LaGrange wins region title

Published 12:41 am Saturday, October 26, 2019


Daily News

It was a championship-winning day for LaGrange High’s girls’ cross-country team.

LaGrange took the top spot during the Region 5-AAAA meet that was held in Douglasville on Thursday.

LaGrange, which had five of the top 18 finishers, narrowly beat Cartersville and Chapel Hill, who tied for second.

It was also a successful day for LaGrange High’s boys’ cross-country team, which finished second to Cartersville.

Both LaGrange teams will participate in the state meet on Nov. 1 in Carrollton.

In Thursday’s girls’ race, Zamya Rhaney and Zanay Rhaney led LaGrange with top-10 finishes.

Zamya Rhaney finished third with a time of 20 minutes, 57 seconds in the 3.1-mile race.

Zanay Rhaney (21:28) was next for LaGrange in sixth place.

Ivorie Smith (21:54) was 11th, Lauren Farris (22:23) placed 16th, and Anna Doerr (22:29) was 18th.

Also for LaGrange, Tatum Fritchley (22:55) was 24th, and Sophie Nix (23:03) finished 26th.

Frances Butts (20:15) of Chapel Hill was the top individual finisher.

In the boys’ race, LaGrange had three top-10 finishers, with seniors Alex Bowie (16:47) and Miller Penn (17:00) placing fourth and fifth, respectively.

Also for LaGrange, Nathan Fritchley (17:22) was eighth, John McDonald (17:29) finished 10yh, and Alex Martin (17:46) placed 13th.

Matthew Callaway (17:57) added a 14th-place finish for LaGrange, and Terry Franklin (18:06) was 17th.

Bill Archer (16:18) of Cartersville won the individual title.

Troup’s boys’ and girls’ teams also raced in the region meet.

Leading the way for Troup’s boys’ team was Christian Gay (19:44) in 34th place, and Wesley Bartlett (19:45) was 36th.

Jacob Bearden (20:12) was 41st, Ryan Key (20:37) finished 43rd, Clay Webb (20:41) was 44th, Tyler Cardwell (21:19) was 45th, and Zach Taylor (21:51) finished 47th.

For Troup’s girls’ team, freshman Allie Foster (22:01) raced to a ninth-place finish.

Amanda McCartney (24:27) was 29th, Emily Beesley (29:10) was 40th, Whitney Wallace (29:54) finished 43rd, and Anna Barintine (30:54) placed 44th.