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2019 Lakeside Results
Pickens Preview Announcement August 17th: The Lakeside Lions took their months of hard work to the starting line today at the Pickens Preview cross country race in Jasper, Georgia. Lakeside was represented by 41 strong runners in this first race of the season, and their performance today set the bar high for the schedule ahead.18 teams competed in both the girls' and boys' middle school races, and Lakeside secured an impressive overall finish of 5th place in both divisions.
- The boys started off with an imposing top 5% placement by Aryan Vinay. Individually, Aryan crossed the finish line 17th in a field of 292 runners with a time of 12:39.76. Of today’s runners, 5 returning athletes started off the season with strong personal best times: Sid Biggers, Garth Maynard, Aaron Parsons, Reese Mutter, and Zyaan Rhaman. Zyaan crossed the finish line at 13:58.26, besting his previous record by well over a minute, and earning a top 25% finish. Garth and Aaron also made significant individual improvements that deserve a huge shout out. Aaron Parsons improved on his personal best from last season by over 3 minutes, and Garth Maynard stunned today, improving on last season’s PR by nearly 5 minutes. Lakeside boys have certainly announced their contention as a strong and imposing running group among middle school teams, securing a 2nd place finish among Forsyth County contenders.
- 19 girls represented Lakeside Middle School today in a competitive field of 223 runners. 7 out of 19 runners achieved a new PR (based on last season’s records), an astounding accomplishment for our returning runners. Of the 5 Forsyth County teams competing in today’s race, the Lakeside girls secured a first-place finish, setting the bar high for our neighboring schools. Setting the pace for the girls was Kennedy Roberts, crossing the finish line in 7th place with a time of 13:48.87. This time was just 14 seconds off the 3rd place finish overall. Leah Bagwell, Riley Case, Lou Corbitt, Sophia McLaughlin, and Mayla Merhai all set PR’s in this opening race of the season and are poised for impressive performances as they continue to strengthen throughout the training weeks ahead. Notable achievements came from Ashley Teal who bested last season’s PR by nearly a minute, and from Emma Thompson, who upset her personal best last season by over 2 minutes in today’s race.