Boys Cross Country Finishes in Top 20 at Berry Invitational

ROME, Ga.- Finishing in the top 15 for the second time this season in as many races, the First Presbyterian Day school boys cross country team raced to 14th place at the Berry Invitational on Saturday, September 8.

Gaining 414 overall points in the meet, the Vikings also had all seven runners with times of 20:00 minutes or less.

FPD was paced by freshman Will Martin, who also finished 33rd overall. Senior Patrick Hague crossed the finish line next for the Vikings at 19:09 in 73rd place. Coming in at 89th was freshman Sonny Bailey with a time of 19:24.

All three of  FPD’s top runners placed in the top 100. Paul Young, Tanner Johnston, Conner Gettmann, and Griffin Hicks rounded out the Vikings’ seven runners.

Racing against 37 teams, the Vikings were able to finish ahead of 23 teams.

Other teams ahead of FPD included Cartersville High School, Chapel Hill High School, Westminster, Chiles High School and overall race winner North Hall High School.

The boys cross country team returns to the course on Saturday, September 15 at 9:00 a.m., racing in The Wesleyan Invitational hosted by The Wesleyan School in Norcross, Ga.

The First Presbyterian Day School Department of Athletics, home to multiple region and state championships in both the GISA and GHSA, strives to build the student athlete both in the playing arena and the classroom while continuing to educate and equip students to change the world for God’s glory. Now a member of the GHSA, the Vikings have continued to provide FPD athletes, coaches, fans and spectators a positive, Christian environment on a daily basis. For more information, visit and sign up for up-to-the-minute news and scores by visiting