The Atlanta Track Club announced its Powerade High School All-Metro Cross Country Team Nov. 6, with several local athletes receiving the honor. The team was named after the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) state cross country championships were held in Carrollton Nov. 1 and 2.

St. Pius X runners in senior Morgan Vaden and juniors Mary Brady and Catherine Breault were named to the All-Metro team after leading the Golden Lions to the Class 4A title. Westminster’s girls’ team took home the Class 3A title led by sophomore Mira Srinivasa, who also won the state individual title.

Atlanta International had two runners named to the All-Metro team in senior Reagan Mahoney and sophomore Cara Joyce after both placed in the top five individually in the girls’ Class A Private state competition. Seniors Emily Little and Kathleen Schellman of Marist are on the All-Metro team after leading the War Eagles to a third-place finish in the Class 4A team standings.

Riverwood junior runner Elle Mezzio placed third individually in the Class 5A girls’ competition for the Raiders and earned All-Metro honors.

The Westminster boys’ squad also won the Class 4A team competition, which included senior Zachary Rowe, who placed fifth individually. Lovett senior Jackson Borden was fourth in the same race and both runners were named to the All-Metro team.

Whitefield senior runner Devin Wade earned third in the Class A Private boys’ competition and was selected to the All-Metro team as well.

Other Fulton County athletes of interest named to the All-Metro team were Nyah Hernandez (Milton), Hannah Minutti (Blessed Trinity), Ashley Sechrest (Cambridge), Kelly Ann Sutterfield (Blessed Trinity) and Zack Truitt (Landmark Christian).

The club will announce the first, second and third teams at the 2019 Powerade All-Metro Cross Country Banquet Dec. 3 at the Stave Room in Atlanta. The 14 athletes selected to the first team will each receive a $500 scholarship. The club will also showcase the top five moments of the 2019 cross country season as well as its Most Outstanding Athletes at the event.

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