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 8th
Thursday September 28 Bleckley County Invitational Cochran- GA 11th
Saturday October 6-8 Disney Invitational Lake Buena Vista-FL ---
Wednesday October 11 MDS Meet Cavalier Fields Macon-GA 3rd
Wednesday October 25 GHSA Class-A Area-1 Private Meet Georgia Children's Home (Macon-GA) 4th
Friday November 3 State Meet Carrollton-GA 11:15 a.m.
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
Katie Scott Assistant Coach

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