Adams, Blaha Twins Lead Varsity Boys Cross Country
Boys varsity cross country started their season on Aug. 17 in Pickens, Georgia with a big win over defending 6A state champions Pope High School. The team was led by sophomore Edward Blaha who finished 8th.
The next weekend the boys traveled to Savannah to compete in the Saucony XC Kickoff Classic. With both Edward and George Blaha, seniors George and Sam Adams, and sophomore Robert Mallis placing in the top 10, the Knights brought home a trophy against 7A powerhouse West Forsyth High School.
Heading into September, the team hit the state championship course at the Carrolton Orthopedic Invitational and placed 5th, ahead of both Westminster and Lovett.
For the biggest meet of the regular season for the Knights, the Wingfoot XC Classic on Sept. 20, a solid effort along with a huge personal record from George Adams (15:54, second in school history) earned the squad a 9th place finish.
Photo: Senior George Adams and junior George Blaha sprint towards the finish line at the Pickens Preview. Photo by Marc Logan.