Richmond Hill’s Jalen Murray took the individual title with a 15:58.45 time and although Pope didn’t have a finisher among the top seven, the Greyhounds took the trophy. Pope’s Will Brown was the highest Greyhound finisher with a 16:54.18, good enough for eighth. Pope placed runners at Nos. 10, 11, 13 and 14 to average 17.04.52 for a 1:25:22.58 total time. For the girls, Cambridge defended its 2017 title with a team average of 20:28.33 and a total time of 1:42:21.64, edging out Harrison by only three seconds. Ashley Sechrest finished third with a 19:32.80 time and teammate Grace Gerlach placed sixth with a 20:04.58 finish. Creekview’s Makena Gates won the individual title with a 18:48.27 finish
Starr’s Mill’s boys team placed three runners among the top six finishers to run away with the team title. Union Grove’s Domonic Macias won the individual crown with a 16:35.93 time and McIntosh’s Zach Jaeger placed second (16:37.25) but Starr’s Mill’s Nick Nyman place third (16:52.96), Harrison Fultz placed fourth (17:02.85) and Ty Duben finished fifth (17:05.21) to pace the Panthers to the victory. For the girls, Woodland-Cartersville’s McKenna Trapheagen finished 40 seconds ahead of second place to pace her team to a state championship with a 1:41:18.41 total time for a team average of 20:15.69. Woodland’s highest finishers were Carlie Clymer and Angela Cochran at 10th and 11th, respectively. McIntosh and Starr’s Mill finished second and third behind Woodland.
Wesleyan punched earned its 10th team championship after beating out Whitefield Academy by just over a second. Wesleyan (1:33:29.83) averaged 18:41.97 ahead of second-placed Whitefield (1:32:25.60), which averaged 18:29.12. Graham Blanks of Athens Academy won the individual title with a 16:31.89 time which edged Whitefield’s Devin Wade by 12 seconds (16:43.53). Mac Howie was Wesleyan’s highest finisher (18:07.68). For the girls, Atlanta International denied Wesleyan the chance to sweep the titles as it beat the Wolves by roughly four seconds. International (1:46:39.61) finished with a team average of 21:19.93. Second-placed Wesleyan (1:50:24.33) averaged a time of 22:04.87. Holy Innocents’ Jackie Addy blew away the competition to finish 35 seconds ahead of the next runner. Addy (19:02.77) finished ahead of International’s Reagan Mahoney (19:37.38) and Landmark’s Erin Fegans (19:42.09).
Class AAAAAA Boys
1. Jalen Murray, Richmond Hill, 15:58.45; 2. Jack Filan, Cambridge, 16:00.02; 3. Mark White, Lakeside, Evans, 16:29.46; 4. Sully Shelton, Harrison, 16:33.95; 5. Sam Rich, Lakeside, Evans, 16:40.0
Class AAAAAA Girls
1. Makena Gates, Creekview, 18:48.27; 2. Mckenna Croft, Douglas County, 19:11.13; 3. Ashley Sechrest,Cambridge, 19:32.80; 4. Alysa Miles, Creekview, 19:56.35; 5. Sophie Boice, Pope, 19:56.47
Class AAAAA Boys
1. Domonic Macias, Union Grove HS, 16:35.93; 2. Zach Jaeger, McIntosh, 16:37.35; 3. Nick Nyman, Starr’s Mill, 16:52.96; 4. Antaures Jackson, Eagle’s Landing, 17:02.61; 5. Harrison Fultz, Starr’s Mill, 17:02.8
Class AAAAA Girls
1.McKenna Trapheagen, Woodland-Cartersville, 19:07.00; 2. Gabby Parsons, Union Grove HS,19:47.03; 3. Mackenzie Walls, Veterans, 19:47.35; 4. Zoe Smith, McIntosh, 19:48.89; 5. Elle Mezzio, Riverwood, 19:55.14
Class A-Private Boys
1. Graham Blanks, Athens Academy, 16:31.89; 2. Devin Wade, Whitefield Academy, 16:43.53; 3. Zackary Truitt, Landmark Christian, 17:02.03; 4. Grady Coppock, Savannah Christian, 17:44.65; 5. Kameron Jackson, Landmark Christian, 17:47.73
Class A-Private Girls
1. Jackie Addy, Holy Innocents, 19:02.77; 2. Reagan Mahoney, Atlanta International, 19:37.38; 3. Erin Fegans, Landmark Christian, 19:42.09; 4. Cara Joyce, Atlanta International, 19:43.76; 5. Hayden Puett, Holy Innocents, 20:12.20
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The second day of the GHSA State Cross Country Championships took place Saturday as five classifications for both boys and girls competed in the 5K at the course at Carrollton High School. Here are the results:
South Forsyth’s boys won their first-ever cross country title with an average time of 17:00.57 and a team time of 1:25.02.84 to edge Lambert (1:26:33.13) by just over a second. South Forsyth’s Michael Patterson led his program with a time of 16:46.31. East Coweta’s Kyle Harkabus finished with a 16:08.55 time to take the individual title. For the girls, Marietta won its third title after winning back-to-back AAAAAA titles in 2014-15. Marietta averaged 19:30.34 with a team total of 1:37:31.69. Woodstock’s Brynne Sumner won the individual title with a time of 18:36.39. Marietta’s Ellie Hall placed second with a time of 18:39.09. June Mwaniki (fourth) and Ani Henderson (ninth) were Marietta’s top-10 finishers.
St. Pius X won its 10th boys cross country title with a 1:25:08.24 time and a team average of 17:01.65. Second-placed Marist finished with a 1:27:25.54 total and a team average time of 17:29.11. Marist’s Leif Anderson captured the individual title with a time of 16:17.75. Mary Persons’ Justin Wachtel placed second (16:18.59). Pius placed four runners – Jack Voss (third), Rowan Wiley (fourth), Nicolas Fontova (sixth) and John Owens (eighth) in the top 10. For the girls, Marist captured its 20th cross country title with a total time of 1:40:01.11 and 20:00.03 team average. St. Pius (1:41:25.05) placed second and Blessed Trinity (1:41:41.94) took third. Kathleen Maley also gave Marist an individual title with a time of 19:22.17 which bested Oconee County’s Caroline McArthur effort of 19:26.58. Marist placed two runners – Lucy Jewell Watson (19:54:36) in eighth place and ninth place Nora Solomon (20:07.55) – in the top-10.
Westminster’s boys and girls teams won to assert their dominance for the second consecutive year winning team titles. The girls have won each year since 2013. North Hall’s Devin Crow won the individual boys title with a time of 16:19.19 to edge Jefferson’s Riley Thornton (16:27.90). North Hall placed Andrew Jones (16:46.52) at third ahead of three Westminster runners – William Wallace (16:47.32), Zach Roe (16:50.87) and Peter Huff (16:53.65). For the girls, Westminster’s Naima Turbes won the individual title with a time of 19:01.96. Lovett runner Haley Hooper placed second with a time of 20:00.38. Westminster placed three other runners – Janie Cooper, Katherin Vuckovic and Olivia Tordella – in the top 10.
Gober Guy won the boy’s individual title for Rabun County but it was Union County that took the team title. Gober finished with a time of 17:18.77 to lead Banks County’s second-place finisher Griffin Stephens (17:25.67). Union County (1:32:44.58) bested second-placed Armuchee (1:33:20.72) and third-placed Banks County (1:32:56.10). For the girls, Bleckley County won its third straight title with a team time of 1:48:51.05 to best second-placed Jeff Davis (1:53:26.07) and third-place Armuchee (1:54:02.05). Union County’s Zoe Sanchez won the individual title (20:04.45) ahead of three Bleckley runners – Emily Youngblood (20:55.89), Austin Perez (21:14.29) and Christa Hall (21:18.73).
Georgia Military College (1:36:54.90) took the team title edging Commerce (1:36:44.12) by 10 seconds. Greene County’s Leo Lopez won the individual title with a time of 17:20.04 ahead of Commerce’s Brandon Martin (18:03.68). Georgia Military place two runners – third place Colin McCabe (18:39.85) and seventh place Logan Steinmeyer (19:03.70) in the top 10. For the girls, Telfair County placed first with ACE Charter, Atlanta Classical Academy and Gordon Lee filling the top four. Telfair placed two runners – third-place Paige White (22:50.66) and fourth-place Shayla Cook (23:06.18) in the top five.
Class AAAAAAA Boys
1. Kyle Harkabus, East Coweta, 16:08.55; 2. Calan Gizelbach, Forsyth Central, 16:16.07; 3. Chase Condra, Peachtree Ridge, 16:29.42; 4. Luke McNeil, Brookwood, 16:31.74; 5. Myles Collins, Archer, 16:32.25
Class AAAAAAA Girls
1. Brynne Sumner, Woodstock, 18:36.39; 2. Ellie Hall, Marietta 18:39.09; 3. Madelynne Cadeau, South Forsyth, 18:39.24; 4. June Mwaniki, Marietta, 19:05.32; 5. Nyah Hernandez, Milton, 19:12.30
Class AAAA Boys
1. Leif Andersen, Marist, 16:17.75; 2. Justin Wachtel, Mary Persons, 16:18.59; 3. Jack Voss, St. Pius X, 16:37.15; 4. Rowan Wiley, St. Pius X, 16:53.06; 5. Davis Potts, North Oconee, 16:53.20
Class AAAA Girls
1. Kathleen Maley, Marist, 19:22.17; 2. Caroline McArthur, Oconee County, 19:26.58; 3. Maggie Yankovich, St. Pius X, 19:34.44; 4. Catherine Breault, St. Pius X, 19:45.97; 5. Sara Bailey, Blessed Trinity, 19:47.37
Class AAA Boys
1. Devon Crow, North Hall, 16:19.19; 2. Riley Thornton, Jefferson, 16:27.90; 3. Shane Shelafoe, East Jackson, 16:33.05; 4 Andrew Jones, North Hall, 16:46.52; 5. William Wallace Westminster, 16:47.32
Class AAA Girls
1. Naima Turbes, Westminster, 19:01.96; 2. Haley Hooper, Lovett, 20:00.38; 3. Frankie Muldoon, Dawson County, 20:22.98; 4. Janie Cooper, Westminster, 20:33.18; 5. Katherine Vuckovic Westminster, 20:35.65
Class AA Boys
1. Gober Guy, Rabun County, 17:18.77; 2. Griffin Stephens, Banks County, 17:25.67; 3. Chaney Holder, Armuchee, 17:44.82; 4. Luke Gambrell, Union County, 17:56.92; 5. Lane Grier, Oglethorpe County, 18:01.48
Class AA Girls
1. Zoe Sanchez, Union County, 20:04.45; 2. Emily Youngblood, Bleckley County, 20:55.89; 3. Austin Perez, Bleckley County, 21:14.29; 4. Christa Hall, Bleckley County, 21:18.73; 5. Zoie Marchant, Jeff Davis, 21:33.19
Class A-Public Boys
1. Leo Lopez, Greene County, 17:20.04; 2. Brandon Martin, Commerce, 18:03.68; 3. Colin McCabe, Georgia Military, 18:39.85; 4. Grant Cook, Telfair County, 18:42.24; 5 Jake Lee, Gordon Lee, 18:43.29
Class A-Public Girls
1. Gracie O’Neal, Gordon Lee, 20:56.63; 2. Brett Landing, Jenkins County 22:50.33; 3. Paige White, Telfair County, 22:50.66; 4. Shayla Cook, Telfair County, 23:06.18; 5. Olivia Lowrimore, ACE Charter, 23:24.66