North Hall’s Devan Crow won the individual title at the Region 7-3A championship with a time of 15 minutes, 30 seconds and carried the Trojans to a team title on Thursday at Unicoi State Park in Helen. For the Lady Trojans, Elissa Oliver took second place overall (19:53) as they won the team title.
The Trojans boys had four runners in the top 10, including second-place Andrew Jones (15:40), seventh-place Lance Robinson (16:40) and Bryce Hartis who finished eighth overall (16:41). The Lady Trojans had five runners finish in the top 10, including fourth-place Caylee Wagner (20:12), sixth-place Emily Britt (20:41) seventh-place Morgan Mize (20:45) and 10th overall Ella Randall Lee (20:59).
Also earning a spot to the state meet were both Cherokee Bluff teams. Kyle Boyd took fifth place in the boys race (16:26) for the Bears, who finished third overall. The Cherokee Bluff girls were fourth overall, led by Sierra Wainer who ran the third-best time (20:10).
RIVERSIDE MILITARY QUALIFIES FOR STATE: Austin Erickson was 15th overall (19:08) for the Eagles who finished fourth as a team at the Class A-Area 2 championship on Thursday in Peachtree Corners. Riverside Military won the fourth-place tie against Providence Christian by way of its sixth-place runner having a better time (Cooper Lindsay, 19:56).
In the girls’ race, Lakeview Academy’s Sarah Nivens was 14th overall.
Compiled by Marcus Etienne
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