Pace’s girls squad was joined on the victory podium by Westminster (AA boys and girls), St. Pius X (AAA boys) and Marist (AAAA boys and girls).
In the Class A girls’ private school race, Pace placed six of it seven runners in the top 50 to score 99 points and finish 17 points ahead of runner-up Providence Christian (117) to claim its first state girls’ team title since 1993. Holy Innocents’ finished sixth.
Galloway’s Reilly Friedman was the winner in the Class A private school competition as he won the boys’ race with a time of 16 minutes, 29.80 seconds to win his second consecutive title – finishing about 32 seconds ahead of runner-up Robby Keough of Whitefield (17:01.25).
Holy Innocents’ was the top local team in the Class A private school boys’ team standings, earning a spot on the awards podium with a fourth-place showing.
Atlanta International's Helen Williams finished third individually in the Class A private school girls' race with a time of 19:15.03, placing behind champion Kathryn Foreman of Landmark Christian (18:42.18) and runner-up Taylor Tuttle of Providence Christian (18:51.97).
Westminster won its sixth boys’ state championship in a row as it captured the AA title – scoring 34 points to 23 points ahead of runner-up Wesleyan (57). Lovett (165) also earned a place on the awards podium with a fourth-place finish.
Jordan Flowers led the Wildcat charge to the team title with his second individual state crown in three years, running 17:22.76.
Westminster also came away with a share of the AA girls' title after finishing tied for first with Wesleyan at 44 points each. Lovett (61) also finished on the awards podium with a third-place finish.
Lovett’s Serena Tripodi (19:47.38) finished runner up individually to Union County’s Emma Garrison (19:10.53).
St. Pius won its fourth AAA boys’ championship in row, scoring 26 points to finish ahead of runner-up North Hall (46), with Woodward (82) finishing third. St. Pius' Austin Sprague repeated as boys’ individual champion with a time of 16:08.37.
The St. Pius girls also earned a spot on the awards podium with a runner-up finish in the AAA girls’ race, scoring 53 points to champion Blessed Trinity’s 38. Woodward (100) was third among the AAA girls.
Marist made a clean sweep of the AAAA team titles, with the girls scoring 22 points to win in dominating fashion over runner-up Heritage of Catoosa (98) and the boys accumulating 53 points to win over LaGrange (75). The War Eagles also swept the AAAA individual crowns, with Daniel Navarro (16:13.12) winning the boys’ championship and Morgan Ilse (18:53) claiming the girls’ title. North Atlanta put together a strong showing with a sixth-place finish in the AAAAA girls’ team standings.