Expectations were high as the Banks County cross country team traveled to Riverside last Saturday.
In the region race, the cross country runners had to give it their all because according to coach Kelly McDuffie, it is all or nothing in cross country.
The Leopards’ runners were rewarded for this season’s hard work. The girls finished seventh in the 8-AA region, which is one of the toughest regions in the state, and Amy Sims finished just shy of a new school record.
The boys made it to state, finishing third in the region. The brother duo of Jorge Diaz, placing second, and Ivan Diaz, placing eighth, broke into the top ten and set a school record.
The boys will go this Saturday to compete in the state race at Carrollton. The race starts at 11:30 a.m.
For full results from the region race at Riverside, see Thursday's edition of The Banks County News.