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Harrison boys are heavily favored and girls team race is wide open.
Boys ROWS from this week of Region. pictured is Noah Hayes and Kamari Miller. photo by Paul Vaupel
Blanks and Wachte are Co-Overall HS Boys Runners of The Week in Week 8
Tesfaye hammers the Horse Park layout while Oconee girls run away from field
Wachtel wins a battle of the 3 Kings, Miniutti and Vaden take it to the limit
In a weekend of huge meets, here were the Week 2 HS Boys Runners of the Week
It was a great day of racing at the Battle of Atlanta. Pictured is Emily Little (Photo by Dan McCauley)
Here are the top 500 Rising Soph Boys 3200m 2019 season bests going into Fall XC.
Here are the Fastest Frosh Boys from the GHSA State XC Championships pictured is Sam Rich. photo by Enrique Tomas
Pope Boys Find Redemption from 2017 and Jalen Murray from Richmond Hill pulls off a big upset taking the Individual crown.
It could come down to a battle as in 2017 with Pope and Cambridge. Jack Filan is favored to win the Individual race..
Here is a collection of images from the Alexander-Asics Invitational from the eye of Daniel McCauley.
In one of the largest and hottest (temps included) day of racing in early October, harriers raced to multiple prs at fast Foxhall Sporting Club. pictured is Jack Filan of Cambridge exalting in his win
Some hot racing at the Aubrae Gunderson Invitational as 58 teams endured more brutal heat at the Georgia International Horse Park. When will it end...
A nice photo gallery of nearly 4000 pics from all races of the Aubrae Gunderson Invitational by Marc Logan. pictured is Mark White of Lakeside Evans winning the Large School boys race.
A collection of images from the Milton Cross Country Invitational by Daniel McCauley
6th Milton Cross Country Invitational was dominated by South Forsyth as they win 4 of 6 contested races. photo by Daniel McCauley
An Image Collage from the Saucony Battle of Atlanta by Daniel McCauley.
Wachtel reigns in Boys race, Brookwood and Marietta take Varsity team titles. photo by Marc Logan
The Coaches Invitational once again did not disapoint as many of the top athletes in Georgia pushed it on the track, especially the Relays. photo by Daniel McCauley
After a fast and furious weekend, Sam Bowers of Milton earns Week 2 HS Boys Overall AOW.
Here are some mostly MS pics at Saucony Battle of Atlanta by Dan McCauley
Marist Sweeps Varsity Team Titles. Erin Fegans and Mark White win Individual Overall. photo by Ben Ennis
Here are some pics from Prelims and Finals winners from Day 2 in Carrollton by Enrique Tomas.
Looking at a Sectional based Virtual meet, AAAAAA Boys State meet looks to be wide open, unpredictable and tight...
The Georgia Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announces the 2016 Team Georgia. photo by Daniel McCauley
Pre Season #1 Harrison rolls to team title. Nyah Hernandez wins first GHSA title as a freshman..
Alexander wins first Cross Country team title in 16 years. Braeden Collins takes Individual honors. photo by Daniel McCauley
(via MileSplit) Some big movement from 3-10 and watch list squads moving back into the top 10. Alexander widens the gap on everyone after Asics.
Strong wire-to-wire individual race wins in all 4 races for Milton and one team's 3-time sweep of the team titles highlighted the racing on this iconic course.
Only 3 top 10 boys teams were in action this weekend, no change in rankings (via MileSplit)
No current top 10 girls teams ran this weekend. All 10 were OFF. No change in Rankings (via MileSplit)
Here are the Week 6 Georgia HS Male ROWS. Chase Kennedy is All Classes after taking the win at Wingfoot. photo by Daniel McCauley
Here are Week 6 Female ROWS. Liz Galarza is All Class after being top Georgia Girl at Wingfoot. photo by Daniel McCauley
(via MileSplit) Not much movement except Creekview moving up to 3rd in Week 5.
Alexander remains on top of Boys with the week off, but Pope charges up to 2nd after beating Marietta at Cobb County Championships. photo by Adam Carrington
Here are the AAAAAA Boys Pre-Season top 10. Alexander may be primed to win their first state title since 2000, but Harrison could push them.
Here is a list of the fastest 100 AAAAAA Boys returners from 2015 Cross Country. Who will take Jake Shewbert's place as #1 this Fall?
Here are the fastest 100 AAAAAA Girls returning from the 2015 XC season. Can Dunwoody sweep the top 2 places again this Fall at State?
Jake Shewbert made it a sweep of the distance Top Performer Awards running quite like Tyler Anyan of Brookwood a few years back, photo by Daniel MCauley
Here is a 5A Boys Virtual State Meet based on Sectionals.
Georgia MileSplit will be onsite Saturday at the Jerry Arnold Georgia Challenge shooting video and a HUGE photo gallery. 33 schools are scheduled to compete at Mill Creek HS! (photo from 2012 meet!)
That 2 week rest from racing was just what the doctor ordered for defending Champ Dunwoody as the Cats' swept the Team and Individual titles.
This was the fastest race of the day using the 'Slipperation Slope' route. Why, and how is it, that those pesky Angoras from Clarkston run so well at State the past 3 years?
Flowery Branch is beginning to look like 'The Branch' again after a 16:59 avg at the Horse Park. Clarkston loves Carrollton, and must be anticipating Saturday after the Angoras shot up 6 spots to 4th! Any of the 'Watch List' teams could crack the top 10 on 11-7
Here were your 400 Fastest AAAAA Boys from October heading slam into Region Madness Week! *Includes some performances from 4-AAAAA meet*
Here are this week's HS Boys 'Runners of the Week' for each classification. Most of the selectees came from the Alexander/Asics Invitational.
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.
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.
Carrollton Orthopedic also will have a big influence on 5A Boys Tram Rankings. Many squads ran head to head, but a few wee not running full strength as noted. Alexander had the best race of the day at Coach Benson taking a slim #1 over Flowery Branch who had the same team average at Carrollton. Clarkston moved up the ladder running very well at what may be the Angoras favorite course (Carrollton) Upstart North Atlanta join the top 10 this week after a 17:57 at Run at the Rock in Cartersville.
Don't have an account? Join Now (via MileSplit) Here are the 1st 5A Boys Team Rankings for Week Ending 8/6.
Incredible day of racing at the 2015 Saucony Battle of Atlanta as over 2900 runners tackled the pristine Nash Farms Battlefield course. Great conditions for a race in late August as it was cloudy with some breezes! A Civil War re-enactor in full regalia started every race with an authentic period Musket which made quite a boom!
Battle of Atlanta Preview- The Saucony Battle of Atlanta 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. The Nash course has been home to numerous major high school XC meets, several NCAA D1 meets and conference championships and the 2013 D3 Regional Meet. Due to the growth of the meet, there have been 3 more JV races added. The Middle School races have over 900 runners signed up as well.
One thing everyone anticipates is what Frosh Boys will step up to the next level facing 5K courses vs 3000m- 2 Mile courses. Here were last week's fastest Boys (Courses Vary) Mark White of Lakeside Evans was top frosh at NEGA
The 5A girls look to be a very strong classification with the majority of last year’s top girls all returning. Individuals with a legitimate shot at racing for the win at Carrollton in November include Alyssa Hooker (Lakeside-Evans), Elizabeth Graves (Riverwood), Mary Valli (Starrs Mill), Olivia Terwilliger (Kell), Kelly May Sheehan (Dunwoody), Lauren Wallin (Creekview), Marielle Lewis (Kell), Caroline Nelson (Northgate), Anna Hayden (Riverwood), Ansley Heavern (Dunwoody), Samantha Cameron (Dunwoody).
5A Boys Individual is exactly the opposite of the Girls. Only 6 of the top 23 finishers from the State meet return, although...5 of them were in the top 11...Jr Allen Clark of Lakeside Evans heads up the fastest returnees.
5A Girls perhaps return the strongest field of Individuals of any class with 15 of the top Girls out of 17 back to lace it up again this season. Defending champ Alyssa Hooker from Lakeside Evans will be chased by a hungry pack including Riverwood duo Elizabeth Graves (2nd) and Anna Hayden. Olivia Terwilliger and Marielle Lewis from Kell (Regan Poteet transferred to West Forsyth) Soph Mary Valli from Starrs Mill and Lauren Wallin from Creekview. Dunwoody boasts a fearsome threesome including Kelly May Sheehan, Ansley Heavern and Samantha Cameron. Caroline Nelson from Northgate is also a threat.
The AAAAA 1600 was quite entertaining producing the Best Performance Award winner as Logan Poteet never looked back shortly after the Start going 4:12.01.
Another great race to continue the day (and thanks to Matt Day for the great commentary on the Live webcast today thru the 6A races!) It was Dunwoody's day to rule once again as they successfully defended their 2013 title as it seems the extra rest paid dividends for the Lady Wildcats today. Alyssa Hooker of Lakeside Evans took control of the race early and hung tough becoming the 5A Overall Champ in 19:45.
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.
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.
It was a veritable 5A face off at Asics last Saturday with teams getting a chance to compete against each other on a fast track...Starrs Mill, Dunwoody were very tight thru #6 with both moving up and Northgate ran well in the 5A-6A race as did Cambridge and Winder-Barrow. McIntosh was missing their top runner affecting their Asics race. Lakeside Evans, Creekview, Starrs Mill and Gainesville moved up on the Boys end. Its unfortunate Clarkston is not running at Coach Wood as they would collide with Forsyth Central...
The 15th Annual Alexander Asics Invitational is shaping up to be a very competitive race. Both the boys’ and girls’ fields will feature over 20 ranked teams from 1A-6A along with teams from South Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee.
Wow! Was there a ton of movement in 5A Boys this past week! Forsyth Central woke up and hit the ground running after dropping a few slots in Week 3 and tore it up at Warpath living up to their pre-season billing. Lakeside Evans ran well at Furman placing 2nd overall defeating 4A North Hall. Creekview supporters are rewarded after their Boys destroyed the field in the 4A-5A race at Carrollton and Starrs Mill had a good showing in the Championship race. Clarkston may have had a tough race at 'Ortho' dropping 7 spots. 4A Girls was fairly quiet as only Flowery Branch jumped over Cambridge and Woodland-Cartersville cracked the top 10 from the 'Watch List'
In only its 2nd year, The Furman Classic, run on the golf course at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, hosted over 20 large and small colleges from around the southeast as well as over 20 high schools from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Having lengthened the loop course to compensate for the questionably “short track” last year (but still maintaining the log and hay bale jumps), this year’s races were run in the haze and humidity that has become prevalent this time of year. Nevertheless, strong times were turned in by the leading runners. And the Georgia teams fared very well against some stiff Southeastern competition.
The 5A 'Runners of the Week' selected both came from the 3rd Annual AT&T Panther Invitational at the pristine Heritage Christian Church course southeast of Peachtree City. Riverwood International School's Elizabeth Graves 3rd place performance and Lakeside Evans stud Christian Bowles overall win in the Varsity Boys race were key.
North Hall lived up to their pre-season 4A #1 Ranking besting Marist and North Oconee's boys squads. Frank Pittman has stepped it up for Marist winning the Championship Boys overall title in 16:15 nipping NH's Quintin Miles. Marist Girls unleash a frosh girl Josie Wirtz who leads them to the Championship Girls team title. Savannah Carnahan takes the Girls overall title in 19:00.
Lakeside Evans should be back and ready to roll this Fall returning 5 runners from their top 7. The Lady Panthers have made the Podium the 2 of the past 3 seasons highlighted by a runnerup finish in 2013. Alyssa Hooker is back sporting the 2nd fastest returning time from last season.
With the departure of Northview, Lakeside DeKalb and Pope to 6A, and Dunwoody's Alex Cameron doing her work on the collegiate level this Fall, the Individual title is wide open and there is no prohibitive frontrunner like Kell's Logan Poteet on the Boys side. Caroline Nelson from Northgate is the top returning finisher from 2013 State having placed 4th in 19:59 being 1st out of 4 freshman girls to make the All-State team for 5A.
5A has an incredibly talented group of runners in the top 5 returners who all acheived the MILESPLIT US FIRST TEAM ELITE 15:45 platform. The question is who can rundown Kell's Logan Poteet as he flat out dominated 5A distance running last year sweeping all the state titles.
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. This class should produce an extremely close State race this Fall. 7 teams are close enough in potential to have a realistic chance to contend for a title and 4A runnerup Lagrange has moved up in class adding to the drama. Lakeside Evans sits #1 in the pre-season rankings.
There were some impressive efforts despite weather conditions for the AAAAA Boys Region Meets. Mt.Zion Jonesboro, Cedar Shoals, Stephenson and Pope qualified numerous athletes for Sectionals. In the 2-AAAAA meet only 11 points separated the top 6 teams as it came down to the 4x400 Final with Greenbrier squeaking out a 4 point win over crosstown rival Lakeside-Evans
The 5A Girls overall co- 'Athletes of the Week' both came out of the Nile Panther Relays. Noelle Parker from Whitewater HS in Fayette County. Parker heaved the Shot 46-3.5 easily making her #1 All Classes and #13 in the MileSplit National rankings. Ashlan Rosier of Lakeside Evans clocked a 12.07p and lept 18-10.75 in the Long Jump. Also added as co-overall 5A gals 'AOW' is once again Tiffany Flynn from Miller Grove as she went 14.15 in the 100h, and 39-11/19-1.25 in the horizontals!
Miller Grove has not competed since the Sandlapper Classic held in South Carolina and Pope HS closed the gap considerably with their elite athletes performances at the Coaches Invitational. North Springs is a strong 3rd followed by Lakeside Evans, Starrs Mill and New Manchester. 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.
There were some nice performances turned in by 5A Girls week ending 3-17, but Alex Cameron's 5:09 in the 1600 meter race at the Coaches Invitational earned her the overall 5A Girls 'AOW' honors this past week.
Once again, some excellent High Jump marks were turned in last week and Jonathan Mays of New Manchester HS. is named the 5A Boys 'Athletes of the Week' after clearing 6-08.
Northview out of Duluth had firmly established themselves as the team to beat early October and the 'Stage' at Carrollton didn't deter them as the Bolts' struck quickly, seizing their first Girls Cross Country team and Individual Championship in school history, Lindsay Billings ran a strong race, never losing pace separating from 2012 champ Alex Cameron defining herself as one of the top girls in Georgia and a lock to make the Atlanta Track Club's Foot Locker South 'Team Georgia' squad who had their best team finish ever in 2012.
It was business as usual for the Flowery Branch Falcons as they once again ran unselfishly, putting team ahead of individual goals winning the Boys state title scoring 84 points. Nicholas Ashmeade led the pack Saturday placing 8th in 16:55 Logan Poteet of Kell capped off a stellar season holding off challenges early and after loop 2 began winning the overall title in 16:13.
The ladies’ side has turned into a three team battle for the title with regionals behind us. Overall, it’s been a fun and exciting season and can’t wait to watch all the drama unfold on Saturday. On the individual end, Lindsay Billings has established herself as a top-5 all-class runner with impressive recent performances at Coach Wood and region. Good luck to everyone who’s competing.
A once dominant Flowery Branch has watched its gap close as hungry teams like Clarkston, Northview, Greenbrier, Lakeside-Evans, and Sequoyah look to play spoiler. Individually, it appears to be a duel between Logan Poteet of Kell and Christian Bowles of Lakeside-Evans.
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 http://www.weather.com/weather/wxdetail3/USGA0096 6A...we have been saving the Best for Last, and here it is from Ga.MileSplit.com, thanks to Pre1962 as expounds his unique and detailed breakdown for the Community....Ga.MileSplit.com 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!
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)
Annie Kelly of Milton is 'Runner of the Week' for 6A. Image by Pinion Photography Every Week a Committee of Top Coaches will Determine a 'ROW' for each Class. 1A will be combined.
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...
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...