Pinecrest's Jessica Zalzman receives a medal for 10th place in the cross country state championship in Carrollton on Nov. 9. She's pictured with her mom and cross country head coach Luisa Zalzman. (click for larger version)
November 19, 2013
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. - More than 3,000 runners representing more than 190 Georgia high schools gathered in Carrollton on Nov. 9 to participate in the cross country state championship.
Representing Pinecrest Academy was senior Jessica Zalzman, who ran the course in 20:30, placing her in the top 10 girls in the GHSA Class 1A.
Despite a mid-season injury that prevented Zalzman from training adequately for the event, she was able to make all-state team for the fourth time in her high school running career due to intense physical therapy and swimming.