The 11th Annual Parkview Big Orange Relays Preview by Mike Demarest.
Articles with Woodward Academy
Here is the Alumni Report for Georgia athletes from last week ending 2/2. pictured is Terryon Conwell
Week 7 MS action was full tilt last week with State only 11 days away. photos by Daniel McCauley
St. Pius X Boys and Chapel Hill girls both successfully defend their 4A team titles. Jaylen Slade runs wild in the Sprints.
Chapel Hill looks to stamp an exclamation point in 4A history.
Sectional AOWs from 7A, 4A and A Private heading to State at Berry College. photo by Daniel McCauley
Here is another fine pic collage, this time from the Metro Atlanta Championships by Daniel McCauley
Georgia HS Girls will have 3 Outdoor PV Returners with bars of 13-0 +
Week 4 in 4A saw about half of the field getting after it somewhere. Marist girls enjoyed success at their Double Dip. North Oconee girls and Chestatee girls up a spot in the top 10, Warpath could be a great showdown for 4A. Marist, St Pius, White Co, North Oconee, Oconee, Pickens all have runners registered for the big event. (via MileSplit)
Marist Boys Distance...and Speed put them over the top. Chapel Hill wins 1st State title. photo by Daniel McCauley
A new Champion may get crowned in AAAA Girls this weekend with Chapel Hill dropping down in class. It looks to be wide open..photo by Daniel McCauley
Here are the AAAA Boys and Girls AOWs from Region Madness. pictured is Brian Faust of Marist. photo Dan McCauley
Here's a ReCap of the Georgia Middle School State Track Championships in Pics (photos by Chris D'Aquin)
Here are the HS Girls Athletes of the Week. Alexa Rossum of Buford is Overall AOW week ending 4-02.
Here are Day 2 Highlights in Pics of the Metro Atlanta Championships by Daniel McCauley
Check out the Day 1 Highlights of the Metro ATL Championships by Daniel McCauley
Here are the HS Girls Athletes of the Week. Sterling Lester is Overall AOW week ending 3/19.
Another great edition of the Coaches Invitational at Lakewood Stadium. photo by Chris D'Aquin
Here are the MileSplit GA HS Girls Athletes of the Week. photo by Daniel McCauley
Marist made it look too easy sweeping the team and individual titles. Fantastic race for the 2-4 team spots.
Here is the AAAA State Meet Preview including Post Region Team Rankings
(via MileSplit) Marist soars at FSU moving back up to #1 after Week 8.
(via MileSplit) Marist ran great at FSU, as did Blessed Trinity at Asics.
© 2016 Copyright FloSports, Inc. (via MileSplit) The top 4 squads ran in different meets and brought back alot of hardware.
(via MileSplit) There was very little movement in Week 5 for AAAA Girls. Blessed Trinity and Woodward ran well at tough Fulton County layout.
Marist's win at Double Dip propels them to #1 All Classes as well. I don't recall a Marist team running this well early in the season in recent history.
© 2016 Copyright FloSports, Inc. (via MileSplit) Here are the AAAA Girls Week 4 Team Rankings. The only movement was St. Pius X hopping over North Oconee into 2nd.
Another great meet from Marist, as the Coach Benson Double Dip meet had some very intense races for Individual and team titles.
AAAA Girls should be very competitive again. Can anyone push Marist this Fall.
Here is a Virtual meet of the 4A Boys State meet based on Sectionals
It came as no surprise that Monroe was able to recapture the team title on their home turf led by Jahari Williams.
Its no mistake that Monroe Albany is in position to add another Girls State title to their long resume this weekend when you look at all the Nationally ranked athletes they boast. pictured is Imani Carmouche
Here is a Virtual Meet for the 4A Girls State Championships based on Region performances. photo by Daniel McCauley
Day 2 of the Georgia Middle School T&F State Championship is captured in pics by Daniel McCauley.
With a slow week of competition the first whole week of April, here are the 4A ;Athletes of the Week from 4/4 thru 4/17. Leaning hard on the far right is Eric Stokes of Eastside at the 2015 Georgia Olympics (file photo)
Here is the Metro Atlanta Championship in Pics by Daniel McCauley. The Woodward Girls earned the 1st place Team trophy in the Metro Atlanta Track & Field Championship with an impressive 202 points!
Here are the Middle School Boys Track and Field 'Athletes of the Week'
Here are the 4A Girls Virtual Meet 'Team Power Rankings thru 4/4. Will the magic happen in Albany once again for Monroe-Albany? (photo by Daniel McCauley)
Here are the 4A 'Athletes of the Week' ending 3-19: Thomas Moore, Scott Simpson, Nailah Moore, Betty Jackson, Arabia Mountain 800 SMR squad and Monroe-Albany girls 4x100 & 4x400 squads!
The 1st Edition of Georgia MS Girls 'Athletes of the Week' are Zack Truitt, Lenneth Whitehead, Enrico Harden and Woodward Boys 4x100 squad! (photo by Daniel McCauley)
Check out the top 50 Girls outdoor rankings by event in Georgia after the second weekend of meets. Anna Marian Block cranked out a 2:15 in the 800m (photo by Oconee Enterprise)
The 4A Track & Field 'Athletes of the Week' are Madias Loper, Priest Foust, Amecia Pennamon and Makenli Forrest.
Marist was too strong and experienced winning yet another team title. Ellie Glenn of St. Pius X wins the Overall title.
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.
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 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.
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!
Ga. MileSplit braved and endured rain all morning at the Atlanta Classic to bring you this Gallery from photographer Matt Almand. Huge 'Awards section also!
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.
A lot of AAAA girls teams ran on the tough Double Dip course. Most of those AAAA teams there ran real well but Marist's 2nd place finish was very impressive and Woodward showed a lot of improvement this week. Chamblee enters the rankings this week for the first time since the days of Emily Reese.
Its obvious early on that the field is going to be in the distant rearview mirror of the Marist Girls once again as they open the Weekly Rankings at #1. Should be very interesting from 2-6 who brings it on a weekly basis. 3 unranked squads made a splash into the top 10 including North Hall, Eagle's Landing and Perry.
Once again the Marist girls are the favorites. There seem to be close to half a dozen schools who could snag the last 3 podium spots. The theme among those schools in the lower end of the top 10...finding help at 4 and 5. The teams that do that will move up.
Danny Andrews of Woodward Academy signed his NLI to compete on the next level in the Throws for The Citadel in Charleston, SC.
The Inaugural Metro Area Championships proved to be an exciting two days of jumping, throwing, and racing at St. Pius X on Saturday, March 28, & Monday the 30th. Meet Director Ryan McClay made adjustments to the schedule for the benefit of the athletes as unseasonably cold temperatures brought an unwelcome chill Saturday. In contrast, perfect, warm racing conditions on Monday greeted finalists and helped produce impressive times. Here are some of MileSplit photographer Dan McCauley's favorites.
This was one of the races everyone in the running community was highly anticipating as 4 of these AAAA squads have been ranked in the top 10 All-Class team rankings including most recently #2 St.Pius X and #3 North Oconee. But wait, isn't Marist in this race as well? Everyone would soon find out the 'Sleeper Has Awakened'. As many as 8 guys had legit shots at winning the Overall title if they brought it. No big shock St.Pius Boys won, but Marist as forewarned weaved their magic outrunning a talented North Oconee squad for 2nd! Senior Alex Murfee enjoyed a well deserved Overall win beating some nasty competition on the way.
In the Final 4A Rankings of the season, should we be surprised that perennial power Marist is in the top 4 ? They have a rep of peaking this time of year, but their will be a new 4A champ this season and this is going to be a race fans should get there early or stay late for come Saturday. The question is who will challenge St.Pius X....and who would have thought North Hall would drop down to 5th. The Girls race to fill the Podium will be intense after Marist's top 5 finish.
4A teams competing at Coach Wood were comprised of some heavy hitters including Marist, North Hall, Woodward, St.Pius X and Heritage Catoosa's Girls. Woodward's boys ran great placing 7th moving up to 3rd in the Rankings surpassing North Hall. St. Pius X placed a strong 2nd behind winner Marietta. Marist's girls got all they could handle from 6A Northview but showed there's a canyon between them and Heritage Catoosa. still. Pickens moved back into 9th after Sharptop.
4A Boys was interesting as North Oconee really brought it for the first time this Fall winning Asics and besting North Hall. Darkhorse Johnson (Gainesville) snaked into 4th and Carrollton ran well in Florida. On the Girls end Woodward and Johnson both moved up. St.Pius X, Woodward and North Hall will tee it up at Coach Wood...
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.
Chiles invaded Georgia and swatted the competition winning the Championship team title scoring 34 points sweeping 3 of the top 4 places led by sr Avery Bartlett's 15:55. Heritage-Catoosa's Girls ran very well winning the Girls team title even though not having a runner in the top 10 Overall. Pelham (AL) runner jr Mary Grace Strozier was flawless in 18:08 taking the Individual title.
In 4A Boys the top 8 remained in the same positions with White County moving up to 9th and Sandy Creek busting the top10. Not much movement on the Girls side as well with only White County and Woodward swapping spots at 4-5.
At the Coach Roy Benson Double Dip Invitational a few teams bared their fangs and showed how good they can be this season. Marist's girls as usual were too deep and strong winning by 49 points with Morgan Ilse taking overall champ. John Green from West Forsyth let it all hang out earning a major invite overall title. West Forsyth's program had a great day overall and Etowah's Boys walked away with the Boys team title by 2 points. Image by Kevin Carnahan
Did 4A runners not come out like gangbusters in Week 1? Andrew Murfee from Woodward is the Week 1 'ROW' for Boys and Rebecca Entrekin of St. Pius X takes the 4A Girls honors.
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.
Woodward has been a Podium contender in recent years making it in 2012 at 4th, and in 2011/2013 just missing the party back in 5th. But circumstances are in their favor to make it again this Fall. Will the momentum of winning the 3A Track title spur the Cardinals efforts this season and allow them to leapfrog Heritage-Catoosa and maybe St.Pius?
Woodward has a good program and is set to improve upon the 3rd place finish in 3A in 2013. They had a solid state meet, but lost River Holifield to graduation. North Hall got the best of them last season, can the Cardinals run them down come November?
AAAA Boys may be the most intense Class in the State this season with North Hall, St.Pius X, North Oconee and Woodward moving up in Class and Whitewater dropping down to give Marist a run for the 2014 4A State title. The top 3 returning runners finished within 1.47 of each other in the 3A race last Fall. Quintin Miles returns for North Hall as the fastest, highest State placer but plan on him having plenty of harriers in the mix.
A list of the top 25 fastest returning boys cross country teams within the states of the NXN Southeast Regional including Alabama, DC, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Coach Tim Hamling from Woodward Academy is in the 'Spotlight' this week. He coached the Woodward Girls team to the AAA State Track title last Spring in Albany winning a nailbighter over region rival St.Pius X.
AAAAAA - Westlake (via www.ghsa.net)
How competitive is 6-AAA? The race for the 3A Girls team title came down to a battle of Region foes and was not over until the conclusion of the 4x400m relay. Woodward needed to only get the baton around the Track legally unless St.Pius X placed 2nd or better. Woodward one-upped that, placing 4th clinching the team title with 61 points as St.Pius closed with 56. Blessed Trinity secured 3rd overall taking the Gold in the final event while Maynard Jackson hung tough in 4th with 47 points.
Its shaping up to be a 'redo' between Region 6 foes Blessed Trinity, Pius and Woodward Academy. The difference maker is going to be who got out of Sectionals in good shape for these teams. North Oconee has their strongest team in years and could be in the hunt for a Podium spot. Maynard Jackson, Franklin County, Decatur and SE Bulloch should all be players for a top 4 team finish
The AAA Region Championships 'Athletes of the Week' are Bailey Willett of Blessed Trinity after she ran a smokin' 2:14 in the 800m at 6-AAA, and throws 'Specialist' Daniel Haugh from St.Pius X as he doubled in both events, including unleashing yet another awesome toss of 187-9 in the Discus.
Here are the Performance Lists for the AAA Sectionals being held at East Jackson HS and Lakewood Stadium in southeast ATL.
Region 6 will take alot of qualifiers to the Sectional at Lakewood Stadium including champ Blessed Trinity, Woodward and St.Pius X. Also taking a busload of qualifiers to ATL will be Cartersville, Maynard Jackson and Chapel Hill. North Oconee may have their strongest team in years going to the Sectional at East Jackson HS.
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...
Week ending 4-1 the St.Pius Girls are atop the 3A Girls Team Power Rankings, but are very heavy on distance points. Maynard Jackson is right on their heels along with Blessed Trinity. North Oconee and Woodward Academy have the potential to be Podium teams down in Albany.
St. Pius X' balance on the field and the track has been and could be too overwhelming for any team to seriously challenge them at the Georgia Olympics. . North Hall sits quietly back in 2nd position, but Cedar Grove's stock is looking prime after their performance at the DeKalb County Championships. Henry County has also made some noise lately....
Leading the 3A Girls Team Power Rankings thru 3-18 are the St.Pius X girls squad, but its alot closer than the points suggest as they are distance heavy big time. Maynard Jackson sits in 2nd place, with Blessed Trinity just behind followed by North Oconee and Woodward Academy, 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.
The St.Pius X Boys have a comfortable margin over the 3A Boys field because they have a good balance across their program. They are only a bit distance heavy in the points this week. 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. 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.
As the regular season approaches the midway point, 3A boys is becoming very competitive once again. The 3A Boys Outdoor overall 'AOW' goes to Marquice Dye from Elbert County. At the Jefferson Relays he turned in the top 100m and 110 hudles performances of the season for 3A at 10.85 and 14.55...
Here are the 3A Girls Team Power Rankings thru 3-11. Like the boys, St.Pius X and Woodward both have too many points due to their distance strength, but Pius is definitely in 1st. North Oconee and Maynard Jackson both look strong thus far. 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
These are the 3A Boys Team Power Rankings thru 3-11. Woodward and St.Pius X both have too many points being distance heavy squads with overlap those events. Cedar Grove is a little closer than displayed and Washington County is right on their heels with alot of talent.
Beginning with last week's meets from 2-25 thru this past Saturday, Ga.MileSplit will be selecting Track and Field Athletes of the Week. Henry County's Devaughnte Mosely was selected as 3A Boys Athlete of the Week after clearing 6-08 at the Slices Pizzaria Invitational down in Lamar County.
St.Pius X made it 3 titles straight under young coach Ryan McClay scoring 26 points fighting off a strong team effort by North Hall with 46 points. The Lions entire top 5 placed in the top 9 spots eating up the firm turf. Austin Sprague was the overall champ in 16:08 and was never challenged after the first mile creating a gap of up to 200 meters over Blessed Trinity's Matt Munns who placed 2nd in 16:39.
The State meet will kickoff at 7:45am with the very competitve AAA boys race with power programs like St.Pius X, North Hall and Woodward. Its projected to be almost perfect conditions, Partly Cloudy at 40 degrees, with a ESE wind at 5mph. Expect to see alot of long sleeves..and some serious racing down the finishing hill for team points.
Another enjoyable event drawing nearly 1300 runners was again successful on a revamped, more fan friendly course (with 4 large display clocks) which the fans and runners had to enjoy. Holy Innocents was the Boys (SS) team champs and won the Best (SS) Combined Program award. Decatur was a surprise winner of the Girls (SS) team trophy. Jonathan Jenkins of the Newroc Rockets and Anna Marion Block of Athens Academy were the Individial titleists.
Perfect temperatures greeted runners on Saturday morning for the 10th annual Atlanta Classic (formerly known as The Mill Run). The Clinton Nature Preserve course is a mix of rolling terrain on grass and dirt, with a small stretch of gravel road thrown in the mix. Not a fast course by most estimates, as runners are tested by a series of turns and 3 hay bale jumps along the way. Kathryn Foreman took off early and was never challenged winning the Girls Overall in 18:15 Logan Poteer from Kell won his 2nd major invitational in 16:00. AAA teams Woodward Boys and St.Pius X Girls raced to the team titles.
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!
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...