Westwood Cross Country Runner qualifies for State Cross Country Meet

Samuel WorkmanClosing 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 him in the top 25 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 girls 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.