Chapel Hill High School hosted the 2013 Atlanta Classic over the weekend at the Clinton Nature Preserve. Twenty-six teams entered this year’s event, which also included Alexander, New Manchester and Landmark Christian.
In the boys 5K, Woodward Academy took the overall team prize with a combined running placement score of 82, nearly 40 points better than second place finisher Sequoyah (122). Rounding out the top-5 teams were North view (126), Rosell (140) and Scottsboro (165).
Chapel Hill finished ninth with a team score of 245. The Panthers were led by Cameron Lord, who placed eighth individually with a time of 16:41.72. Rounding out the scoring for Chapel Hill were Wilson Moore (60th, 18:03.83), Caleb Searles (61st, 18:05.17), Trevor Price (62nd, 18:05.47) and Jamie Robinson (77th, 18:22.79)
Alexander finished just one spot behind the Panthers in 10th place with a team score of 252. Jacob King led the Cougars with a 30th place individual time of 17:26.25. Also placing for AHS were Broc DuCharme (36th, 17:35.77), Lance Smith (65th, 18:06.09), Travis Huff (73rd, 18:19.27) and Tyler Whorton (75th, 18:21.97).
New Manchester finished 21st with a score of 661. The team was led by Will Thomas, who placed 138th with a time of 20:38.93. Also placing for the Jaguars were Deandre Matthews (144th, 21:06.44), Brandon Ott (147th, 21:31.50), Christian Streeter (148th, 21:33.51) and Nick Douglas (154th, 23:41.54)
Landmark finished 16th with a team score of 385. They were led by Spencer Geerlings, who finished fourth with a time of 16:30.12.
Kell High Schools’ Logan Poteet won the individual race with a time of 16:00.42. Joseph Ferrugia, out of St. Pius X, finished second with a time of 16:08.94, and Sequoyah’s Christopher Costa rounded out the top-3 with a time of 16:28.34.
In the girls 5K, St. Pius X dominated the field and took the overall meet championship with a team score of 57. Rounding out the top-5 were Roswell (112), Northview (116), Blessed Trinity (122) and Pope (171).
Alexander led the local schools with a team score of 190 for seventh place. They were led by Chloe Camp, who finished the course 13th with a time of 20:23.71. Also placing for the Lady Cougars were Anna Scnsy (19th, 20:38.16), Haley Johnson (32nd, 20:58.92), Carleigh Camp (37th, 21:09.80) and Meagan Reinheart (105th, 23:33.50).
Chapel Hill placed 12th with a team score of 327. Darby Demarest led the Lady Panthers with a 49th place time of 21:34.60. Also placing for Chapel Hill were Eyonnti Edwards (60th, 22:09.93), Samantha Anderson (68th, 22:23.63), Sakinah Omari (85th, 23:01.99) and Rachel Norris (93rd, 23:15.87).
New Manchester did not have enough runners to participate in the team scoring. They Lady Jag top scorers were Jairiah Shealy (142nd, 26:44.69), Destiny Blanks (147th, 29:20.35), Ashley Hart (149th, 30:-7.98) and Psasu Oghagvon (152nd, 35.29.18).
Landmark also did not have enough runners for a team score but Douglas County native Kathryn Foreman continued to dominated the field, picking up another first place finish, this time with a time of 18:15.97.
Rounding out the top-3 individual performers were Lindsay Billings from Northview (2nd, 18:43.04) and Ashley Kehoe from Pope (3rd, 18:49.54).