Congratulations to the boys and girls teams who qualified for the STATE XC CHAMPIONSHIPS next week in Carrollton GA. The Varsity girls qualified as the 3rd place team behind Lorel's incredible 3rd place finish and Sophie finishing 7th overall!!! Isa, Rachel and Bella ran well to secure the team finish and move on...#HigherGoals:)
The boys finished as the REGION CHAMPIONS behind a very impressive 1-2-3 finish of Cole (Region Champion), Will (2nd) and KC (3rd). Securing the Champinship were Zane (13th) and Alec!! Congratulations PXC!!! #IMPRESSIVE!!
Wed. 10/23 Run on your own (shake out run)
The Pope XC teams had an incredible showing at the Coach Wood Invitational!! The Varsity Boys started off the day by placing 3, Yes, THREE athletes in the 15's for the meet. Fans this has never been done before so we definitely applaud Cole (15:10 School Record), Will B (15:36) and KC (15:42) for incredible performances. The rest of the varsity squad also ran well as Zane again ran in the 16's and pulled his training partner Nick to run under 17:00 as well!!! Alec, Carter, Conner, Bryce and Paxton all ran in the 17’s and added need support for our team as we move into the REGION Championships next week.
Our lady ‘Hounds then took to the course and held firm in their defense of their high 6A high ranking!! Both Charlotte and Lorel ran in the 18’s with Sophie just a few paces back with a season PR. Rachel broke 20:00 for the first time and Isa had an incredible 1 minute PR to finalize the scoring for the Hounds. Bella and Sarah ran well in the 6th/7th spots with Mia and Anna adding on nice performances in the mid 21’s!!!! Our depth on the girls side will be pivot as we move on to Region and State. Congrats ladies!!
At the prestigious Wendy’s Invitational in Charlotte, NC the PXC team ran well in the cooler weather that hopefully is here to stay.
Cole battled to the line for an Individual Runner up finish..post race interview. KC and Will also ran in the elite front pack and came around the lake with STRONG finishes…KC 8th and Will 15th, Nick and Zane ran together and continued their consistent strong 4th/5th scoring positions for the Hounds. Our boys ran in the Championships division and finish 3rd overall or 3rd of 102 total teams in the combined results of the meet. Value these performances boys as what we have is special!!
The JV teams ran well with numerous athletes taking advantage of the GREAT weather. Our girls team for the varsity division was led by Charlotte with top notch JV performances turned in by Claudia, Ashley and Alice Big shoutout to MK and Sara for their huge PR’s!!! Top scorers for the boys JV team were Carter, Bryce, Benny, Conner, EthanS, Davis and Sean. Other Notable performances of incredible PR races were Ethan W and Jacob!!! Keep grinding Greyhounds!!! Thanks guys/gals for a FUN TEAM experience on our trip to Charlotte…LOVE spending time with all you quality kiddos!!!
On A HOT afternoon the Greyhounds ran at the Cass Cartersville Invitational at Dellinger Park. The JV squads started off the day with both boys and girls winning the TEAM Championship. The boys were led by Bryce, Alec, Paxton, Ethan and Parker. The girls were led by Mia’s WIN in the girls race with strong support from Catherine, Maddie, Emma and Kaylen.
The varsity boys did a workout in preparations for their weekend race ALL ran together at tempo pace yet still managed a 3rd place team finish. The Varsity girls showed their tenacity during the heat of the day to prove their TEAM readiness for the later part of the season!! With strong performances of Sophie, (Individual Runner-up) Lorel (3rd), Isa (6th), Bella (9th), Rachel (12) and Anna (15) our girls were able to WIN the TEAM Championship. Great job PXC…FUN day up in Cartersville 😊
At the Wingfoot Classic, with an incredible 2-3 person deep cheering section throughout the entire course, the Greyhounds had one of their best performances of the year. With the top teams in the Georgia in the meet, all our athletes had to step up and perform under the lights in one of the most hyped meets in the state!!
Our freshman boys started off the day with an incredible group of spirited “pups” with Benny, Ashton, Liam, William and Lawson leading the huge team of frosh to a 3rd place team finish. Next up were the freshman girls with Claudia, Kylie and Emma scoring for the Greyhounds. Congrats Freshman you represented PXC well
Next our HUGE group of JV athletes took on the course as the sun started to set. After an injury in the early part of the season, Bryce was back in form leading the group along with Parker (PR race), Ethan , Michael (PR race) and Davis (PR race). Next the JV girls were up and were led by the incredible PR performances of Ashley, Anna, Mia, Emma D and Catherine!! Very impressed with the improvement of this group of athletes.
And just when you thought night couldn’t get any better the Varsity races started!! At this point in the night is was very DARK so safety was emphasized after one of our JV athletes was injured on the course because he could not see where he was going. With this in mind our Varsity boys started of the race with extreme caution yet measured competition/the course and moved up in the race to allow for ALL 5 boys to run career PR races!! Cole, KC and Will all joined the ELITE 15:00 club in leading the TEAM to a 2nd place overall in one of the most competitive meets of the year. XC fans this may have been one of the BEST performance ever by a Pope XC boys team!!
Next our hard working varsity girls stepped to the line and also didn’t disappoint!! Charlotte didn’t allow the competition to intimidate and ran to a PR race of 18:53 with Sophie, Lorel were just behind with consistent quality performances. With Rachel out of the lineup Bella stepped up as our #4 runner and ran to an almost full minute PR race!! Then Isa and Sarah ran shoulder to shoulder throughout the race to PR races for both runners!! We are where we need to be Greyhounds, Keep up the hard work!!
Trust me PXC fans when I say that this was a night to remember with quality performances and incredible spirit. THIS is what XC is all about!!! Set a new goal PXC, as the season is still yours to have!!results
Congratulations to the VARSITY teams who ran well at the Warpath Invitational on Saturday. Our top 7 boys ran to a 3rd place finish on wet course with 6 of the 7 athletes running personal best times. Cole, Will and KC all placed in the top 10...Zane broke 17:20 and freshman phenom Carter ran another great PR to solidify the team finish. The girls also ran well with ALL running season best times to place 5th overall in a field of 30+ teams. The girls had our typical trio up front of Charlotte, Sophie and Lorel who were all top 20, with Rachel having huge Pr and Isa rounding out the scoring for the Greyhounds. The JV teams also ran very well at Warpath with numerous athletes inching up towards a varsity position. Our team depth Is important and will take us where we need to be later in the season. Warpath results
Also very proud of the JV group that went over to Milton to run a tough 5Kcourse!! With GREAT attitudes and a blue wave mentality the athletes took care of business. See the following video of our awesome open athletes :) Congrats to Liam (3rd), Ryan(4th), Vaclav (10) William and James for leading the young Hounds to a team runner up finish in the Open division!! The Open girls also competed well behind the determination of Alice, Moran and Charlotte, while the JV girls were lead by some great top 20 performances by Catherine and Anna. THANK you senior athletes for your great leadership at the meet!! Milton results pope results
On Saturday at the Cobb County Championships the JV girls started off the day for the running 'Hounds in impressive fashion. Claudia led the girls with an quality 6th place finish along with Maddie, Kaylen, Emma and Kylie. The JV boys race was very exciting as our racing “pups” placed 3 athletes in the top 10 to earn the TEAM runner-up trophy!! Carter ran another PR race to finish 2nd overall!! He had strong support behind him in Alec (9), Connor (10), Paxton (13) and a gutsy finish by Michael (15). VERY proud of this group and excited about what they can do in the future.
Our Varsity girls team then stepped up to the line and put THREE athletes in the top 9 athletes in the very competitive County meet that boasts numerous highly decorated athletes. Charlotte ran a smart race and finished 4th overall with Lorel (6th) and Sophie (9th). A strong group followed up our fabulous 3 in Rachel, Isa, Sarah, Sophia, Ashley and Bella. This depth in the 4 through 7+ positions will prove to be very beneficial as we move on the Championship part of the season!!!
Next, the varsity boys lined up against some the State’s best
athletes and the race did not disappoint. Cole solidified his position as one of the top 5 best XC runners EVER at
PHS with a remarkable 15:45 (4th overall) performance. KC and Will also ran exceptionally well at
this early part of the season placing 6th/10th respectively. Zane
and Nick maintained their positions as they ran in the 4th and 5th
positions for the Greyhounds. Stay focused Greyhounds the best is yet to
come. team splits meet results
The Varsity boys led off the day at BOA in a field of 350 runners with a 5th place finish behind the big PR of Cole (5th), KC (13) and WIll (15). Zane ran a great PR race with Nick and Carter just behind to solidify the Greyhound team!
The Varsity girls raced next with some impressive performances and placed 4th out of 40+ teams. Charlotte led the ladies with a great sub 20:00 performance (5th) followed by Lorel (10) and Sophie (17) with Rachel maintaining her consistency for the 4th scorer and Isa running strong to finalize the TEAM score.
Keep doing your thing Hounds we are on the right track :)
I am trying something new this season with team leadership
roles. WE have an incredible group of
people who do great things for PXC. This
is an effort not to exclude anyone and to reinforce that this is OUR
team..meaning we should all be work together to make this the best program
possible. WE will have a group of weekly
“captains” who will in charge of a week…both meets and practiced….. Starting
TOMORROW through next Friday our Captains will be
Madalyn Corcoran Carlton Kell Patrick Haskin
The Greyhounds started off their 2019 XC campaign with some impressive early season performances. The varsity boys started off the day with a GREAT pack of 3rd Cole, 4th Will and 5th KC followed by Nick and Zane who lead the boys to a TEAM runner-up finish.
The Varsity girls continued the blue wave going 4th Charlotte, 5th Sophie, 6th Lorel with Rachel and Ashley running well to round out the scoring. This was a great TEAM WIN for the Hounds and lends promise to the season with the great depth of runners in the 4-10 spots!!!!
After a very impressive BAAAHAA circle the JV athletes represented PXC
impressively with each team placing as the TEAM runner-up. Paxton (4th), Ashton (9th) Benny, Charlie and Davis where the lead
runners for the boys. AS the day progressed
Greyhounds overcame the heat to run well with Claudia (2nd), Sophia
(9th), Emma D, Emma M and Catherine pacing the JV girls team .
The future is bright but we must continue the dedication to a season long plan of hard work!!! GREAT kick off week GREYHOUNDS!!!
Weekly practice schedule:
In order to attend XC meets athletes must attend ALL practices.
Kick off Pizza Party- Thursday 8/15 in the PAC from 6:30-8:00
Meet the Coaches, learn about XC and preordered uniforms and Spirit wear will be distributed :)
WE are NO LONGER accepting new athletes for the 2019 Pope XC team.