Woodland senior McKenna Trapheagen set a new personal and school record in winning the Alexander/Asics Invitational over the weekend in Douglasville.
Trapheagen completed the course in 17 minutes, 32.69 seconds to beat out Douglas County's McKenna Croft by less than four seconds. It's the fourth win in five races for Trapheagen this season, as she continues to work towards a possible second consecutive Class 5A individual state title.
Teammate Rylee Evans kept up her strong season with a ninth-place finish in 18 minutes, 24.95 seconds. The sophomore's time set her personal record.
MileSplit GA honored Trapheagen as the overall girls runner of the week and named Evans 5A girls runner of the week for their stellar performances.
Overall, Woodland finished ninth, as none of its over runners placed inside the top-75. Marlee Bowles was 76th in 20 minutes, 33.97 seconds, Danielle Thayer was 83rd in 20 minutes, 39.68 seconds and Emma Segars was 112th in 21 minutes, 25.62 seconds to round out the scoring Wildcats.
On the boys side, Woodland placed 17th out of 35 schools.
Tyler Jones led the Wildcats, finishing 65th in 16 minutes, 51.35 seconds. Dylan Stermer (16:58.61) and Patrick Bollwerk (16:58.64) were neck-and-neck, placing 98th and 99th, respectively. John Forsyth (17:25.63) wound up 134th overall — exactly one place and one second ahead of teammate McKinley Chappell.
Canes finish runner-up in Alabama
Three Cartersville boys ended up with top-10 finishes to help the Canes place second in the silver division race of the Jesse Owens Classic Saturday in Oakville, Alabama.
Junior Bill Archer (16:35.12) crossed the finish line a half-second before freshman Sidney Stegall (16:35.62), as the runners finished fourth and fifth, respectively. Less than 15 seconds back was sophomore Alex Rios (16:49.91), who came in 10th.
Levi Booth had a solid showing, coming in 20th with a time of 17 minutes, 10.9 seconds. Max Florence (17:46.40) and Colin McCann (17:48.96) rounded out the Cartersville participants, finishing 51st and 56th, respectively.
The Canes girls also competed in the silver event, finishing 20th out of 32 teams. McKinsey Spinks again led the squad, earning 24th out of 245 runners in 20 minutes, 44.57 seconds. Trinity Atkins (22:20.73) was 85th, Alice Terry (22:25.26) finished 89th, Metzil Munoz (25:47.45) wound up 198th and Samantha Herrera (26:10.61) placed 201st.