Forsyth Central at Warpath Invitational
BOYS: Central won the overall team championship against a deep field of 28 teams at Boling Park in Canton despite not placing a runner in the top 10. Max Warner led the Bulldogs with a 16 minute, 27 second run, good enough for 11th place and only five seconds behind sixth place. Austin Campbell (17th) finished 16 seconds after Warner; Will Hasse (16:47, 19th) and Cole Gizelbach (16:49, 21st) came home not long after. Charlie Webb (17:12, 33rd) rounded out Central’s top five as the Bulldogs averaged 16:47 with a miniscule 45-second split between the first and fifth runners.
GIRLS: It was Bonnie McKinnon and everyone else for Central again at Boling Park. The junior led the Bulldogs with a 29th-place finish in 20 minutes, 29 seconds. Ashley Malone (22:09, 62nd) crossed the line next for Central, followed by freshman Alyssa Hooper (22:52), Makenzie Brumbelow (23:14) and Samantha Chamblee (23:50).
South Forsyth at Warpath Invitational
BOYS: The War Eagles turned in a strong performance in Canton as two runners—Matt Patterson (16:22.97, 7th) and Ryan Peppenhorst (16:23.70, 9th)—finished in the top 10; South finished fifth as a team. Luke Francis (17:20, 39th) finished nearly one minute later. Nicholas Warner (17:41, 59th) and Collin Smith (17:47, 68th) helped South average 17 minutes, 6 seconds with a 1:23 split.
GIRLS: South is likely growing weary of Marist, and with good reason: Marist’s Morgan Ilse (17:28, 2nd) again beat South’s Savannah Carnahan (18:06, 3rd) to the line and Marist took the team title ahead of the runners-up War Eagles. Freshman Kaylee DuPont placed ninth (18:49) and Milicent Bergey (19:09, 11th) ran well; Emma Maisel (20:05, 25th) and Jordan Mund (21:40, 49th) rounded out the War Eagles’ top five.
North Forsyth at Warpath Invitational
BOYS: Ben Cochran (17:56, 72nd) and freshman Anthony Verdirame (18:13, 91st) led the way as North finished 21st overall at Boling Park. Jarred Benvenuto (19:21), Tommy Scheyer (19:45) and Kyle Murberger (19:53) were the other Raiders to score on Saturday.
GIRLS: North finished 11th out of 21 teams, but the Raiders had the third-best split between the first and fifth runners (1:49). Caitlan Hulsebus (21:28) led North with a 44th-place run. Gigi Fulkerson (21:38, 48th) and Nina Carter (21:51, 55th) finished next; freshman Stephanie Metzger (23:11) and Lauren Little (23:18) were the other Raiders to score.
West Forsyth at Carrollton Orthopedic Invitational
BOYS: John Green ran the hilly Carrollton state meet course in 16:47, good for fourth place in the Championship Boys division. He was the top finisher from the state of Georgia—the top three runners hailed from Florida. Brian Skoglind (16:54) finished in the top 10 as the Wolverines placed eighth out of 28 teams. Daniel Sexton (17:46, 53rd), Matt Bissett (18:32) and Tristan Harding (18:36) completed West’s top five.
GIRLS: Sophomores Liz Galarza and Julie Ericson turned in top-20 finishes as the Wolverines placed fifth out of 20 teams and third out of teams from Georgia. Galarza crossed the finish line in 19 minutes, 33 seconds, just one second behind third-place Kathryn Foreman on Landmark Christian. Ericson finished in 20:32 and 20th overall. Dara Niemi (21:27, 37th), Stephanie Shea (21:54, 56th) and freshman Amanda MacArthur (22:02, 64th) also scored for West.
Lambert at Carrollton
BOYS: The Longhorns finished 10th overall in a packed field at Carrollton, led by Johnathan Schwind’s 10th-place finish (16:55). Lambert’s next three runners finished within eight seconds of each other: freshman Tyler Fox (18:13, 79th), Hank Grogan (18:17, 88th) and Michael House (18:21, 96th). Byron Grogan (18:32) was the final Longhorn to score.
GIRLS: Abby Fox led Lambert with a 22:47 run; she was followed close behind by Amanda Thompson (22:58.72) and freshman Kaylee Stilwell (22:58.95). Sarah Stachura and Katie Coriell finished side-by-side in 23:38.17 and 23:38.47, respectively.