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1000 runners expected at Pickens Preview Sat.


Pickens cross country teams

ranked high in pre-season polls



The PHS boys’ and girls’ Cross Country teams will be in action this Saturday in a meet they will host, the 2013 Pickens Preview XC Invitational at Roper Park. The meet will include 21 high school teams and 14 middle schools and running clubs which should bring 1000+ runners to Roper Park. Local middle school teams from JMS and PCMS will also be competing.

      The ‘Nettes start the season with hopes of climbing higher in the AAAA State standings where they finished 5th at the AAAA State Meet last November. The PHS Girls are likewise ranked #5 in the Atlanta Journal & Constitution pre-season poll.  Like the ‘Nettes, the Dragons recorded a highest ever 6th place finish at State last year, and were subsequently ranked #6 again to start this season by the AJC. This year’s PHS Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country teams are coached by Debbie Roper with assistance from Community Coach Robin Dunn.

      This year’s Pickens Preview sponsors are Steve Moranos Allstate, PS Paper, Jasper Counseling Associates, Communications Consulting Group, Comprehensive Healthcare of N. Georgia, and Saturday’s race schedule is as follows:  8:00 AM – Middle School Boys, 8:30 AM – Middle School Girls, 9:15 AM – HS Boys Varsity, 9:45 AM – HS Girls Varsity, 10:30 AM – HS Boys JV, 11:00 AM – HS Girls JV, and 11:30 AM – Co-ed / Open JV. Admission is $3 for adults, and $1 for students and tchildren. 


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