Update On Local Cross Country Teams

cross countryClosing out their inaugural season in glorious fashion, the Westwood Cross Country teams finished strong at the Mid-State Cross Country Association Regional Championship in Smyrna on Saturday. The boys’ varsity team finished 11th out of 22 teams as 183 runners competed in the boys’ varsity race. Samuel Workman finished the 2 mile course at 13:05 which placed in the top 25 after Saturdays meet and qualified him for the State Championship Meet to be held this Saturday in Knoxville. James Tyler, Corey Walker and Eric Randolph all finished in the Top 100. The girls varsity team finished in 14th place as they were paced by M.E. Spadley who finished at 17:28 just ahead of Anna Widener who came in at 17:30. The meet proved to have the fastest times for the girl’s varsity team as the top 5 runners finished within 25 seconds of one another. Coach Jim Dobson remarked following the race that “it has been a pleasure to coach” this team this season. Samuel Workman will compete in the Tennessee State Middle School Cross Country Championships to be held Saturday, October 18 at Victor Ashe Park in Knoxville.

Battling rainy conditions and the absence of several runners, the Coffee County Cross Country teams competed in the Mid-State Cross Country Association Championship on Saturday in Smyrna. The Red Raider runners finished 21st as a team out of 49 teams and were again paced by Andy Rosson who ran the 5K course in 18:32 to finish in 16th place out of more than 300 runners. Scott Randolph finished in 39th and Maxwell Nicoll ran 20:02 to notch 52nd place. For the girls, Kayla McCormick ran a personal best 27:48. The Raiders and Lady Raiders run at Webb School on Thursday at the Freeman Invitational as they prepare for next week’s Region Championship on the Sharp Springs course at Smyrna.