8-AAAAA Region Meet Preview

The Jaguars are preparing to run their final 2019 meet in Helen, Georgia: the 8-AAAAA Region Championship. After an underwhelming 5th place finish at the Clarke-Oconee Area Cross Country Championship meet, the Jags hope to get redemption, with Joshua Williams and Weenta James hoping to qualify for state individually. 

There are six teams running the meet: Cedar Shoals, Loganville, Clarke Central, Buford, Johnson, and Walnut Grove. With multiple key runners, the competition is expected to be fierce. The top four teams will continue on to state. The Jaguars hope to improve from last meet’s 5th place finish. 

These are the projected best runners at every school for the 8-AAAAA Region Championship.

Teams  Best timesFastest runnerClassMeet
Loganville16:12.30ATHANASIUS TESFAYE2020Runners Fit Mountain Invitational
Johnson17:24.93LUIS ALVARADO2020Winder-Barrow Invite
Cedar Shoals17:25.20JOSHUA WILLIAMS2021 Runners Fit Mountain Invitational
Buford 17:33.41BEN ARCHER2020Atlanta Classic
Clarke Central17:37.20 COLBY MEEKS  2020 Runners Fit Mountain Invitational
Walnut Grove:18:24.13AARON TURNER2020Athens Academy HS Meet 10-5