Here is the post region 7A boys team power rankings heading into sectionals.
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At the midpoint of the season here are the 7A boys team power rankings.
The Eagle Invitational allowed runners to soar. photos by Dan McCauley
A very indepth preview of the 7A Boys State Championship race.
2018 Runnerup South Forsyth is favored individual race is wide open after region.
Marist Girls dominate and West Forsyth Boys pull off an upset
7A Boys team first look based on returners. Power has shifted in this class towards Forsyth schools.
Georgia's finest harriers faced cold conditions and hot competition at the USATF Meet of Champions. photo by Daniel McCauley
Kyle Harkabus Triumphs as Overall Champ and South Forsyth dominant in Team win. photo by Enrique Tomas
What a treat cross country fans will get on Saturday at Carrollton. We have quite the intriguing lineup for State this year with the top 2 teams for the girls pretty cut and dry.
A very indepth look at the 7A Boys State Championship race.. its going to be insane
The 2018 Trinity/Valkyrie Invitational seeded races are going to be stellar. Check out who made the races!
Marist swept the team titles on their home tuf and Leif Andersen won the Boys Overall title. pictured is Leif Andersen, photo by Marc Logan.
Here are the Week 9 GA HS Male Athletes of the Week. pictured is Harrison Morris of Oconee County
The Coaches Invitational once again did not disapoint as many of the top athletes in Georgia pushed it on the track, especially the Relays. photo by Daniel McCauley
Brian Hauch of Parkview and Jack Haller of West Forsyth led the Outdoor Boys PV Returners with bars of 15-9.25 and 15-06 respectively.
Girls: It was an showdown at Wingfoot this week, almost every team seemed to not quite have all cylinders firing. We will see another big time match up between the top 4 and more at Coach Wood, will the gap increase or shrink? (via MileSplit)
Marist Sweeps Varsity Team Titles. Erin Fegans and Mark White win Individual Overall. photo by Ben Ennis
Once again its time for the Saucony Battle of Atlanta to provide some great racing!
There was some electric distance races at the Berry State meet Friday evening.
In 7A Boys, it appears Westlake and Parkview are on a direct collision course until the final event of the meet! photo by Daniel McCauley
The 10th Annual Milton T&F Showcase did not disappoint as seven stadium records fell on the boy's side and three stadium records went down in the girl's competition.
Georgia Q's 3 for Foot Locker Nationals. photo by Daniel McCauley
In 2015, Georgia had 3 Gals Q' for Foot Locker Nationals, can it happen again..photo by Daniel McCauley
Great beginning for the Georgia HS Cross Country Meet of Champions.
South Forsyth ran their best when it mattered taking the AAAAAAA Girls Team Title.
Here's a GREAT preview of the GHSA AAAAAAA HS Girls State Meet with Post Region Rankings. photo by Daniel McCauley
Here are the Female HS ROWS for Week 10. Macki Walsh of Etowah is the All Class selection. photo by Rob Rose
Jacob McLeod of Trinity Christian was on fire Saturday at the Nike/Fleet Feet Coach Wood Invitational. photo by Chris D'Aquin
(via MileSplit) Slow week for most top 10 All Class squads. Marist ran well at FSU and Woodland moves up after placing 2nd at Asics.
Not much action for AAAAAAA schools in Week 8. Coach Wood will be HUGE for Week 9 rankings. (via MileSplit)
Watch List: (via MileSplit) Many AAAAAAA Girls squads raced at Great American and Wendys in North Carolina last weekend.
Here are Week 6 Female ROWS. Liz Galarza is All Class after being top Georgia Girl at Wingfoot. photo by Daniel McCauley
© 2016 Copyright FloSports, Inc. (via MileSplit) Milton stays on top after win at Fulton, South Forsyth charges back to 2nd after Warpath.
Check out the top 500 senior girls cross country times in the state of Georgia as of September 21st in the MileSplit database.
Marist Boys and South Forsyth Gals Dominant, Kennedy runs away from field at Warpath.
Watch List: (via MileSplit) Milton Girls move into #1 after winning at Coach Benson Double Dip.
Milton's girls shoot up to #1 in week 4 after their impressive win at Coach Benson Double Dip.
Another great meet from Marist, as the Coach Benson Double Dip meet had some very intense races for Individual and team titles.
Here are the Week 3 Female 'Runners of the Week'.
Runner sof the Week have already began this season with the conclusion of Week 1. Sam Bowers and Liz Galarza (pictured above) take the honors.
Here's an extensive AAAAAAA Girls 2016 XC season preview.
Here is a Virtual Meet for 6A Boys based on Sectionals for all...photo by Daniel McCauley
AAAAAA Girls got the shortened route to race on and made the most of it posting the fastest times of the day. Mill Creek's squad and Lindsay Billings are 2015 Champs.
4 Squads leap frogged Northview after 'Region Madness. Harrison, Brookwood, Pope and Walton all moved up as well. Will Northview be full strength at Carrollton, that is the Big ?
Very little movement in the Final Class Ranking of the Fall except for Roswell shooting up to 7th after a great race at 5-AAAAAA. Marietta looks unbeatable on 11-7. The 2-4 Podium spots will be wildly contested on what's forecasted to be a beat up, sloppy course in the afternoon.
Lambert Boys 'Moo' Down the Competition! South Forsyth Girls Race to Team Title, Billings Dominate & John Green Takes Boys Overall.
Coach Wood really shook up the 6A Girls Team Rankings as every team in the top 10 moved either up or down. South Forsyth may be slowly closing the gap back on Northview heading into Region. Etowah ran great moving up 3 spots after their performance at Coach Wood. North Paulding tore it up bbreaking bad into 9th. *All teams designated 11th are in no particular order*
South Forsyth ran LIGHTS OUT at Coach Wood, their #3-5 runners really stepped up to finish 2nd behind Northview. West Forsyth was off this week and stay in the top 10. North Paulding jumps into the watch list after a strong performance at Coach Wood finishing 11th.
Coach Wood will be a battleground Saturday for many of these top ranked squads. Little movement with Harrison jumping into 7th after Furman and Westminster is back in the top 10 after their 3rd place effort at Asics.
Big Showdowns coming at the Coach Wood meet this Saturday! South Forsyth closed the gap on Northview a bit at Asics. Harrison moved up 2 spots after their Furman race. Woodstock on the watch list after Cherokee County.
Many top 10 squads were off, but FSU and Westover were last minute subs for a few top teams. South Forsyth topped rival West Forsyth down in Westover. Cobb County shook up the rankings on the bottom end with Walton cracking the top 10 besting Harrison and Pope.
Mill Creek retains their top ranking being the top GA squad at FSU placing 3rd. Marist ran well dowm in Tallahassee at FSU. South Forsyth beat West Forsyth (w/o Liz Galarza)
Watch the final 100 meters from each race at the 34th Annual Westover Invitational and footage from various distance markers from a Volunteer !!
Savannah Carnahan and John Green Take Individual Titles and South Forsyth swept the team races. Weather looked iffy an hour before the race, but as the morning wore on, the skies began to show patches of blue and the Sun made a very subtle appearance making for perfect racing conditions!
1 & 2 roll the dice...Mill Creek was off, Northview dominant winning Wingfoot. South Forsyth beat Milton at Wingfoot, but Milton ran without their #1 (Riley Burr) Marist was 4th at Wingfoot and Lovett 6th (without #2 Haley Hooper)
Mill Creek remains #1 until a heads up Northview at full strength won Wingfoot impressively.
Mill Creek takes over #1 after their domination of the Gwinnett County Championship. Northview back at full strength looks poised to defend their 6A title. Parkview showed improvement at Gwinnett moving up 2 spots to 8th. Peachtree Ridge emerges on the 'Watch List' 11-15.
Mill Creek jumps to #1 All Class after a dominating performance at Gwinnett County. Northview rises 6 spots, finally running full strength at Fulton County.
The 5th Annual Coach Daley Invite course was lengthened a bit for this Fall and the flat layout didn't yield so many quick times as in the past.
Here are several Photo Galleries from the Coach Daley Invitational by David Heaberlin. Click on header to access each race link.
6A Girls was very similar to the Boys as carrollton and Double Dip had a heavy influence on this week's team rankings. West Forsyth had a solid win at Ortho, Milton traveled well to Knights Crossing taking 2nd. There was no movement from 5-10 and the 'Watch list changed a bit with Alpharetta now on the 'Radar'
Over 1400 runners gathered at the State Course on Saturday having great mid-September racing conditions in very uncrowded race situations for this venue. (excluding Championship Boys) Anticipation was high for those races with many top squads and Indivduals competing.Brief ReCap (more coming Monday)
Mill Creek Gals are atop the first All-Class XC season rankings after 2 impressive performances and how it could shake out in a meet with all of these teams listed in a larger meet. Should leave plenty for discussion for Insiders on the Discussion Board.
After the first 3 weeks West Forsyth ran well enough to be ranked #1 in the first set of Weekly Team Rankings. Mill Creek won Berry. The top 7 teams could all move after this weekend's upcoming racing.
Everyone anticipated a showdown between Region rivals and 3 of the top ranked 6A squads, but perhaps not the outcome. West Forsyth showed their depth winning the title by 26 points. Flowery Branch Boys very impressive..
Here are the All-Class Boys Pre-Season Team Rankings for the Fall season. Also, rewatch the 2014 6A Girls Race Video ! Insiders get to watch the 4A Race too!
Here are your Top 100 Fastest 6A Returning Girls by their fastest 2014 XC Time. Northview's Lindsay Billings heads the list with a 16:56 at the Lambert River Run.
A surprising amount of prominent athletes on the 6A circuit return for the 2015 campaign. Based on those returners, I’ve devised the following pre-season rankings heading into this season along with a couple highlights of those returners. NOTE: These are NOT State predictions which often weigh state meet history and other intangibles into play. This is my attempt to best make sense of the top returning teams without merely looking at a virtual meet.
Here is a list of your top 100 6A Boys Returners from 2014 calculated by their fastest time...which as we know can be deceiving with the variety of courses competed on. Davis Stockwell is the defending 6A Champ at 15:37.
While 6A lost some talent at the top, a surprising amount of prominent athletes on the 6A circuit return for the 2015 campaign. Based on those returners, I’ve devised the following pre-season rankings heading into this season along with a couple highlights of those returners. NOTE: These are NOT State predictions which often weigh state meet history and other intangibles into play. This is my attempt to best make sense of the top returning teams without merely looking at a virtual meet.
Everyone was still trying to catch their breath after the fast and furious action of the 6A Boys championship race when the 6A ladies began to gather at the start line and form up stretching, doing the obligatory runouts, then huddling together (some with'some without their coaches) having final moments together getting charged up or praying even) As the final calls were made the time had arrived to put it all on the line (for some seniors perhaps their final Cross Country race) Most in the loop expected a team battle between top ranked Region 6 foes Northview, South Forsyth and a red hot Milton squad or to observe another work of art by Lindsay Billings. Sometimes one gets what they hope for, a great team battle and watching one of the state's best hopes for a Foot Locker National finalist.
It was a week for the Girls without Lindsay Billings or Emma Grace Hurley competing, and Lovett's Serena Triopdi took advantage on the newly redesigned 5K Westover course. Although it was muddy and slippery on many areas, Tripodi carved out a still pretty fast 18:43 defeating many former Class ROWs this past Saturday...
There were some pretty good darn meets this past week producing the Week 6 Ga.MileSplit 'Runners of the Week' The All-Class Boys 'ROW' selected is Walton's Mitchell Sanders after his 2nd place performance at the Atlanta Classic. Pictured above is pic of 5A co-'ROW' Abbas Abbkar from the Clarkston Angoras. Image by Daniel McCauley
69 schools competed at the rejuvenated Carrollton Orthopedic Invitaional from as far south (or more) as Melbourne Florida. Some incredible racing occured, but Ga.MileSplit was unable to be onsite for this event and reports as to what transpired have been non-existent on the Discussion Board. A few things are certain, Lindsay Billings ran great winning the Championship Girls Overall title and Leon County (FL) Sukhi Khosla was untouchable as he dominated with a season best time of 15:53.
After maybe having a few less teams attend than in the past, the Carrollton Orthopedic Invitational is 67 HS teams strong again and should have over 2000 runners registered for action Saturday. Many of the top programs in Georgia will run their entire squads and a few will hold out their top runners for another day... The Sunshine State has arguably three of the best boys teams in the state, two of the best girls teams in the state , the top freshman in the state on the girls side, and a potential foot locker finalist in Sukhi Khosla on the boys side lacing it up with our state's student-athletes. Its a star studded event that could turn into a barnburner depending on what teams from Ga choose to run in the Championship race....
Marietta's Boys stand pat, just like All-Class. Peachtree Ridge moves into 2nd after winning at Spurs & Spikes Invite with a 16:30 team average. Etowah and West Forsyth are 3rd/4th this week after a battle at Double Dip. Milton Boys moved up 2 spots to 5th after their win at Covered Bridge. Northview's Girls rocketed to the top of 6A Girls after winning handily at Covered Bridge with a 20:00 team average. South Forsyth rises to 3rd after Double Dip.
This past week's 6A 'Runners of the Week' had outstanding races on Saturday at different venues. West Forsyth's John Green worked his magic at Double Dip and Lindsay Billings from Northview ripped apart the 'Covered Bridge' course in Roswell finishing :06 behind Emma Grace Hurley of FCS. .
At the Coach Roy Benson Double Dip Invitational a few teams bared their fangs and showed how good they can be this season. Marist's girls as usual were too deep and strong winning by 49 points with Morgan Ilse taking overall champ. John Green from West Forsyth let it all hang out earning a major invite overall title. West Forsyth's program had a great day overall and Etowah's Boys walked away with the Boys team title by 2 points. Image by Kevin Carnahan
All-Class Rankings are perhaps the most difficult to gauge every Fall as many schools may only go head to head once or twice with Nike-Fleet Feet the final realistic indicator as most top squads use Last Chance as a tempo run and let all their JVs get a taste of the State course. 6A schools rule the roost this week with Marietta's boys strong at Saucony Battle of Atlanta and West Forsyth's Girls having a great run at the Stage Races.
In the first edition of the GHSA Class Team Rankings (we have always let at least 2 full weekends of racing before ranking) Marietta's Boys should come as no surprise on top after blowing away even 4A North Oconee by nearly 80 points. West Forsyth's girls may be a bit of a surprise as #1 after their winning performance at the Stage Races.
Haley Anderson from West Forsyth HS recently signed her NLI with Georgia Tech. Up until her senior year, Haley was a high school tennis player, former cheerleader & former gymnast, who ran only recreationally to stay in shape.
Round 4 of the heavyweight 6A programs Brookwood and Peachtree Ridge didn't disapoint. The anticipation built as results were compiled with Peachtree Ridge's depth making the difference for a 12 point margin of victory. Soph Avery Bussjager of Walton HS won her first 6A state title in 19:04.
The one, two punch of Junior champion Ryan Peppenhorst (16:43) and Senior runner up Jake Howlin (16:48) led #10 6A ranked South Forsyth Boys to the region 6 championship on a cool, perfect Saturday morning. The Lady Knights of Centennial solidified their ranking, taking the victory with 48 points, with a 20:01 average / 1-5 split of 1:09 & putting 4 runners in the top 15.