After the JV teams took 1st and 2nd at the County Championships last week, the Varsity teams were challenged with an almost impossible task. The girls team started off the day racing the 5k race against ferocious competition. Samantha C took first place and was crowned County Champion; followed by Kelly May S in 3rd place and Anna M in 5th place. Nina J took 11th and Chloe T (16th), Ahna L (17th), and Emma T (20th) rounded off the Dunwoody field in a truly team fashion, edging out Lakeside 36 to 44. The tight pack of the Lady Wildcats squad made the difference in this race. The boys followed the girls race in what many called "anybody's race." The field was so packed during the first and second lap, that even the coaches couldn't make sense of the field. During the 3rd lap, the race began to take shape; and daring finishes made the difference in this race. Max Mo finished 3rd overall, followed by Walter H (12th), Cade L (19th), Abner B (21st), Sasha H (22nd), Andrew R (28th) and Jan E (39th). The Lakeside boys finished with 22 points, and the Dunwoody Boys took runner up by a margin of a mere 2 points to an amazing Clarkston team in 3rd place. Again, a reminder of just how important every runner becomes in these championship races. Truly a team effort to bring home these trophies. Thanks to our alternates Megan J, Rachel S, Kate H, Elijah D, Brendon J, and Max Ma for always being ready.
The Wildcats will take a brief hibernation this weekend from racing during Fall Break before resuming next weekend at Coach Wood. All runners should plan on marching in the Homecoming Parade next Thursday October 12th wearing their red XC tshirt. The bus for Coach Wood will leave Sat Oct 14th at 5:40am, and everybody on the championship roster will race. All girls are expected to ride the bus, and may leave after all the girls races with their parents. Boys may arrive later if they ride with their parents.
Race times are
Girls JV Championship 8:00am
Girls Varsity Championship 9:00am
Boys Varsity Gold 12:10pm
Boys JV Gold 1:20pm