Marist Girls will keep marching onto the top of the Team Podium unless something special occurs.
Articles with LaGrange
It could be a very tight race in 4A Boys this Fall with St. Pius X and Marist though both face challenges
Check out all the highlight photos from the Christian Taylor Invitational by Daniel McCauley.
A recap in pics at Landmark from the eye of Daniel McCauley
With a slow week of competition the first whole week of April, here are the 6A ;Athletes of the Week from 4/4 thru 4/17. Pictured is Sam Bowie of Lagrange. (photo by Matt Almand)
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?
Here are the fastest 500 HS guys in Georgia thus far in of September. Sam Bowie from Lagrange currently tops the list.
The AAAAA 'Runners of the Week' came from the 2 Big Invites this past Saturday as Sam Bowie from Lagrange won the at&t Panther Championship race and Frosh Mackenzie Cromer of Union Grove HS had a strong race at at&t Panther p
Watch extended race video from the Championship Boys and Girls Races along with Interviews with The Individual Champs Sam Bowie and Nicole Fegans by Mike Demarest.
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.
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.
Tyler Barber's mammoth performance at the Gwinnett County Championship earns him All-Class 'Runner of the Week' Other Class 'ROWs' were Jack Bluth from Milton, Jonathan Pelham from Lagrange, Stephen Martinez of St.Pius X, Brian Vincent from Pepperell and 2 freshmen from the 'Small School' classes: Jack Douglass of Pace Academy, and Griffin McCauley of Paideia who finished just ahead of Douglass at Coach Daley.
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.
Once again, the action at the Carrollton Orthopedic Invitational determined runners of the week. Sam Bowie from Lagrange is selected as the Boys 5A 'ROW' and it was difficult to find her in the race pics, but Starrs Mill frosh Mary Valli is your 5A Girls 'ROW' after a great first race on "the State Course".
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.
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.
Coach Brad Wilson of LaGrange graduated from Auburn University and teaches Economics and U.S. History. He is finishing up his 4th year of coaching but has already built up quite the resume. In 2012 his boys XC team finished 4th, then in 2013 they finished 2nd; this spring his girls finished 5th at State. He also has coached Andrew Coggins, who was the AAAA State 800m Champ last year and the AAAA 1600m State Champ this spring. Coach Wilson lives in Peachtree City with his wife Molly.
Last week's AAAA Region 'Athlete's of the Week' were Catie Faust from Marist after her 2:17 800m at Region 6 and Donald Daley from Redan HS as he swept the Throws in 51-11/174-8.
Here are from this past week of action (ending March 10th) GaMileSplit's 4A Boys 'Athletes of the Week' Yo, we now recognize 2 categories in the Field Events: Jumps and Throws as demanded. Andrew Coggins from Lagrange HS is selected as the 4A Boys 'Athlete of the Week' after his winning performances at the Atlanta Games in the 1600 and 3200 Meters.
Sarah Bearden of LaGrange High School signed with Georgia State University this morning. Sarah finished 4th in both the 1600 and 3200 in the 2013 GHSA AAAA Track State Championships as well as 6th in the 2012 AAAA XC State Championships.
This was closer than most would have projected as Lagrange threw the gauntlet down and actually led Marist thru the first 4 runners giving defending champ and overwhelming favorite Marist a scare. Marist prevailed by just 17 points led by sr.Daniel Navarro who had an extremely rewarding race capturing the overall title clocking a 16:13. Hakeem Mustafaa will be on everyone's radar in 2014 Outdoor Track with his overall runnerup finish.
Can Lagrange give Marist a run for their money? We'll find out Saturday morning when they lineup and leave it all on the course. Cross country is a true team sport. Having one, two or even three front runners is important but so often championship races are won by the 4,5 runners. Can the Lagrange duo of Coggins and Bowie hang with the Marist duo of Thurston and Navarro? Of the top individual contenders, only Hakeem Mustafaa of Shaw has tested Carrollton this season rocking out a 16:33 at 'Ortho' nearly 8 weeks ago in hotter temps.
Kevin Mills is no stranger to being selected as a Runner of the Week, both All-Class and 6A. His sterling 14:57 in perfect conditions at the fast Fox Farms layout (boosted by ideal conditions) puts him 9th on the MileSplit National 5K rankings. Tayler Tuttle of Providence Christian held off a valiant test from Savannah Carnahan winning the overall title at Asics/Alexander in 17:32. Like Mills. Tayler is a repeat winner of this honor.