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TFS middle school girls’ XC wins Tri-State Championships, boys take third
Tallulah Falls School’s middle school girls cross country team ran away from the competition and won the 2019 Tri-State Cross Country Championships at Summit Charter School on Oct. 1. The boys’ team took third out of five teams.
Led by the girls’ champion, eighth-grader Jenna Chesser of Cleveland, the TFS girls won the meet, having four of the top eight harriers. Seventh-grader Josie Chesser of Cleveland took fourth, while seventh-grader Maggie Shelton of Cornelia ran her best race of the season to earn sixth place and TFS Runner of the Meet honors. Seventh-grader Haygen James of Demorest placed eighth, and eighth-grader Dani Prince of Demorest set a new personal record to place 13th. Every TFS girl ran a PR on this fast, mostly flat 3k course around the Summit Charter School, including sixth-grader Jasmyn Marshall of Lakemont, sixth-grader Carsyn Griffis of Tallulah Falls and seventh-grader Mallory Higgins of Cornelia.
Eighth-grader Blair Moore Demorest placed eighth in the boys' race with a personal record. Moore was followed with PRs from seventh-grader QianFeng William Xu of China, 11th, eighth-grader Henry Rickman of Tiger, 17th, and sixth-grader Dalton Geltz of Cleveland, who finished 18th overall. Seventh-grader Timothy Beck of Clayton preceded sixth-grader Charlie Harris of Toccoa, who also ran his best race ever.
Girls: TFS, 11; Highlands, 14; Rabun Gap, 31; Towns Co, 43; Summit 45
Boys: Summit, 8; Towns Co, 14; TFS, 32; Highlands, 41; Rabun Gap did not score