The DCHS Cross Country team ran in the Region 7AA Championships yesterday at Georgia Highlands in Rome Georgia.
In the girls race, Taylor Warren finished in 2nd place in her best time of the year of 21:33.and repeated as the Region 7AA Runnerup. Taylor will return to the State meet for the 3rd year in a row. Karen Zheng finished in 30th with an improvement on her previous time at Georgia Highlands of 42 seconds.
In the boys race, the boys team came within 3 points of qualifying for the state meet. The boys finished with 112 points while Gordon Central had 109. This has been the boys goal all year and they worked extremely hard to reach it but just fell a little short. Gage Henry finished in 3rd overall with his fastest time of the year of 17:52. Gage will return to the state meet for the 2nd straight year. The rest of the boys top 7 also ran their fastest times of the year with Morgan Bonner finishing in 14th overall in 18:49, Chandler Bailey in 21st in 19:19, Noah Hodges in 36th in 20:18, Jacob Clark in 40th in 20:27, Matthew Cole in 43rd in 20:44, and Christian Owensby in 44th in 20:46.
The State Meet will be held at Carrollton High School in Carrollton, GA on Saturday, November 4th with the girls running at 8:00 a.m. and the boys at 8:45.
The coaches would like to thank all of the runners for all of their hard work this year and for representing Dade County in fine fashion.