Model Cross-country earns region and state titles
Model's Chris Akins wins state title in boys cross-country
Posted on 11/13/2012
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The Blue Devil senior paced the team to a region title
and 5th place in the state 

Winners podium photo: Chris Akins (left) receiving his state champion Class AA individual medal.

Model's Chris Akins has been ahead of the pack all year on area cross-country courses. Akins finished first once again on Saturday, November 9th to take the state Class AA boy's cross-country title in Carrollton with a time of 17:07. The Model Blue Devil boys placed 5th in the state meet.  Akins also took first place at the Region 7-AA meet at Georgia Highlands and paced his Model Blue Devil team to a region title. In the region meet, Akins finished first with a time of 16:47, Christian Stevens placed 3rd; Hunter Casey, 8th; J.C. Fisher, 9th; Trey Leonard, 21st; Warren Manis, 30th; and Seth Adams, 32nd.  

The Model Blue Devil girls team also competed in the State Meet and finished 9th overall.  The Model Cross-country team was coached by Paige Reece.

Team pictures:
Boys (left to right) Coach Paige Reece, Hunter Casey, J.C. Fisher, Jared Pepper, Joel Almarez, Christian Stevens, Chris Akins, Trey Leonard, Bradley Forman, Kyle Patterson, Warren Manis, and Seth Adams
MHS Boys Cross-Country Team

Girls picture:  (left to right) Katy Parsons, Rachel  McFry, Laura Graben, Kennedy Boswell, Makayla Keasler, Jacqueline Vicente, Coach Paige Reece
MHS Girls Cross-Country Team