Coffee County Cross Country Has Strong Outing on Thursday

Members of the Red Raider Cross Country team on Thursday prior to the race. #ThomasStrong (Photo by GB Reid)

Members of the Red Raider Cross Country team on Thursday prior to the race. #ThomasStrong (Photo by GB Reid)

Running with love and devotion in their hearts, the Coffee County Central High School Cross Country teams dedicated their meet performance on Thursday at Sewanee to teammate Thomas Millaway.  With his name and initials written on their arms, the Red Raider team got a second place finish as they were edged out by Cannon County.   James Lynn finished 1st in the boys race while Andy Rosson was 3rd, Edgar Marceleno was 10th, Bradley Kishpaugh was 11th and Neil Slone was 13th.  In the girls race, Byanka Woods was 6th, Makenzie Morgan was 9th, Katie Folk was 11th and Jasmine Farrar finished in 13th place for Coffee County.

CHS Cross Country runner Thomas Millaway(middle) with coaches Robert Harper(left) and Thomas Wanuch(right) (Photo by Jeana Segovia‎)

CHS Cross Country runner Thomas Millaway(middle) with coaches Robert Harper(left) and Thomas Wanuch(right) (Photo by Jeana Segovia‎)

Thomas Millaway was admitted to Centennial Hospital on Thursday of last week where doctors discovered he had leukemia.  After being admitted, a ruptured spleen necessitated an emergency surgery.  After being listed in critical condition, Thomas has begun chemotherapy and is now listed as being in stable condition at Centennial.  Friends of the family have set up a GoFundMe account at: https://www.gofundme.com/me56a4xs#  and a Facebook account at: https://www.facebook.com/Thomas-fight-with-leukemia-1631480680434882/timeline/