High School Runners Named to Powerade All-Metro Cross Country Team

ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 9, 2021 -- 42 of the Atlanta area's best runners representing 27 high schools and six counties make up the 2021 Powerade All-Metro Cross Country Team. The separate boys and girls teams include 15 Georgia State Champions, one of which will be named the Runner of the Year at a banquet held by Atlanta Track Club on November 17.

Held virtually in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Atlanta Track Club's longest running tradition will return for an in-person event this year. The event will recognize all honorees and announce which athletes are on the first, second and third All-Metro teams. The Runner of the Year will be chosen by local coaches as well as via a poll open to the public on 11Alive.com. Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. on Friday.

"High school athletes are the foundation of Atlanta Track Club and Running City USA," said Rich Kenah, the Club's CEO. "I look forward to gathering again to celebrate the great seasons of this year's All-Metro runners and send-off those who are graduating in 2022."

The Powerade All-Metro Cross Country Banquet will be held at the Stave Room in midtown Atlanta on Wednesday, November 17. Below is a complete list of athletes named to this year's team.

Powerade All-Metro Girls Team


Full Name

School

Grade

Classification

County

ADDISON ADAIR

POPE HIGH SCHOOL

9

6A

Cobb

LAURA ARENTH

PACE ACADEMY

12

2A

Fulton

ELLIE BREWER

HEBRON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

12

1A Private

Gwinnett

KATELYNN DOLLAR

LYNDON ACADEMY

10

GAPPS

Cherokee

EMMA GEANEY

PARKVIEW HIGH SCHOOL

12

7A

Gwinnett

LOREL GOLDEN

POPE HIGH SCHOOL

12

6A

Cobb

JOHNA GRISIK

MARIST SCHOOL

12

4A

DeKalb

KATIE HAMFELDT

BLESSED TRINITY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

12

5A

Fulton

CLARA HEPPNER

NORTH ATLANTA HIGH SCHOOL

11

6A

Fulton

CAROLINE HOOD

PACE ACADEMY

10

2A

Fulton

CARA JOYCE

ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

12

1A Private

Fulton

RUBY LITTLE

MARIST SCHOOL

10

4A

DeKalb

JAMIE MARLOWE

MIDTOWN HIGH SCHOOL

11

5A

Fulton

SAMANTHA MCGARITY

HARRISON HIGH SCHOOL

10

7A

Cobb

NICOLE PIZZO

MARIST SCHOOL

12

4A

DeKalb

KELLY ANN SUTTERFIELD

BLESSED TRINITY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

12

5A

Fulton

CATHERINE TOWNSEND

NORTH ATLANTA HIGH SCHOOL

10

6A

Fulton

GRACE VON BIBERSTEIN

ST. PIUS X

11

5A

DeKalb

PALMER WALSTAD

WESTMINSTER SCHOOL

11

3A

Fulton

CARMEL YONAS

SOUTH FORSYTH HIGH SCHOOL

11

7A

Forsyth

ISABEL YONAS

SOUTH FORSYTH HIGH SCHOOL

10

7A

Forsyth

Powerade All-Metro Boys Team

Full Name

School

Grade

Classification

County

ALEX ARRAMBIDE

EAST FORSYTH HIGH SCHOOL

11

3A

Forsyth

ETHAN ASHLEY

DENMARK HIGH SCHOOL

12

7A

Forsyth

EDWARD BLAHA

PACE ACADEMY

12

2A

Fulton

ZACK BURKE

BLESSED TRINITY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

12

5A

Fulton

WILLIAM CARLTON

DECATUR HIGH SCHOOL

11

5A

DeKalb

MATTHEW FERNANDO

WESTMINSTER SCHOOL

12

3A

Fulton

BRYSON GATES

CREEKVIEW HIGH SCHOOL

12

6A

Cherokee

PEYTON GOLDEN

WHITEFIELD ACADEMY

12

1A Private

Cobb

CHRISTIAN GONZALEZ

DECATUR HIGH SCHOOL

12

5A

DeKalb

CADEN HALL

PARKVIEW HIGH SCHOOL

12

7A

Gwinnett

TOMMY LATHAM

MARIST SCHOOL

9

4A

DeKalb

JAMES MAY

MARIETTA HIGH SCHOOL

12

7A

Cobb

RYAN MCKEE

KENNESAW MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL

12

6A

Cobb

ETHAN NORDMAN

MILL CREEK HIGH SCHOOL

12

7A

Gwinnett

BENJAMIN ROTHERING

BLESSED TRINITY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

12

5A

Fulton

JOEY SANDEL

JOHNSON FERRY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

12

GISA

Cobb

JOE SAPONE

HOLY INNOCENTS' EPISCOPAL SCHOOL

11

1A Private

Fulton

NATHAN SOLOMON

SHILOH HIGH SCHOOL

12

6A

Gwinnett

NATE VERSKA

SOUTH FORSYTH HIGH SCHOOL

12

7A

Forsyth

TRENT BELL

WEST FORSYTH HIGH SCHOOL

12

7A

Forsyth

SAGE WALKER

DRUID HILLS HIGH SCHOOL

12

4A

DeKalb

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