With elite cross country runner, Kathryn Foreman, tending to an injury, the Landmark Christian School girls team has showed little signs of slowing down. The Lady War Eagles took first place at the state course in Carrollton on Saturday while competing in the annual Last Chance Invitational.
Landmark placed first in the A-AA 5K with 45 points, followed by Galloway (57), Whitefield Academy (92), Paideia (102), Mount Pisgah (123), Model (152), Our Lady of Mercy (157) and St. Anne Pacelli Catholic (184).
Nicole Fegans led the Lady Eagles individually with a first place finishing time of 19:37.40. Teammate Sarah Foreman finished second in a time of 20:02.18. Also placing for Landmark were Mary Kellison Thorne (5th, 21:54.00), Lindsey Biggar (11th, 23:21.42) and Courtney Gilliam (26th, 24:54.84).
The Landmark boys team also competed at the tourney, finishing fourth with 69 points behind Galloway (40), Paideia (62) and Whitefield Academy (62). Also competing were Our Lady of Mercy (147), Model (159), St. Anne Pacelli Catholic (192), Mount Pisgah (229) and St. Francis (253).
Taylor Austin led the War Eagles with a fifth place finishing time of 18:20.11. Also placing were Kermit Jackson (11th, 19:13.02), Mark Humphries (12th, 19:14.77), Daniel Wilson (18th, 19:39.56) and Micah Burette (23rd, 19:58.16).
The Tigers and Lady Tigers competed in the 6A 5K at the Last Chance Invitational.
The boys team placed ninth overall with 252 points. Placing in front of them were South Forsyth (18), North Gwinnett (79), Buford (92), Etowah (97), Centennial (111), Duluth (199), Wheeler (217) and Langston Hughes (244). Also running were Berkmar (264) and North Forsyth (310).
Justin Hendee led DC with a 25th place finishing time of 18:49.16. Also placing were Jacob Asberry (39th, 19:111.11), James Hood (55th, 20:01.42), Jordan Crawford (64th, 20:20.87), and Ashton Reid (69th, 21:18.81).
DC did not have enough team members to compete for a score in the girls race. Meredith Townsend led the schools with a 42nd place time of 24:33.72. Also running were Olivia Dingle (44th, 24:45.25) and Paris Stroud (57th, 26:15.34).
South Forsyth took first in the team competition with 24 points, followed by Westminster (44), North Gwinnett (66), Buford (91), North Forsyth (156), Etowah (176), Duluth (201), Berkmar (235).