Trinity Christian at Aubrae Gunderson – Results 24 Sept 2016

Trinity Christian School (Dublin)  traveled north to Conyers to run at the Georgia International Horse Park.

Jacob McLeod of Trinity Christian continued his great Junior season with another victory and a time of 15:22.58.  Teammate Quillian Holland finished 4th with a time of 16:16.  Landon Logue was 9th with a time of 16:35.84.  Three runners in the top 10 for a small GISA school is great.

One the girls side, Janie Samson finished in 5th with a time of 20:11.3 and Karmen LeRoy with a time of 20:18.63 to claim 7th place.

There do not look to be too many teams in the GISA that can compete with Trinity Christian on the girls or boys side.

Full results are here.


FVSU runs at Columbus State

The Wildcats raced on 24 Sept at the CSU Invitational in Columbus, Georgia.  Both men’s and women’s teams ran a 5k.  Jasmine Davis led the Lady Wildcats with a 29th place finish.  The Lady Wildcats finished in 5th place.

Quinton Frederick finished the men’s race in 25th place to lead the Wildcats to a 4th place.

The Wildcats and Lady Wildcats are next scheduled to run at the Willie Laster Invitational hosed by Albany State University on 1 October.

GCSU places well in Nashville, TN

Men’s Results. – Powered by a 15th place finish from freshman Collin Silliman (Douglasville, Georgia) the Georgia College Men’s Cross Country team took ninth place Saturday at the Trevecca Nazarene D2 Showcase.

Silliman led the Bobcat charge for the third-straight race, taking 15th place by posting a silliman_collin0227:26 in dramatic fashion, topping the next runner by seven seconds.

The pack running that had been the Bobcat men’s team forte up to this point eluded Georgia College, as the next finisher came in 44th in the form of freshman Shawn Olmstead (Buford, Georgia). The rookie crossed the line in 28:33. Third on the squad and 56th overall was junior Jim Galvin (Tucker, Georgia) in 28:56. The next two Bobcats took 62nd and 63rd, as sophomore Brian Skoglind (Cumming, Georgia) edged classmate Daniel Sexton (Cumming, Georgia) 29:23.5 to 29.23.8.

The Bobcats totaled 222 points for ninth, topped by South Atlantic Conference (SAC) foe Lincoln Memorial University. Georgia College finished ahead of three squads in the 12-team race. Northeast-10 (NE-10) representative Bentley University won the team title, edging Rogers State University of the Heartland Conference. RSU’s Baylor Harvey won individual honors in 25:38.

The Bobcats are back in action Friday, Oct. 7, traveling to the Royals XC Challenge in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Women’s Results

Junior Katherine Yost (Norcross, Georgia) continues to add to an already impressive resume, breaking a six-year-old school record in the 5K Saturday, taking second at the Trevecca Nazarene D2 Showcase. Yost took runner-up honors in the race, leading the team to a seventh-place finish in the meet, hosted by Trevecca Nazarene University.

yost_katherine03Yost blazed the 5K course in 18:57, topping the 19:13 mark set by Allison Lones Oct. 23, 2010. Yost has led the Bobcats in each of her two races this season.

Second on the team and 27th overall was Kaitlyn Griffith (Cumming, Georgia) crossing the line in 20:23. Fellow freshman Anna Tipton (Hartwell, Georgia)finished 33rd with a time of 20:41. The youth movement continued, as rookie Grace Lynch (Lawrenceville, Georgia) crossed in 20:54 for 40th place, and freshman Madison Bowers (Cumming, Georgia) took 57th in 21:53.

The Bobcats totaled 158 points for seventh, edged by one from Peach Belt Conference (PBC) foe UNC Pembroke. Georgia College finished ahead of seven teams, including region opponents in Lenoir-Rhyne University and Lincoln Memorial University. Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) representative Bloomsburg University won the team title, edging Truman State University of the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC).  Truman’s Laura Tarantino won individual honors, just 11 seconds ahead of Yost.

The Bobcats are back in action Friday, Oct. 7, traveling to the Royals XC Challenge in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Mercer wins own invitational

ahmed_jama_1Men’s Results – Missing the first two races of the season posed no issue for sophomore Ahmed Jama, who won the individual crown en route to pacing the Mercer men to the team victory in the Julius Johnson Invitational on Friday at the Georgia Industrial Children’s Home.

Jama, who was racing for the first time competitively this fall, finished in 26 minutes and 38.83 seconds to lead a group of seven Bears who finished in the top-10 of the 8K event. He defended his title at the Julius Johnson Invitational, as he won the inaugural race a year ago.

Freshmen Michael Rowlands (28:43.81) and Marc Reiser (29:08.94) finished third and fourth while sophomore Justin Hanson (29:17.71) claimed fifth place. Sam Gelabert (29:34.74), Mac Power (30:00.77) and Mark Brannen (30:25.09) placed seventh, ninth and 10th individually.

Mercer’s total time was 2:23:24.03. The Orange and Black was the only Division I men’s team in the race, but finished ahead of Armstrong State (2:36:26.71) and Georgia Military College (2:44:15.71) to round out the top-three.

“I was hoping Ahmed would repeat and I’m glad he pulled it out tonight against some stiff competition from Armstrong State’s Henning Schein,” Bailey said. “This was the first 8K for our freshmen and they all raced very well – I’m definitely impressed with Michael Rowlands who placed third overall and ran what looked like a very respectable time.”

Mercer travels to Oxford, Alabama next weekend to run in its second event of the season hosted by Jacksonville State. The Bears will look to continue their success from Friday into the Jacksonville State Foothills Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 1.

For complete coverage of Mercer Cross Country, please visit the official home of Mercer Athletics at



Women’s results

 Senior Victoria Rogers continued an impressive senior season with a second-place finish at the Julius Johnson Invitational, leading the Mercer women’s cross country team to a runner-up effort at the Georgia Industrial victoria_rogers_1Children’s Home on Friday.

Rogers ran the women’s 5K in 19 minutes and 45.21 seconds, approximately six seconds behind Georgia Southern’s Ashton Lord, who won the event in 19:39.28. The Eagles would go on to take the team victory as they split the top-10 with Mercer but claimed three of the top five finishes.

Courtney Czerniak (20:02.11), McKaylin Darsey (20:13.81), Kimberly Whiting (20:24.59) and Anna Grzeszczak (20:35.56) finished fifth, seventh, ninth and 10th, respectively to round out Mercer’s top finishers. Every Mercer runner finished in less than 24 minutes and placed no higher than 27th overall.

“I’m thankful for our freshman class,” Bailey said. “We’re very young on the women’s side and I feel like we just ran out of ground tonight – if this were a 6K, we might have beat [Georgia Southern]. But, considering this is our freshmen’s first collegiate 5K, I’m proud of them.”

Mercer travels to Oxford, Alabama next weekend to run in its second event of the season hosted by Jacksonville State. The Bears will look to continue their success from Friday into the Jacksonville State Foothills Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 1.

For complete coverage of Mercer Cross Country, please visit the official home of Mercer Athletics at

GMC runs well at Mercer University Julius Johnson Invitational

The GMC Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams raced at the Macon Children’s


Austin Cook during the race

Industrial Home to compete in the Mercer Julius Johnson Invitational.  The men started first and finished 2nd in the non-Division I race.  They defeated Clark Atlanta, Central Georgia Tech, and LaGrange College.  GMC had 4 of the top 9 runners in the race led by Adam Dougherty and is twin brother John  (Gainesville, FL) who finished in 2nd and 3rd respectively.  Adam finished the race in 29:17.9 and John in 29:36.4.  Austin Cook (Cochran, GA) ended up in 8th place with a 32:27.4 and Dominic Roberts (Las Vegas, NV)

finished in 9th place with a 33:56.4.  The 5th runner for GMC was Amos Prestwood.  It was a great race for the men’s team.


The GMC Women’s team ran one of their best races of the past few seasons.  They were led by Freshman Destinee Hernandez (Merrit Island, FL) who ended up in 12th place in the non-Division I race with a time of 25:37.1.  She was followed close behind by Sophomore Alicia Santiago (Hinesville, GA) who ended up in 15th place with a time of 26:02.2.  Freshmen Talisa Soto (Gainesville, GA) fin015ished 20th, Sophomore Jamacia Mitchell (Eastman, GA) finished 21st and Sophomore Sierra Brower (Pine Grove, PA) finished 26th to round out the scoring.  The team was the highest place NJCAA school and was only 13 points out of 2nd place in the non-Division I race.


Full results are found here –

Both teams ran a great race.  Their next race is 30 Sept at SCAD-Atlanta.

Houston County Championships – Results

Tanner Reid won the boys race and two of the top 3 and 5 of the top 12 runners led Perry team to a 22 point victory over Veterans, Northside, WR, Warner Robins and Houston County.

Top 10 boys times:

  1.  Tanner Reid – 17:32 – Perry
  2. Brandon Spillers – 17:51 – Northside, WR
  3. Bryan Stories – 17:53 – Perry
  4. Franco Sosa – 18:03.12 – Warner Robins
  5. Alex Trotter – 18:03.94 – Warner Robins
  6. Tyree Steele – 18:13 – Veterans
  7. Isaac Jennings – 18:36 – Veterans
  8. Griffin Hodges – 18:38 – Veterans
  9. Maroni Martinez – 18:38 – Perry
  10. Adam Akin – 18:45 – Perry

The girls race was a very tight one between Veterans and Perry. Freshman Mackenzie Walls of Veterans won the race with a time of 20:12 and led her team to a 4 point victory over Perry HS.

Top 10 girl times:

  1. Mackenzie Walls – 20:12 – Veterans
  2. Alyssa Mountin – 20:37 – Perry
  3. Retchiel Roble – 21:34 – Perry
  4. Anderson Chaloult – 22:34 – Houston County
  5. Bayli Shannon – 22:45 – Veterans
  6. Brynn Wilson – 23:04 – Veterans
  7. Charlotte Pilcher – 23:18 – Veterans
  8. Laleh Kovac – 23:53 – Perry
  9. Kaity Wells – 24:16 – Perry
  10. Amelia Bibler – 24:25 – Veterans

Full results here.


FPD Invitational #1 Results

fpd-boysHoly Innocents was the dominant team at the Georgia Industrial Children’s Home on Wednesday in Macon, GA.  Local schools did well.  Tristan Lynn of Toombs County finished in 2nd place.



Area runners in the boy’s top 10:

2.  Tristan Lynn – Toombs County – 18:09

3.  Ricardo Santana – Toombs County – 18:23

6.  Aaron Kirkland – GMC Prep – 18:34

8.  Ben Barwick – Tattnall Square – 18:37

9.  Seth Brahney – Mount de Sales – 18:47

10.  Kaylon Farley – GMC Prep – 18:48

Boys team results:

2.  Toombs County 71

3.  GMC Prep 77

4.  Jeff Davis 120

5.  Stratford 157

6.  FPD 178

7.  Mount de Sales 185

8.  Covenant 215

9.  Tattnall Square 216

10.  ACE Charter 266

11.  Jasper 330

12 Westfield 330

13 Griffin 384

Full results here.

The Girls race was also won by Holy Innocents but as in the boys race, there were some very good results by local runners.  Mount de Sales senior Faith Siror continued her strong season with a 3rd place finish and a 22:17 time.

3.  Faith Siror – Mount de Sales – 22:17

4.  Alina Jablonski – Monticello – 22:22

7.  Tristen Darden – Mount de Sales – 22:52

8.  Mari Jablonski – Monticello – 23:00

Girls team results:

2.  Mount de Sales 88

3.  Stratford 118

4.  Jeff Davis 118

6.  FPD  157

7.  Covenant 168

8.  GMC Prep 184

9. Monticello 203

10.  ACE Charter 298

11.  Tombs County 317

Full results are here.




Big Day in Middle Georgia – 21 Sept

Two major Middle Georgia meets are being held today.  The Houston County Cross County Championships and the FPD Home Invitational.  Baldwin HS is also hosting a region preview meet in Milledgevlle.

Scheduled to run at the Ho Co championship at Huntingion MS for bragging rights of the county are :

Houston County

Northside, WR


Warner Robins

The FPD Invitational will have a large gathering of local schools, including many of the smaller ones in the area.

Scheduled to run at the Georgia Industrial Home include:

ACE Charter

Covenant Academy



Jasper County

Jeff Davis

Mount de Sales


Tattnall Square

Toombs County


Middle School Girls 4:00 p.m.
Middle School Boys 4:25 p.m.
Varsity Girls 4:50 p.m.
Varsity Boys 5:20 p.m.
JV Boys/Girls 5:50 p.m


Baldwin HS will host their Region preview at the Council Farm course.  The same course that hosts GCSU and JMA’s home meets.  It is very flat and very fast.

All Girls-5:00
All Boys-5:30


All races should be lots of fun and great races.

GMC, JMA Cross Country dominate at Brentwood meet

The GMC and JMA cross country teams ran extremely well on 14 September at Brentwood Academy in Sandersville.  Combined the two schools
won three of the four races and had 23 of the 40 top 10 finishes.

In the Middle School Boys race, 7 of the 10 ten runners were from GMC.  Colin McCabe led the way with a time of 12:15.  Ethan Tolintino (3rd), Gavin Cantrell (5th), Jacob Bailey (6th), Christian Black (7th), Garrett Kauzlarich (8th) and Cole Rogers (9th).  Shay Nesmith was in 10th place for JMA.  The GMC Middle School boys team took home the team title

In the Middle School Girls race, 5 of the top 10 were from GMC.  Jada Warren led the way for GMC with a 2nd place finish.  Other top 10 finishers for GMC were Gabrielle Seals (3rd), Emilie Sherwood (6th), Natalie Craft (9th) and Mishka Sobti (10th).  The GMC girls team won the team title.

The Varsity girls race wasjma-winners won by JMA Freshmen Emery Ryan.  Speaking of Ryan, David Gallagher, head coach of the JMA cross country team said “Emery Ryan (Freshman) has been working extremely hard all season long. She came out yesterday knowing who she wanted to pace with in the race (Michael Ann Hood from Brentwood and Emma Nelson from GMC). She stayed with them throughout the race and in the end was able to pull ahead for the win. Emery set a new personal record with a time of 23:10 and received her first ever 1st place finish.”  GMC had two of their own in the top 10 for the Varsity girls race, Emma Nelson finished in 3rd place and Maddison Strom in 10th place.

The Varsity boy’s race was dominated by runners from Milledgeville.  GMC led the way with 6 runners in the top 10.  Hunter Kimball of GMC won the race with a time of 16:27.  He was followed by Aaron Kirkland (GMC) in 2nd, Jaskaran Brar (JMA) in 4th place, Jacob Kauzlarich (GMC) in 6th, Kaylon Farley (GMC) in 8th and Ethan Yopp (GMC) in 10th.  GMC Boys won the team title.



Warner Robins Cross Country Invitational Results – 13 Sept 2016

Tuesday say a great race in Warner Robins with over 25 high schools registered.  Many from  middle Georgia area as well as from the southern Atlanta Metro area as well as towards Savannah.  The Warner Robins course did not disappoint as both the varsity races featured some great runs.

Boys Varsity Top 10

3.  Clayton Scarborough – Dodge Country 17:26

4.  Lawson Weldon – Mary Persons 17:49

5.  Tanner Reid – Perry 17:49

7.  Nathan DeVane – Mary Persons 18:04

8.  Alex Trotter – Warner Robins 18:06

Area Boys Team Scores

The race was won by Heritage (Conyers) High School.

2.  Veterans 121 (6th runner tiebreaker)

3.  Perry 121

4.  Mary Persons 139

6.  Warner Robins 181

8.  Northside, Warner Robins 224

9.  Jeff Davis  257

10.  Howard 280

12.  Dodge County 287

13.  Houston County 294

14.  Jones County  308

15.  Stratford 336

16.  FPD  400

17.  Tattnall 484

Full results here.


Girls Varsity Top 10

1.  Erin Leonard – Jones County 19:35

2.  Mackenzie Walls – Veterans 20:27

3.  Alyssa Mountain – Perry 21:00

4.  Jordan Rozier – Howard 21:36

5.  Retchiel Roble – Perry 21:47

8.  Kaitlyn Holder – Jones County 21:53

9.  Fannie Pittman – Jones County 22:10


Area Girls Team Scores

The race was won by Heritage (Conyers) High School.

3.  Jones County 101

4.  Perry 104

5.  Veterans 122

6.  Stratford  169

7.  Jeff Davis  217

8.  Mary Persons  251

10.  FPD  282

12.  Howard 306

13.  Warner Robins 327

15.  Houston County 244

17.  Northside, Warner Robins 453


Full Results can be found here.

Nice job for all of the runners.