Cross Country - Varsity/JV Co-ed

AAAA State Championship
Carrollton Elementary
Boys 13th; Girls 10th



Both the boys and the girls cross country teams finished their seasons in Carrollton at the AAAA State Championships. Jack Dempsey, the team's top finisher in a strong pack with only 33 seconds separating 1-5, led the boys to a 13th-place finish out of 32 teams. The team lowered its team average time by 12 seconds from their 2018 season. The girls, led by freshman Hannah Ackerman, finished 10th in the 32-team field. The team improved its finish by three places and lowered its team average by 17 seconds from the 2018 season. Congratulations to all! Complete results are available on the MileSplit website.

Region 4-AAAA Championship
Nash Farm Battlefield
Boys 2nd; Girls 2nd



The boys and girls cross country teams competed in the Region 4-AAAA Championships at Nash Farm Battlefield. Hannah Ackerman, who finished 2nd, and Jack Dempsey, who finished 4th, led their respective teams to 2nd-Place finishes. Congratulations to the many runners earning individual honors:

  • Girls 1st Team All-Region: Hannah Ackerman, Brooklyn Carr, Casey Cullen
  • Girls 2nd Team All-Region: Meryl Inman, Wallace Putt
  • Boys 1st Team All-Region: Jack Dempsey, Thomas Freer, Drake Oakhill
  • Boys 2nd Team All-Region: Justin Frediani, Will Reese
Atlanta Classic
Clinton Nature Preserve
Boys 3rd; Girls 6th



The cross country teams competed Saturday in the Atlanta Classic at Clinton Nature Preserve. Both varsity teams earned their best finishes of the season, with the boys placing 3rd out of 19 teams and the girls placing 6th out of 19 teams. Additionally, the JV Boys placed 2nd of 14 teams, and the JV Girls placed 5th of 7 teams in the morning's races. A special congratulations to the following runners for being the first Woodward finisher in their respective races:

  • 10th grader Jack Dempsey: Boys Championship
  • 9th grader Hannah Ackerman: Girls Championship
  • 11th grader Abel Waksor: Boys JV A
  • 12th grader Teddy Oprisch: Girls JV
  • 11th grader Elo Agbogu: Boys JV B

Complete race results are available on the MileSplit website.

Alexander / Asics Invitational
Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club
Boys 11th; Girls 19th



The cross country teams competed Saturday in the Alexander / Asics Incitational at the Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club. Led by Justin Frediani, Will McManus, Jack Dempsey, and Drake Oakhill all running under 17:00, the Varsity Boys placed 11th out of 35 teams with a new season-best average of 16:52.5, and the Varsity Girls, led by Hannah Ackerman's first sub-20:00 performance, placed 19th out of 28 teams with a new season-best average of 21:34.5. Additionally, the JV Boys A placed 11th, the JV Boys B placed 37th, and the JV Girls placed 12th in the morning's races. A special congratulations to the following runners for being the first Woodward finisher in their respective races:

  • 10th grader Justin Frediani: Boys Championship
  • 9th grader Hannah Ackerman: Girls Championship
  • 11th grader Abel Waksor: Boys JV A
  • 9th grader Olga Carter: Girls JV
  • 12th grader Will Banks: Boys JV B

Complete race results are available on the MileSplit website.

Wingfoot Classic
Sam Smith Park
Boys 5th; Girls 5th



The cross country teams competed Saturday in the Wingfoot XC Classic at Sam Smith Park in Cartersville. The Varsity Boys, led by Justin Frediani (19th) and Jack Dempsey (21st), placed 5th out of 29 teams, and the Varsity Girls, led by Hannah Ackerman (7th) and Brooklyn Carr (15th), placed 5th out of 17 teams with a new season-best average of 22:56. A special congratulations to sophomore Jack Dempsey and senior Rebekah Lecesne who both ran career-best times.

Complete results are available on the Wingfoot website.

Big Peach Mustang Stampede
Allatoona Creek Park
Boys 8th; Girls 11th



The cross country teams competed Saturday in the Big Peach Mustang Stampede at Allatoona Creek Park. The Varsity Boys placed 8th out of 17 teams with a new season-best average of 18:05, and the Varsity Girls placed 11th out of 17 teams with a new season-best average of 23:17. Additionally, the JV Boys placed 5th and the JV Girls placed 13th in the morning's races. A special congratulations to the following runners for being the first Woodward finisher in their respective races:

  • 10th grader Justin Frediani: Boys Varsity
  • 9th grader Hannah Ackerman: Girls Varsity
  • 12th grader Rebekah Lecesne: Girls JV
  • 11th grader Abel Waksor: Boys JV

Complete results are available on the MileSplit website.

Saucony Battle of Atlanta
Nash Farm Battlefield
Boys 18th; Girls 20th



The cross country teams competed Saturday in the Battle of Atlanta at Nash Farm Battlefield. The Varsity Boys placed 18th out of 38, the Varsity Girls placed 20th out of 31, the JV Boys placed 17th out of 37, and the JV Girls placed 16th out of 19in the morning's races. A special congratulations to the following runners for being the first Woodward finisher in their respective races:

  • 10th grader Jack Dempsey: Boys Varsity
  • 9th grader Hannah Ackerman: Girls Varsity
  • 9th grader Sophia Williams: Girls JV
  • 9th grader Zackary Weiss: Boys JV

Complete results are available on the MileSplit website.

Wesleyan Invitational
Wesleyan
Boys 4th; Girls 6th



The cross country teams opened their seasons on Saturday competing in the Wesleyan Invitational on one of the more challenging courses in the state. The Varsity Boys placed 4th, the Varsity Girls placed 6th, the JV Boys placed 6th, and the JV Girls placed 5th in the morning's races. A special congratulations to the following runners for being the first Woodward finisher in their respective races:

  • 10th grader Justin Frediani: Boys Varsity
  • 9th grader Hannah Ackerman: Girls Varsity (6th overall)
  • 12th grader Rebekah Lecesne: Girls JV
  • 9th grader Grant Gibbons: Boys JV

Complete results are available on the MileSplit website.

2019-20 Rosters

Boys Roster Girls Roster
Name Grade Name Grade
Elo Agbogu 11 Hannah Ackerman 9
Rohan Agrawal 12 Marin Arvin 9
Josh Armour 10 Kaylee Bell 10
Will Banks 12 Brooklyn Carr 12
Robert Benfield 12 Olga Carter 9
Seth Blanke 12 Casey Cullen 9
Cass Bowers 12 Parker Daly 10
Charles Brayton 10 Ellen Daugherty 11
Swen Cain 10 Gabby Hill 11
Chance Carter 9 Meryl Inman 11
Michael Chapin 12 Ansley Kendall 10
Jack Dempsey 10 Rebekah Lecesne 12
Andrew DuPre 11 Abbey Miller 11
Rush Forquer 10 Alessandra Nardone 9
Justin Frediani 10 Teddy Oprisch 12
Thomas Freer 10 Wallace Putt 10
Gavin Frey 12 Brooke Ross 9
Jackson Fryburger 11 Sierra Watkins 9
Grant Gibbons 9 Sophia Williams 9
Erik Hansen 9
Christian Houston 11
Dylan Hsu 10
Aneesh Kulkarni 10
Jett Matre 12
Will McManus 10
Drake Oakhill 12
Aakash Patel 9
Zayyen Patel 12
Sean Petrini 10
Arman Ramji 10
Will Reese 12
Kye Royster 9
Nick Stafford 11
Nelson Tate 11
Abel Waksor 11

Previous Seasons

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2020-21 Season:
August 3rd - November 7th

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