MILTON, Ga. – After a seven-year absence, Milton High School’s cross country teams returned to the Aubrea Gunderson XC Invite in Conyers, and came away with many fast times and high team finishes.
On Sept 28, the Eagles were able to snag the last trophy winning sport (third place with 113 points) to best 17 others schools. Senior co-captain Kevin McGorrey ran up front the entire race to record a time of 16:49, good for fifth place. Freshman Michael McCarthy had a record of 17:18 and had the second fastest freshman time in the race, which put him in the medals at 17th place. Backing these Eagles up were sophomore John Fravel (26th at 17:38) and senior Brendan Kemple (27th at 17:39). Closing out the scoring for Milton was the run by senior Peter Randall who ran a 17:47, good enough for 38th place. Also running varsity for Milton were sophomore John Jurgens (18:07 for 56th), senior co-captain Spencer Greene (18:13 for 61st), senior Ryan Keefe (18:39 for 90th), freshman Valera Stettner (18:51 for 101st) and junior Connor Greisinger (19:03 for 110th).
The Lady Eagles finished fifth (129 points) out of 20 scoring schools. Senior co-captain Abbey Jordan led the Lady Eagles. Jordan placed fifth with a time of 19:41. Next to finish for Milton was senior Kim Toscano, who placed 24th (20:41). Milton sophomore Anna Renko (31st at 21:11), junior Hallie Howell (32nd at 21:12) and junior Michelle Pick (37th at 21:24) closed out the scoring. Also running varsity for the Lady Eagles were senior co-captain Katie Robinson (49th at 21:41), junior Hayden Estes (71st at 22:37), senior co-captain Addie Luxton (78th at 22:49) and seniors Madeline Bluth (83rd at 22:58) and Sarah Hoffman (89th at 23:24).