Defending DCSD Junior Varsity Cross Country County champions Lakeside (girls) and Dunwoody (boys) repeated in two of the closer races over the past 14 seasons at the Druid Hills Middle School course on Monday.
Eighth grader Haley Davis took the girls’ individual title by running the 17th fastest girls’ time (14:17.00) in records dating back to 2005 to out-pace the rest of the pack by 51.60 seconds for Lakeside. Her time was also the fasted JV time at Druid Hills this fall.
Davis led a group of six Lakeside Lady Vikings to finish in the Top 10 on the way to a 22-40 win over Dunwoody.
Dunwoody freshman Lucy Neumann (15:08.60) was the girls’ runner-up and the only runner not from Lakeside in the first five runners to cross the line.
The Lady Vikings took the next three spots as freshman Blake Withee (15:17.10), eighth grader Tristan Liscott (15:17.50) and sophomore Isabelle Jones (15:27.30) followed in order.
Dunwoody eighth grader Emma Parker (15:40.10) was sixth and freshman teammate Annalise Remigailo (15:47.20) was eighth.
Lakeside freshmen Sarah Elder (15:53.70) and Anna Motel (15:56.60) came in ninth and 10th to seal the win.
Clarkston freshman Colete Milak (15:46.90) finished seventh overall to lead the Lady Angoras to their first team finish in the past 14 seasons as they took third with 92 points.
The 18-point victory was the closest since 2016 when Dunwoody won 30-41 (11) over Lakeside. The closest finish since 2005 was a three-point (28-31) Dunwoody win over Lakeside in 20012.
Lakeside’s second consecutive title was the program’s sixth overall. Dunwoody leads the girls’ with eight titles since 2005. It was Dunwoody’s fifth runner-up finish.
The Dunwoody Wildcats picked up their second consecutive DCSD Junior Varsity Cross Country boys’ championship 34-46 over Lakeside on the Druid Hills Middle School course.
Freshman Ethan Archibald of Dunwoody ran a time of 12:09.70 to take the gold in the boys’ race in leading four Wildcats into the Top 10.
Jacob Dane (12:38.30) and Anderson Nail (12:46.30) were sixth and seventh, respectively, and Conner Reid (12:53.50) crossed the line in ninth. Michael Mendonca (13:02.60) finished 11th to seal the win for the Wildcats.
Lakeside freshman Adam Biwott (12:16.90) was 7.2 seconds behind Archibald to claim the silver medal in leading three Vikings into the Top 10. Evan Leahy (12:38.10) finished fifth and Matthew Harrison (12:51.70) was eighth.
Third place Druid Hills had a pair of runners in the Top 5 as Roman Osborn (12:29.90) took the bronze medal and teammate Graham Norris was fourth (12:32.30).
Tyler Hood led Chamblee’s fourth place finish as he got into the Top 10 with a time of 13:00.30 to claim 10th overall.
The Dunwoody 12-point win was the closest since a three-point (41-44) Dunwoody victory over Lakeside in 2009. The tightest race on record back to 2005 was a two-point (28-30) Lakeside win over Chamblee.
Dunwoody now trails Lakeside 10-4 in titles dating back to 2005. Lakeside finished fourth all four times Dunwoody took the title.
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