NASHVILLE—Maddy Moody, a sophomore at Anderson County High School, finished 16th in the state during the girls’ Class AAA state cross country championship in Nashville this month.
During the same race, the Farragut girls’ cross country team finished sixth in the state.
The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association, or TSSAA, State Cross Country Championships were November 5 at Percy Warner Park in Nashville.
As previously reported by Oak Ridge Today, the Oak Ridge boys’ team finished third in the state in Class AAA during the boys’ championships, and Wildcats senior Jake Etheridge finished 11th.
Sasha Neglia, a freshman at Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport, finished first in the Class AAA girls’ race with a time of 17:32.17.
Annika Sleenhof, a Ravenwood junior, was second at 17:50.40, and Erica Fisher, a sophomore at Arlington, was third, with a time of 17:58.29.
Lindsey Stallworth, a senior at West in Knoxville, was 12th at 19:00.62.
In 16th place, Moody’s time was 19:30.59.
The fastest Farragut runner, junior Anna Delahunt, had a time of 19:51.92. She finished 25th.
Hardin Valley junior Madison Grimm was 34th with a time of 20:12.33, and Anderson County sophomore Mollie Longmire was 38th at 20:17.10.
Oak Ridge junior Genevieve Schwartz, the only Lady Wildcat to qualify for state, was 47th at 20:26.03. She finished 0.01 second behind Farragut sophomore Maggie Atchley, who finished 46th at 20:26.02.
Hardin Valley had two other runners in the top 50: freshman Ellie Bachmann in 49th with a time of 20:27.65, and junior Jenna Wall in 50th at 20:27.94.
The top three girls’ teams were Ravenwood, which finished first with 77 points; Dobyns-Bennett, which was second with 105 points; and Houston, which was third with 175. Farragut was sixth with 227. Hardin Valley was 11th with 281. In cross country, fewer points is better.
The Oak Ridge and Anderson County girls’ teams did not qualify for state, although individual runners—Moody, Longmire, and Schwartz—did.
See the complete girls’ results here.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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