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2024 - Morgan Grace Sheffield Commits to Mississippi State! 

"Today I was able to witness a long-time dream for one of my runners fulfilled - and I am so grateful to have been a small part of her journey and her incredible success! I had the honor of watching Morgan Grace progress from being a little girl with a big dream in elementary school, to a middle schooler who made “Great Strides” and then I watched (and cheered) from the sidelines as she made steady progress in high school. It wasn’t always easy - she had a few obstacles to overcome with injuries and setbacks- but she NEVER lost sight of the dream to be a top runner and to run at the collegiate level. She relied on her faith, determination, and end goal to keep her focused and moving forward. What an honor to watch her today as she saw all her hard work pay off! I can’t wait to see the rest of her running story unfold! Mississippi State is getting one special young lady!"
Coach Patterson
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2024 - Reid Latimer Commits to University of Miami 

Another Great Strides alum moves on to college! Reid has committed to the University of Miami to continue his running career. We can't wait to follow his journey!
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2024- Izzy Yonas Commits to UGA!

Yet another Great Strides Alum will join the ranks of the University of Georgia!

"What an honor it has been to be a part of this family’s story! I have had the privilege of coaching these young ladies through middle school and watched from the sidelines as they went from strength to strength. Last year Carmel committed to GA Tech and now Izzy has committed to UGA. We are incredibly proud of all their hard work, commitment, and the character that they have maintained through the highs and lows! Well done @izzyyonas - the sky is the limit!" Coach Patterson
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Great Strides Alum to run at the next level!

Molly Hanlon - Anderson University 2024
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Great Strides Shows up BIG at the 2023 State Meet!

The Great Strides xc team maintained their podium streak, with the boys defending their Champion title for the 4th consecutive year and the girls narrowly missing 1st place with a very respectable Runner-up achievement. The team also won the "Grand Champion" trophy for the 2nd consecutive year. This trophy is for the team with the lowest combined team scores.
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Carmel Yonas - GA Tech 2023

GA Tech snaps up Great Strides Alum. We can't wait to see what this young lady does at the next level!

Great Strides Repeats State Wins in 2022

Great Strides Sweeps Middle School Titles 2021

MS Cross Country State preview 2021

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Great Strides Alum to run at Wake Forest

Colin Chapman - Wake Forest 2021
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Great Strides Alum commits to UGA

Cooper Bocko  UGA 2021
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Great Strides Alum to run at Valdosta State

Mark Martin 2021
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Great Strides Alum to run at Mercer

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Great Strides Alum commits to UGA

Aleesa De Castro - UGA 2019
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Great Strides Alumni commit to run at the next level

Matt Patterson and Millie Bergey 2017

MS State Meet 2020 - Boys 1st, Girls 2nd

Battle of Atlanta - Boys and Girls earn 1st 

Great Strides win boys' and girls' titles 

Wingfoot - Girls and Boys 1st place

Great Strides - Fall Runaway XC Meet Preview

Milesplit -Great Strides Runners of the Week

Michael Patterson - Great Strides Alum

Matt Patterson - South Forsyth HS - Great Strides Alumni

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