Cross Country

Head Coach Derek Lashley

derek lashley-tennisDerek Lashley is entering his third year as head girls and boys cross country coach and tenth year coaching tennis at FPD, including middle school, junior varsity and varsity.

In 2018 the Vikings finished third in the Area and competed in the GHSA State Cross Country meet in Carrolton, Georgia placing 15th.

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 at FPD, Camden, a Senior, and Ethan, a 4th grader.

Lashley can be reached at

2019 Varsity Boys Cross Country Schedule
Day Date Event Location Time/Result
Wednesday August 28 Stratford Invitational Macon Runner-Up
Wednesday September 4 Peake Invitational FPD Runner-Up
Tuesday September 10 Warner Robins Invite Warner Robins Small school division Runner-Up
Thursday September 19 GMC Milledgeville Third Place
Wednesday October 2 Viking Invitational FPD Runner-Up
Wednesday October 9 MDS Macon Runner-Up
Friday October 11 Disney Orlando-FL 7th Place
Thursday October 17 Bleckley 2 Miler Cochran No team scoring
Wednesday October 23 Area Championship FPD Third Place
Saturday November 2 GHSA State Meet Carrollton 8:00 a.m.
2019 Boys Cross Country Roster
Player Year
Camden Lashley Senior
Jack Beeland Junior
Jack Neisler Junior
Jack Hardy ^ Senior
Wyatt Hicks Senior
Clay Pearson Sophomore
Sheldon Payne Sophomore
Charles Upshaw Senior
Jason Xian Sophomore
Nick Xiao Sophomore
Hampton Yarbrough Freshman
^ Team Captain
2019 Boys Cross Country Coaches
Coach Title
Derek Lashley Head Coach
Christian Baumgarth Assistant Coach
Eric Latimer Assistant Coach

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