Wingfoot XC Classic results from Friday and Saturday
Over 130 cross country teams and clubs from the collegiate level to youth runners competed Friday and Saturday at Sam Smith Park in Cartersville in the Atlanta Track Club’s Wingfoot XC Classic. The meet also doubles as the Bartow County Cross Country Championship for the local high schools with the Woodland girls and the Cartersville boys capturing those titles.
Woodland’s McKenna Trapheagen ran as an individual Friday night in the Girls Championship Division that included 25 teams and 187 runners. She placed sixth in 18:12 with Hannah Miniutti of Blessed Trinity winning the race in 17:54. Morgan Vaden of St. Pius X was just over two seconds behind to finish as runner-up. The Marist girls team won the Girls Championship Division by 27 points over rival St. Pius X. Auburn (AL) was third, Brentwood (TN) and South Forsyth rounded out the top five.
The Cartersville boys were the only local squad to compete in the Boys Championship Division. The field included the top teams in the event with the Hurricanes placing 25th. Harrison won the title followed by Pope, Lambert, South Forsyth, and Walton. Justin Wachtel of Mary Persons won the individual title with a 5k time of 15:11. He beat Harrison’s Sully Shelton and North Hall’s Andrew Jones by two seconds.
Junior Bill Archer led Cartersville with a 60th place individual finish in 16:35. Freshman teammate Sidney Stegall was less than a second behind (62nd, 16:36). The remainder of the Canes included sophomore Alex Rios (132nd, 17:26), sophomore Levi Booth (155th, 17:41), senior Max Florence (160th, 17:45), junior Colin McCann (163rd, 17:48), and junior Sam Peters (179th, 18:17).
Saturday morning, the Woodland boys ran in the Varsity A Division and finished 11th of 31 teams and 255 individuals. Roswell won the division followed by Gainesville, Lovett, Wesleyan, and Hart County rounded out the top five.
Individuals for the Wildcats included: freshman Tyler Jones (33rd, 17:15), sophomore John Forsyth (54th, 17:34), junior Patrick Bollwerk (61st, 17:39), senior Dylan Stermer (65th, 17:41), sophomore McKinley Chappell (131st, 18:24), junior Ian Van Order (151st, 18:33), freshman Drew Thayer (161st, 18:44), freshman Kameron Chappell (171st, 18:48), junior Pierre Brunet (237th, 20:12), and freshman Jhon Gordon (240th, 20:22). The Woodland girls — running without star Trapheagen — also competed in the Varsity A Division and placed 11th of 28 teams. The division included 221 individual runners. Sophomore Rylee Evans led the Lady Cats with a fourth place finish in 18:56. Kayla Gholar of Richmond Hill won the division in 18:31. Other finishers for Woodland included: sophomore Marlee Bowles (37th, 21:02), freshman Emma Segars (68th, 21:46), freshman Danielle Thayer (70th, 21:49), freshman Emma Segars (68th, 21:46), freshman Danielle Thayer (70th, 21:49), sophomore Erica Boatner (125th, 23:00), freshman Mary Kate Camara (191st, 24:51), junior Anna Payne (212th, 26:53), and junior Molly Williams (213th, 26:53).
In the Varsity B Division, Cass finished 15th and Adairsville 27th of 29 competing teams. The division has 227 runners. Cass finishers: Junior Andrew Glaze (56th, 18:37), junior Prem Patel (71st, 18:56), sophomore Bryce Kresho (94th, 19:22), freshman Jake Wright (102nd, 19:34), freshman Andrew Rampey (120th, 20:16), freshman Tyler McKnight (172nd, 21:24), freshman Zach McKnight (173rd, 21:28), senior Craigory Chatman (176th, 21:35), and freshman Elijah Doolittle (181st, 21:42). Adairsville finishers: Freshman Andy Barnett (119th, 20:16), freshman Cooper Brown (127th, 20:27), senior Evan Crane (128th, 20:27), freshman Alex Juarez (179th, 21:40), and senior Elijah Padgett (209th, 23:17).
In the Varsity Girls B division with 115 competitors, Cartersville placed seventh as a team with Chattahooche winning the 17-team race. Cartersville finishers: Sophomore McKinsey Spinks (12th, 21:39), sophomore Trinity Atkins (27th, 22:45), junior Alice Terry (34th, 23:10), sophomore Jaxiry Betancourt (72nd, 24:57), junior Trista Kelly (79th, 25:17), senior Metzli Munoz (114th, 27:35), and junior Monica Ngugi (115th, 27:40).
In other races, the Cartersville JV boys finished 19th in a 21-team race of mostly larger schools in the JV Boys A Division. Sophomore Bryce Richards had the JV Canes best time at 18:18. Matthew Wilson, Carson Gage, and Banks Wilson were all under 19 minutes.
The Cartersville JV girls placed fourth of six teams in the JV Girls B Division. Samantha Herrera was the JV Lady Canes’ top competitor with a 12th place finish in 27:43.
Kain Tanturri of Woodland Middle School and Ryan Johnson of Cartersville Middle School both finished in the top ten of the Youth Boys 3K race. Tanturri was sixth in 10:43 and Johnson was ninth in 10:59.