TFS Athletics – Of the seven schools represented, TFS earned runner-up banners in the varsity boys, varsity girls, and JV boys races. TFS did not run a girls JV race. North Oconee won all divisions.
Positive results followed a solid week of tough training. Of the 28 TFS harriers, 17 set personal course records on what is considered by all to be a deceptively challenging trail. Evan Prince placed second, two seconds off the winner, followed by tenth placer Grey Bourlet. Zi Wang moved up to #5 on the team by running a personal record. To show how close 5k races can be, Kale Corbett edged out teammate Collin Kelly by .05.
Sophie Alexander (fifth) and Lucy Alexander (sixth, moved up to #30 all time on the course Legacy List) received a certificate for finishing in the top ten. Kate Trotter (PR), Maria Whitson, and Emma Jackson (PR) all finished in the top half of competitors.
Personal course record setters Chaz Mullis, Ethan Wanner, Walker Bailey – all top ten finishers – along with Eli Sims and Canon Brooks, scored for TFS.
The purpose of the eighth annual Tallulah Falls School Heroes Cross Country Invite is to honor those heroes in our lives whose significance continues to ripple in our heart and our communities. Team Leader and senior Laurel Smith superbly coordinated the event, gave the invocation and directions, and created an uplifting evocation for all involved. Read at the opening ceremony, “Members of each team placed names in the honor basket as a remembrance of those who sacrificed for freedom, who exchanged personal glory that we might grow, and who left a legacy worthy of our admiration. We run today with gratitude, with all of our might, and with distinct memory of those we honor today.”
Varsity Boys results https://ga.milesplit.com/meets/352711/results/667030/raw#.XYd_hedKgnU
Varsity Girls results https://ga.milesplit.com/meets/352711/results/667038/raw#.XYd_rOdKgnU