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A Private Boys Team Preview Bruce Taylor Aug 18, 2016

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

Top 100 A Private Boys Returners Bruce Taylor Aug 3, 2016

A Private Boys graduated 8 of the top 10 at 2015 State, but Wesleyan and Holy Innocents dropped down a class making things interesting. Griffin McCauley, the defending State champ is healthy again and will be the favorite to defend his title. photo by Daniel McCauley

Carrollton Last Chance Highlights and Team ReCaps Bruce Taylor Oct 25, 2015

Only 1125 runners participated at the annual Last Chance meet at the 'State Course' Saturday. Very few ranked larger school teams ran their varsities or came at all, with those in attendance taking advantage all around, giving their JVs a chance to test out the layout. In 2 weeks though, this venue will be electric..can you feel it?

1A Private Boys Team Rankings Week Ending 10-18 Georgia Ranking Committee Oct 23, 2015

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...

1A Private Boys Team Rankings Week Ending 10-11 Georgia Ranking Committee Oct 15, 2015

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.

Alexander / Asics Recap: Carnahan and Kennedy Rule the Day Bruce Taylor Oct 11, 2015

Weather looked to be an issue coming into this meet late Friday, but, after the course got a good soakin' overnight, it seemed to drain quite well by the early 'dark' start of the Championship Boys race. A thick blanket of mist enveloped the fields at first, but, as the morning progressed, it steadily rose up to reveal the beautiful, flat course ahead.

1A Private Boys Team Rankings Week Ending 10-4 Georgia Ranking Committee Oct 8, 2015

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.

1A Private Boys Team Rankings Week Ending 9/27 Georgia Ranking Committee Oct 1, 2015

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.

1A Private Girls Team Rankings Week Ending 9/22 Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 24, 2015

Hebron Christian closed the gap considerably on Landmark after a great 6th at Gwinnett County, and in a race with 150 or more competitive runners it could be a toss up. Kathryn Foreman of Landmark has now not raced for 2 weekends... PCA ran well at Gwinnett but remains 4th as Athens Academy beat them heads up a couple weeks back. A real shakup from 5-7 as Warpath brought out the best in Walker, Fellowship Christian and Mount Paran.

Coach Daley ReCap Bruce Taylor Sep 20, 2015

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.

1A Private Girls Team Rankings Week Ending 9/13 Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 16, 2015

Landmark Christian may drop out of #1 if they fail to mount a team score for this 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.

1A Private Boys Team Rankings Week Ending 9/6 Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 9, 2015

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 Team Rankings Week Ending 9/6 Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 9, 2015

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...

A Private Boys Pre-Season Outlook Bruce Taylor Aug 19, 2015

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.

A Private 100 Fastest Returning Boys Bruce Taylor Aug 16, 2015

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.

A Private 100 Fastest Returning Girls Bruce Taylor Aug 16, 2015

1A Private Girls may be one of the fastest Classes up top this Fall. 17 of the top 20 Girls are set to return with Shannon Fair the sole departed senior out of the top 10 at the State meet in 2014. There will be incredible competition featuring defending State Champ Emma Grace Hurley of Fellowship Christian, former Foot Locker finalist Sr. Kathryn Foreman of Landmark Christian, Nicole Fegans also of Landmark who was runnerup at State (and rumor has may be the girl to beat this season...Lest we forget Anna Marion Block of Athens Academy who as a frosh dominated the 800/1600 during Outdoor Track and took a strong 3rd at XC State in 2014. Others sure to be frontrunners are sophs Sarah Foreman of Landmark and Sydney Hendricks of Providence Christian. Coming back after sitting her Frosh season is Sophia West from Paideia who was 2nd at MS State in 2013 and has a pr of 11:13 (3200) 5:11 (1600)

Scots Invite Captured in Pics (4-11) Daniel McCauley Apr 15, 2015

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.

Metro Atlanta Area Championships ReCap in Pics Daniel McCauley Apr 2, 2015

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.

Landmark 2-28 HS-MS Meet in Pics Daniel McCauley Mar 2, 2015

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.

Big Peach Distance Kickoff Summary Daniel McCauley Feb 15, 2015

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 Flawless, Hebron Christian Lions Roar to A Private Title Bruce Taylor Nov 10, 2014

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.

Class 1A Private Boys State Meet Preview Bruce Taylor Nov 6, 2014

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.

Final Pre-State Class 1A Private Team Rankings Georgia Ranking Committee Nov 3, 2014

 Galloway Boys were very impressive at Region in frigid windy conditions. Hebron Christian was too in the Area 2 meet as these squads should provide some exciting racing late Saturday afternoon. Paideia was a strong 3rd at region without their 2 and 4. Landmark Christian was back at full strength at the 5-A meet but Kathryn Foreman was reported to be in pain after the race. Athens Academy's girls beat Hebron and Providence at Region. George Walton pulled the shocker in 8-A beating ACS out for 4th teamwise. Its still a slight mystery what transpired at Region 6-A except for some Discussion Board posts, which had 2 top 1-A Private athletes compete in with Emma Grace Hurley and Robby Keough...

Region 5-A Private, Friedman Freezes the Field, Foreman Back in Action Bruce Taylor Nov 2, 2014

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...

Week 10 Class 1A Private Team Rankings Georgia Ranking Committee Oct 29, 2014

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.

Carrollton Last Chance 1A-2A Races in Pics Daniel McCauley Oct 26, 2014

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. 

50 Fastest Freshman Boys thru 10-22 Bruce Taylor Oct 23, 2014

Here's a list of your 50 Fastest Freshman Boys this Fall thru 10-22. There's an opportunity for many of these athletes to better their High School pr's at Region meets beginning this week thru next week. Yes, many of the fastest tmes came at 'racetracks' like Clinton Farms, Fox Hall Sporting Club and Boling Park. Jallah Galimah is still #1 with his 16:13 at Boling Park from the Warpath Invitational.

Golden Eagle Meet ReCap Bruce Taylor Oct 12, 2014

It was a beautiful day at Nash Farm Battlefield as 25 teams mixed it up at the Golden Eagle Invitational. West Florida Tech HS invaded from Pensacola FL (9 hr trip) and crossed back into the CST zone with both Varsity team 1st place trophies. Logan Poteet cruised to another win in the VB race and Rebecca Dow of Marietta was strong taking the Girls Overall title. Padeia swept the MS team honors and Overall titles. Meet Director Claud Spinks made several minor tweaks to the Battle of Atlanta course for the Golden Eagle

Week 5 Ga.MileSplit Boys 'Runners of the Week Bruce Taylor Sep 25, 2014

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.  

Week 5 Class 1A Private Rankings 9-20 Georgia Ranking Committee Sep 24, 2014

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!

Bowie and Foreman Dominate at Coach Daley Bruce Taylor Sep 21, 2014

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.  

Ga.MileSplit Middle School Boys Fast 50 Bruce Taylor Sep 15, 2014

With Middle Schoolers running so many different length courses (2 Mile, 3200, 3000) its hard to gauge who the fastest MS Boys are, so I am including a 'Fast 50' for each distance in this version week ending 9-13. Let's keep in mind its been confirmed that NEGA and Fall Run Away 3000's were both a little short...and Lee County Invite has been noted as short or extremely fast...(Image by Dan McCauley)

Winder-Barrow HS/MS Invitational Summary Bruce Taylor Sep 14, 2014

The Winder-Barrow Invite had 12 HS teams and 11 MS/Clubs made the trip to Bramlett Elementary this past Saturday. Archer's Boys and Johns Creek's Girls won the Varsity team races while the Junior Hoyas from Cobb County stole the MS team trophy and Rabun County MS took the Girls hardware back to the mountains. Dax Willette, McKenzie Knudson, Andrew Scott and Katya Bessiere ran to individual titles in the Varsity and MS races.   all photos by Dan McCauley

Middle School State Track Summary Taylor Ford Apr 27, 2014

The Middle School Track Championships was an all day affair filling the home side stands with screaming student-athletes and parents alike with fans mashed together hanging over the railings to get a glimpse of the future HS stars in Georgia Track.  Oak Hill MS of Baldwin County are  the Girls Team Champions and Hilsman MS from Athens are the Boys Team Champions.The stars of the meet for the Girls were 'Athlete of the Meet' Tia Jones of Full Throttle as she tripled in the 100/200/100 hudles, Anna Marion Block as she doubled in the 800/1600 and Sterling Lester from Marietta as she doubled in the 400m/300h.  For the Boys Justin Long of Tucker MS was the Boys 'Athlete of the Week' sweeping the 200/400 and anchoring the 4x100 team to 1st. Griffin McCauley is 'Mr.Distance' as he set a new record in the 3200m Friday at 10:14, placed 2nd in the 1600, and 4th in the 800m.  

MS State Championships Day 1 Bruce Taylor Apr 26, 2014

  Day 1 of the MS State Championships got off to a good start as 56 teams and over 1000 athletes began competition in some Track prelims, Field Event finals and the 3200 meter Finals.  SMART event management has ran the meet since its inception serving as Georgia's 'unofficial' MS State Track and Field Championships.  Griffin McCauley of Paideset a new MS state meet record in the Boys 3200 clocking a 10:14 and Sophie West of Paideia took the Gold in the Girls race in 11:13. 

1A Pvt Girls- Landmark's Foreman Rules Carrollton, Pace Takes Team Title Bruce Taylor Nov 10, 2013

Kathryn Foreman was unflappable, followed her usual strategy going all out taking an early lead over Taylor Tuttle, picked it up in the 2nd Mile creating a cushion that was too large to gap winning her 2nd consecutive 1A Private individual title clocking the Girls 'Performance of the Day' in 18:42. Those crafty Pace Academy gals ran steady as they had all-season bouncing top ranked Darlington seizing the team title.

MS (SS) Jenkins Untouchable, Block Ices Girls Field.Decatur,Holy Innocents Team Champs Bruce Taylor Oct 21, 2013

Another enjoyable event drawing nearly 1300 runners was again successful on a revamped, more fan friendly course (with 4 large display clocks) which the fans and runners had to enjoy. Holy Innocents was the Boys (SS) team champs and won the Best (SS) Combined Program award. Decatur was a surprise winner of the Girls (SS) team trophy. Jonathan Jenkins of the Newroc Rockets and Anna Marion Block of Athens Academy were the Individial titleists. 

GA MS State XC Championships Team Competition Preview Bruce Taylor Oct 17, 2013

  This Georgia MS State Championship thing continues to grow each season as 77 teams, 47 individuals and 1247 total athletes are slated to be compete this Saturday in Cochran. Ga.MileSplit has helped promote the meet dating back to 2009 and its now a monster with up to 3000 folks attending including athletes. I urge you to get a t-shirt early, or you could waiting in line for 1/2 hour after the Small School events. The feature races are the Large School Championship beginning at 10am and the Small School races at 11am. Comparing teams is extremely difficult as the MileSplit database doesn't calculate MS Team Rankings and 4 different distances have been contested including 2500m, 3000m, 3200m and the 2 Mile (which the new Bleckley Elementary course has been wheeled at or very close to 2 Miles) 29 full small school squads will duke it out and 21 large school teams (guestimate) Also, please don't take offense if your favorite team isn't mentioned, as evaluating MS teams is best left to dataholic in his rare spare time, lol. Thanks for understanding.

Week 8 Ga.MileSplit MS ROWs Bruce Taylor Oct 15, 2013

This week marks the final installment of the MS ROWs. All of the athletes honored this week will be competing to be Individual Champions. This week, Jonathan Jenkins from Newroc Rockets and Sophia West of Paideia are the 'chosen ones' Next week, each of the Individual Champs in the Large and Small School races will be the 'Middle School Runners of the Year' !               

Ga.MileSplit Middle School Runners of the Week Bruce Taylor Sep 23, 2013

Middle School Runners of the Week will be chosen weekly for the remainder of the season culminating in announcing MS ROYs after the Georgia Middle School State Championships on October 19 in Cochran at Bleckley County Elementary. This week both runners came from the Battle of Atlanta with George Finch and Sophie West taking the Honors! This beautiful image was taken by Coach McKissic of Morrow High School as the sun dropped over the rolling hills of Nash Farms Battlefield..