By MICHAEL ALEXANDER, Staff Photographer | Published November 11, 2010
In its first year of Class A, Georgia High School Association cross country competition, Pinecrest Academy team had a third-place finish in the region meet at Wesleyan High School, Norcross, before heading to state. Freshman Jessica Zalzman captured the region title 30 seconds ahead of the next runner. During the state meet in Carrollton, Pinecrest finished eighth overall. Zalzman finished in fourth place, and in doing so made the All-State team of runners. Head coach Meghan Hoover said, “With no seniors and more fresh talent moving up, we’ll be sure to make a mark next year as we continue to grow in confidence and talent.”
Holy Spirit Preparatory School, Atlanta, competed in Macon at the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) Oct. 30 state meet, which includes the top seven runners from each of the top four schools in the four regions. Hannah Meadows finished in fifth place, and Angela Dale finished in 11th place. The other girls on the team included Carolyn Perez, Clara Diodati, Karla Arteaga, Meredith Jones and Anne Meadows. As a team the girls finished in fourth place, an improvement over their 2009 finish of ninth. For the boys Ryan Doyle placed third overall. The other Holy Spirit runners included Matt Markham, Tomas Rodriguez, Jack Repasky, Stephen Dale, Alex Perez and Will Garlen. The boys finished in seventh place, bettering their 2009 10th-place finish.
Atlanta’s St. Pius X High School girls team earned a third-place finish during the state meet in Carrollton. Senior Erin Osment led the team with a fourth-place finish, and sophomore Devon Dabney finished in 11th place.