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Woodland girls favored to repeat as state XC champs in Class AAAAA

Woodland girls XC state champions 2016

Fresh off their 2016 state championship, the Woodland girls cross country team is the pre-season choice to repeat in Class 5A according to a release Thursday by the Georgia Ranking Committee of

From the release:

#1- Woodland-Cartersville. They return the bulk of last year's state championship team.

#2- Starr's Mill - they continue to build the program and may have enough to threaten Woodland

#3- McIntosh, another Fayette County school comes in third.

#4- Flowery Branch. The Falcons are perennial podium teams and have been working hard this summer.

#5 Grady - they have become a perennial top team

#6 Decatur - featuring one of the top girls in the state the Decatur team has also spent a lot of time in the top 10 in recent years

#7 Chamblee is another team that is on the rise. Will their climb in to the top 10 last year result in an even higher finish this year?

#8 Whitewater - a third Fayette County school makes its appearance in the top 10

#9 Union Grove - another perennial top 10 school who features one of the top girls in AAAAA

#10 Jones County - they return last year's state champ and the favorite to win it again this year.

Top Individual Girls:

Erin Leonard of Jones County is the clear favorite. In 2016-17 she developed into one of the top girls in all of Georgia. Other girls who should fight it out for top 5 finishes are: Megan Uszynski of McIntosh, Haley Rose of Decatur, Mckenzie Cromer of Union Grove and Erika Plummer of Flower Branch. Woodland has a duo in the top 10 in Carli Clymer and Angela Cochran. Starr's Mill also features a couple of top girls in Mary Valli and Megan Dobson.

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