FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. - The Mount Vernon varsity girls and boys cross country teams are headed to the GHSA Class-A Private State Meet for the first time in program history.
Both squads punched their ticket to state by finishing fourth in the GHSA 1-A Private Area-5 Meet on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 27, at the Heritage Church Cross Country Course.
The varsity girls finished with 95 points to take fourth place out of six teams.
Emily Raeside paced the Mustangs, finishing in sixth place overall with with a time of 21:23.
Teammate Audrey O'Toole placed eighth overall, clocking in at 21:46.
Taylor Keller rounded out Mount Vernon's finishers in the Top-25 with a time of 23:40 in 24th place.
The varsity boys also placed fourth out of seven teams with 111 points.
Charlie Duerr placed 13th at 18:39 while Sean Pierce was 14th at 18:40.
James Knight took 20th place, crossing the finish line at 19:30.
James Maichle finished in the Top-30, taking 26th overall with a time of 20:13.
For complete results from the varsity girls race, copy and paste the following link: https://ga.milesplit.com/meets/390464-1a-private-area-5-championship-2020/results/711771/formatted#.X5lWP1NKhoY.
For complete results from the varsity boys race, copy and paste the following link: https://ga.milesplit.com/meets/390464-1a-private-area-5-championship-2020/results/711779/formatted#.X5lXSFNKhoY
The Mustangs will now compete in the GHSA Class-A Private State Meet for the first time in program history at Carrollton High School on Saturday, Nov. 7.
The varsity boys race will start at 9:30 a.m. with the varsity girls to follow at 10:15 a.m.
Check www.mountvernonathletics.com and @MV_Athletics on Twitter in the coming days for updates on the Mustangs in the State Meet.
The Mount Vernon Athletic Department strives to build the student-athlete by providing a five-star experience built on community, courage, development, hospitality and professionalism. As a school of inquiry, innovation and impact grounded in Christian values, we prepare all students to be college-ready, globally competitive, and engaged citizen leaders. For more information on Mount Vernon athletics, visit www.mountvernonathletics.com and follow @MV_Athletics on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news on the Mustangs.