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Woodland girls, Cartersville boys register top performances at Wingfoot Classic

The Woodland girls and the Cartersville boys had the top local performances Saturday in the 2018 Wingfoot Cross Country Classic hosted by Atlanta Track Club at Sam Smith Park.

Led by McKenna Trapheagen, Woodland placed eighth in the girls championship division in 18:59 to lead the Lady Cats to a fourth place finish among 34 teams in the girls top division.

The Marietta girls team won the championship race, followed by Marist and South Forsyth.

Niki Narayani of the Webb School of Knoxville (TN) won the individual title in 18:12.

Angela Cochran placed 23rd for Woodland in 19:30. Carli Clymer (54th, 20:17), Rylee Evans (55th, 20:18), Cheyenne Spinks (70th, 20:45), Baylee Evans (75th, 20:53), and Kamryn Krishnan (162nd, 22:11) rounded out the Lady Cats roster.

Brentwood Academy won the boys’ championship race that included 36 of the top teams across the state and Southeast. Pope and South Forsyth finished second and third.

East Coweta’s Kyle Harkabus was the individual champion in 15:46.40.

The Cartersville boys placed ninth in the boys varsity race that was won by Richmond Hill. The Woodland boys finished 22nd in the 40-team division. Dawson County finished second and Daniel (SC) was third.

Jalen Murray of Richmond Hill won the boys varsity division individual title in 16:29.

Bill Archer ran 20th in 17:52 to lead Cartersville. He was followed by fellow Canes Max Florence (44th, 18:27), Alex Rios (61st, 18:38), Jacob Busek (94th, 19:05), Levi Booth (101st, 19:14), Colin McCann (111th, 19:25) and Parker Breedlove (144th, 19:54).

John Shropshire led Woodland with a 59th place finish in 18:37. John Forsyth (100th, 19:14), Dylan Stermer (109th, 19:23), Reece Mitchell (136th, 19:46), Patrick Bollwerk (168th, 20:13), and McKinley Chappell followed for the Wildcats.

Competiting as individuals, Prim Patel of Cass was 178th in 20:28 and Bryce Kresho was 208th in 21:10. Logan Van Stijn (263rd, 24:17) and Craigory Chatman (264th, 24:23) also ran for the Colonels.

The Cartersville girls placed 14th of 34 teams in the girls varsity division. Alexander won the division, followed by Richmond Hill and Lassiter.

Alex Machado paced the Lady Canes with a 31st place finish in 23:01. She was followed by teammates Vanna Beach (86th, 24:56), Trista Kelly (94th, 25:05), Alice Terry (109th, 25:26), Metzli Munoz (122nd, 25:43), and Jocelyn Blanchette (129th, 25:59).

Cass was represented by Olivia Flynn (181st, 28:06), Emma Pirkle (226th, 41:20), and Jordan Danna (226th, 41:20).

Cartersville boys placed second and Woodland boys fourth in the 10-team JV Blue 3K.

Harrison Banks finished third and Banks Wilson ninth for Cartersville JV. Ian Van Order and Ben Novo were the top Woodland runners.

Woodland girls, led by a 1-2 finish by Avery Hull and Mackenzie Stephenson placed third in the 8-team Girls JV Blue 3K. Cartersville girls were sixth led by Genry Apor.

The races Saturday doubled for local teams as the Bartow County Championship with the Woodland girls and Cartersville boys taking the local titles.

Next up is the Cass/Cartersville Invitational at Dellinger Park on October 2 starting at 4:30 p.m.

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