Our team battle cry this season challenges us all to be good at more than just running. What kind of person do you want to be? How you treat others tells more about you than anything. If we are for #1ANOTHER this season is going to be epic.
ORTHO / JV
JV athletes had a good showing at CPP. Girl's were particularly strong led by the 1,2,4,6,7 finish of Kylie, Erica, Claire, Lili & Rocky.
Ortho girl's varsity placed 2nd running against most school's top 7s!
Championship guys got a trophy in huge part because of Cooper's best race ever. Great experience for all Ortho runners on the state meet course. See you in November Carrollton middle school!
RACE NEWS | RESULTS
UP NEXT? STATE!
For the 5th year in a row, West guys and girls have qualified to run in the sate meet. On Friday, we get to test ourselves against the best!
Hope to have huge parent, family & friend support in Carrollton.
West Forsyth athletes proved we have one of the deepest and best teams in 7A as we revisited the Boling Park course. Our girl's open team won the team championship! JV girls were 2nd. Varsity girls were 5th. On the guys side, JV open 3rd, JV 4th, Varsity earned the 6th and final state qualification place running the 3rd fastest average team time in school history.
Too many solid individual performances to call out. 43 guys and 23 girls ran lifetime best times at area. Shout out to Cami and Cara who ran almost 3 minutes faster @ area vs Warpath! That is just nuts. Yash, as a 1st year runner, made varsity for state proving that hard work pays off and that no one should place artificial mental barriers against what may be accomplished. His dream came true. Yours can too!
Good times running 4 laps on the track. Congrats to our heat winners, to everyone who ran a PR and to all who were brave enough to take a risk and run as hard as they believed possible. We hope the team will take confidence from this event and that everyone had fun.
Cross country is a team sport and every team competition is a big deal. Super excited for our JV girls winning 1st and JV guys getting 2nd in the combined 3A-4A races. We had some big performances and brave runs in the heat that landed our team Mickey team trophies. Our team trips are about cementing our team bonds, creating memories and adding to our collective experience. This year I'd say "mission accomplished"
We lined up again the best of the best because we know one way to get better is to challenge ourselves against others who aspire to be good at this sport. Lots of lessons learned about pacing in big fields & running in a crowd. Kuddos to Julia, Bella, Gabby, Jeremy, Cooper, Yash, Logan C, Stephen, Andrew, Jared, Ethan and Doty on PRs.
62 PRs and 12 athletes making letter time for the 1st time this year.
Strong efforts by our JV open guys and girls placing 2nd! Your future looks bright if you will continue to commit to being the best you possible.
JV and Varsity squads still have some work to do if we want to place towards the front at area and state. Time to focus on doing all the right things, both at and away from practice. #1another has to be more than a slogan the coaches made up. Sacrifice for your team. They are counting on you!
Great season opener for the Wolverine Harriers saw team victories in both guys races and a 1st/2nd place team finish in the girl's competitions.
Top 10 finishes by Nick Lyon, Jeremy Ericson and Jacob Moran saw the Varsity guys prevail over a Sequoyah squad who should be in a podium battle this year in 6A. Nate Barber, Andrew Stuler and Cole Brockman lead the way in the 1st guy's race placing 1st, 2nd and 5th
7 girls in the top 15 places was not good enough to push our varsity girls in front of a Flowery Branch team who is top 10 all classification good. Very impressive 1-2-3 finish by Kylie Howlin, Cami Merkel and Bella Steigerwalt helped our team dominate the early girl's race.
Congrats to all the runners who participated in their 1st ever high school meet. This is just one of many memories you will make.
BATTLE OF ATLANTA
West Forsyth cross country had a successful weekend at the Battle of Atlanta at the historic Nash Farms Battlefield course in Hampton, Ga.
After being started by a gunshot from a black powder rifle symbolic of the civil war battlefield on which the race is contested, West’s boys varsity squad placed 2nd of 38 teams behind perennial cross country power Marist. West’s team was led by Jeremy Ericson’s 19th place and Nick Lyon’s 22nd place finish in the field of 280 athletes. Not to be outdone by their varsity counterparts, the West boy’s JV team finished first in their division of 20 schools. 9th grader Tyler Doty impressively led the JV harriers placing 2nd overall. First year sophomore Yash Bhatt and junior Hunter Smith finished strong notching 4th and 5th place finishes respectively.
The West girl’s varsity team had a good day placing 4th out of 34 competing schools. 4A defending state champion Marist took top honors, followed by last year’s 1-private defending state champion Landmark Christian and St. Pius. Mallory Luskus, coming off a sophomore season plagued by mono, led the lady Wolverines placing 9th overall against quality competition. The West JV girl’s earned the 2nd place trophy in their competition, finishing behind only Marist. Sophomore Ashley Hannagan and freshman Courtney Maynard ran aggressively placing 5th and 6th in the 310 girl field.
If you survived your first HS XC 5K, good on ya!
Pictures below illustrate cross country in its purest form. No silly races against a clock that always wins. Me vs you. My team versus your team. Who wants it the most?
We got very solid experience in how to prepare for and race XC. Each athlete should have learned at least one thing they want to improve when we toe the line on 8/19.
This is the most talented team, top to bottom, in the 11 year history of the school. The opportunity to excel is within our grasp and will most depend upon what you do the 22 hours a day when you are not at practice