The Oak Ridge boys and girls cross country teams have both qualified for the state meet in Nashville on Saturday, and the Wildcats had one runner finish second in the region and another finish fourth on Thursday.
It’s the first time since 2014 that both teams are going to state together.
Both teams finished third in theÂ Region 2 Championships for the Division I Large Division at Victor Ashe Park in Knoxville on Thursday.Â The top three teams in the regional meets advanced to the state cross country meet atÂ Percy Warner Park in Nashville on Saturday,Â November 4.
Oak Ridge senior Jose Villegas finished second in the region in the boys 5,000-meter run at Victor Ashe Park on Thursday, and senior Genevieve Schwartz finished fourth in the girls race.
â€œYou always want to get at least one team to state, but ultimately, you want to get both,” Wildcats Coach Ed Wright said after the Region 2 Championships. “Today was a good day.â€ [Read more…]