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Recent Varsity Cross Country News

Trojan boys win second meet of season

By Cali Jones 08/29/2022, 1:00pm EDT

The Trojan boys cross country team won its second meet this season on Aug. 27 at McIntosh Nature Reserve. The margin of victory was a little more narrow with the Trojans scoring 72 and North Atlanta scoring 98. There were a total of 21 teams in the race. Noah Martinson led the Trojans placing second place overall with a stellar time of 15:34.79. The time makes him the second fastest maleTrojan cross country runner of all time behind the recently graduated Collin Jones whose best time was 15:30.15. Additionally, Hagan Russell placed in the top 10 and ran a personal record of 16:05.37. Another notable performance was sophomore Braven Davis running his personal best of 16:46.95 placing sixth for the Trojans and 33rd place overall. He makes the seventh Trojan this year to break the 17-minute barrier.

The Trojan girls placed eighth overall out of 17 teams. The girls finished behind last year's 6A state championship team, North Atlanta. Emily Whipple took a huge step forward placing 11th overall with a time of 19:41.47. This makes Emily the second-fastest female Trojan cross country runner of all time behind Carrollton High School alumnae Emma Bussard.

Trojans have success at Pickens Preview

By Cali Jones 08/22/2022, 1:00pm EDT

The Trojan cross country team ran its second meet of the season at Pickens County Aug. 20. The varsity boys ran first and performed well. The boys placed first overall out of 31 teams. The team scored a low score of 43 points. The 7A State Runners-Up from last year, Marietta, placed a distant second place with 94 points. Placing third was another top-notch 7A cross country program from last year, Harrison, which scored 122 points.

The Trojans were led by Noah Martinson who placed second overall with a time of 16:02.7 for 5K. Will Jennings placed seventh overall with a time 16:29.6 and Hagan Russell placed 10th for the Trojans with a time of 16:49.8.  Daniel Neill was 11th and Nathan Moseley was 13th. The Trojans placed its top five ending at 13th place out of 214 competitors. The team time average was 16:39.8 for 5K.

The varsity girls followed the boys with a great performance placing sixth out of 28 teams. The girls were led by sophomore Emily Whipple who ran 20:42.6.  MaryPayton Rogers was second for the program running 21:13.8. Jaylyn Rooks was third for the program running 21:17.9 and fourth for the program was Alexia Walter running 21:22.0. 



Photo of Coach Jimmy Sorrells





CAREY PHILLIPS, State Meet Director