Whitewater, in fact, had four of the top five finishers in the boys race with Don Harp taking second in 16:54.99, Harry Harp in fourth at 17:15.61 and Seamus Murrock taking fifth in 17:19.49. Conner Reynolds of McIntosh broke up the run of Wildcats with a third-place time of 17:10.71.
McIntosh came in second in the boys race with 36 points, just behind Whitewater’s 30. Sandy Creek took third with 60 points while Starr’s Mill, Fayette County and Our Lady of Mercy rounded out the contestants.
In the girls race, McMahon was trailed by McIntosh’s Alyssa LeClaire, who turned in a time of 20:00.07. Rachel Ward, also of McIntosh, finished in third with a time of 20:41.31. Sixth-grader Amaya Anderson competed and took fourth in 20:47.06 while Brianna Sattinger rounded out the top five with a time of 20:55.24.
Whitewater took second in the girls race with 56 points, behind McIntosh’s 26. Fayette County, Sandy Creek and Starr’s Mill rounded out the top five.
Several Georgia high schools took part in the Great American XC Festival in Cary, N.C. The Mill Creek boys came in second in the Boys Invitational- Blue while St. Pius X came in seventh and Marist took 10th. Ethan LoCicero came in seventh with a time of 16:55.24.
Parkview came in second in the Red race while Darlington’s Spencer Fields won the race with a time of 15:55.31. Hebron Christian’s Colson Hagan took fifth with a time of 16:24.73. North Cobb took sixth in the seeded race.
Hebron Christian won the girls Blue race as junior Maddy Howe took third with a time of 20:20.55. Darlington’s Stephanie Ward won the girls race with a time of 18:50.54 and Melody Weiler took fourth in 19:18.05. In the team standings, St. Pius X took third, Darlington fourth and Parkview fifth.