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Cass runs for the gold in Adairsville
by Ericka Birdsong
October 24, 2012 05:43 PM | 1459 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
From left, Marie Smith took fourth place, Hannah Hood second place, and Savannah Hardin third place at the recent Adairsville meet.
From left, Marie Smith took fourth place, Hannah Hood second place, and Savannah Hardin third place at the recent Adairsville meet.
Cass’s boys cross country team won first place at the Adairsville Tiger Invitational in Adairsville on Oct. 9, while the girls won second place.

The boys team took home the first place trophy with a total of 17 points. The girls just missed first by four points.

Out of all of the runners for Cass, eight of them received medals, five boys and three girls.

The boys taking home medals that day were “sophomore sensation” Jaison Morning with first place, Edgar Victoria with second, CJ Edwards with fourth, Seth Wood in fifth and Jordan Morning in sixth. For the girls receiving medals, senior Hannah Hood got second, Savannah Hardin finished third, and fourth went to Marie Smith.

“[Jaison] led the race from wire to wire. The boys ran a great race running together for most of the race. This is what they will have to do to qualify for the state cross country meet [at the region meet] on Nov. 1 in Pickens County,” said head cross country coach, David Rawlins.

With so many of his runners placing in the top 10, Rawlins said he was proud to see both his boys and girls perform so well at the meet.

“The girls ran an awesome race. I was really proud to see the girls run a great race and see Marie Smith start to pick up the places she needs to. I was glad to see Hannah and Savannah run great races as they normally have this year with Hannah leading the way and Savannah right behind her,” said Rawlins.

Rawlins is looking forward to seeing how his team does at regionals as they race to qualify for the state meet Nov. 10 in Carrollton. After their showing in Adairsville, Rawlins is feeling confident in his runners.

“I feel that the boys have a good chance to qualify if they run like they should and it will be a great race at region to see if the girls will get to the state meet,” Rawlins said.

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