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XC Roundup: Trapheagen, Evans finish 1-2 in Woodland's Run at the Rock

McKenna Trapheagen and Rylee Evans finished first and second individually Saturday in the 13th annual Run at the Rock at Woodland High School as the Class AAAAA 5th-ranked Lady Cats finished second to Holy Innocents’ in the 19-team 5k girls race.

The Woodland boys, ranked 6th in Class AAAAA, also performed well with a fifth place finish in a 21-team field.

Trapheagen, the top ranked runner in Georgia, set a new course record with a time of 18:17.54 in winning the girls race. Evans was runner-up in 19:45.21.The field included 150 runners. The Holy Innocents’ girls had three runners in the top seven and a fourth runner in the top twenty to take the girls title. River Ridge placed third. Woodstock and Rome rounded out the girls top five teams. Danielle Thayer (19th overall, 21:54) and Marlee Bowles (22nd, 21:59) were next for the Lady Cats. Emma Segars (31st, 22:19) had Woodland’s next scoring run and Erica Boatner (60th, 23:33) was next for the Lady Cats.

Denmark won the boys championship with their top five runners all within to top twenty-eight finishers. Joe Sapone (16:28.97) of Holy Innocents’ was the individual winner by less than two seconds over Denmark’s Ethan Ashley in a field that included 189 runners.

Tyler Jones was the top finisher for the Wildcats in 17:19. He was 11th individually and was followed by teammates Patrick Bollwerk (24th, 17:44), Dylan Stermer (30th, 18:00), John Forsyth (35th, 18:11), and McKinley Chappell (40th, 18:19). Rounding out the event for Woodland were Kameron Chappell (71st, 19:07), Ian Van Order (84th, 19:28), Drew Thayer (85th, 19:29), Gabe Shephard (98th, 19:47), and Pierre Brunet (121st, 20:35).

In the middle school races, the Woodland Middle School girls and boys teams won their respective two-mile races.

Woodland Middle School girls won by 29 points over the Jr. Mustangs XC Club. The middle school Lady Cats had all seven runners finish in the top twenty-six of 184 competitors. The Cartersville Middle School girls placed fourth among 15 teams with Red Top Middle School finishing eleventh.

Olivia Berry of Woodland Middle placed third overall in 14:18. Miranda Pelow (14:43.16) and Autumn Lottner (14:43.99) finished sixth and seventh overall for Woodland. Megan Shultz (13th, 15:16), Teagan Bollwerk (17th, 15:40), Bailee Motes (20th, 15:47), Libby Morgan (26th, 16:31), Carlie Forman (27th, 16:36), Katelyn Thayer (44th, 17:36), Kiera Pedigo (45th, 17:37), Lily Hiott (46th, 17:38), Trinity Bowley (50th, 17:49) were the other Woodland Middle School runners. Cartersville Middle School was led by Meredith Gaines (11th, 15:01) and Kaylana Ellis (12th, 15:16). Also runner for the middle school Lady Canes were Milena Bihm (32nd, 17:01), Katelyn Shook (38th, 17:28), Hattie Williams (51st, 17:50), Annabelle Wiliams (53rd, 17:59), Neurexi Montero (62nd, 18:27), Ariana Gray (73rd, 18:58), Maci Nicklas (81st, 19:25), Sydney Rhodes (83rd, 19:29), Lily McWhorter (110th, 20:38), Violet Earwood (113th, 20:43), Gabrielle Culberson (127th, 21:24), and Jilian Busek (142nd, 22:32).

Kaitlyn Godwin (15th, 15:26) was the top placer for Red Top Middle School. She was followed by fellow Lady Miners Leighann McClendon (36th, 17:20), Leigha Wheeler (67th, 18:38), Alexis Godwin (108th, 20:33), Brionna Carver (114th, 20:44), Sophia St. James (129th, 21:30), Evelynn Mackiewicz (140th, 22:23), Olivia Mackiewicz (149th, 23:32), Elizabeth Giltz (163rd, 24:47), Sarah Dickey (166th, 25:02), and Sarah Crock (178th, 26:25).

Woodland Middle School boys won with all seven of their top competitors finishing in the top twenty of 247 runners. The Cartersville Middle School boys placed third and the Red Top Middle School boys were eleventh among 16 represented teams. Woodland Middle boys had a total of 17 runners compete including: Kain Tanturri (5th, 12:14), Landan McSwain (6th, 12:21), Heath Tatum (10th, 12:55), Andy Forsyth (11th, 12:56), Zachary Wiggins (13th, 13:02), Kaiden Pirkle (14th, 13:08), Will Parker (19th, 13:19), Cam Williams (20th, 12:23), Michael Berry (21st, 13:27), Knox Koontz (22nd, 13:27), Rowan Lee (27th, 13:35), Noah Vincent (28th, 13:44), Austin Daves (35th, 13:56), Jacob McDaniel (50th, 14:11), Grayson Moore (60th, 14:42), Gavin Hubbard (75th, 15:07), and Kurtis Thomas (132nd, 16:48).

Cartersville Middle School boys featured two of their twenty-one competitors in the top four. Ryan Johnson was second in 11:41 and Malachi Vosburgh was fourth in 12:13. Other middle school Hurricanes included Kaleb Lanier (30th, 13:49), Hayden Mitchell (41st, 14:01), Jackson Graves (62nd, 14:46), Sahaj Patel (64th, 14:50), Logan Buchanon (81st, 15:20), Jackson Harwell (91st, 15:43), Charlie Crum (96th, 15:51), Gustavo Cruz-Garcia (103rd, 16:08), Cainen Crowder (104th, 16:13), Anthony Morales (109th, 16:16), Eduardo Hernandez (115th, 16:19), Josh Baer (16:21), Jose Ramos (123rd, 16:23), Brayden Rippy (124th, 16:24), Kaleb Wolfe (130th, 16:39), Alex Hernandez (136th, 16:59), Mark Carter (145th, 17:21), John Evans (165th, 18:01), and Cooper Adams (193rd, 19:39).

Finishers and times for Red Top Middle School include Erick Garcia (43rd, 14:03), J.P. Morris (47th, 14:09), Eri Palma (49th, 14:10), Kaleb Hyde (73rd, 15:06), Jordy Gonzalez (82nd, 15:24), Alex Mendoza (88th, 15:38), Kellon Johnson (112th, 16:18), Caiden Echols (171st, 18:17), Indiana Diaz (212th, 21:03), Sage Talbott (222nd, 22:20), and Mason Gonzalez (231st, 24:57).


The 8th-ranked Cartersville boys finished 14th of 36 teams in the Carrollton Orthopedic Invitational Saturday at Carrollton High School and the Hurricanes were to top school in Georgia Class AAAA. The Lady Canes placed fifth and had the individual division champion in the varsity 4A-5A race.

Parkview won the boys championship race, finishing just ahead of Norcross and Lambert. The individual champion was Cooper Bocko of Lambert who covered the 5k course in 16:27. Sidney Stegall led the Canes with a 44th place finish individually in 17:45. He was followed by teammates Bill Archer (53rd, 17:52), Alex Rios (63rd, 18:00), Levi Booth (112th, 18:32), Max Florence (116th, 18:38), Colin McCann (142nd, 18:55), and Sam Peters (172nd, 19:27).

The girls Championship race saw McIntosh, Blessed Trinity, and Oconee County take the top three places. Creekview’s Makena Gates was the individual champion in 19:13. In the girls Class 4A-5A race, the Lady Canes finished fifth of nine schools with sophomore McKinsey Spinks winning the individual division in 22:53. She was followed by teammates Trinity Atkins (10th, 24:57), Alice Terry (26th, 26:29), Jaxiry Betancourt (35th, 28:26), Trista Kelly (37th, 28:44), Metzli Munoz (50th, 30:14), and Monica Ngugi (58th, 35:04).

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