Cross Country

Head Coach Derek Lashley

derek lashley-tennisDerek Lashley is entering his first year as head girls and boys cross country coach and eighth year coaching tennis at FPD, including middle school, junior varsity and varsity.

The 2016 season saw Lashley and his Vikings advance to the GHSA Class-A Private Semifinals. In 2014, Lashley surpassed the 100-win mark in his career. His 2013 squad finished as the GHSA Class-A Private Runner-Up.

Lashley also serves as the head boys basketball coach for the FPD middle school, a position he has held for five years.

An avid tennis player, Lashley has earned a 4.0 ranking in the USTA ratings. He has won the tennis city championship in the Atlanta metro and Macon area.

He is a member of Piedmont Church in Macon. He and his wife, Aimee, have two sons, Camden and Ethan.

Lashley can be reached at

2017 Varsity Girls Cross Country Schedule
Day Date Event Location Time/Result
Saturday August 26 Wesleyan Meet Norcross-GA 8th
Tuesday August 29 Stratford Meet Macon-GA 4th
Saturday September 2 Berry College Clara Bowl Rome-GA 33rd
Wednesday September 20 Viking Invitational Georgia Children's Home (Macon-GA) 4th
Monday September 25 Warner Robins Invitational Warner Robins 6:30 p.m.
Thursday September 28 Bleckley County Invitational Cochran- GA TBD
Saturday October 6-8 Disney Invitational Lake Buena Vista-FL TBD
Wednesday October 11 MDS Meet Cavalier Fields Macon-GA TBD
Tuesday October 17 Mid-Ga 1 Mile Relay Cochran-GA TBD
Saturday Oct. 21 Last Chance Meet Carrollton-GA TBD
TBD TBD GHSA Class-A Area-1 Private Meet TBD TBD
Friday or Saturday November 3 or 4 State Meet Carrollton-GA TBD
2017 Girls Cross Country Roster
Player Year
Abbie Burns Senior
Porter Bolles Senior
Olsen Kate Jones Senior
Sara Parker Ware Senior
Elizabeth Windham Senior
Shelly Xiao Senior
Mary Jayne Bonfim Junior
Jansyn Samples Junior
Mia Ferro Junior
Karsten Herron Junior
Anna Grace Reeves Sophomore
Reese Lefholz Freshman
Emmaline Smith Freshman
2017 Girls Cross Country Coaches
Coach Title
Derek Lashley Head Girls Coach
Chelsea Latimer Assistant Coach

Upcoming Events

Viking Softball vs. MDS Monday Sept. 25th

Viking Softball host Mount De Sales 5:30pm
When: Fri September 22 10:00 AM - Mon September 25 5:30 PM
Where: FPD

Viking Softball vs. Wilkinson County Sept. 26th

Viking Softball has a region game against Wilkinson County @ 5pm
When: Fri September 22 10:00 AM - Tue September 26 5:00 PM
Where: FPD

Varsity Softball @ Rutland High

Viking Softball travels down to Rutland for a non-region game
When: Wed September 27 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Rutland High School