Girls and Boys Cross Country Win Area 1 Meet, Advance to GHSA Class A State Meet

MACON, Ga.- Needing at least a fourth place team finish to advance to the GHSA Class A State Meet, the First Presbyterian Day School girls and boys cross country teams did just that, winning the GHSA Area 1 Meet at the Georgia Children’s Home on Thursday, October 24, 2012.

The girls won the race with 32 points, while the boys finished with 30. Both the boys and girls team finished at least 20 points ahead of the second place team.

In the girls meet, Danielle Ferro crossed the finish line first for FPD and second out of all runners at 20:24. The Vikings had three other runner place in the top ten overall: Jessica Smith (3rd, 21:20), Savannah Phillips (5th, 22:22), and McKenzie Peterson (8th, 22:51).

Other teams behind FPD include Savannah Country Day, Calvary Day School and Savannah Christian, all of which will advance to the State Meet.

In the boys race, FPD fought its way to a first place finish for the first time this season.

The Vikings were led by second place finisher overall Will Martin (17:43). FPD also placed four other runners in the top ten: Patrick Hague (4th, 18:14), Paul Young (5th, 18:35), Sonny Bailey (9th, 18:53) and Tanner Johnston (10th, 19:03).

Finishing behind FPD was Savannah Christian, Aquinas, and Savannah Country Day who will all advance to the State Meet as well.

For full meet results, visit the following link: 2012 GHSA Area 1 Meet Results.

The Vikings return to their racing ways on Saturday, November 3 at the GHSA Class A State Meet, hosted by FPD at the Georgia Children’s Home. Both GHSA Class A public and private schools will compete at the event beginning at 9:00 a.m.

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