Georgia Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association presented it's annual Coaches Clinic this past weekend. photo by Daniel McCauley
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Union County wins first State team title in history and Guy Gober from Rabun County adds another notch to his belt. pictured is Luke Gambrell of Union. photo by Marc Logan
Bleckley County easily defends their team title, Zoe Sanchez of Union County wins going away unchallenged.. photo by Marc Logan
Here are the Georgia HS Boys Week 1 Runners of the Week. pictured is Justin Wachtel of Mary Persons
Courtney Madison wins 4 Golds, Elbert wins 1st title in 7 years
AA can be unpredictable at State, with most runners never having ran a course like Carrollton. Can Bleckley sweep again?
The Rome Floyd Championship race has some of the north Ga teams making big moves up the list whereas the South Ga Championship race has teams falling several spots. Some head to head questions were answered in both races. Banks Co has gone off the radar, but they are still the team to beat, but if Amruchee and Pepperell can put up other results to back up Saturday's performance look for a new #1 in the coming weeks. Head to head racing in the South answered some questions, but it's obvious the heat took its toll. (via MileSplit)
There was some good head to head racing in the north and south this week. The Floyd Championship race catapulted Armuchee to the top of the rankings this week. Bleckley girls were in control at South Ga Championship. (via MileSplit)
Bleckley is teetering on the top, but don't think they are out of reach of a strong Armuchee team, or the Jeff Davis squad. Berrien has a strong Individual in Rebecca Chandler , but with a 5 minute split from 1-5 it will be easy for them to slide downward over the coming weeks. Rockmart and Oglethorpe are evenly matched. St Vincent's usually starts slow early in the season, but closes toward the podium spots by November. (via MileSplit)
Banks and Bleckley are pretty evenly matched, but Bleckley is young; advantage Banks. Toombs looks poised to challenge at the top. Jeff Davis and Armuchee would be a good race head to head. Pepperell, Coosa, Rockmart, and Gordon Central are very close and Dade Co breaks into the top ten. (via MileSplit)
Rivals, Bleckey and Jeff Davis should have a showdown coming soon.. (via MileSplit)
Bleckley stays put at #1. Toombs beats Jeff Davis at Wayne County. (via MileSplit)
AA Girls has never been so wide open in the history of the class. There are no clear favorites, and whoever works the hardest and smartly, will rise to the top of the Podium in November. (via MileSplit)
Vidalia Boys get redemption a year coming, Jeff Davis scores in many events taking AA Girls.
In the AA Girls State meet, Jeff Davis is primed to dominate from Day 1 on. photo by Daniel McCauley
It has been an interesting Fall in AA XC. Here is the GHSA AA State Meet Preview with Post Region Rankings.
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) Many teams were idle, but Jeff Davis moves up after beating Dodge County in Week 5.
(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 Girls is going to look like a brand new class this season with the metro AA powers banished to A Private and AAA for at least 2 years.
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.
Greater Atlanta Christian performed to their abilities and grabbed another AA State title scoring big points in many events this weekend.
Here is a Virtual Meet for the Girls Class 2A State Championships based upon Region performances. Region 3 as usual did not submit results. Photo by Daniel McCauley
Heading into Sectionals, here were the 2A Region 'Athletes of the Week'
Here are the 2A 'Athletes of the Week' ending 4/3.
Here are the 2A Girls Virtual Team Power Rankings thru 4/5. (photo by Daniel McCauley)
The AA Girls meet is going have some great racing and based on Sectionals Lovett School out of ATL is loaded coming out of Sectionals...Its going to be very competitive to see who earns the final 3 team Podium spots.
These are your edited 2A Girls Team Power Rankings. Metro schools Lovett and Greater Atlanta Christian are 1-2, but watch out for an improved Thomasville squad, Jeff Davis and Wesleyan.
Lovett has really improved from 2013 and as the season ground away took over the top spot in the 2A Team Power Rankings and haven't looked back. But, they suffered a big loss when Victoria Powell (got injured?) and was unable to compete at Sectionals costing Lovett up to 20-25 points at State. This brings perennial AA powers Wesleyan and Westminster right back into the chase. Thomasville has the potential to be a Podium squad as does Greater Atlanta Christian, Laney (who has speed) Monticello who boasts the triple threat Tiarra Whitlock, and Jefferson. Taylor DeLoach of St.Vincent's is another great athlete who could score up to 30 points by herself.
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.
its going to be interesting who makes it out of Sectionals in Girls AA. Once again, the power resides in Region 6 with evenly matched squads, though WEsleyan pulled a minor upset taking the team title. Westminster, Lovett and GAC need to qualify their top athletes at Sectionals. Bleckley County, Thomasville, Fitzgerald, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Monticello and Spencer have the potential to make the AA Girls Sectionals a train wreck.