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Atlanta Track Club Honors 42 Top Runners at 55th Powerade All-Metro Cross Country Banquet

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ATLANTA - December 4, 2018 - Atlanta Track Club announced the 55th edition of the Powerade All-Metro Cross Country Team on Tuesday night, honoring 42 runners from around the Atlanta metro area with first, second and third team designations. Jack Filan and Brynne Sumner were named the athletes of the year by the Club.

 

Atlanta Track Club Honors 42 Top Runners at 55th Powerade All-Metro Cross Country Banquet


Filan, a senior at Cambridge High School, received the Jeff Benton Award for Boys Runner of the Year after a season that saw him place second in the 6A GHSA State Championship Meet and run a season best of 15:11. He will run next year at Ole Miss. Sumner, who will head to Villanova in the fall, received the Ray Buckley Award for Girls Runner of the Year after winning the 7A GHSA State Championship in a time of 18:36.

“Going into my senior year I had nothing to lose,” Filan said as he looked back on his season. “I just gave it everything I had.”

“It means so much,” Sumner said of receiving the award. “I was not expecting this at all. There are so many great runners in the Atlanta area and it’s just amazing to receive this award.”

The athletes named to the team Tuesday night represented 11 counties and 28 schools. They received their awards from special guest host Carrie Tollefson, a track & field, cross country and road racing broadcaster who competed in the 1500m in the 2004 Olympic Games.

“There are so many down times in this sport and that’s where you learn what you’re made from,” Tollefson said to the 42 athletes. “Celebrate the great times like tonight, but also remember what the down times teach you.”

Eleven state championship-winning coaches were also honored Tuesday evening. John McCusker of Atlanta International School received the Paul Koshewa Coaches Dedication Award for winning his first GHSA State Championship after a 44-year coaching career. Ben Dehnke received the Jerry Frasier Coaches Dedication Award for his 14-year coaching career at Brookwood High School.

Below is the full list of honorees.

Atlanta Track Club Honors 42 Top Runners at 55th Powerade All-Metro Cross Country Banquet

Name Team School Graduation Year
JACK FILAN 1 CAMBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL 2019
KYLE HARKABUS 1 EAST COWETA HIGH SCHOOL 2020
CALAN GIZELBACH 1 FORSYTH CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL 2019
LEIF ANDERSEN 1 MARIST SCHOOL 2019
CHASE CONDRA 1 PEACHTREE RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL 2019
SULLY SHELTON 1 HARRISON HIGH SCHOOL 2021
DOMONIC MACIAS 1 UNION GROVE HIGH SCHOOL 2020
LUKE MCNEIL 2 BROOKWOOD HIGH SCHOOL 2020
MYLES COLLINS 2 ARCHER HIGH SCHOOL 2020
KAMARI MILLER 2 MARIETTA HIGH SCHOOL 2021
ZACH JAEGER 2 MCINTOSH HIGH SCHOOL 2019
CHRIS CHERONO 2 GRAYSON HIGH SCHOOL 2020
DEVIN WADE 2 WHITEFIELD ACADEMY 2020
NICK NYMAN 2 STARRS MILL HIGH SCHOOL 2019
NOAH HAYES 3 HILLGROVE HIGH SCHOOL 2020
JACK VOSS 3 ST. PIUS X 2020
CALEB HALL 3 NORTH FORSYTH HIGH SCHOOL 2020
WILL WALLACE 3 WESTMINSTER SCHOOL 2019
ZACHARY ROE 3 WESTMINSTER SCHOOL 2020
ROWAN WILEY 3 ST. PIUS X 2019
ZACK TRUITT 3 LANDMARK CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 2021
       
Name Team School Graduation Year
NAIMA TURBES 1 WESTMINSTER SCHOOL 2019
ELLIE HALL 1 MARIETTA HIGH SCHOOL 2019
JACKIE ADDY 1 HOLY INNOCENTS' EPISCOPAL SCHOOL 2019
BRYNNE SUMNER 1 WOODSTOCK HIGH SCHOOL 2019
MAKENA GATES 1 CREEKVIEW HIGH SCHOOL 2021
MADELYNNE CADEAU 1 SOUTH FORSYTH HIGH SCHOOL 2020
KATHLEEN MALEY 1 MARIST SCHOOL 2019
ASHLEY SECHREST 2 CAMBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL 2020
MCKENNA CROFT 2 DOUGLAS COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL 2020
GRACE ELLSWORTH 2 HILLGROVE HIGH SCHOOL 2020
JUNE MWANIKI 2 MARIETTA HIGH SCHOOL 2020
REAGAN MAHONEY 2 ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL 2020
ERIN FEGANS 2 LANDMARK CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 2020
NYAH HERNANDEZ 2 MILTON HIGH SCHOOL 2020
MAGGIE YANKOVICH 3 ST. PIUS X 2019
GABBY PARSONS 3 UNION GROVE HIGH SCHOOL 2022
HALEY HOOPER 3 LOVETT SCHOOL 2019
ZOE SMITH 3 MCINTOSH HIGH SCHOOL 2020
ABIGAIL ROBERTSON 3 WALTON HIGH SCHOOL 2019
ANI HENDERSON 3 MARIETTA HIGH SCHOOL 2019
CARA JOYCE 3 ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL 2022