Epic Finish For Creekside's Davion Brown, Westlake's Alexis Arnett Cruises For South Metro Title
On Wednesday, the Westlake Lions hosted the South Metro Classic championships cross country meet, featuring several teams from around the Atlanta metro area. The girls would get the event going and Westlake’s Alexis Arnett, racing in her final meet on the course, would make sure her last time running there would be done so in a dominating fashion. After running in pack with a couple runners early on in the run, Arnett would create separation that no other runner could overcome as Arnett would finish in a time of 14:15 and over 50 seconds head of the second place finisher. The Lions would also win the overall girls side of the championship. After her win, Arnett said winning the meet on her final run on the home course, “was really special. I haven’t had a full season since ninth grade so coming back and doing what I needed to do to help defend our title was very important for me,” Arnett said.
Over on the boy’s side, Banneker’s Elias Harrison and Creekside’s Davion Brown would keep the run entertaining all the way to the finish. After Brown started off the run getting out ahead of the pack, about midway through the first mile, Harrison would have about a 10 meter lead on Brown and maintain the lead up until the final 20 meters of the race. Brown, who had won the three previous South Metro meets, was determined to win the fourth, which came with the championship and was able to kick into gear just in enough time to come from behind and edge out Harrison for the win. Brown would finish in a time of 11:26.37 and Harrison would take second with a finish of 11:26.38. After the win, Brown said that after having won three previous south metro races, he simply could not let Harrison defeat him and that was all the fuel he needed to get the come from behind win. The Langston Hughes Panthers would win the overall boys championship.