It has been an interesting Fall in AA XC. Here is the GHSA AA State Meet Preview with Post Region Rankings.
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Banks is holding the #2 spot, but is being threatened by a hungry Toombs Co team. The rest of the list remains very close. (via MileSplit)
Bleckley ran twice again this week and retain the top spot. (via MileSplit)
The Bleckley boys have raced twice this week and have reaffirmed their top spot by winning both races. Banks Co has to be considered a contender, but haven't raced many races that report results. (via MileSplit)
The Bleckley girls will move into the top spot this week after racing twice this week. (via MileSplit)
(via MileSplit) Week 5 AA Girls Team Rankings. Many NW Ga teams had no meet results.
© 2016 Copyright FloSports, Inc. (via MileSplit) Bleckley Boys rebound at Bay Invitational giving Banks County something to think about.
(via MileSplit) Rabun County won at Cookies N Quotes moving them into the top spot after Week 4.
AA Boys is a brand new rodeo now with all the metro private schools out. This could be the beginning of a dynasty for Bleckley with a few teams making their first Podium in school history.
Here is a Virtual meet of the 2A Boys State meet based on Sectionals. pictured is Jordan Mack of Wesleyan
With a slow week of competition the first whole week of April, here are the 2A 'Athletes of the Week' from 4/4 thru 4/17. Pictured is Chelsea Zoller of Holy Innocents (photo by Daniel McCauley)
Here are the 2A Boys Virtual Team Power Rankings thru 4-5. (photo by Daniel McCauley)
Here is a great pic collage of many highlights from the Strong Rock HS/MS Meet held 3-5 from the eye of Daniel McCauley.
The AA Boys team race will be epic. As no Public School team has won a State title dating back to 2000 & 2001 when Cartersville pulled it off! Since that era, the closest any Public school has come, was Bob Roller's East Jackson squad who was a distant 2nd to Westminster back in 2009.
Pace moves up to 2nd after winning Region 6.
Lovett's in control and should repeat. Podium Spots for 2-4 up for grabs! Can SVA climb the Podium?
Sydney Tenney from Lamar County HS signed her NLI last week to compete for Columbus State University.
The 2A Girls race favored Lovett as the Lions had dispatched any AA competition during the season and were looking for their first title in years. It doesn't hurt having the best harrier in AA leading the way in Serena Tripodi. Wesleyan figured to be a comtender having a strong program and being defending Champ. Pace Academy won the 1A Private title last Fall but lost some core runners. Darlington returned a strong experienced squad and Holy Innocents can't help but have some talent coming up from their State Championship MS program. St. Vincent's (Benedictine Military's sister school) runs well at Carrollton and woukd their be a surprise from a Mid GA squad?
AA has been the weaker class overall for Cross Country many years now, although having championship quality programs on the top end. But AA got a bit of a makeover this season with A powers Darlington, Holy Innocents and Pace moving up in the latest alignments (despite the departure of Westminster) But Lovett has come into their own this Fall even after losing their #1 to graduation and could sweep the Individual and Team titles. Pictured above is Serena Tripodi at Last Chance dueling with Jenna Gearing (4A)
(via www.ghsa.net) Team Pics of the GHSA Boys State Champions. Pictured above is St.Pius X.
I must have heard the score wrong after the 300m Hurdles team scores were announced during awards, hearing 'Westminster 67, Lamar County 61', meaning Lamar had to win the 4x400..and hope for Westminster to place 7th/last. But, Lamar actually had a stronger hand trailing by just 1.5 points and their 3rd place finish adding 6 points was more than enough to overtake the Cats' by 2.5 points sealing the 2A title for the Trojans. Lawrence and Lance Austin were key on Saturday scoring 26 points in the Hurdles and 200m as well as being legs on Lamar's relay teams that scored 18.
Day 1 of the2014 Georgia Olympics had some outstanding performances achieved by athletes from all classes. It was definitely 'Hot as Georgia Asphalt' in Jefferson earlier today, confounding climatologists statewide as it seemed weatherwise we all were down in Albany without the gnats, lol. Daniel Haugh from St.Pius X thrilled the fans and his fellow throwers alike winning the 3A Discus with his 1st attempt in 194-5. A few of the highlites ga.milesplit shot pics for are included in this brief article..
There was some good racing happening down in Barnesville at Section A as 21 National Elites were achieved. Taylor DeLoach of St.Vincent's had a career day going 20-1 in the LJ and turned in 2 fast short Sprints Q' times. Thomasville got their top athletes out as did Jeff Davis, Monticello and Bleckley County. On the Boys side Fitzgerald, Lamar County, Bleckley County will move on to Jefferson with their best. In Section 'B' at Norcross the usual suspects Lovett, Westminster and Wesleyan advanced their top girls to Albany and Laney will bring some heat. For the boys seems like caught a good tailwind in the 100 meters as all the runners had big prs including a 10.55 by Jaquivius Cannon of East Laurens. GAC performed well in the Sprints, Westminster dominated in distance events, Calhoun will bring speed and Keyth Fightmaster, Westminster and Jefferson q'd many Field Events scorers.
Class AA will be a battle of attrition at Sectionals but the AA 'Region' Athletes of the Week should qualify easily for State. Hailey Branch is beginning to show signs of peaking after sweeping the 6-AA distance events including a 11:10 3200m. Charlie Woerner from Rabun County scored big in 3 events at the 8-AA meet. Including winning the 110 Hurdles, Shot and placing 2nd in the Discus.
Coach Jamie Abrams in a very short period of time has helped put Lamar County on the radar as a program on the rise and has provided many central Georgia schools a good venue to flock to for competitive High School and Middle School meets. (Which are Sponsored by Local Businesses)
Here are the Performance Lists for the 2A Sectionals being held at Lamar County HS and Greater Atlanta Christian in Norcross.
Coaches - please check your entry lists for the 2A Sectionals posted below. Let your Region Secretary know promptly if there are any changes or substitutions. All Entry Lists Updated as of 4/22/2014 11:00AM. The deadline for changes is Noon,Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
6-AA is without a doubt the most competitive AA Region in the state as Westminster, Wesleyan, GAC and Lovett should qualify the majority of their athletes for State. Lamar County and Fitzgerald have speed and hops that will be on display at Sectionals. Thomasville seems to have gotten some athletes to compete in Track this Spring by their showing at Region. Regions 3-AA and 7-AA once again did not submit results....
Victoria Powell of Lovett HS and Leah Ward from Fitzgerald are the co- overall 2A Girls 'Athletes of the Week. Powell clocked fast times in the 200/400 meters at 25.58/57.48 at the Westminster Invite and Leah Ward cleared a bar of 11-00 last nite at a Fitzgerald Home Meet.
For the 2A Boys week ending 4-1, Mason Hamick is selected as the overall 'Athlete of the Week' after he cleared a bar of 15-0 at the Greater Atlanta Christian Quad.
2A Boys is shaping up 2 weeks out from Region meets to be the most competitive its been in several years. Westminster and Fitzgerald are really too close to call with Lamar County looking to break into the top spot and Jefferson a strong 4th.
Westminster's Boys are the 'King of the Hill' for the 2A Boys Team Power Rankings thru 3-18. 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.
In our 3rd installment of Ga.MileSplit's Track and Field 'Athletes of the Week, the High Jumpers had an outstanding week of Elite clearances and at the top of the bar earning 2A Boys overall 'AOW' is Keyth Fightmaster from Calhoun as he cleared 6-11 at the Greater Atlanta Christian Relays (GAC) Keyth also had nice times in both Hurdles events (15.79/42.05)