Granger Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams Finish First and Second in the Region
It was a big day for the Grangers as they competed in the Region 5-AAAA cross country tournament in Douglasville on Thursday. For the boys, they looked to maintain their first-place ranking and take home back-to-back region championship titles. The girls, on the other hand, looked to stave off a third-place finish.
Alex Bowie, Miller Penn, John McDonald, and Matthew Callaway all had top-ten finishes in the championship to propel the Granger boys team to their second-straight region title. Bowie finished second overall in Thursday’s race, with Penn (third), McDonald (seventh), and Callaway (ninth) following closely behind. Alex Martin (seventeenth) and Nathan Fritchley (nineteenth) also had top-twenty finishes.
Shane Pulliam, the La-Grange boys soccer coach, congratulated the team online, noting that many of the runners also played on his soccer team.
“Our soccer players running away with a region championship,” Pulliam said in his post.
The girls team also had a strong finish, trailing only Chapel Hill in the region tournament. It’s a big accomplishment for the team, as they managed to beat out Cartersville for second place in region.
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