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Atlanta Track Club Names Metro-Atlanta's Best High School Runners to All-Metro Cross Country Team

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ATLANTA - November 7, 2017 - ?The Atlanta-area's best cross country athletes have been named to the 2017 All Metro Cross Country Team. Atlanta Track Club announced the 21 boys and 21 girls selected for the team today, just days after local runners competed at the GHSA State XC Championships. Now, coaches, parents, fans, fellow athletes and the general public will have the opportunity to vote on which runners receive 1st, 2nd and 3rd team honors and which runners will be named Most Oustanding male and female Cross Country Athletes.

The 42 athletes who represent 10 counties and 28 high schools, were selected based on criteria including performance at the state meet and in major meets. Coaches and the community can utilize an online form from November 7-17 to rank the selected athletes among the three teams. The top-ranked male and female athlete will be named Most Outstanding Cross Country Athlete for 2017. Nominations for the Coach’s Dedication Awards will also be accepted through this form.

“At Atlanta Track Club, we have the opportunity to watch these young, promising athletes grow and improve throughout their high school careers,” said Rich Kenah, Atlanta Track Club’s Executive Director. “It is an honor to be a part of their athletic and running journey.”

Each of the All-Metro athletes will be recognized for their extraordinary seasons at the All-Metro Banquet, and 1st Team All-Metro honorees will receive a $500 scholarship from Atlanta Track Club. The 2017      All-Metro High School Cross Country Banquet will be held at The Stave Room in Midtown Atlanta on December 5. It will be hosted by 2004 Olympian and NBC Broadcaster, Carrie Tollefson. The student athletes who have been named Most Outstanding Cross Country Athlete will be announced at the banquet as well as the winners of the Coach’s Dedication Awards.

Below are the athletes selected to the 2017 All Metro Team. Bios can be found at Atlanta Track Club’s website and ga.milesplit.com

 

All-Metro Girls’ Team

 

Name

School

County

Class

Makena Gates

Creekview High School

Cherokee

2021

Nyah Hernandez

Creekview High School

Cherokee

2020

Anna Burnett

Woodstock High School

Cherokee

2019

Elizabeth Rice

Kennesaw Mountain High School

Cobb

2018

Ellie Hall

Marietta High School

Cobb

2019

Kathleen Maley

Marist School

Dekalb

2019

Josie Wirtz

Marist School

Dekalb

2018

Morgan Vaden

St. Pius X

Dekalb

2020

Haley Rose

Decatur High School

Dekalb

2020

Sophia West

Paideia

Dekalb

2018

Brenda Ayuk

Alexander High School

Douglas

2018

Megan Uszynski

McIntosh High School

Fayette

2020

Kaylee Dupont

South Forsyth High School

Forsyth

2018

Erin Fegans

Landmark Christian School

Fulton

2020

Sarah Foreman

Landmark Christian School

Fulton

2018

Mary Kellison Thorne

Landmark Christian School

Fulton

2018

Naima Turbes

Westminster School

Fulton

2018

Reagan Mahoney

Atlanta International School

Fulton

2020

Jackie Addy

Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School

Fulton

2019

Mary Kathryn Knott

Peachtree Ridge High School

Gwinnett

2018

Skylar English

Dacula High School

Gwinnett

2018

 

 

All-Metro Boys’ Team

Name

School

County

Class

Adrian Hernandez

Altoona High School

Cobb

2018

Kyle Harkabus

East Cowetta High School

Coweta

2020

William O’Reilly

Marist School

Dekalb

2018

Knox Pittman

Marist School

Dekalb

2018

Griffin McCauley

Paideia

Dekalb

2018

Jordan Perez

St. Pius X

Dekalb

2018

Koi Williams

Alexander High School

Douglas

2018

Mekhi Williams

Alexander High School

Douglas

2018

Nick Nyman

Starrs Mill High School

Fayette

2019

Zach Jaeger

McIntosh High School

Fayette

2019

Tyler Fox

Lambert High School

Forsyth

2018

Lee Keil

Lambert High School

Forsyth

2018

Calan Gizelbach

Forsyth Central High School

Forsyth

2019

Sam Bowers

Milton High School

Fulton

2018

Nicholas Yanek

Milton High School

Fulton

2018

Robert Chappell

Alpharetta High School

Fulton

2018

Will Wallace

Westminster Schools

Fulton

2019

Jack Filan

Cambridge High School

Fulton

2019

Chase Condra

Peachtree Ridge High School

Gwinnett

2019

James Cragin

Archer High School

Gwinnett

2018

Domonic Macias

Union Grove High School

Henry

2020

 

 

Family members, coaches and friends are invited to celebrate the success of the student athletes at the 2017 All-Metro High School Cross Country Banquet.