Single A Private Boys is now down to the Sweet Sixteen for Friday’s GHSA State XC Meet. photos by Daniel McCauley
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Hebron Christian remains on top after Carrollton Orthopedic effort. Athens Academy rockets to 5th at Double Dip.. (via MileSplit)
Providence Christian and Mount Pisgah make the top 10 this week. (via MileSplit)
Hebron Christian is out the gate with a vengeance, having a great 4th place team finish in the Varsity race at BOA. Strong Rock has never been ranked so high, and appears to be a contender after their run at Starrs Mill AT&T Panther.. (via MileSplit)
Here is a pic collage of the Scots Invite highlights from the eye of Daniel McCauley...
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
Landmark Christian easily wins the team and overall titles for A Private. photo by Daniel McCauley
Here is the Race Preview for GHSA A Private. Post Region Team Rankings are coming. photo by Daniel McCauley
Landmark Christian will be favored to defend their title once again this Fall. The 2-6 squads are fairly tight, so it will make for a geat team race at State. Pictured is Ben Davies of Holy Innocents. photo by Daniel McCauley
This race had the best course conditions of the meet with Landmark repeating as Team Champs while Griffin McCauley of Paideia took the Overall title.
A Private Boys is a down somewhat this Fall, individually and in team strength, which will make for an interesting first race of the day at 7:45am.
This is going to be one of, if not the fastest Girls race of the meet upfront as 8 girls have pr's under 19 minutes with 3 going sub 18: !
Region Madness had the 1A Private Boys scramling up and down the Rankings
Landmark Christian is firmly back in control after their Region 5-A Performance.
Helen Williams of AIS scorched the course posting an 18:02, McCauley wins Boys Overall, Landmark Sweeps titles. (Cover Photo by Daniel McCauley)
Landmark Christian is definitely the favorite to sweep the Team Titles. At last year's Region Championship, the weather was insane...
This week's Rankings extended thru 10-20 taking into account Clarke Oconee Championships as Athens Academy moves into 4th. Galloway ran well at Coach Wood moving to 5th. OLM did well @ Coach Wood breaking into the top 10 at 8th. All teams designated 11th are in no particular order. Many teams will be at Last Chance including Landmark Christian, Athens Academy, Paideia, Galloway, OLM, FPD, North Cobb Christian and Whitefield Academy. It would be great if they ran in the same race...
Word going around is Landmark Christian is close to being healthy again...Athens Academy seems to have found their #5 at Clarke Oconee...
There wasn't much movement in 1A Private girls this past week. Hebron remains #1 after Furman. If Landmark Christian can get healthy by Region/State things could flip..Athens Academy remains 3rd as they beat PCA several weeks ago heads up. Mount Paran, Walker and Athens Christian all moved up.
An extremely active week for 1A Private Boys teams with Asics and Hebron Lions Showcase. Landmark Christian is the team to beat, though working thru some minor injuries. PCA moves ahead of Hebron after their Asics performance. Athens Academy moves into 5th after Furman and Whitefield shoots into 7th after running well at Asics.
With 12 of the top 20 1A Private Girls Teams OFF - The decision was made for the rankings to NOT be changed this week. However, watch for movement following this upcoming Saturday! If we don't get flooded again as is the current forecast..Landmark Christian needs to get healthy by Region/State.
Most of the top 10 was off last week except #1 Landmark Christian who won the Strong Rock meet. Hebron Christian travelled to Jesse Owens and placed 4th in the Small School race (17:36) with Mark 'Franken' Stein winning the Overall title. North Cobb Christian also trekked to Jesse Owens, but competed in a large school race fairing well with a 18:22 team avg.
Hebron Christian moves into #1, they travel to the Jesse Owens Invite in Alabama this weekend. Landmark Christian drops to 2nd. Atlanta International, Mount Paran, Galloway and Paideia all moved up.
Landmark Christian held serve this past weekend placing a very respectable 8th at the Wingfoot Classic. Hebron Christian was OFF as well as Providence and Athens Academy. Paideia's top 2 horses were led 'off course' @ Aubrae Gunderson and will not be punished for course management's miscue. North Cobb Christian and Tallulah Falls continue to ascend higher this week. AIS ran well @ Wingfoot.
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.
Landmark Christian remains #1 after a strong showing at Fulton County placing 7th. Hebron Christian and Providence Christian ran well at Gwinnett. Paideia drops another spot to 4th. North Cobb Christian, Whitefield and Fellowship Christian were 22nd, 24th and 25th at Warpath
Landmark Christian may drop out of #1 if they fail to mount a team score for this weekend..as Hebron ran well at Carrollton going 22:10. Athens Academy solidified their #3 spot after a 3rd place in Winder. Atlanta International (AIS) shoots up the board to after a 23:28 @ Furman. Paideia, Savannah Christian were off.
No real drastic movement in A Private Boys from last week. Landmark continues whipping other competitive squads. Providence moves past Athens Academy to 4th after their Ortho race. North Cobb Christian had a better race at Double Dip cracking the top 10.
Like in the pre-season outlook, after 3 weeks of competition this Class is wide open for the top positions. Landmark currently has the best team having defeated Paideia which got off to a slow start not having a team score at Saucony Battle of Atlanta, but bounced back a bit at at&t Panther. Hebron Christian should improve throughout the Fall. Athens Academy whipped PCA on the tough Spartan course. 3 unranked pre-season squads broke into the top 10 including a spirited Tallulah Falls squad, Our Lady of Mercy who is happy to have Coach Hofkes back at the helm and Mount Paran Christian who was right behing OLM at at&t Panther.
1A Private Girls may be a great showdown by State. Landmark has 3 of the top 6 Girls in their Class, but Hebron Christian is stronger from 1-5. If Athens Academy develps a #5 its anybody's guess what will happen in November. Providence Christian seems to have a nice gap between the next few teams at this point early. Fellowship Christian could make it out of region as a team this season...
1A Private Boys Team:Much like the 1A Private Boys Individuals, this class currently does not a have a dominant squad coming into the opening weekend of big Invitationals. Defending champ Hebron Christian lost their big guns, Galloway lost Reilly Friedman (1 huge point), Athens Academy lost their top 2 (including Jihoon Choi) Landmark Christian seems to be the favorite going into the season with their top 6 coming back. Galloway and Providence Christian should be Podium and possible title contenders by November, and after a great Outdoor Track season in which their distance squad scored 34 points, Paideia cannot be discounted. After these 4 squads, it gets a little stretched out between each school on paper with Whitefield, Athens Academy, Athens Christian and Hebron Christian jockeying for position.
The Landmark Christian girls will be a force unlike any other in 1A Private. Coach Bill Thorn's Eagles are primed to make it four 1A Private titles in the last five seasons.
1A Private Boys is going to be absolutely wide open this Fall as the top 6 finishers from State have moved on to the next level. However, from 7-20 there are 11 underclassmen that are will be battling for supremacy, including a few who had great Outdoor seasons that will be in/near that front pack with good training. Five athletes with sub 17: prs returning are Will Martin from First Presbyterian Day (also top underclassman at State) Griffin McCauley and Max Heaberlin from Paideia who had good Summer Camps at Nike, Sam Shaylor (All State XC) from North Cobb Christian and Sammy Clough of Providence Christian. Jihoon Choi of Athens Academy had a strong Outdoor season and placed 8th at XC State.
Galloway Senior Reilly Friedman wrapped up his High School running career with a crowd pleasing win at the Atlanta Track Club's All-Comers meet on Tuesday night, 5/19/15.
Reilly Friedman of Galloway HS ended his GHSA career by defending his 2013/2014 3200m titles at the Georgia Olympics turning in a solid 9:29.
Robby Keough of Whitefield defended his A Private 1600 meter title clocking a 4:17 in a very interesting race.
The Scots Invitational marked the final home meet for Galloway's most accomplished Track & Cross Country star - State Champion Reilly Friedman. Sunny skies and rising temperatures greeted enthusiastic competitors, representing ten schools with excellent Track & Field programs. Here are some of MileSplit photographer Dan McCauley's favorite pics.
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.
Mother Nature gave Old Man Winter a nudge Saturday, letting him know his days are numbered. The opening meet of the 2015 season at Landmark Christian was hugely popular, with the maximum number of schools participating. Although a steady headwind down the finishing straightaway made conditions challenging, this did not deter very enthusiastic competition.
The 1st Annual Big Peach Distance Kickoff was a huge success to begin the Outdoor season as many competitive races were produced by the 12 schools that attended. It was windy as all get out, but eased up a bit after the 800 meter races began. Parkview as usual did a great job hosting the event.
Reilly Friedman of Galloway, soon to be of the University of Colorado this fall, was the Overall winner of the popular Hot Chocolate 15k Atlanta on 1/25/15. Friedman's time of 51:02 topped the field of 7,415 competitors.
Georgia may have had overall, the most successful NXN Regional in history. 2 Athletes qualified as Individuals including Marist's Morgan Ilse and Galloway's Reilly Friedman. Also congrats to Marietta and Marist for their 5th place team finishes in the deepest year ever in the NXN Southeast Regional.
With the large rabid 6A races complete and Girls teams anxiously waiting for 'official results' to be released, A Private Boys kind of quietly began showing at the start line to settle who the best is this Fall. Anyone who has a clue was well aware of who Reilly Friedman is and how good he's become over the past 3 years after placing 21st his freshman year. Thru October and Region meets Hebron Christian and Galloway were looking like the cream of the A crop with Providence Christian, Athens Academy, Landmark Christian and possibly Paideia with opportunities to ascend the Podium. But, anything can happen at State...except to Friedman as he left no doubts that he is The Man in Georgia Cross Country this Fall.
A Private Girls recently have become very competitive with so many fast girls including a Foot Locker National Finalist in Kathryn Foreman and 2014's 2nd fastest female Emma Grace Hurley of Fellowship Christian who beat 6A Northview's Lindsay Billings several weeks ago. Landmark Christian a month ago looked unbeatable having a healthy top 5. But Athens Academy has closed the gap considerably this month showing signs they could give Landmark fits if they are missing 1 of their top 5. Pictured is Hurly leading a few of Georgia's best including Morgan Ilse of Marist and Savannah Carnahan from South Forsyth.
The Class A Private Boys race has one definitive fact about it: What time will Reilly Friedman post and will it be good enough in the last competitive boys race of the day to win the Best Performance award? His team, the Scots of Galloway are in contention for the state title vs a hungry Hebron Christian Lions squad. A Private boys are a little weaker overall with Darlington, Holy Innocents and Pace moving up to 2A and those teams are all in contention in the AA races Saturday.
I was there at 8am watching the wind gusts nearly blow over the finish line frameposts and destroy a couple of team canopies across the street as mother nature was rearing its ugly head, making conditions nearly miserable unless one had spent winters up north. Galloway's boys shone placing 5 runners in the top eight, posting an impressive 24 points to win the Region 5-A / Area 3 Championship., and Landmark's gals easily secured the team title as Kathryn Foreman won the Overall title...
Region meets began today for 1A Private down in Macon with Area 1 Private . These results will reflect in the 'Final' rankings before State. Athens Academy keeps getting stronger and closing the gap on Landmark's girls and with Kathryn Foreman possibly not running this Saturday could leap over Landmark in the 'Final' pre-State rankings. Alot of Girls squads moved up including Galloway, Whitefield, Mount De Sales and Mount Pisgah. Hebron Christian remained atop the Boys rankings, but moving up were Athens Academy, Paideia and Stratford. I suspect there will be more movement after taking Region into account.
It was a long day of racing and perhaps a few tempo runs at Carrollton Last Chance as evidenced by a few of the top athletes competing. Nineteen 1A & 2A schools were registered for the early and chilly 8:00am Boys start. However, only nine started with the others opting to run in later races. Galloway Boys proved they are title contenders beating several ranked squads. Friedman strolled to 1st in 16:47. Landmark's Girls (sans Kathryn Foreman who is nursing an injury) won the Girls race with Nicole Fegans and Sarah Foreman taking 1st and 2nd.
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.
There was no movement in 1A Private Girls. Kathryn Foreman and Nicole Fegans did not run last week for Landmark Christian. Hebron Christian won the 'Peter Pan' race at Disney continuing to run well. Whitefield and Providence Christian moved up. Hebron Christian and Galloway are both at Coach Wood Saturday.
Its hard to argue that Reilly Friedman's 3rd place 15:15 finish in the 'Race of Champions' at Great American is not the choice for the Week 7 Boys All-Classes 'Runner of the Week' . Click on the article header to find out who were the ROWs by Class, including 1A Public!
A Private Girls remained the same this past week (thru 10-7) with Athens Academy perhaps closing the gap on an inconsistent Landmark Christian squad (injuries?) Former GISA school Mount DeSales cracks the top 10. There was some shuffling on the Boys side as Hebron Christian assumed control of #1 after their performance at Great American with a 17:36 team average. Landmark, Athens Academy and Lakeview Academy all moved up.
On the 1A Private Boys side not much change. Hebron and Galloway might as well be 1a/1b. Too close to call right now. Providence Christian is looking solid and Paideia continues to improve adding a new runner. For the 1A Gals Rankings Landmark seems to be running away with it, but several schools are packing up for a race to second including an improving Athens Academy squad, Hebron Christian, Providence Christian and Athens Christian who will all be competing for those final three podium spots!
1A Private was quiet this past week as there was no movement in the Boys Rankings. Landmark Christian's girls widened the gap on everyone after Lindsey Biggar (frosh) stepped up with a 20:18 giving the squad a strong 5th runner. Hebron Christian moved ahead of ACS after winning the 1A-3A race at Carrollton. Galloway shot up to 6th after their 24:07 team average at Furman
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.
Galloway's Boys for the first time in recent history rose to #1 in the 1A Private Boys rankings after the Georgia XC Invitational (what has become of this former HUGE meet?) Landmark's boys moved up a spot and Providence Christian jumped 4 spots after their win at Athens Academy meet 9-3. On the Girls side a #5 has surfaced for Landmark cementing their top ranking while Athens Academy moved up to 2nd passing ACS who moved to 3rd.
Week 1 Runners of the Week both took 1st at the Mercy XC Invitational including Sr. Reilly Friedman of Galloway and Jr Emma Grace Hurley of Fellowship Christian. Congrats to these athletes having wow performances so early meaning they put in some Summer mileage..
Compared to many meets today the Mercy Campus was about empty by 10:45am as the heat rushed patrons and runners alike to their cars/busses to get cool. The Individual Varsity races were a display of domination by Reilly Friedman and FCA's Emma Grace Hurley. Whitewater's Boys took the team title over a deeper Rockdale Co squad. Mega-school Centennial won the Girls Varsity team race. On a sad note, Helen Williams of AIS is out for the season with stress fracture of the hip.
1A Private Boys is arguably the 3rd most competitive Class in the GHSA despite its schools tiny enrollment. Already one of the top runners All-Class, rumor has it that Galloway's Reilly Friedman has put in 70 mile weeks in Summer training which is scary....especialy for his 1A Private competition.
A Private- Reilly Friedman of Galloway used a lot of energy chasing Keough in the 1600 Thursday nite and the ? is will he have enough left in the tank to best Shane Sullivan from Mt Pisgah. And did he ever as Friedman broke off the line and never looked back defending his title clocking a 9:31
Athens Christian is in great position to defend their title and it will take the likes of 'David slaying Goliath' to knock them off. 24 scoring chances in every event but the 100m and in 9 events have (2) scoring ops. Our Lady of Mercy has the best chance to push them come Saturday with super-stud Christian Coleman. First Presbyterian Day from Macon, Eagles Landing Christian and Pace Academy with national talent hurdler Kenny Selmon are all podium contenders.
For the 1A Private Boys we have co- overall 'Athletes of Week'. Reilly Friedman turned in a 9:30 at Marietta FNL and Christian Coleman of OLM cannot be denied after clocking a 10.7/21.61 at the Run Fit Golden Eagle Invitational.
In our 3rd installment of Ga.MileSplit's Track and Field 'Athletes of the Week' Prince Avenue Christian's Kevon Hudson is the overall 1A Private Boys 'AOW' after an outstanding meet at the Oconee barberitos Classic. Hudson had a LJ mark of 22-4.75 and clocked an 11.06 in the 100 meters.
Reilly Friedman left the pack early and cruised to the Individual title in 16:29 for the Galloway Scots' easily defending his 2012 title. Landmark Christian came thu in clutchtime running epecially well as a team capturing the coveted 1A Private team title scoring 102 points outdistancing a game Darlington squad by 23 points and 2nd ranked Athens Christian by 28. Spencer Geerlings led the Eagles' win finishing 11th.
The Athens Academy boys took home their first ever Team State title this Saturday at the Class A Cross Country Championships held down in Macon. The Spartans had been the favorite since the Week 2 team rankings were released and won by a 48 point margin of victory over runnerup Darlington. Landmark Christian is 'Queen of the Hill' again in A Girls Cross Country defending their 2011 title behind the amazing duo of freshman Kathryn Foreman and senior Lindy Long. Reilly Friedman of Galloway (soph) was not to be denied of his title and he cruised to his first of what could be many Individual Championships and frosh Foreman of Landmark Christian ran away with the Girls title.
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...