Atlanta Track Club Recognizes Top High School Athletes at All-Metro Cross Country Awards Banquet
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 SchoolSerena Tripodi – Lovett SchoolTwo 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 HonoreesSerena Tripodi – Lovett SchoolLiz Galarza – West Forsyth High SchoolKaylee DuPont – South Forsyth High SchoolNicole Fegans – Landmark Christian SchoolJosie Wirtz – Marist SchoolNyah Hernandez – Creekview High SchoolDelaney Graham – Westminster SchoolsSam Bowers – Milton High SchoolHayden Tullos – Marietta High SchoolBraeden Collins – Alexander High SchoolBen Patterson – Marietta High SchoolDax Willette – Rockdale County High SchoolBen McCoy – Blessed Trinity High SchoolQuinn Burden – Marist School2nd Team HonoreesSophia West – Paideia SchoolMaria Repasy – Milton High SchoolMary Kathryn Knott – Peachtree Ridge High SchoolSarah Foreman – Landmark Christian SchoolElizabeth Rice – Kennesaw Mountain High SchoolElizabeth Saliba – Brookwood High SchoolKendall Nelson – Marist SchoolChase Condra – Peachtree Ridge High SchoolSam Ellis – Decatur High SchoolTyler Fox – Lambert High SchoolMichael Malkowski – Milton High SchoolLeif Anderson – Marist SchoolAndrew Singh – Walton High SchoolBen Dahlgren – Walton High School3rd Team HonoreesKira Stanley – Harrison High SchoolSkylar English – Dacula High SchoolCamryn Petit – Mill Creek High SchoolKathleen Maley – Marist SchoolMegan Uszynski – McIntosh High SchoolBrynn Sumner – Woodstock High SchoolMcKenzie Cromer – Union Grove High SchoolDarr Smith – Johnson Ferry Christian AcademyAdrian Hernandez – Allatoona High SchoolJacob Ressler – St. Pius X Catholic High SchoolNick Nyman – Starr’s Mill High SchoolKoi Williams – Alexander High SchoolChristian Corsello – Parkview High SchoolNick Cooke – Etowah High SchoolFor more information on the All-Metro Cross Country Awards Banquet, visit atlantatrackclub.org. To view a full list of the 2016 All-Metro Cross Country Team, click here.About Atlanta Track ClubAtlanta 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 (peachtreeroadrace.org) – 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 atlantatrackclub.org.