AAA Boys had alot of movement from 6-10 from last week.
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3A is loaded Individually as 10 of the top 14 boys from the State meet are set to return headed by defending 3A XC and 3200 Meter Champ Chase Kennedy from East Jackson and his twin bro Chandler Kennedy (2nd in XC, 3rd in 1600) Look for Decatur's Sam Ellis to move up this season after a great Outdoor season in which he swept the 3A 800 and 1600 titles. Oconee boasts a pair of strong individuals led by Michael Hans and Issac Krumm. Blessed Trinity as a trio of speedsters with Ben McCoy, Robby Gipson and Leo Pryor.
Westminster Girls handled Blessed Trinity with ease at their home course. But, this has happened before...was Blessed Trinity sandbagging? Dawson County Girls clubbed Fannin and Banks County at Region moving up. Pierce County may be in the Rankings for the first time ever after their region meet and I have to question the course length..Westminster gave Blessed Trinty fits at Region in the boys race thus jumping over East Jackson. Savannah Arts easily won their region and are a darkhorse to make the Podium. We'll find out how they handle the Carrollton hills and pressure..SE Bullock snuck in the top 10 after a fast region time (course?)
Region !-AAA was held in Savannah and hosted by Savannah Arts Academy, but was held on the campus of Savannah Country Day School as Savannah Arts does not have a course. The boys ran at 10:00a.m. with near perfect conditions of slightly overcast skies and the temperature hovering around the mid 60's..Savannah Arts swept the team titles. The top 4 teams qualifying will be headed up to Carrollton, GA for the big dance on November 8th.
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.
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.
Walton's Tayla Carter crossed the finish line in 11.63 for the top 100m performance of the day Photo by Pinion Photography Athens Christian Makes it a 3-Peat, Walton outlasts MLK in 5A by 1 Point, Redan Sprints and Hurdles away from SW DeKalb in 4A, GAC blows away everyone in AA scoring in just the sprints and relays and Monroe Albany is too deep again adding another title to their padded resume.