The Girls Cross Country team competed in the 24th Annual Warpath Invitational in Canton on Saturday, September 15, 2018. Hosted by Cherokee High School at Boling Park and boasting great running conditions, the Invitational featured 28 High School teams from across North Georgia.
Sophomore Elle Mezzio was the first Lady Raider across the finish line with an overall 10th place finish. She posted a season-best time, and her second-fastest time ever in a XC meet. Mezzio commented "I was really happy with my performance. I ran 15 seconds faster than I did last year on this course and I felt strong."
The fast reputation of this flat course held true as 29 Lady Raiders set Personal Season Bests. The team finished 9th overall and Head Coach Isaac Seals observed, "We are posting some strong team results and still have not had our full lineup on the course. I feel like a V-8 engine only running on seven cylinders, but we're pretty fast on those seven."
Lady Raiders Top 10 (Varsity and JV combined)
19:27.90 Elle Mezzio 10th Varsity
21:17.20 Elizabeth Smith 56th Varsity
21:34.90 Nina Ouellette 68th Varsity
21:40.10 Celine Al-Noubani 75th Varsity
22:13.00 Allison Leffler 89th Varsity
22:17.00 Blake Solomon 93rd Varsity
23:21.30 Tori Williams 134th Varsity
The next event for the Lady Raiders is Saturday, September 22 when they travel to Cartersville to run at the Wingfoot Classic at Sam Smith Park.
View or download the Girls Cross Country 2018 Schedule