Pope High School
Track & Field/
Cross Country

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3001 Hembree Road                   Marietta, GA 30062                       www.popetfxc.com

CONGRATULATIONS to Kaitlyn Comstock whose essay on "How Cross Country/Track impacted her as a person?" WON her a GATFXCCA (Ga Coaches Assn) scholarship.  THANKS for making us PROUD!!
Congratulations to the Boys XC team who WON the Meet of Champions.   Thanks for a GREAT season boys as you were FUN to watch!!!!  #UNITED
The Greyhounds were led by Jacob's 7th place finish and  Axel's 15th finish to complete the GHSA season as the 6A State TEAM RUNNER-UP!!  WE are very proud of your efforts and look forward to seeing what you can do as a team at the Meet of Champions this weekend!!!  
Pope had a great day at the Region Championships.  WE started the day with the OPEN race where we were led by Parker and Alice (both FRESHMAN)!!  The girls finished first and the boys 2nd overall.  CONGRATS!!
The JV races were also exciting to watch as Bella P, Reece and Lily led for the girls.  The JV boys truly exemplified the BLUE  WAVE as Muiz(4th), Conor (5th), Nick C(6th), Nick V(7th) and Will B (11th) brought home the TEAM Championship.  Hope, Hannah Rose, Sophie, Bella and Emma ran their hearts out in the Varsity girls race!!!  The Varsity boys ran TOUGH under some quality competition as all  7 boys positions contributed in the team scoring.  Jacob (3rd) (Individual State qualifier), Axel (8th), Will B (9th), Josh (11) and Tony (13) paced the Greyhounds to a TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP!!!! 
Representing Pope in the State Championship on Saturday 11/4 will be Jacob, Axel, Josh, Will B, Tony, Cole, KC, Conor, Nick C., Muiz, Nick V and Brian!!!  Congrats Greyhounds.  There will be a spirit bus to the State meet....stay tuned for details!!!
Congrats to the Greyhounds as they ran well at the Sharptop Invitational.  The Varsity boys were let by Jacob, who finished as the individual runner up , Axel (4th), Josh (7), Will B (9th) and Tony (12) to win the TEAM Championship.  The JV boys pulled out the perfect score with Muiz winning the race, Nick (2), Brian (3), Alex (4th) ,Will Be(5th) and Tyler (7th).  The Varsity girls also ran well behind Hope, Hannah Rose, Sophie, Bella H and Kaitlyn to take 4th out of 20 teams!!!  The JV girls were lead by Bella P's 8th place finish along with Lindsey, Maddie, Keely and Brooke to finish as the TEAM Runner up!!!!  Congrats Greyhounds!!!  REGION is next!!!!  :)
The Varsity boys traveled to Oakville, Alabama for the prestigious Jesse Owens Classic.  After some quality bonding time the squad kept their eye on the prize and won the TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP in the Championship division!!!  Congrats boys its always a pleasure!!!
PXC dominated the Cass/Cartersville Invite winning the TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP in the JV boys,  Varsity boys and Varsity girls. 
The varsity girls were led by Hope's 2nd place finish, Hannah Rose (8), Kaitlyn (11), Sophie (13) and Abbey to win the TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP!!
The varsity boys also won the TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP with the entire top 7 running together!!!
The JV boys also won the TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP being let by Conor's individual championship.  Nick  C(2nd), Nick V(3rd), Brian (4th) and Muiz (6) rounded out the scoring for the deep JV team!!!!  The JV girls finished 3rd overall an were paced by Lily (6th) , Reece, Ana G and Keeley.  Great work Greyhounds......3 weeks until REGION!!!

Congratulations to the VARSITY BOYS who placed 3rd out of a very competitive field at the Wing Foot Classic.  Jacob and Axel finish shoulder to shoulder, while Josh was right behind, Will ran 4th for the "Hounds and the surprise of the day was Cole who broke 17:00 for the first time and ran a strong 5th for PXC


COBB COUNTY CHAMPIONS!!!!  

Varsity boys led by Jacob (2nd), Josh (5th), Will (10) , Axel and KC finish as the TEAM Champions for the 2nd year in a row.  
Varsity girls led by Hope, Hannah Rose, Kaitlyn, Abbey and Bella finish 6th overall.
JV boys are Runner-up TEAM and are paced by Cole (2nd), Nick (4th), Muiz, Jack and Parker.
Jv girls run behind Bella (5th),  Sophie, Emma, Ashley and Brooke to a soild 3rd place overall finish.
Pope split sheets    overall season results
Congrats Greyhounds.....Keep your eye on the prize!!!

Congratulations to the athletes that ran at the Bob Blastow Classic on Saturday.  ALL of the varsity boys ran personal bests and the team of Jacob, Axel, Will, Josh, Tony, Nick, KC and Conor led the boys to a TEAM RUNNERUP finish.  The JV boys team of Cole, Brian, Nick, Muiz and Alex  also ran well and finish 3rd overall.while the open race boys/girls teams finish 2nd/3rd!!!  Congrats Greyhounds!!!


On Saturday the Greyhounds debuted the NEW UNIFORMS with pride to kick off the  2017 season.  In the team standings the JV girls and boys placed 3rd overall!!!  Athletes placing in their stages included:  JV runners: Rachel , Ashley, Maddie, Muiz, Nick C., KC and Cole.  Varsity runners: Hannah Rose, Axel, Will B and Jacob.  CONGRATS on a great start to the season and let's get ready for next week.... A FULL 5K!!!!!!   overall Pope results


PRACTICE FOR MONDAY, ECLIPSE DAY, WILL BE AT 6:30AM  :)
Weekly practice plan
Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 3:45-6:00    Wednesday/Friday 6:20-7:30am Varsity Wednesday 3:45-4:30

Great work this morning at the 1st time trial.  WE were able to see the summer work many of you did that allowed you to satisfy the time requirement to make the 2017 Pope XC team.  WE will have one additional time trial on Wednesday, 8/2, after which a final roster will be posted of all athletes who will represent the 'Hounds this season!!
GREYHOUNDS   The entire school will  be transitioning to Under Armour apparel so check back next week  for a TEAM STORE.   ALL athletes will  need to purchase a new uniform by August 1.  :)


Don't forget to log your long run for this week on the Running 2 Win website!!  :)
Week of June 26    Varsity athletes are encouraged to run 4  days this week.  JV/Frosh 3days 
Weight room is also an  option 11:30-12:30 M/T/TH 
WE will practice as a team on Monday 8am River and Thursday 7pm @ Leita Thompson Park (off 92..we meet in the large parking lot ) directions
Weight room is also an option 11:30-12:30 M/T/TH

July 1-July 15
DEAD weeks train on your own
All athletes should run 4 days a week. :)
July 16-21 CAMP :) ALL others will practice @River Monday and Wednesday 8am and Leita Thompson Park Thursday @7pm.  WE will have 1 2/day workout to mimic what the athletes are doing at camp.
July 24 MANDATORY PRACTICE FOR ALL ATHLETES RUNNING XC 7:30-9:00 M-F  and 6-7pm T/Th
July 31 School begins :(
September 23 We have a meet...make your fall break plans so that you can attend this meet and also return by 9/28 (Thursday).

Congratulations to the Boys AND Girls teams who each finished as Region 7 AAAAAA Runner-Up.  We were in a very tough region with some great teams and very talented athletes.  Our teams fought hard and gave it their very best, which is all that we ever ask of them.  We are so proud to have such a competitive team looking forward to what the future holds!  Our athletes can hold their heads up high because they did an outstanding job!  Special congratulations and good luck to those who advanced on to sectionals.

#CIT

Cobb County JV Championships

Results

An outstanding showing from Pope athletes!  We had many great performances that show a very bright future ahead.  Happy for those athlets that got to finish the season with a great meet and for those headed on to compete at the Region meet and beyond!


Congratulations to the following athletes who placed top 8 in their event and scored team points!

Point Earners


Track And Field Message to Athletes


Regardless of the setting, attitude and effort are two characteristics that I believe everyone has control over and are imperative to grasp as the foundation of their success. As an athlete you must keep a positive attitude at all times. You are what you tell yourself and subsequently you are what you hear. Positive athletes with a strong inner awareness can become self-confident, self-disciplined, and successful role models.


Pope State Cross Country Team
Presented with Their Achievement 
Banners at Friday's Basketball Game  
Not Pictured: Jacob B.

POPE CROSS COUNTRY 2016 

The bus for the STATE meet will depart Pope 7:30 on Saturday.  Athletes who are not competing are invited to sign up and pay $5 to attend the meet and post race meal.
Boys will compete at 11:00   girls 1145 at Carrollton HS.

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Pope had a great day at the 7AAAAAA Region Championships!   The boys continued their impressive season with TEAM wins in the Open, JV and Varsity divisions.   Representing the Greyhounds at the State meet on 11/5 will be Pieter, Josh, Walt, Jacob, Axel, Will, KC, Nick, Joel and Cole.  Congrats BOYS!!!

results


The Girls also had a good day with a TEAM win in the Open division, 2nd place in the JV division and 5th in the Varsity.  Heather dug deep and qualified INDIVIDUALLY  for the State meet with Heather placing on the 2nd ALL REGION team!!!!  Congrats, girls, on a GREAT season!! 


Pope had a great day at the Sharptop Invitaional  in Jasper, GA.  Numerous athletes set new Pr's and PXC looks to be rounding into shape for the Region championships on 10/26 .  Congratualtions to the boys varsity team who dominated the field and won the TEAM  CHAMPIONSHIP.  The girls varsity team also ran well and took home the RUNNER-UP trophy for their efforts.
A hurricane in FLA would not stop the Greyhounds from competing.  Instead of the Disney Invitational, PXC competed at the Trailblazer in Grey, TN after some team bonding at Dollywood the day before!  The varsity girls placed by 4th overall and looked strong after a midweek race.  The Varsity boys all ran together at tempo pace yet still managed to be the TEAM Runner up!  The Blue wave of Reece, Bella, Aurora, Julia, Cami , Rylie and Dyan WON the girls JV!  The JV boys were led by KC, Cole, Conor, Will, Cole and Charlie and finish as the TEAM Runner-ups.  Congrats on some GREAT performances and an incredible team trip :)

Pope had a great day at the Cass Cartersville Invitational.  ALL teams received trophies with numerous athletes securing top 10 overall positions.  Ben WON the JV race with Will B one step right behind.  Conor, Cole and WIll W  rounded out the scoring for the JV TEAM Champion Hounds.  The JV girls placed 2nd overall and were led by Bella and McKenna with Maggie, Aurora, Bella and Lindsey finishing in a strong pack.  VERY excited about what this young group of Greyhounds can do in the future!!

The Varsity teams were also impressive with the boys finishing as CHAMPIONS and the girls as team runner up!!  Jacob WON the boys race in impressive fashion with Pieter having one of his best races of the season finishing 2nd overall.  The blue wave continued with Axel (3rd), Josh (4th) and Walt (5th)  to secure the perfect score.  Showing the strength of the team, Will Br. and Joel both finished in the top 15 and received medals for their efforts.  The Varsity girls were led by Heather, Hope and Darden who all finished in the medal  count with Abbey and Peyton rounding out the top 5 scoring.  GREAT DAY GREYHOUNDS!!!    pope results

The bus for the WINGFOOT CLASSIC will depart at 6:45 on Saturday morning!!!    Get ready for a competitive meet as Pope Boys and Girls qualified for the CHAMPIONSHIP divsion  for both races!!!!   Pope Lineups  Parking information  Course map
The Greyhounds enjoyed a FAST course at the Warpath Classic.  Holding out the varsity athletes so JV athletes stepped up BIG and led the 'Hounds!!!  KC Herron led the group with a blazing fast 17:46,  just a second back was Nick...with the rest of the BLUE wave of Cole, Ben and Conor pmaking Pope roud.  The Varsity girls were led by Reece, Bella and McKenna who all Pr'ed with some FAST times!!  Rounding out the Lady Hounds scoring were Lindsey and Aurora.  Nice work Greyhounds but we need to keep our FOCUS!!!!!
The Varsity teams attended the APS mid week meet to preview the Region course.  The boys and girls raced together and will share information gained by running the course with the team at practice.  Nice jobs Hounds!!

Pope had a fantastic day at the Cobb County Championships yesterday.  THe JV girls started off the day with a TEAM win highlighted by Abbey's Runner-UP race with Hannah Rose, Peyton, Reece and Bella all having strong performances!!!  The Boys JV race was very exciting as Will ran to a to JV County Runner-up position and TEAM 2nd place finish.  Also running strong for the Pups were KC, Cole ,Conor and WilII.
Our VARSITY Hounds also had a great day as Heather (8th) and Hope(14th) led the girls along with Darden, Kaitlyn and Lindsey rounding out the top 5 positions.

In the final race of the day the boys VARSITY team hit the county with a wave of BLUE that has never been seen before!  Jacob finished 8th overall and just behind him Pieter, Josh, Walt and Axel left no doubt who the COUNTY CHAMPIONS were for 2016!!!!  Congrats to all!!!  Results

Congrats to the Pope XC team who stood TOUGH at the first major competition of the season!!  Leading the Varsity boys were Jacob, Walt, Axel, Josh and Pieter, with a :22 split from 1st to 5th runne..r, and rounding out the top 7 were Will and Joel to finish 3rd out of 27 teams.  The girls were led by Heather and Hope who ran shoulder to shoulder the whole way and finished with impressive with sub 20:00 performances.  The rest of the Varsity girls, also ran well as a group with numerous PR's Abbey, Darden, Hannah Rose, Reece, Kaitlyn, all contributed to a solid 9th place finish.  See finish line videos HERE

Congrats to the POPE XC teams who performed well at the Sandy Creek Kick Off this weekend.  Leading the Varsity Greyhouds to a Boys TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP were Jacob, Walt, Josh, Axel and Pieter.  The Varsity girls were led by Heather, Hope, Abbey, Hannah Rose and Darden to a 3rd place overall finish.


The JV Hounds were also very impressive and WON both the boys and girls TEAM Championship!!!  Results



Thanks Coach Cole for the quality photos!!

State (Sectionals) Qualifying Videos
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Region 5
AAAAAA Division
Lady's 2nd Place!!!
Boy's 3rd Place
Events and Podiums on YouTube

Mill Creek - Last Chance Videos

East Cobb Challenge Meet

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COBB COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Coaches Invitational DRONE video!

Trojan Invitational

*** Girls - 1st Place  ---  Boys 1st Place ***

 

Walton - JV Relays

*** Girls - 1st Place  ---  Boys 2nd Place ***

Wolverine Classic - Woodstock HS - Photos

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