Georgia high school cross country state meet 2012

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georgia high school cross country state meet 2012

Georgia GHSA Cross Country State ChampionshipsClass 1ARegion 1Region posted a news article Nov 1st , pm. Seventeen DCSD Cross Country Teams Qualify for State Meets. Martin Luther King Lakeside, SW DeKalb Sweep Week 5 Varsity Races at Druid Hills Middle. Congratulations to the GHSA State Cross Country Champions! Cross Country. A Private Boys - Athens Academy. A Public Boys - Georgia Military College Video highlights from the state meet are now available on at Georgia High School Association.

Earned five Sun Belt Runner-of-the-Week awards during the season Top finisher for the Panthers at all eight meets during the season. Won the 3,m steeplechase at the CAA Championships in a personal best time of Won the 3,m steeplechase in a meet-record time of Won the 3,m steeplechase in dominating fashion after lapping the rest of the field and time of Fifth-place finisher in the 1,m in 4: Won the 3,m steeplechase in Again won the steeplechase at the War Eagle Invite, setting another personal best time of Indoor Track and Field Ran a time of 5: Finished the mile with a time of 5: Won the 3,m Started the season with a seventh place finish at the UGA Invite with a time of Contributed a 10th-place finish to a team victory at the Auburn Invitational, running the 4K course in Recorded her best finish of the year at the Jaguar Invite, finishing second overall in Placed second after running Had three other top-five finishes on the year Placed fifth at the Mississippi Open with a time of Placed seventh at the Yellow Jacket Invitational in the 1,m with a time of 4: Was active in five meets for the Panthers, recording three personal-best records Led the pack in the 5,m at the Mountaineer Open, placing first with a time of Had success with the 3,m event each time performed Finished fourth at the Clemson Invite with Earned 10th place in the same event at the Penn State National Invite Ran the mile at the Tiger Paw Invite.

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Turned in a strong sophomore campaign, consistently finishing in the top two on the team In some states, that process can take up to two years. I know [changing the girls' distances] was brought up seven or eight years ago. If our member schools wanted to change the distance, we'd get it approved.

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ESPNHS reached out to the cross country representatives at each of the 10 state associations in which girls run shorter distances than the boys. Representatives from Iowa did not respond to repeated inquiries. Every athletic association implied that the state would be open to increasing the distance, provided that the coaches' associations voted to do so.

georgia high school cross country state meet 2012

For coaches, the main deterrent is the perception that it will negatively affect participation numbers. Particularly in smaller classifications, coaches worry that increasing the distance from 4K to 5K will turn away girls who either aren't as serious about the sport, use cross country mostly to train for other sports, or both.

Friedman said some schools were having trouble getting girls to turn out for cross country at all, and schools with smaller numbers were afraid of forcing their girls to run an extra 1, meters every race. The longer distance means more time spent racing, more training and, simply, more work.

In 10 states, girls still run shorter cross-country races than boys. Why?

But following the move to the longer distance, Friedman said the participation numbers barely wavered. Participation numbers aren't the only reason for skepticism.

georgia high school cross country state meet 2012

Coaches have also voiced concern over the amount of time it takes girls to finish a race. The average girls' runners complete a four-kilometer race in approximately the same amount of time the average boys finish a five-kilometer course.

That thinking doesn't sit well with some of the nation's elite harriers. The four-kilometer race changes the strategy for some top athletes. In states where the distance is shorter, the race is substantially different.

georgia high school cross country state meet 2012

Six-tenths of a mile can adequately separate runners who are better conditioned or, as in Hauger's case, those who get stronger as the race gets longer. Colleges looking for the best and the brightest have a hard time comparing girls who run the five-kilometer distances with those who do not.

Maria Hauger won a Minnesota state championship in the 4K but was forced to change her strategy for longer postseason events like the Foot Locker Championships. John Nepolitan "I coach a pretty large team," Haselhorst said. The boys run 1, [meters] and the girls run 1, But for whatever reason, the game changes during cross country season.