Lumpkin County senior Kyle Trammell earned the Runner of the Week nod after collecting 1,734 of the 2,405 total votes in the Fan Vote. It was a slim vote for Runner of the Week, but Trammell took 72% of the total. BLITZ then picked Union’s Luke Gambrell as Co-ROW.
KYLE TRAMMELL (FAN VOTE)
It’s hard to imagine, even for Kyle Trammell, that he’d win this award. The senior hadn’t ran cross country since middle school. His return to help anchor the Lumpkin County squad is paying dividends. He finished 5th and 11th in his last two meets, posting a 19:32 for a season-best.
This is Trammell’s first Runner of the Week honor.
POW Graphic (Framed) – Kyle Trammell
POW Graphic (Framed) - Kyle Trammell
LUKE GAMBRELL (BLITZ PICK)
Luke Gambrell was the BLITZ choice for this award after back-to-back first place finishes. He posted a 17:09 time as well within the last two meets, which is a PR for him. For the Union County junior, he represents the lead on the defending 2A State Championship team that has the program looking at going back-to-back this season.
His 1st place finish at the North Georgia XC Championship in Gilmer in a time of 18:12 led 109 runners, while his top spot on the podium in the 17:09 at the Carney Classic in Hayesville (NC) was better than 137 other runners. This is Gambrell’s first Runner of the Week award.
POW Graphic (Framed) – Luke Gambrell
POW Graphic (Framed) - Luke Gambrell
FEATURE PHOTO BY TODD FORREST