The Long County Blue Tide cross country team traveled to Carrollton, Georgia this past weekend to compete in the state championship meet. This is the third year in a row the team has competed in the state race. While the team did not come home with any medals, they did perform very well.
The girls, led by second-place region winner sophomore Kikio Awuku, finished the day 18th out of 33 teams. They placed better than every other team in Region 2-AAA, including Pierce County, who won the region championship just a week earlier.
Sophomore Orlando Tellez competed as an individual after placing second in the region meet for the boys and performed very well, placing in the top 30 of the racers.
While the season did not end with a trophy for the cross country team, things are certainly looking bright for the future of the Blue Tide.
The girls team will bring back four of their runners from this team while the boys team only lose two seniors.