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County schools bring home three titles at cross country state meet
South, Lambert win team championships; West's Gilarza top individual
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Forsyth Central sophomore Calan Gizelbach (right) placed 17th in Class 7A at the GHSA State Championships on Friday in Carrollton. - photo by Lily McGregor Photography
Forsyth County had its greatest cross country showing in its history on Friday. South Forsyth and Lambert won team championships in the girls and boys race, respectively, while West Forsyth had the state’s top girls runner in Class 7A. Liz Galarza finished as the top girls runner, bringing home the first individual cross country championship to West Forsyth and just the county’s second girls individual champion since North Forsyth’s Laura Mayo won in 2003. Galarza, who has routinely finished in the top three of events throughout the season, edged South’s Kaylee DuPont by nearly 19 seconds with a finishing time of 18:58.66 (DuPont crossed the line with a time of 19:17.32).