Sherwood Christian Academy hosted the largest cross country meet in school history and the day was a great success! The “Around the Cross Invitational” was held on August 20 with 25 teams participating from the Southwest Georgia area.
Sherwood Christian School cross country athletes did remarkably well in the competition.
SCA Cross Country Head Coach James Byrd said, “Not only did we have a smooth event, but our athletes and teams competed at the highest level and performed amazingly. Many of our athletes were recognized as top 10 finishers!”
Congratulations to all our cross country athletes. Special recognition goes to:
SCA’s Jr. Pro Boys team won 1st place! SCA’s Jr. Pro Girls team placed 2nd! SCA’s Varsity Boys team placed placed 4th! SCA’s Middle School Boys team placed 4th!
Individuals: Jr. Pro Girls 1st Place | Aaliyah Hawkins Jr. Pro Girls 9th Place | Caroline Seward
Jr. Pro Boys 1st Place | Henry Wright Jr. Pro Boys 4th Place | Brand Hemmings Jr. Pro Boys 6th Place | Jordan Cleare Jr. Pro Boys 7th Place | Tanner Mingo
Middle School Girls 5th Place | Jordyn Ban
Middle School Boys 3rd Place | Nati Russell
Varsity Boys 8th Place | Luke Bergrab
“We are very proud of where our students are right now for being the first meet of the season, and we are looking forward to an amazing rest of the season to come!” Coach Byrd said.
See more photos from the Invitational in the slideshow below! Photography by Dan Mingo.
On the cold blustery Saturday morning of November 1, the Sherwood Christian Academy Varsity Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams ran in the GICAA State Cross Country Meet at the Industrial Children’s Home in Macon. The team included a group of seven boys and four girls running a 5K race against teams from Covenant, Westminister, Praise Academy, Central Fellowship and Skipstone.
Samantha Pappas won the girls race while Joshua Kendrick finished fifth and Ryan Canidate finished eighth in the boys race. The guys finished runner-up in state to Covenant Academy and ahead of Westminister, Central Fellowship, and Praise Academy. Great way to finish the season Eagles!!!
Sherwood has two All-State runners, Joshua Kendrick and Samantha Pappas, and almost had three as Ryan Canidate finished in 8th place just one spot short of making the All-State Team. So proud of everyone’s efforts this year, great way to finish the season Eagles!!!
The team was coached by Coach Mark Meager and Coach Lakisha Elder. Thank you both for your efforts and sacrifice to teach these athletes how to compete with excellence while honoring the Lord with their talents.