Freshman Anna Ballard is beginning to put DCHS Girls Cross Country on the map. This began in middle school where she routinely won NGAC Championships during her time at Dade Middle. The success has continued as she is now competing against high school competition. Anna has been consistently finishing in the top five all season. We were anxious to see how Anna would do at the GHSA State Championships on Saturday, November 7th. She made Dade County proud by earning a medal for finishing in the top ten running against the best female runners the state of Georgia had to offer in class 2A. Anna was one of four freshmen who finished in the top ten behind 2A State Champion, senior Sydney Lamberson, of Lovett HS. Anna finished in 9th place with a time of 21:32.65. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for her as her times will continue to improve as she continues to work. Congratulations Anna on finishing in the Top 10!!!