The day started out sunny and 74 degrees with 90% humidity, when Johns Creek sent out ten Varsity Boys in the 5K Cross Country meet to compete against fourteen other schools. Leading the pack from Johns Creek was Matt Wozniak, grade 11, who posted a time of 17:42.02, 13th overall and with that time moved into the Johns Creek record books for top ten Juniors, in 6th place! The Varsity Boys ended up in 5th place with South Forsyth HS taking first place overall for this meet.
The Varsity Girls 5K division was led by Allison Rothrock, grade 11, in a time of 21:20.32 which added her to the all time school record list for Juniors at Johns Creek, taking over the tenth spot! As a whole, the Varsity Girls finished third, with South Forsyth HS showing their strength once again. The Varsity team has five Freshman on the team! It is going to be very exciting to see how these newcomers progress throughout the season, according to Coach Morgan Eurek. Both he and Head Coach Danny Brock felt that this meet was something to build upon for the remainder of the season.
Boys JV were up next and finished third overall in a huge field of 277 runners that was again won by South Forsyth HS. Sophomore Will Hudgins was Johns Creek’s JV leader putting in a very solid 19:25.11.
The final event at the Pickens Preview was the Girls JV race which was won by West Forsyth HS, with Johns Creek finishing fourth. The rain held up just long enough for this field of 182 girls to get through to the finish line. The Johns Creek leader was Junior Katie Kimbell, in her first ever Cross Country race in a time of 24:06.84.
Upcoming for the Johns Creek Gladiator Cross Country team is the Bob Blastow Early Bird meet in Whitesburg, GA next Saturday, August 27th.
By Jay Spector, DPM