APS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Grady boys and girls cross country teams swept the Atlanta Public Schools Cross Country Championships in dominating fashion last week.
The boys’ team finished with an average time (18 minutes, 38.36 seconds) that was nearly a full minute faster than the second-place team, North Atlanta (19:29.40). Rounding out the top five were Maynard Jackson (19:53.41), Douglass (20:08.79) and Mays (21.33.41).
The Grey Knights were led to the championship by Aiden Goldston, who won the individual championship with a time of 17.44.37. Teammate Isaiha Davis was second in 17:55.80. Other runners finishing in the top 10 were Mac Bloodworth of North Atlanta (18:05.43), Bram Mansbach of Grady (18:40.63), Ethan Heyns of Maynard Jackson (18:57.09), Matthew Aspinwall of North Atlanta (18:59.87), Shamari Bell of KIPP Atlanta Collegiate (19:04.74), and three more Grady runners — Luke Langan (19:15.54), Kavi Jakes (19:35.53) and Elias Podber (19:41.42).
Grady had the top two individual finishers in the girls’ race as well, as Walden Jones (21:05.84) and Anna Tischer (21:09.46) placed first and second, respectively. The rest of the top 10 finishers were Ellie Hankin of North Atlanta (21:48.29), Lindsay Schroeder of Grady (22:42.81), Sarah Hetzel of North Atlanta (23:24.81), T’Asia Walker of Therrell (23:28.46), Gabrielle Beasley of KIPP Collegiate (23:31.31), Emery Roth of Maynard Jackson (23:41.03), Sadie Zweben of Grady (23:52.82) and Peyton Rodgers of Drew Charter (23:53.13).