Trapheagen sets school record; Cartersville boys finish 2nd.


Woodland senior McKenna Trapheagen set a new personal and school record in winning the Alexander/Asics Invitational over the weekend in Douglasville.

Trapheagen completed the course in 17 minutes, 32.69 seconds to beat out Douglas County’s McKenna Croft by less than four seconds. It’s the fourth win in five races for Trapheagen this season, as she continues to work towards a possible second consecutive Class 5A individual state title.

Teammate Rylee Evans kept up her strong season with a ninth-place finish in 18 minutes, 24.95 seconds. The sophomore’s time set her personal record.

MileSplit GA honored Trapheagen as the overall girls runner of the week and named Evans 5A girls runner of the week for their stellar performances.

Overall, Woodland finished ninth, as none of its over runners placed inside the top-75. Marlee Bowles was 76th in 20 minutes, 33.97 seconds, Danielle Thayer was 83rd in 20 minutes, 39.68 seconds and Emma Segars was 112th in 21 minutes, 25.62 seconds to round out the scoring Wildcats.

On the boys side, Woodland placed 17th out of 35 schools.

Tyler Jones led the Wildcats, finishing 65th in 16 minutes, 51.35 seconds. Dylan Stermer (16:58.61) and Patrick Bollwerk (16:58.64) were neck-and-neck, placing 98th and 99th, respectively. John Forsyth (17:25.63) wound up 134th overall — exactly one place and one second ahead of teammate McKinley Chappell.