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Fields Announced for Wingfoot Miles

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ATLANTA - May 21, 2019 -- Georgia's best high school milers will line-up for the annual Wingfoot Mile Tuesday night. Atlanta Track Club released the invited fields for the races which will be included in the Club's All Comers Track & Field Meet at Emory University. The high school, freshman and middle school races draw from across the state and feature more than a dozen state champions and the area's rising middle distance stars.

High School Girls

Byrnne Sumner of Woodstock leads the field with a 4:53.4 personal best. Sumner recorded the time when she won the 7A state championship earlier this month. At last week's Meet of Champions, Sumner ran a new personal best of 2:07.7 in the 800m. The Villanova bound senior was also recently named to Atlanta Track Club's Powerade All-Metro Team in both the 800m and the 1600m.

Sumner won Meet of Champions by more than two seconds, but she'll have stiff competition from the two runners she defeated at the state meet: Marietta's Ellie Hall (4:56.0) and South Forsyth's Madelynne Cadeua (4:58.0). Hall, another All-Metro honoree, is coming off a commanding performance in the 3200m at the Meet of Champions where she clocked a new best time of 10:35.7. Cadeau is coming off an off-weekend and should be well-rested when she steps on the line.

Other contenders to watch include Reagan Mahoney (5:00.5) of Atlanta International School and the class 1A Private runner-up in the 1600m and 3200m as well as Katherine Vuckovic (5:03.2) from the Westminster Schools. Jackie Addy of Holy Innocents' Episcopal School who placed 3rd at the Wingfoot Mile in 2018 was a late scratch.

High School Girls

Seed

Name

School

04:53.4

Brynne Sumner

Woodstock High School

04:56.0

Ellie Hall

Marietta High School

04:58.0

Madelynne Cadeau

South Forsyth High School

05:00.5

Reagan Mahoney

Atlanta International School

05:03.2

Katherine Vuckovic

Westminster Schools

05:04.0

Hannah Miniutti

Blessed Trinity High School

05:06.7

Erin Fegans

Landmark Christian

05:07.9

Jessie Crowley

Riverside High School

05:08.5

Caroline McArthur

Oconee County High School

05:08.9

Mary Brady

St. Pius X

05:09.5

Emily Little

Marist School

05:09.8

Ashley Sechrest

Cambridge

05:11.0

Sarah McCartney

Archer High School

05:11.1

Makena Gates

Creekview

05:11.8

Sara Bailey

Blessed Trinity Catholic

High School Boys

The High School Boys race is lead by Myles Collins of Archer High School. Collins ran the fastest 1600m time in Georgia for 2019 when he won the Meet of Champions race in 4:13.6. He will have two 4:15 boys chasing him around the Emory track. Devan Crow (4:15.1) of North Hall was second to Collins at the Meet of Champions and is the 4A State Champion in the 1600. Graham Blanks (4:15.7) of Athens Academy brings the strength of a 1A Private state champion in the 3200m as well as in cross country.

Other contenders to watch include the only out-of-state entry, Maryland's Beck Wittstadt who comes to Atlanta with a 4:16.2 personal best as well as Justin Wachtel (4:16.4) of Mary Persons and Kyle Harkabus (4:16.4) of East Coweta who was named to the 2019 Powerade All-Metro Team. Harkabus was 3rd at the Wingfoot Mile in 2018.

High School Boys

Seed

Name

School

04:15.7

Graham Blanks

Athens Academy

04:13.6

Myles Collins

Archer High Scholl

04:15.1

Devan Crow

North Hall

04:16.2

Beck Wittstadt

Gilman School

04:16.4

Justin Wachtel

Mary Persons

04:16.4

Kyle harkabus

East Coweta

04:16.5

Sully Shelton

Harrison High School

04:17.1

Kamari Miller

Marietta High School

04:17.2

Nick Nyman

Starr's Mill High School

04:17.2

Zack Truitt

Landmark Christian School

04:17.7

Wesley John

Oconee County High School

04:17.9

Zach Jaeger

McIntosh High School

04:18.8

KC Heron

Pope High School

04:19.2

Calan Gizelbach

Forsyth Central High School

04:19.7

Noah Ward

Philip Simmons

04:19.8

Chris Cherono

Grayson High School

Freshman Boys

With a 4:34.4 personal best, Christian Gonzalez of Decatur High School is the top seed in the Freshman Boys race. Gonzales was the top freshman in the 1600m at the 5A state meet.

Freshman Boys

Seed

Name

School

04:49.9

Daniel Blaich

Decatur High School

04:46.8

Jake Herbert

Cherokee High School

04:34.4

Christian Gonzalez

Decatur High School

04:47.0

Cade Mayfield

Marietta High School

04:58.0

Christian Estrada

OLA

Freshman Girls

With a personal best of 5:14.0, Luna McCauley of Paideia School is by far the fastest competitor in the Freshman Girls race. Her seed time is 20 seconds faster than the next seeded runner. McCauley was 4th in the 800m at the 1A Private state meet. She won the Middle School Girls race at the Wingfoot Mile in 2018.

Freshman Girls

Seed

Name

School

05:14.0

Luna McCauley

Paideia School

05:47.1

Finlay Mann

Marietta High School

05:34.8

Emily Youngblood

Bleckley Co.

05:42.0

Lily Cincola

Cherokee High School

05:49.8

Ava McCracken

Marietta High School

05:41.1

Lillian Murrell

Marietta High School

Middle School Girls

Heidi Heppner, a home-schooled athlete, leads a talented group of middle school girls. Heppner's personal best time of 5:29.0 puts her in a good position to win this year's race following 2018's third place finish. Her sister Clara who took second last year comes into the race with a personal best of 5:32.0.

Middle School Girls

Seed

Name

School

05:29.0

Heidi Heppner

Home School

05:32.0

Ella Bailey

Woodstock

05:32.6

CLARA HEPPNER

Home School

05:35.0

Lexi Pavese

Cherokee Middle School

05:35.9

Hannah Schemmel

Cornerstone Christian Academy

05:36.5

Tristen Crosby

Bleckley Co. Middle School

05:39.1

Ruby Little

Marist School

05:40.0

Claire Shelton

Alpha Crush Running Club

05:41.6

Megan Walter

Paideia

05:46.4

Addison Tilley

Marietta Track Club

05:46.6

Bekah Wise

Junior Dragons

05:51.0

Maggie Welp

Henderson

05:51.6

Gabi Comsudes

Marietta Track Club

05:55.0

Anna Blaich

Atlanta Track Club

06:02.0

Leelah Dennis

Alpha Crush Running Club

06:11.9

Kayla Kerce

Bleckley Co. Middle School

Middle School Boys

Steve McCartney of McConnell Middle School leads the charge in the Middle School Boys race. With a personal best of 4:37.8. But, he will face tough competition from the two runners who beat him at the Middle School State Championship meet last month: Jared Fortenberry (4:38.8) of Marietta and William Carlton (4:40.40) of Refroe.

Middle School Boys

Seed

Name

School

04:37.8

Steven McCartney

McConnell Middle school

04:38.8

Jared Fortenberry

Marietta Middle School

04:40.8

William Carlton

Refroe Middle School

04:45.6

Luke Churchwell

Bleckley Co. Middle School

04:54.4

Gavin Sellers

Unnattached

05:01.1

William Newman

Marietta Middle School

05:01.5

Ryo Kitano

Unattached

05:01.6

Teddy Meredith

Atlanta Track Club

05:12.0

Donovan Rodgers

Davis

05:13.0

Jason Arendt

Henderson Middle School

05:17.0

Tommy Latham

Alpha Crush Running Club

05:18.0

Timmy Cole

Alpha Crush Running Club

05:20.0

Michael Trute

Alpha Crush Running Club

05:20.0

Finnan LeBlanc

Henderson Middle School

05:21.0

Grant Webb

Henderson Middle School