High School Sports

More News | The BlitzContact Editor

Evans' Justin Weegar wins cross country event

  • Follow High school

For the first time in 12 years, Greenbrier head coach Kati Smallwood got area cross country teams running into unfamiliar territory.

Back | Next
Evans' Justin Weegar leads the pack from the onset. He would finish first with a time of 15:43 at the Greenbrier cross country meet at Wildwood Park.  SCOTT ROUCH/STAFF
SCOTT ROUCH/STAFF
Evans' Justin Weegar leads the pack from the onset. He would finish first with a time of 15:43 at the Greenbrier cross country meet at Wildwood Park.

Instead of holding the meet at Blanchard Woods Park, Smallwood made the move to Wildwood Park, where she once played host to meets.

“It’s a neat course and really true to the nature of cross country,” said Smallwood, who thanked Columbia County Recreation’s Stacie Adkins and Mike Whitaker, the project manager for Columbia County roads and bridges, for getting the course ready on short notice.

The course itself was a bit short, measuring 3 miles instead of a true 5K, but Smallwood said that was an easy fix.

Evans sophomore Justin Weegar led the boys race from start to finish, crossing the line in 15:43.

“It was pretty much fast and flat,” Weegar said of the course. “I look forward to running it again.”

The Greenbrier boys took five of the top seven spots to lead the field with 22 points. Finishing second through fourth for the Wolfpack were Logan Hughes (15:48), Jon Townsend (16:27) and Scott Bisch (16:51).

Runner-up Hephzibah was next with 55 points.

Aquinas sophomore Shannon Fair said it was nerve-wracking going to a new course, especially in the team’s first meet of the year, but she handled her nerves and won handily in 19:18.

“I just paced it on the first lap and pushed it on the second lap,” said Fair. “The course wasn’t as hard as Blanchard Woods, but it was harder than I thought.”

Despite Fair’s finish, the Lady Fighting Irish finished fourth.

The Lady Wolfpack took first with 31 points paced by Laura Shillingsburg (20:28), who finished second, and Anna Marie Walker (21:42), who took fifth. Sarah Mork (22:07), Laura Shipman (22:26) and Madi McArthur (22:34) finished seventh through ninth, respectively, for the Lady Wolfpack.

The Evans Lady Knights finished second with 38 points, with Jasmine Stone (20:53) in third, Jackie Ramos (21:16) in fourth and Autumn Johnson (21:50) in sixth.

Comments (1) Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
jspeaceful11
2
Points
jspeaceful11 09/09/12 - 01:19 pm
0
0
Evans High School's Justin Weegar not Greenbriar

Your headline reads Greenbriar's Justin Weegar, however this young man is a Evans High school student. You did report in the article that he was an Evan's sophomore, lets give Evans the headline as well!

Back to Top

Search Augusta jobs