By Stephen Black
Walton’s Kenan Farmer won the boys individual race in the Warpath Invitational, while his team finished third overall behind Milton and North Hall. Kennesaw Mountain and Wheeler rounded out the top five. The first-place Eagles had seven runners finish in the top 40, led by Nathan Riech, who came in fifth. Annie Kelly won the girls race for Milton, while her team also took home first-place honors. Walton came in second, Roswell third, Woodstock fourth and Centennial fifth. … Austin Sprague added to his list of meet championships this year by winning the Carrollton Orthopaedic Saturday. The St. Pius junior ran a 16:18.37 to beat 175 other runners at the meet. Sprague and his top-ranked Class AAA Golden Lions team finished second overall behind Class AAAAAA No. 4 Brookwood. Norcross finished third and Class AAAAA No. 1 McIntosh came in fifth. The Broncos had seven runners in the top 30 at the race, led by Matthew McClintock, who came in eighth overall. … Katherine Yost of Norcross took home first-place individual honors in the girls race at Carrollton, but it was Brookwood that won the meet. The No. 5 Broncos place four runners in the top eight and were paced by Payton Wilson, who came in third. … Lassiter won both the boys and girls meets at the Sixth Annual Eagle Invitational in Commerce that included just three teams from Class AAAAAA. Gabriel Alvarez of Salem won the boys individual by edging out Lassiter’s Alex Guillaume. In the girls race, Morgan Ainsley of Lassiter won the individual title. … Marist hosted the Coach Benson Double Dip Saturday and took home first-place honors in both the boys and girls races. Michael Thurston and Morgan Ilse made sure Marist was tops in the individual races, as Thurston won the boys race and Ilse won the girls race. Harrison, Flowery Branch, Pope and North Cobb rounded out the top five in the boys race while Harrison, Dunwoody and Flowery Branch finished 2-through-4 in the boys race while Charlotte Catholic (N.C.) took fifth.