As always the GISA State Championships were run on the very fast Darton College course which resulted in lots of great times. The Middle Georgia area did very well with multiple state titles at the AA and AAA classes.
Trinity Christian (Dublin) was the highest placed school from the Middle Georgia area at 6th place. JMA was 14th. Individually it was a different story.
Jacob McLeod of Trinity Christian won the event by 2 seconds over Wright Calhoun of Southland Academy.
His time was 15:52.4, Jacob continued the McLeod tradition of winning the state title as his brother Caleb was dominant for so many years. Teammate Quillian Holland was 5th. Jaskaran Brar finished in 25th place for JMA.
In AAA girls, Deerfield-Windsor toot the team and individual titles. Trinity Christian (Dublin) placed 6th with JMA coming in 16th. The fastest local girl was Lindsey Tate of Trinity Christian who ended up in 37th place with a time of 22:38. JMA’s top runner was Emery Ryan who led her team as an 8th grader with a 54th place finish and a time of 23:16.
The AA race was really good for the Middle Georgia Area. Brentwood boys finished in 4th place with Harrison Hood finishing in 10th place and Wynn Andrews in 11th. William Merritt finished in 15th.
On the individual side, Owen Nobles on Twiggs Academy finished the race in 6th place overall with a time of 18:40. He was the top local finisher.
The girls AA race saw local teams and individuals win the race. Brentwood School took the team title with a 3,4,5,6,10 finish. Michael Ann Hood led the team with a 22:15 and 3rd place result. Jil Musselwhite was 4th, followed by Erica Kay and Avery Phillips. Hannah Hodges finished their scoring with a 10 place finish. Their bright neon jerseys made them easy to spot during the race.
Ivie Nobles led Twiggs Academy to a 2nd place team finish as well as she won the overall title.
Great job to all local GISA team who competed.
All images and results can be found here.