Woodstock Racing to Florida

Editor: Madison Block

Lead Story: Over the September Break, the Woodstock cross-country team took a trip to Titusville, Florida for a meet. The team travels here every year to compete in the Florida Runners Invitational. This is an important race for the Woodstock team because not only do the runners get to race new teams, but it was also the last race before county in which runners had the chance to bump themselves onto the varsity team. The girl’s team placed 17th overall out of 27 schools, and the boys placed 12th overall out of 25 schools.

In Case You Missed It: Within the last few races, the wolverines have had, there have been many new PR’s and exciting rankings for the teams. On Sept. 5, the girls’ cross-country team placed 6th at the AT&T Panther Invitational, and the boys’ team placed 4th. A week later, Sept. 12, the teams raced at the Carrollton Orthopedic invitational. The girls’ team placed 11th, while the boys came in at 5th place.

Wolverine of the Month: Bailie McInnis, junior, is the wolverine who stands out the most this month. She has been running since her freshman year, and is a strong leg on the team. McInnis has run varsity all 3 years, and has moved her way up to the 2nd fastest runner on the girls’ side. McInnis is hoping to place top 10 in the County meet, and possibly make it to state.

Quotable: “I am surprised with the results from the Carrollton Invitational. I have run since my freshman year and this is the first year that it has actually been a decent race. It wasn’t too hot or too cold, so that made those dreadful, up and down hills a little more bearable…not to say I would do it again.” -Catherine Moreau, Senior

“We are just working hard right now, and trying to win county. The county meet is next Saturday at Boling Park, so I hope a lot of people show up. The team is also counting down until the Region meet in 33 days.” -Coach Scharich

By the Numbers: Florida Runners Invitational. Both tops runners at the Florida race were seniors. Girls placed 17th overall and the boys placed 12th overall. Taylor Poole; 64 out of 232; 22:30.70 and Corey Champion; 45 out of 227; 16:52.30.

Looking Ahead: October 10th                       County Meet                                     Boling Park (Canton, GA) October 17th                       Sharptop Invitational                      Roper Park (Jasper, GA) October 31st                       Region 5-AAAAAA                           Allatoona Creek Park (Acworth, GA) November 7th                    State Meet                                         Carrollton High School (Carrollton, GA)

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