Boys Cross Country Region Champions
Gene Patterson

Woodward Academy’s boys and girls cross country teams recently competed in the Region 4-AAAA Championships at Nash Farm Battlefield in Henry County.  The boys team captured the region title for the first time since 2014.  Junior Will Reese lead the boys with a 3rd place overall finish with Drake Oakhill, Hrydesh Patel and Gavin Frey rounding out the top 4.  The girls team finished as the region runner-up behind CeCe Ng’s finish as the girls individual champion.  Brooklyn Carr, Parker Daly and Wallace Putt rounded out the girls top 4 finishers. 

In addition, several members of each squad were named to the 4-AAAA All-Region squads.  Will Reese, Drake Oakhill and Hrydesh Patel each were named to the Boys 1st Team All-Region squad while Gavin Frey, Justin Frediani, Jett Matre and Arman Ramji were named 2nd Team All-Region.  Cece Ng, Brooklyn Carr and Parker Daly were named Girls 1st Team All-Region with Wallace Putt, Abbey Miler and Meryl Inman garnering 2nd Team All-Region honors.

Both squads will now advance to the AAAA State Championships meet in Carrollton, GA set for Saturday, November 3rd.