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Boys 5th, Girls 6th at FPD/WRHS Run Wild Invite

MACON, Ga. – At 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning, Sept. 22, FPD head boys cross country coach Shane Hall didn’t know if there would be any type of racing activities due to heavy overnight and morning rain that made course conditions at the Georgia Children’s Home quite challenging.

But those thoughts were put to rest as the storms subsided and the 4th Annual FPD/WRHS Run Wild Invite was yet again a success with over 25 teams competing on the day.

Hall’s Vikings took fifth place overall and senior Will Martin finished 12th while his brother, Cooper, crossed in at 34th.

“We were a little scared that we weren’t going to get this meet in” Hall said. “But God blessed us with a beautiful afternoon and I’m proud of the boys and how they finished up today.”

So is Martin, one of the team captains for the Vikings.

“There was some great competition today and I was impressed with the amount of guys that came out and how well they ran,” Martin said. “We gave it out best and that’s all you can really ask for.”

On the girls side, the Lady Viking placed 6th with senior McKenzie Peterson placing in the Top-10 at eighth. Mary Jane Bonfim also had a good showing with an eleventh place finish.

“Our girls ran hard and met the goal we needed them to meet,” Scott said. “We are really glad to have gotten this race in and I’m proud of the girls for sticking it out today in what could’ve been a messy situation.”

Peterson was pleased with her finish on the day too.

“There were a lot of local school and I just tried to push hard to catch people and keep doing so in future races.”

Official results will be available once released by Warner Robins High School on Georgia MileSplit. Check back for further information.

The Lady Vikings and Vikings return to their running ways on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Great American Cross Country Festival in Cary, NC. The boys will race their Top-7 at 8 a.m. with the girls to follow at 8:20 a.m.

The First Presbyterian Day School Department of Athletics strives to build the student athlete both in the playing arena and the classroom while upholding the school’s mission statement to educate and equip students to change the world for God’s glory. For more information, visit www.fpdvikings.com and sign up for up-to-the-minute news and scores by following the Vikings on Twitter at @FPDVikingSports and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FPDathletics.

 

POST-RACE VIDEOS:
Shane Hall – Head Boys Coach

Holly Scott – Head Girls Coach

Will Martin and McKenzie Peterson – FPD Seniors

TEAM RESULTS:

GIRLS:
1. St. Vincent’s – 58
2. Mount de Sales – 84
3. Stratford – 94
4. Veterans HS – 104
5. Bleckley County – 120
6. FPD – 135
7. Athens Christian – 163
8. Jeff Davis – 217
9. Brookstone – 251
10. Howard – 257
11. Pacelli – 312
12. Warner Robins – 324

BOYS:
1. Bleckley County – 16
2. Veterans HS – 76
3. Howard – 124
4. Athens Christian – 132
5. FPD – 194
6. Brookstone – 200
7. Henry County – 210
8. Jeff Davis 211
9. Mount de Sales – 214
10. Warner Robins – 225
11. Stratford – 242
12. Pacelli – 288
13. Tattnall Square – 363
14. Rutland – 406