Girls Cross Country Places Eighth at Berry Invitational

ROME, Ga.- Placing three runners in the top thirty, the First Presbyterian Day School girls cross country team finished eighth out of 28 teams on Saturday, September 8 at the Berry College Invitational.

The finish marks the second time this year the squad has placed in the top ten in as many tries.

The Vikings tallied 199 points in the meet, ten points behind seventh place Oxford High School. Other schools ahead of FPD included The Wesleyan School, Darlington, Chiles High School, North Hall, White County and race winner St. Pius X.

FPD was led by senior Danielle Ferro, who placed ninth overall with a time of 21:05. Junior Savannah Phillips was next for FPD, finishing 28th at 21:57. Fellow junior Jessica Smith rounded out the Viking trio in 30th place, clocking in at 21:59.

McKenzie Peterson, Katie O’Quinn and Katherine Bolles wrapped up the Viking finish in the race.

The girls cross country team returns to competition Saturday, September 15 at 8:00 a.m., racing in the 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