The Tallulah Falls girls and Commerce boys took the top spots in the 14th Annual TFS Cookies ‘n Quotes Cross Country Festival. The mixed event featured some 14 teams, 10 of which ran varsity programs.
Tallulah Falls took the top finish behind Lucy Alexander’s third place overall finish. Sophie Alexander was close behind, coming in sixth to secure the win for TFS.
Commerce’s Anastasia Sheffield placed seventh, and Rabun’s Hanna Cannon and Molly Perkins finished eighth and ninth, respectively. Rabun finished second as a team, and Stephens County came in fifth. Stephens’ top performer was Raelyn Sanders, who came in 15th. Towns County’s Alison Markham placed 32nd to lead the Lady Indians.
Rabun’s Guy Gober, a two-time state champion in track and field, won the event with a 17:51 time, besting second place by nearly 20 seconds. Rabun finished sixth as a team.
Stephens County boys came in second overall, as they were led by River Duncan, who finished fourth individually.
Habersham Central’s Thomas Hotard was sixth, helping the Raiders to a fifth place finish.
Tallulah Falls was led by Zac Smith’s seventh place finish, as the team came in seventh as well. Towns County boys were paced by Liam King (24th), as the Indians came in eighth.
Feature Photo by Tallulah Falls Athletics / Lane Gresham