2019 Atlanta Athletic Conference Cross Country Championship
Thursday, with the Texas like heat pressing down (at least it wasn’t Arizona hot), The Cottage School Cougars boys and girls cross country teams won the AAC for a combined 16 times since 1998 with a 4 year undefeated streak. Grace Marriott earned gold in the girls’ race with a 26:23, while Alex Nebel paced her into the chute at 27:01 for Silver. Malia Richards, a young-up-and-comer, placed 4th in 34:41. Hannah Katz started for the Cougars, but opted for shadier environs to smartly fight another day as she felt slightly ill. Unfortunately, Kyndel Abercrombie was unable to run due to a persistent ankle injury, but supported both teams by acting as cheerleader and manager- providing cool water, ice and encouragement throughout.
Larry Orsini’s fleet feet knew no quarter as he led the Courageous Contingency of Cougar harrier boys to victory with a fiery 17:46, as Runner of the Week Nicholas Daugherty garnered silver in 19:05. Phenom, and future star, Aidan O’Sullivan placed 5th in 21:13, while Camden Michaud kicked through the chute for 7th in 22:06. Will Conroy, veteran Spartan/Stoic (Stotan) placed 8th at 23:34. Ben Thomas ran 23:59 for 11th, while Nick Helm earned 12th in 24:20. Nathan Dunbar placed 17th in 26:35 as Dino Couvaras earned 19th in 27:32. Alex Hogg placed 21st in 27:52 as Hunter Cool strode across the line in 28:47. Mike Janyska placed 25th in 29:07 and Cal Kinard sprinted in for 26th at 30:11. Grant Osgood placed 29th in 30:42. Thank you for your continued support and please stay tuned for more cross country action as your Cougars depart for Dominion Christian School in Marietta tomorrow at 7:30AM for a battle of GISA and GHSA juggernauts.