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TFS coaches name Indians of the Week


Tallulah Falls School coaches have selected their Indian athletes of the week for Oct. 2-7, 2017. 


Senior Perry Gresham of Clarkesville set a new school record of 20:59.1 while placing 23rd of 181 varsity runners at the Runner’s Fit Mountain Invite at Unicoi State Park in Helen. “Perry ran her best strategic race by conserving energy early, passing 18 others in the last few minutes of the race,” said Athletic Director Scott Neal.  “Perry, an influential team captain, is the backbone of the team; she is a role model of leadership, a caring team member whose pride, determination, and connectedness empower those around her.”


Junior Zac Smith of Long Boat Key, Florida and Clarkesville ran the 5k Unicoi State Park course in 18:36, a personal record, while placing 125th of 221 varsity harriers and running the No. 3 team time for the day.  “Zac’s consistent, determined and energetic training, coupled with his sincere desire to contribute to the life of the team, endears him to his peers,” said Athletic Director Scott Neal. “He demonstrates GREAT in his life, showing a mature combination of perspective, prowess, and possibility.” 


Seventh-grader Colton Hicks of Clarkesville ran the 3k TFS Farm course in 12:34 to win the Tri-State Middle School Conference Cross Country Championship and lead his team to a perfect XC score and eight of the top ten placers. “His time moved him up to No. 23 on the esteemed TFS Farm Course MS Legacy List,” said Athletic Director Scott Neal. “Colton broke through a couple of weeks ago when he won the JV division at the Crows Lake Challenge.  That success amped his training and he revised his competition goals, which he achieved at the pinnacle of the season.”


Sixth-grader Julianne Shirley of Clarkesville ran a 3k personal record of 13:28 to place fourth at the Tri-State Middle School Cross Country Championship held at the TFS Farm course.  “Her time advanced her to No. 16 on the famed course Legacy List and broke the TFS sixth grade record,” said Athletic Director Scott Neal. “Ever the positive teammate, Julianne is tenacious in training, a caring peer, and a formidable competitor.”






Courtesy of Tallulah Falls School