Atlanta Track Club Recognizes Top High School Athletes at All-Metro Cross Country Awards Banquet

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ATLANTA – December 6, 2016 – Atlanta Track Club honored 42 of the best runners in metro Atlanta at its All-Metro High School Cross Country Awards Banquet tonight at The Stave Room in Midtown Atlanta. Each year, Atlanta Track Club hosts the All-Metro Awards Banquet as part of its commitment to recognize outstanding high school track and field and cross country athletes.

The All-Metro athletes were selected based on criteria including major event wins, performance at the state meet and a complete season overview. The coaches and the community then voted to determine the athletes’ placement as 1st Team, 2nd Team or 3rd Team honorees. The 1st Team All-Metro honorees received a $500 scholarship from Atlanta Track Club. The full breakdown of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Teams can be found below.

“These harriers represent some of Georgia’s most talented athletes, and we are proud to celebrate their accomplishments alongside their parents and coaches at the 53rd annual All-Metro High School Cross Country Awards Banquet,” said Rich Kenah, Atlanta Track Club’s executive director.

One boy and one girl were named Most Outstanding Cross Country Athlete. The 2016 Most Outstanding Athletes are:

Sam Bowers – Milton High School
Serena Tripodi – Lovett School

Two coaches were also acknowledged for their outstanding dedication to the sport of cross country. The coaches were chosen from a group of community nominations. Coach Jason Scott of Harrison High School received the Paul Koshewa Award for his work with the girls cross country team, while Coach James Tigue of Lambert High School’s boys cross country team was the recipient of the Jerry Frasier Award.

1st Team Honorees
Serena Tripodi – Lovett School
Liz Galarza – West Forsyth High School
Kaylee DuPont – South Forsyth High School
Nicole Fegans – Landmark Christian School
Josie Wirtz – Marist School
Nyah Hernandez – Creekview High School
Delaney Graham – Westminster Schools
Sam Bowers – Milton High School
Hayden Tullos – Marietta High School
Braeden Collins – Alexander High School
Ben Patterson – Marietta High School
Dax Willette – Rockdale County High School
Ben McCoy – Blessed Trinity High School
Quinn Burden – Marist School

2nd Team Honorees
Sophia West – Paideia School
Maria Repasy – Milton High School
Mary Kathryn Knott – Peachtree Ridge High School
Sarah Foreman – Landmark Christian School
Elizabeth Rice – Kennesaw Mountain High School
Elizabeth Saliba – Brookwood High School
Kendall Nelson – Marist School
Chase Condra – Peachtree Ridge High School
Sam Ellis – Decatur High School
Tyler Fox – Lambert High School
Michael Malkowski – Milton High School
Leif Anderson – Marist School
Andrew Singh – Walton High School
Ben Dahlgren – Walton High School

3rd Team Honorees
Kira Stanley – Harrison High School
Skylar English – Dacula High School
Camryn Petit – Mill Creek High School
Kathleen Maley – Marist School
Megan Uszynski – McIntosh High School
Brynn Sumner – Woodstock High School
McKenzie Cromer – Union Grove High School
Darr Smith – Johnson Ferry Christian Academy
Adrian Hernandez – Allatoona High School
Jacob Ressler – St. Pius X Catholic High School
Nick Nyman – Starr’s Mill High School
Koi Williams – Alexander High School
Christian Corsello – Parkview High School
Nick Cooke – Etowah High School

For more information on the All-Metro Cross Country Awards Banquet, visit To view a full list of the 2016 All-Metro Cross Country Team, click here.

About Atlanta Track Club
Atlanta Track Club is a nonprofit committed to creating an active and healthy Atlanta. Through running and walking, Atlanta Track Club motivates, inspires and engages the community to enjoy a healthier lifestyle. With more than 26,000 members, Atlanta Track Club is the second largest running organization in the United States. In addition to the AJC Peachtree Road Race ( – the largest 10K running event in the world, the Publix Georgia Marathon, PNC Atlanta 10 Miler and Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, Atlanta Track Club directs more than 30 events per year. Through the support of its members and volunteers, Atlanta Track Club also maintains a number of community initiatives including organizing and promoting the Kilometer Kids youth running program to metro Atlanta youth, honoring high school cross country and track and field athletes through Atlanta Track Club’s All-Metro Banquets and supporting the Grady Bicycle EMT program. For more information on Atlanta Track Club, visit