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GHSA Georgia State Championships

Carrollton GA

Saturday, November 8, 2008
From GHSA.net - Boys Results - Girls Results
Race Distance: 5K

Winslow, Collins Hill girls reign above all
US#3 team scores 19 with Winslow 18:01; Lord 15:49 fastest boy; Peachtree Ridge surprises in 5A boys

Team Champs:
  • Class 5A - Peachtree Ridge boys 85 over Collins Hill 99; Collins Hill girls 19 over North Gwinnett 85
  • Class 4A - Marist boys 29 over Alexander 118; Marist girls 67 over Starr's Mill 118
  • Class 3A - Flowery Branch boys 66 over North Hall 92; Columbus girls 116 over Riverwood 132
  • Class 2A - Westminster boys 42 over Lovett 68; Lovett girls 49 over Westminster 56
  • Class 1A - Our Lady of Mercy boys 47 over Wesleyan 57; Our Lady of Mercy girls 54 over Pace Academy 74
Lead Highlights
  • Amanda Winslow and US#3/SE#2 Collins Hill redefined dominance in 5A with Winslow winning by 32 seconds in 18;01 (there was only one other sub-19:00 in other classes) and the Eagles scoring 19 points (5 in top 7).  Runner-up SE#10 North Gwinnett scored 85, a huge 85 ahead of Parkview in 3rd.  No other team on the day had a sub-20:00 average.
  • SE bubble team Peachtree Ridge was something of a surprise winner in Boys 5A, scoring 85 to SE#6 Collins Hill's 99 in 5A, with Walton (138) and SE#7 Brookwood (166) following.
  • Chapel Hill sr Taylor Lord, owner of a 14:43 5K at his county meet, had the fastest time of the day with a 15:49 over Parkview's Brian Detweiler in 5A.  In 3A, Druid Hills' Nabil Hamid won a close battle with Woodward Academy's Nathan Vassey, 15:50 to 15:54.
  • Riverwood's Bret McDaniel was the only girl in the classes below 5A to run sub-19:00, hitting 18:45 in 3A
  • Marist also had outstanding domiance, placing 3 in the top 4 in 4A boys and winning by 89 points.  They also won the girls 4A race easily
  • Between them, Westminster and Lovett had 9 of the top 13 runners in Class AA, with Westminster prevailing, 42-68.  Third was 63 points back.  Our Lady of Mercy and Wesleyan similarly dominated Class A, with OLOM winning, 47-57.  In girls 2A, Lovett beat Westminster this time, 49-56.  Our Lady of Mercy swept the 1A races.

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