Boys 12th, Girls 15th at GHSA Class-A State Meet

CARROLLTON, Ga. – The FPD varsity cross country teams closed out the 2015 season at the GHSA Class-A Private State Meet at Carrollton High School on Saturday morning, Nov. 7.

The Vikings placed 12th of 16 teams, totaling 294 points on the day. Senior Will Martin placed 30th overall with a time of 19:31 while sophomore Dylan Bridges finished in 46th at 20:10.

“I’m proud of our guys for their efforts not only today, but for the entire season,” boys head coach Shane Hall said. “We battled a lot of ups and downs throughout the year, but to win Area a little over a week ago and advance here to state is a true accomplishment. I’m happy for everyone involved in the program.”

In the girls race, the Lady Vikings placed 15th of 16 on the day with 368 points. Senior McKenzie Peterson placed 30th, crossing the line at 22:57. Freshman Jansyn Samples posted a time of 25:33 as well.

“Our girls worked hard all year and accomplished their goal of making it to state,” head girls coach Holly Scott said. “It was another good year for our team. We continued to grow together and continued to get better each week by setting personal goals. I’m happy for them and look forward to seeing what the future holds.”

The Vikings and Lady Vikings graduate several seniors from the 2015 team: Spencer Ennis, Nicholas Farmer, Sam Ferro, Trey Fountain, Kendall Friar, Martin, Jack Renfroe, Heyward Smith, Peterson, Gracie Kate Rigg, Anna Roddenberry, Madison Wiggins and Brynna Wilson.

“Our seniors deserve a lot of credit for their hard work all season long,” Hall said. “They helped push our younger guys and grew into great leaders as the season progressed.”

Scott agrees.

“It’s going to be really different next year not seeing those senior girls out there,” Scott said. “I’m very proud of their dedication to our program this season and past seasons.”

For complete results from the GHSA Class-A Private State Meet, CLICK HERE.

The FPD Athletic Department wishes the Class of 2016 cross country runners the best in their future endeavors and God’s richest blessings in your lives!

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