XC State Championship Results
The cross country region meets took place in Carrollton on Friday and Saturday. Here are the local team’s results, with team finish and each team’s top runners individually. The lone individual to win a title was Nealeigh Broadwell of White County. Teams who placed in the top-5 included Union County and Dawson County girls, and Lumpkin County boys.
CLASS 1A DI
The Rabun County boys placed 16th and Tallulah Falls boys 17th. Timothy Beck was the top runner for TFS at 58th (19:15). For Rabun, it was GB Anderson (43rd, 18:44) who led the team. The Rabun girls finished 9th, with Molly Jo Wright coming in 31st (22:36). TFS girls came in 12th, and were led by Sara Bailey’s 55th-place finish at 24:35. Commerce’s duo of Ermay Vazquez and Paden Bell represented CHS. Vazquez came in 22nd with a 22:19, while Bell finished at 22:32 (29th).
CLASS 1A D2
Towns County’s boys came in 10th overall, as Curtis Markham came in 9th overall at 19:30. The Towns girls were repped by Kya Smith, who came in 7th with a 24:34.
Banks County’s boys was represented by Pepper Davis, who came in 3rd with a 17:28 time. The Union boys were led by Benton Gregory (19th, 18:37), and came in 12th as a team. The Union County girls finished 5th overall, while Lola Hunter (8th, 20:58) was the top runner for them. Ellie Adams was 18th.
Wyatt Windham led Lumpkin’s boys with a 4th-place finish at 17:13. Teammate Ben Sherrill was 6th with a 17:14. Lumpkin’s boys were 5th overall. Meanwhile, Bobby Fessler led Stephens’ boys with a 12th-place finish (17:45) along with Grady Sanders (25th, 18:20). Stephens came in 17th. Dawson’s boys were led by Tyler Tangel (31st, 18:31), and came in 6th.
On the girls’ side, Nealeigh Broadwell won the state title individually with a 20:35 for White County. The Warriors’ girls finish 7th. The Dawson girls were led by Hayden Hand (9th, 21:16), Anna LeCave (15th, 21:49), and Jules Phillips (19th, 21:54). Dawson finished 5th overall.
The Jefferson boys came in 7th as a team, led by Brock Brush (18:03) who placed 27th. Ben Davis was 29th. The Jefferson girls finished in 14th place, and were paced by Kiley Powell at 52nd overall (23:14).
Habersham Central’s boys came in 17th, as Conner Gebora (17:52, 37th) led the team. Aiden Thaxton was 64th and Ryan Martin 110th. Audrey Hotard represented the Habersham girls, and finished 21st with a 21:08.