Congratulations to Westminster’s JV boys and girls Cross Country teams that each clinched the state title!

Saturday, Oct. 11 the Westminster Lions attended the Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association (GICAA) JV state championship at Providence Christian School in Oxford, GA.  The Lions swept the meet at the JV events, winning 1st place handily by more than 30 points each.  With this season in the bag, only E.A. Lanclos, Kinley Phillips, Patrick Madrid-Nunan, and Andrew Brown will move up to the high school level next season.  The rest of the squad has a lot of JV miles left on their feet and leaves a well developed core to seed the start of next year’s pack.

The JV lions’ pride was led by Liz Adams, finishing in 7th place for a medal with 14:01, ending her first season of competitive team running with high hopes for the future.  Fellow medalist Hannie Lanclos took 9th place in 14:04.  Spots 14 through 16 were picked up 12 seconds apart by Juliet Guthrie in 14:36, E.A. Lanclos in 14:40, and Elise Piotrowski in 14:48.  Piotrowski closed the girls’ team score at 38 points, ahead of runner-up Sherwood’s 79,  amid a field of more than 80 runners.  Kinley Phillips ran a 15:34 for 30th place and Addie McNeal took 41st with 16:03 to displace.

8th grader Patrick Madrid-Nunan closed the last race of his first season in excellent shape with a 4th place medal and 12:14 on the course.  9th place went to Lucas Vazquez, running a 12:30, with Kyle McCullough following at 12:39 for a 13th place finish.  Carson Greene took 15th in 12:43, an improvement of 37 seconds from his last run at Providence.  The team score was capped at 48 points by Andrew Brown’s 12:58 for 21st place, securing the boys’ team win over Konos School which ran runner-up at 82 points.  Braden Delamater ran 13:31 for 29th and Andrew Benoff hit 13:38 for 31st place.