State Runners-Up: Lady Paladins Place Second at State Meet; Boys Bring Home Eighth
It was a historic day for the Fellowship Christian School cross-country program.
The girls team became state runners-up with a second-place finish in the team competition at the GHSA Cross-Country Championship held Nov. 4 at the State Racecourse in Carrollton. The Paladin boys team brought home eighth place.
Both teams notched the highest finishes in the state event in school history.
Junior Joe Daumeyer and freshman Gavin Quinn placed ninth and 10th, respectively, in the boys varsity race.
Sophomore Senna Zeige claimed 12th place in the varsity girls, narrowly missing the podium for the top female individual runners.
The top four teams from each of the eight Regions in Georgia qualified for the meet as teams. The top six individual boy and girl performers from all eight also reached the state meet.
(Photos courtesy of Coach Holly Quinn, @PaladinsFCS)
State Cross-County Meet Preview: Boys and Girls Teams to Compete in Carrollton; Quinn, Zeige Advance as Individuals
Both the boys and girls cross-country teams from Fellowship Christian School have advanced to the state meet.
The GHSA Cross-Country Championship meet being held Nov. 4 at the State Racecourse in Carrollton. The Class AA boys race begins at 9:30 a.m., and the Class AA girls race starts at 10:15 a.m.
At the Region meet held Oct. 26 at Lamar Murphy Park in Jefferson, the girls squad placed second as a team and the boys were fourth. Freshman Gavin Quinn placed fourth with a school-record time of 16:44.33 in the boys varsity race, while sophomore Senna Zeige claimed fifth place in the varsity girls race to both qualify as individuals.
“It was so exciting to see the success [at the Region meet],” head coach Holly Quinn said. “The teams did well! And it was nice to Quinn and Senna medal.”
The top 10 individual runners medal at each Regional meet and the runners with the six best times advance to the state meet, along with the top four teams from each of the eight Region meets.
“We use Mile Split to rank teams and our girls are [ranked second] and are predicted to be runners-up,” Quinn said. “The boys are ranked sixth, but it’s close. They could make the podium too. Both teams have worked so hard this year. They have made it through adversity this season and that’s made them stronger.”
The top four teams reach the podium.
Quinn is pleased with her team’s season.
“We’ve had a great showing,” Quinn said. “We’ve had some really good accomplishments with lots of PRs and season best times recently. I think the kids locked in on training this summer and have really pushed each other.”
(Photos from Fast Feet Timing)