Woodland girls 4th, boys 12th at Blastow Early Bird XC meet

August 26, 2017


The Woodland High School girls placed fourth and the boys were 12th of 16 schools at the Bob Blastow Early Bird Cross Country Meet Saturday at the McIntosh Nature Preserve in Douglas County.


The defending Class 5A state champion Lady Cats, finished behind classification rival McIntosh, Milton and Harrison.


Nicole Pachuta of Oconee County was the girls’ individual race winner in 18:18.83. There were 113 runners girls’ runners.


Individual finishes for the Woodland girls team:


5th - Carli Clymer   19:13.63 

8th - Angela Cochran   19:18.98  

19th - Baylee Evans   19:46.00   

28th - McKenna Trapheagen   19:59.74  

29th - Cheyenne Spinks   20:00.44 

35th - Lindsay Scifers   20:19.84

71st - Mackenzie Stephenson  22:33.33

85th - Piercy Gierlak   23:36.64


“This meet was an important reminder for our girls that this is a new season and we have lots of work to do if we hope to repeat as state champions,” said Woodland head coach Matthew Landolt.


Milton won the boys’ race that included 119 runners and sixteen teams. Pope was second followed by Cambridge, Starrs Mill, and McIntosh.


Sam Bowers (15:00.78) and Nicholas Yanek (15:01.97) of Milton finished first and second in the individual boys' race. 


Individual finishes for the Woodland boys team:


70th - Reece Mitchell  18:17.99

77th - Dylan Stermer  18:37.31

88th - Kobe Cochran  18:57.32

94th - Noah Warren   19:09.15

98th - Tracy Grimes   19:23.22

109th - Stanton Bedwell  20:43.22

113th - Levi Brandenburg  21:32.92


“The boys actually finished a little better than we expected. We had multiple athletes missing due to SATs today,” added Landolt.


Next up for the Woodland teams is the Coach Benson Double Dip Invitational Saturday, September 9 at Marist School in Atlanta.

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