CROSS COUNTRY: Sonoraville’s Johnson named Runner of Year

December 16, 2016 GMT

Sonoraville High senior Drake Johnson finished off his high school career with a stellar final prep season, which included a third-place finish in Region, a trip to the Class AAA State Meet in Carrollton and a first place finish at the Rome All-Area Meet in October at Georgia Highlands.

Johnson’s efforts were rewarded in a big way recently as he was named the John McCord All-Area Male Runner of the Year at the All-Area Banquet hosted by GoGo Running at Berry College.

Several other locals were honored, including Calhoun High coach Justin Lindsey, who was named the All-Area Male Coach of the Year. Seven local runners from Calhoun, Sonoraville and Gordon Central were named to the All-Area First Team or Honorable Mention.