Coed Varsity Cross Country · Everyone Loves a Race! Track Kicks off Season at MLKDay 5K.

Start of the MLK Day 5K in Piedmont Park on Jan. 16th.

Races are quintessentially American.  Americans love a race, whether it is horses, dogs, cars, or, better yet, people.  The Running Warriors got the Track & Field season off to a great start on Martin Luther King Day by celebrating the famed civil rights leader with the MLKDay5K in Piedmont Park.

Senior Jackson Pearce won the race in 17:39, while sophomore Ellie Hankin won her age group (15-19).  Sophomore Matthew Aspinwall got third in his age group while freshman Alden Sweatman got second in his age group.

Jackson 1(a)

Pearce shown here mid-way through the race, cruised to a large win.  This is the second road race he has won in the last year.


Running Warriors at MLKDay5K with mascots “Sadie” (far right) and Haven (middle in pink)

Eat More Chikin(1a)

Chick-Fil-A cows visit with Coach Sanderlin and Ellie Hankin.

Julie_Sadie & Miller Machine

Several parents ran too, including Julie Rief and mascot “Sadie.”