Atlanta Track Club's 2015 All-Metro Cross Country Team
11/10/2015 9:12:42 AM
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Atlanta Track Club Names 42 High School Athletes to All-Metro Cross Country Team Voting now open to select Most Outstanding Runners ATLANTA – November 10, 2015 – The following athletes have been selected to Atlanta Track Club’s 2015 All-Metro Cross Country Team: 2015 All-Metro Cross Country Girls Team Camryn Petit – Mill Creek High School Ellie Glenn – St. Pius X Emma Grace Hurley – Fellowship Christian School Haley Hooper – The Lovett School Hannah Petit – Mill Creek High School Helen Williams – Atlanta International School Josie Wirtz – Marist School Kaylee DuPont – South Forsyth High School Kelly May Sheehan – Dunwoody High School Lauren Wallin – Creekview High School Lindsay Billings – Northview High School Mary Claire Solomon – Blessed Trinity High School Mary Valli – Starrs Mill High School Myriam Alvarez – Marist School Nicole Fegans – Landmark Christian School Samantha Cameron – Dunwoody High School Savannah Carnahan – South Forsyth High School Serena Tripodi – Lovett School Sophia West – Paideia School Tiffany Yue – Northview High School Yanely Gomez – Grayson High School 2015 All-Metro Cross Country Boys Team Ben McCoy - Blessed Trinity High School Carlos Torres – Marietta High School Colton Page – Allatoona High School David Savic – Marietta High School Devin Dixon - Eagles Landing High School Frank Pittman – Marist School Geoffrey McCullough - Campbell High School Griffin McCauley – Paideia School Gruem Tesfamariam – Brookwood High School Harry Harp – Whitewater High School Hayden Tullos - Marietta High School Jack Bluth – Milton High School Jack Douglass - Pace Academy High School Jonathan Schwind – Lambert High School John Green – West Forsyth High School High School Khayvonn Benson – Marietta High School Sam Bowers – Milton High School Sam Ellis – Decatur High School Sam Shaylor - North Cobb Christian School Suheib Mohamed – Clarkston High School Zach Israel – Brookwood High School Read Each Athlete’s short Bio HERE - [url=http://www.atlantatrackclub.org/high-school-running]http://www.atlantatrackclub.org/high-school-running[/url] *Athletes are listed in alphabetical order The 42 honorees were chosen by Atlanta Track Club and now coaches, parents and the general public will have the opportunity to vote to determine the athletes’ placement as 1st Team, 2nd Team or 3rd Team honorees. Community Vote – [url=https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J6TV6C2]https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J6TV6C2[/url] Coaches Vote – [url=https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J5TJ9FM]https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J5TJ9FM [/url] “High school cross country runners are the best, most committed athletes across all sports. We are pleased to recognize them for the 53rd straight year, and proud to announce that now the public can join coaches and parents to decide who should receive top honors in the state of Georgia,” said Rich Kenah, Atlanta Track Club’s executive director. The 42 All-Metro athletes were selected based on criteria including major meet wins, performance at the state meet, and a complete season overview. This years state meet condiditions and course alterations were factored into the selection process. The names and bios of these athletes are posted at atlantatrackclub.org. Coaches and the community can go online from November 10 through 18 and rank the selected athletes among the three teams. The male and female athlete ranked number one will be named Most Outstanding Cross Country Athlete. Each of the All-Metro athletes will be recognized for their extraordinary seasons at the All-Metro Banquet, and 1st Team All-Metro honorees will receive a $500 scholarship from Atlanta Track Club. The 2015 All-Metro High School Cross Country Banquet will be held at Atlanta Track Club and The Stave Room in Midtown Atlanta on December 2. The student athletes who have been named Most Outstanding Cross Country Athlete will be announced at the banquet as well as the winners of the Coach’s Dedication Awards. Nomination information for the Coach’s Dedication Awards can be found at atlantatrackclub.org. Nominations must be submitted by November 18. Family members, coaches and friends are invited to celebrate the success of the student athletes at the 2015 All-Metro High School Cross Country Banquet. For more information, visit atlantatrackclub.org. About Atlanta Track Club Atlanta Track Club is a nonprofit committed to creating an active and healthy Atlanta. Through running and walking, Atlanta Track Club motivates, inspires and engages the community to enjoy a healthier lifestyle. With more than 24,000 members, Atlanta Track Club is the second largest running organization in the United States. In addition to the AJC Peachtree Road Race (peachtreeroadrace.org) – the largest 10K running event in the world, the Atlanta 10 Miler and Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, Atlanta Track Club directs more than 30 events per year. Through the support of its members and volunteers, Atlanta Track Club also maintains a number of community initiatives including organizing and promoting the Kilometer Kids youth running program to metro Atlanta youth, honoring high school cross country and track and field athletes through Atlanta Track Club’s All-Metro Banquets and supporting the Grady Bicycle EMT program. For more information on Atlanta Track Club, visit atlantatrackclub.org.
Atlanta Track Club Names 42 High School Athletes to
All-Metro Cross Country Team
Voting now open to select Most Outstanding Runners

ATLANTA -- November 10, 2015 -- The following athletes have been selected to Atlanta Track Club's 2015 All-Metro Cross Country Team:

2015 All-Metro Cross Country Girls Team
Camryn Petit -- Mill Creek High School
Ellie Glenn -- St. Pius X
Emma Grace Hurley -- Fellowship Christian School
Haley Hooper -- The Lovett School
Hannah Petit -- Mill Creek High School
Helen Williams -- Atlanta International School
Josie Wirtz -- Marist School
Kaylee DuPont -- South Forsyth High School
Kelly May Sheehan -- Dunwoody High School
Lauren Wallin -- Creekview High School
Lindsay Billings -- Northview High School
Mary Claire Solomon -- Blessed Trinity High School
Mary Valli -- Starrs Mill High School
Myriam Alvarez -- Marist School
Nicole Fegans -- Landmark Christian School
Samantha Cameron -- Dunwoody High School
Savannah Carnahan -- South Forsyth High School
Serena Tripodi -- Lovett School
Sophia West -- Paideia School
Tiffany Yue -- Northview High School
Yanely Gomez -- Grayson High School

2015 All-Metro Cross Country Boys Team
Ben McCoy - Blessed Trinity High School
Carlos Torres -- Marietta High School
Colton Page -- Allatoona High School
David Savic -- Marietta High School
Devin Dixon - Eagles Landing High School
Frank Pittman -- Marist School
Geoffrey McCullough - Campbell High School
Griffin McCauley -- Paideia School
Gruem Tesfamariam -- Brookwood High School
Harry Harp -- Whitewater High School
Hayden Tullos - Marietta High School
Jack Bluth -- Milton High School
Jack Douglass - Pace Academy High School
Jonathan Schwind -- Lambert High School
John Green -- West Forsyth High School High School
Khayvonn Benson -- Marietta High School
Sam Bowers -- Milton High School
Sam Ellis -- Decatur High School
Sam Shaylor - North Cobb Christian School
Suheib Mohamed -- Clarkston High School
Zach Israel -- Brookwood High School

Read Each Athlete's short Bio HERE - http://www.atlantatrackclub.org/high-school-running
*Athletes are listed in alphabetical order

The 42 honorees were chosen by Atlanta Track Club and now coaches, parents and the general public will have the opportunity to vote to determine the athletes' placement as 1st Team, 2nd Team or 3rd Team honorees.

Community Vote -- https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J6TV6C2
Coaches Vote -- https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J5TJ9FM

"High school cross country runners are the best, most committed athletes across all sports. We are pleased to recognize them for the 53rd straight year, and proud to announce that now the public can join coaches and parents to decide who should receive top honors in the state of Georgia," said Rich Kenah, Atlanta Track Club's executive director.

The 42 All-Metro athletes were selected based on criteria including major meet wins, performance at the state meet, and a complete season overview. This years state meet condiditions and course alterations were factored into the selection process. The names and bios of these athletes are posted at atlantatrackclub.org. Coaches and the community can go online from November 10 through 18 and rank the selected athletes among the three teams. The male and female athlete ranked number one will be named Most Outstanding Cross Country Athlete.

Each of the All-Metro athletes will be recognized for their extraordinary seasons at the All-Metro Banquet, and 1st Team All-Metro honorees will receive a $500 scholarship from Atlanta Track Club. The 2015 All-Metro High School Cross Country Banquet will be held at Atlanta Track Club and The Stave Room in Midtown Atlanta on December 2. The student athletes who have been named Most Outstanding Cross Country Athlete will be announced at the banquet as well as the winners of the Coach's Dedication Awards. Nomination information for the Coach's Dedication Awards can be found at atlantatrackclub.org. Nominations must be submitted by November 18.

Family members, coaches and friends are invited to celebrate the success of the student athletes at the 2015 All-Metro High School Cross Country Banquet. For more information, visit atlantatrackclub.org.

About Atlanta Track Club
Atlanta Track Club is a nonprofit committed to creating an active and healthy Atlanta. Through running and walking, Atlanta Track Club motivates, inspires and engages the community to enjoy a healthier lifestyle. With more than 24,000 members, Atlanta Track Club is the second largest running organization in the United States. In addition to the AJC Peachtree Road Race (peachtreeroadrace.org) -- the largest 10K running event in the world, the Atlanta 10 Miler and Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, Atlanta Track Club directs more than 30 events per year. Through the support of its members and volunteers, Atlanta Track Club also maintains a number of community initiatives including organizing and promoting the Kilometer Kids youth running program to metro Atlanta youth, honoring high school cross country and track and field athletes through Atlanta Track Club's All-Metro Banquets and supporting the Grady Bicycle EMT program. For more information on Atlanta Track Club, visit atlantatrackclub.org.
11/10/2015 9:47:09 AM
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Please forgive me...I may have missed something, but I wanted to know why Jake Shewbert was overlooked. Prior to the AAAAAA races on, he had the fastest time of the day and was the AAAAA State Champion. Jake has had an outstanding season. Jake's worst finish was 5th overall at Coach Wood. He had 4 wins that included the State Title. He had two 3rd place finishes and one 2nd. We raced pretty much major invitationals where the competition was very tough. I hate to be "that guy" that comes on the discussion board and sounds arrogant. I don't mean it that way at all. All the runners on the list are deserving as well. I just feel motivated to make a case for my kid. Thanks, Coach Sorrells
Please forgive me...I may have missed something, but I wanted to know why Jake Shewbert was overlooked. Prior to the AAAAAA races on, he had the fastest time of the day and was the AAAAA State Champion. Jake has had an outstanding season. Jake's worst finish was 5th overall at Coach Wood. He had 4 wins that included the State Title. He had two 3rd place finishes and one 2nd. We raced pretty much major invitationals where the competition was very tough. I hate to be "that guy" that comes on the discussion board and sounds arrogant. I don't mean it that way at all. All the runners on the list are deserving as well. I just feel motivated to make a case for my kid.

Thanks,

Coach Sorrells
11/10/2015 10:17:30 AM
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[quote=FloweryBranch]Please forgive me...I may have missed something, but I wanted to know why Jake Shewbert was overlooked. Prior to the AAAAAA races on, he had the fastest time of the day and was the AAAAA State Champion. Jake has had an outstanding season. Jake's worst finish was 5th overall at Coach Wood. He had 4 wins that included the State Title. He had two 3rd place finishes and one 2nd. We raced pretty much major invitationals where the competition was very tough. I hate to be "that guy" that comes on the discussion board and sounds arrogant. I don't mean it that way at all. All the runners on the list are deserving as well. I just feel motivated to make a case for my kid. Thanks, Coach Sorrells[/quote] @FloweryBranch Coach, I believe the ATC defines "Atlanta Metro" as those counties that share a border with Fulton or Dekalb. I know it is sort of an arbitrary definition, but that is what I've read in the past. It affected one of my guys in the past too when I used to coach at LaGrange and had a kid who was deserving. We were one county "away" from being considered metro.
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Please forgive me...I may have missed something, but I wanted to know why Jake Shewbert was overlooked. Prior to the AAAAAA races on, he had the fastest time of the day and was the AAAAA State Champion. Jake has had an outstanding season. Jake's worst finish was 5th overall at Coach Wood. He had 4 wins that included the State Title. He had two 3rd place finishes and one 2nd. We raced pretty much major invitationals where the competition was very tough. I hate to be "that guy" that comes on the discussion board and sounds arrogant. I don't mean it that way at all. All the runners on the list are deserving as well. I just feel motivated to make a case for my kid.

Thanks,

Coach Sorrells


@FloweryBranch

Coach, I believe the ATC defines "Atlanta Metro" as those counties that share a border with Fulton or Dekalb. I know it is sort of an arbitrary definition, but that is what I've read in the past. It affected one of my guys in the past too when I used to coach at LaGrange and had a kid who was deserving. We were one county "away" from being considered metro.
11/10/2015 10:29:04 AM
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@FloweryBranch Coach unfortunately Hall county is outside of the All-Metro area that has been used for the 50 years of the Banquet. The area is defined and those counties that touch Fulton or Dekalb. Jake is a fantastic runner and if he were in the area would have most certainly have been selected. Congratulations to you and him on a fantastic season!
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Coach unfortunately Hall county is outside of the All-Metro area that has been used for the 50 years of the Banquet. The area is defined and those counties that touch Fulton or Dekalb. Jake is a fantastic runner and if he were in the area would have most certainly have been selected.

Congratulations to you and him on a fantastic season!
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I appreciate your response. I was curious to the why. I didn't want to sound like a "whiner". I felt motivated to make a case for my runner. Congrats to the runners that were selected to the All-Metro Team. Thanks again, Coach Sorrells
I appreciate your response. I was curious to the why. I didn't want to sound like a "whiner". I felt motivated to make a case for my runner. Congrats to the runners that were selected to the All-Metro Team.

Thanks again,

Coach Sorrells
11/10/2015 9:11:45 PM
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Congrats to all of these amazing runners nominated for the All Metro banquet, very deserving and some serious studs in this group! My opinion is that if ATC is going to be so exclusive and only include Metro county athletes for this banquet, voting should also be exclusive. If our athletes outside of the Metro area aren't allowed to be included in post season honors then why do you want our vote? Let's be honest, our sport is different than most - kids from all over our state throw down at huge invitationals all year across geographic divides... It's not like basketball or football where you generally only compete against teams that are relatively local. The running community in Georgia runs state wide and it's a beautiful thing. Just my opinion, I do think the banquet is amazing and I'm thankful that it exists... I just wish the ATC would serve our state and not just our 'city'
Congrats to all of these amazing runners nominated for the All Metro banquet, very deserving and some serious studs in this group!

My opinion is that if ATC is going to be so exclusive and only include Metro county athletes for this banquet, voting should also be exclusive. If our athletes outside of the Metro area aren't allowed to be included in post season honors then why do you want our vote?

Let's be honest, our sport is different than most - kids from all over our state throw down at huge invitationals all year across geographic divides... It's not like basketball or football where you generally only compete against teams that are relatively local. The running community in Georgia runs state wide and it's a beautiful thing.

Just my opinion, I do think the banquet is amazing and I'm thankful that it exists... I just wish the ATC would serve our state and not just our 'city'
11/11/2015 9:56:03 AM
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The ATC is very generous to the XC and track community in the state. To ask them to do more seems a bit much if you ask me. I agree that we should recognize kids from across the state. This is done through Team Georgia (again thanks to the generosity of the ATC) but could also be done through the Coaches Association or through Milesplit. It would be nice to have a banquet recognizing those athletes from across the state who perform during the season and/or the state meet. With a little bit of legwork, we could also find a sponsor (Milesplit or some corporate entity) to provide medals and plaques. So thank you ATC for all you do for the running community.
The ATC is very generous to the XC and track community in the state. To ask them to do more seems a bit much if you ask me. I agree that we should recognize kids from across the state. This is done through Team Georgia (again thanks to the generosity of the ATC) but could also be done through the Coaches Association or through Milesplit. It would be nice to have a banquet recognizing those athletes from across the state who perform during the season and/or the state meet. With a little bit of legwork, we could also find a sponsor (Milesplit or some corporate entity) to provide medals and plaques. So thank you ATC for all you do for the running community.
11/11/2015 12:27:45 PM
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@kshoyaxc Agreed, ATC is doing great things and their XC banquet is top notch... that's why we all wish we had a chance to be a part of it! :)
@kshoyaxc Agreed, ATC is doing great things and their XC banquet is top notch... that's why we all wish we had a chance to be a part of it! :)
11/11/2015 1:37:38 PM
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Well it is the ATLANTA Track Club, not the Georgia Track Club. I suppose a line had to be drawn somewhere.
Well it is the ATLANTA Track Club, not the Georgia Track Club. I suppose a line had to be drawn somewhere.

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