Cross Country Update - Week 10
Wildcat Cross Country makes history!!
In a cross country meet, the top five runners are included in the final score and scores are assigned based on the runner’s place. First place gets one point, second gets two points and so on. A perfect score, when a team claims the top 5 spots, is 15. A perfect score is rare and most runners go their entire high school career and never experience it. This week, the Wildcats rolled into middle Georgia and pulled off not one, but two perfect scores at the Region 4AAA championship meet in Sandersville. In the girls’ race, the Wildcat Pack not only achieved a perfect score, they placed 8 in the top 10 spots and sent a message to the teams in the other regions that they’d better be ready for the Pack at the state meet in 2 weeks. The boys sent a similar message with their own perfect score, claiming the top 5 spots and 6 in the top 10. These boys will not be denied and will be the heavy favorite heading into the state meet. Out of 20 possible all region awards (10 for girls, 10 for boys) the Wildcats brought home 14 of them. In addition, Coach Aaron Johnson was named GISA Region 4AAA Coach of the Year. Next up is the GISA State Championship meet on November 7.
In addition to the varsity region meet on Wednesday, the middle school teams finished their seasons by competing in their league championship meet on Tuesday. Both teams posted great times on a tough course setting 16 PRs (out of 21 runners). In the girls race, 6 girls finished in the top 20 led by Molly Bramhall’s 5th place finish. Others in the top 20 included: Shea Rice, K C Finch, Kassidy Watson, Joliene Romero, and Kyla King. In the boys race, Lucas Johnson and Patrick Joiner claimed the top 2 spots with Caleb Lambert finishing 8th. The girls finished 2nd in the league, while the boys finished 3rd.