  Blessed Trinity's girls bested St.Pius in Race 1 while Cambridge came out on top in Race 2. Kathryn Foreman as usual disapeared early having the best performance of the meet for girls in hotter conditions at 18:24.  

Top 50 Returning Girls in 1A Private Bruce Taylor Aug 22, 2014

No conversation in 1A Girls Private can begin without the name of Kathryn Foreman being mentioned...A Foot Locker National finalist, sponsor of fund-raising 5Ks for the needy and honor student she has it all....and kid sis' Sarah joins the Varsity this season making it a real family affair for the Landmark Christian runners.

A Private Girls State Meet Preview Bruce Taylor May 1, 2014

There will be no prelims for Class A, which means just Finals...1 shot and done and their journey to a state title begins Thursday evening with the 3200 Meter finals. There are at least 6 teams with an opportunity to either win the title or make the Podium club. Eagles Landing Christian (ELCA), Landmark, ACS, Pace, OLM and Holy Innocents.  Every point will matter, every step, every toss and leap. 

Class A Sectionals Performance Lists Bruce Taylor Apr 23, 2014

Here fresh off the press are the Performance Lists for the A Private Sectionals at Landmark Christian School and the A Private Sectionals down in Mitchell County. The A Public meet will be part of GaMileSplit's coverage this weekend. 

Atlanta Track Club's Girls A Private Area ReCap Bruce Taylor Apr 22, 2014

Its going to be a battle of attrition this coming Saturday at Landmark Christian for the A Private Sectionals. ACS will face their biggest test of the season against some real speed from Area 3 schools OLM, Eagles Landing Christian, host Landmark and Holy Innocents.  FPD will bring an army of qualifiers as will Savannah Christian . Darlington may have something to prove for departing Coach Parrish. Helen Williams (frosh) from ATL International has established herself as the lady to beat in the 1600/3200 after 5:05 and 10:49!! Nicole Fegans and Sarah Foreman aren't too shabby either at 11:06 and 11:07...    

1A Private Girls Team Power Rankings thru 3-18 Bruce Taylor Mar 18, 2014

Athens Christian hangs on the top ranking thru 3-18, but Walker and ELCA closed the gap considerably after scoring the top 12 places. 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.

1A Private Girls Team Power Rankings thru 3-11 Bruce Taylor Mar 12, 2014

Here are the 1A Private Girls Team Power Rankings thru 3-12 Tuesday meets. ACS has a young squad that's showing improvement and currently on top though they are heavy around 35 points. Walker is a surprise in 2nd  with ELCA, FPD and Landmark Christian evenly matched. We scored 16 deep for individuals and 16 deep for relays. For example, for individuals 1st place received 16 points for their team, on down to 1 point for 16th place  

Foot Locker Nationals, Kathryn Foreman Blog Raceday Dec 16, 2013

Kathryn Foreman's Foot Locker Nationals experience, Final day. Saturday was an intense day! I wasn't too nervous about the race, more excited! I was slightly nervous about a small injury that had flared up Thursday night...

Foot Locker Nationals, Kathryn Foreman Blog Day 1 Dec 13, 2013

Foot Locker National Finalist Kathryn Foreman of Landmark Christian begins her Daily Blog of her experience from arrival in San Diego. Everyone arrived in San Diego at different times; I arrived around 2:00pm PST. I was fortunate enough to get placed on a direct flight from Atlanta to San Diego, while many others had to leave home early and make connecting flights.....

1A Pvt Girls- Landmark's Foreman Rules Carrollton, Pace Takes Team Title Bruce Taylor Nov 10, 2013

Kathryn Foreman was unflappable, followed her usual strategy going all out taking an early lead over Taylor Tuttle, picked it up in the 2nd Mile creating a cushion that was too large to gap winning her 2nd consecutive 1A Private individual title clocking the Girls 'Performance of the Day' in 18:42. Those crafty Pace Academy gals ran steady as they had all-season bouncing top ranked Darlington seizing the team title.

1A Pvt Boys- Landmark Christian Flies to Team Title, Friedman Simply Too Fast Bruce Taylor Nov 10, 2013

Reilly Friedman left the pack early and cruised to the Individual title in 16:29 for the Galloway Scots' easily defending his 2012 title. Landmark Christian came thu in clutchtime running epecially well as a team capturing the coveted 1A Private team title scoring 102 points outdistancing a game Darlington squad by 23 points and 2nd ranked Athens Christian by 28. Spencer Geerlings led the Eagles' win finishing 11th. 

GHSA Girls 1A Private Preview Bruce Taylor Nov 7, 2013

Girls top 3 teams are pretty obvious, then the #4 spot seems like anyone could grab it!  Darlington has been ranked #1 since Week 4 and has improved steadily all season. On paper, this will be the most intense race in recent history for the Individual title as Tuttle, Foreman and Williams are the girls to watch from start to finish. The stage will be set as A Private races  between 6A/5A, who will be getting a 'Curtain Call'?   

GHSA Boys 1A Private Preview Bruce Taylor Nov 7, 2013

What a completely different atmosphere the Class A Private championships will experience this Saturday at Carrollton compared to down in Macon (in the sticks) with thousands in attendance and racing between 6A/5A, wow! On the boys side, it seems as if there are 5 teams that have a great chance to win it all, which means the Championship will probably be decided by less than 5 points or less... Also means a really good team will get 5th and be left off the Podium. Reilly Friedman of Galloway will be looking to defend his crown in the individual race. 

GA MS State XC Championships Team Competition Preview Bruce Taylor Oct 17, 2013

  This Georgia MS State Championship thing continues to grow each season as 77 teams, 47 individuals and 1247 total athletes are slated to be compete this Saturday in Cochran. Ga.MileSplit has helped promote the meet dating back to 2009 and its now a monster with up to 3000 folks attending including athletes. I urge you to get a t-shirt early, or you could waiting in line for 1/2 hour after the Small School events. The feature races are the Large School Championship beginning at 10am and the Small School races at 11am. Comparing teams is extremely difficult as the MileSplit database doesn't calculate MS Team Rankings and 4 different distances have been contested including 2500m, 3000m, 3200m and the 2 Mile (which the new Bleckley Elementary course has been wheeled at or very close to 2 Miles) 29 full small school squads will duke it out and 21 large school teams (guestimate) Also, please don't take offense if your favorite team isn't mentioned, as evaluating MS teams is best left to dataholic in his rare spare time, lol. Thanks for understanding.

Athens Academy and Landmark Capture the 1A Private Team Titles! Friedman and Foreman Dominate.. Bruce Taylor Nov 3, 2012

The Athens Academy boys took home their first ever Team State title this Saturday at the Class A Cross Country Championships held down in Macon. The Spartans had been the favorite since the Week 2 team rankings were released and won by a 48 point margin of victory over runnerup Darlington.  Landmark Christian is 'Queen of the Hill' again in A Girls Cross Country defending their 2011 title behind the amazing duo of freshman Kathryn Foreman and senior Lindy Long. Reilly Friedman of Galloway (soph) was not to be denied of his title and he cruised to his first of what could be many Individual Championships and frosh Foreman of Landmark Christian ran away with the Girls title.

Ga.MileSplit.com Runners of the Week 9 Bruce Taylor Oct 23, 2012

Week 9 Runners of the Week were highlighted by Allie Buchalski's Championship Race title in 18:02 and Nathan Riech's runnerup finish of 15:47 in the Boys Race. This week the Middle School Runners of the Week are also receiving the recognition of 'MS Runners of the Year' ROYS  Congrats to Kendall Nelson of Marist, Sarah Foreman of Landmark Christian and the Boys with Sean Parker of Woodstock Track and Anthony Potts of Malcom Bridge.

Great Day of Racing in Cochran as 4 Team and Individual Champs are Crowned at MS State Championships Bruce Taylor Oct 20, 2012

Wow, what a day of great racing this Saturday down in Cochran at the 7th Annual Georgia State Middle School State Championships! The meet was flawlessly ran by Coach Shelley Cranford's Running Royals and all the races ran on time as well. The attendance was visibly the largest and loudest ever as well. 4 Team Champs were crowned including 4 well deserving Individual Champions. The races were equally competitive in the Large and Small School divisions individually and teamwise as runners frantically battled for places all over the course and especially up the short straight final uphill stretch. Georgia HS Cross Country's future stars strutted their stuff in front of a large, loud and spirited crowd of proud parents, fans and teamates.  

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 2 Ga.MileSplit Runners of the Week Bruce Taylor Sep 4, 2012

Sarah Foreman dominated the Mixed MS 2 Mile on the tough Landmark Course and is the Girl's MS "ROW" In a relatively light week of racing due to the Labor Day weekend, here are the choices for the Week 2 Ga.MileSplit.com Runners of the Week.  Many athletes were very impressive at the UGA Invitational  Equestrian Fields course and the Landmark Cross Country Invitational Garwood Stadium Course was a beast of a challenge....The Performances of the Week were turned in by Josh Brickell and Katherine Yost at UGA.  

Frightenly Fast First Weekend of Racing... Bruce Taylor Aug 26, 2012

           Sidney Speir and Brad Hort of McIntosh torching Clinton Farms Image by Christine Speir How many late August XC races have produced 4 sub 16 times in the Boys races and a sub 18 Girls performance? Granted, the weather was very kind until about 11am and almost all the athletes surely took advantage. Anyone who's not new to the Sport, knows the Bob Blastow layout at Clinton Farms is a fast trail, but NEGA and the Our Lady of Mercy course both got torched as well. The River Green Parkway also has a reputation as a fast and flat course (venue of the 2 Mile Stage Races) Westminster hosted the Kosh Classic and that course has a rep as being tough...