TFS coaches name Indians of the Month
Tallulah Falls School coaches have selected their Indian athletes of the month for October
MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRL
Eighth-grader Lucy Alexander of Sautee Nacoochee has been named a Tallulah Falls School Indian of the Month for October. Alexander was selected by cross country coach Scott Neal. “Lucy ran the 3K TFS farm course in 13:24 to place third, leading TFS to victory at the Tri-State middle school cross country championship,” Neal said. “She was our No. 1 runner all season, a team leader and a three-year cross country veteran. She reduced her 3K time by 1:19 over the season.”
MIDDLE SCHOOL BOY
Seventh-grader Colton Hicks of Clarkesville was selected by Coach Neal as an Indian of the Month. “Colton won the Tri-State middle school boys cross country championship by running 12:34 for the on the TFS farm course and leading his team to a perfect score victory,” Neal said. “Earlier in the season, Colton won the middle school junior varsity division at the Crows Lake Challenge, and that experience propelled him to new goals and a renewed training vigor. Over the season, Colton reduced his 3K same-course time by 2:54, a remarkable improvement.
Senior Perry Gresham of Clarkesville was named an Indian of the Month by varsity cross country coach Scott Neal. “Perry Gresham, a team captain, ran 21:03.21 to place fifth and qualify for the state championships,” Neal said. “She was the first female TFS runner in the last 25 years to do so. She led the team to a fifth-place Area finish, also the best our girls' team has earned in the past two decades. She finished 25th at State in the Class A Private division. She is an exceptional leader endeared by both teammates and opponents. Perry set the TFS record earlier in the month at the Mountain Invite (20:59.10). She epitomizes GREAT in all she endeavors and earned the GREAT Leadership Award at our fall athletic banquet.”
Sophomore Chris Geiger was selected as an Indian of the Month by cross country coach Scott Neal. “Chris has been the TFS number one racer all season,” Neal said. “He ran 18:10.37 to place 16th of 78 runners in Area 2-A Private cross country. He finished the season ranked 25th of 288 Region 8A harriers and 59th of 850 Class A Private runners. His season-best time of 17:59.80 was at the Runner’s Fit Invite at Unicoi State Park. He also received the Cross Country Top Performer award at our fall banquet.”