Rockdale County freshman Dax Willette carried his impressive first-year cross-country campaign across state lines last weekend.
Willette placed fourth at the Footlocker South Region Meet at McAlpine Greenway Park in Charlotte, N.C., finishing the freshman class race in a time of 16:14.
The time was a personal best for Willette, who finished among the top 5 with three other Georgia cross-country standouts.
The race featured competitors from multiple states in the South and Southeast regions.
Rockdale County's Sulaimane Bangura also competed at the event, finishing 52nd overall with a personal best time of 17:34.
Willette helped the Bulldogs to a first-place team finish at the 2013 Region 2-AAAAAA championships, while capturing the individual title at the same event.