Girls XC 7th in State

Girls XC 7th in State

Congratulations to the Girls Cross Country team* for their seventh place finish in the 2018 State Class AAAAA meet. The Lady Raiders took to the hills of the Carrollton course Friday morning, November 2 with their best State finish since 2010 and edged regional rival Decatur by ten points. *The Boys Cross Country team also finished seventh in the State.

Sophomore Elle Mezzio had a tremendous race, earning all-state honors with a 5th place finish in a time of 19:55. Point scorers Freshman Nina Ouellette (42nd), freshman Blake Solomon (61st), sophomore Murphy Barja (70), and sophomore Tori Williams (76) turned in gritty performances.   

Head Coach Isaac Seals was thrilled. "I honestly didn't know what to expect after last week's Regional meet as we weren't at our best that day. But today we showed how tough we are. First, it's important to recognize the performance that Elle Mezzio had. We just sort of expect her to be great every week, and she delivers. She's on her way to being among the best in school history. Second, our younger girls showed that they were ready for the spotlight. I know I should enjoy the moment and I am, but I can't help but look ahead already to next season. We will have our top six runners back, and this team can go as far as their commitment to XC takes them."    

State Class AAAAA Team Scores
1 Woodland Cartersville         56    
2 McIntosh                           59    
3 Starr's Mill                       116                  
4 Union Grove                     196                                 
5 Grady                              204      
6 Jones County                   205                  
7 Riverwood                     247                         
8 Decatur                           257                    
9 Whitewater                      268               
10 Clarke Central                296       

Lady Raiders Top Seven
5    Elle Mezzio                    19:55    
42  Nina Ouellette                22:04    
61  Blake Solomon               23:04  
70  Murphy Barja                 23:18 
76  Victoria Williams             23:28    
80  Celine Al-Noubani           23:32   
104  Allison Leffler               24:09