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KCHS teams sweep cross country region


Knoxville Catholicís girls and boys cross country teams raced past the opposition to capture Region 2 Class A/AA titles at Victor Ashe Park Oct. 22.

Meanwhile, Farragutís girls took second to Oak Ridge (26-68) in the region AAA meet, earning a Class AAA State Meet trip Nov. 1 Nashville, while the Bearden boys also earned a state trip by finishing third.

Leading the Lady Irish was region individual champ Joanna Thompson (20:54.0) and runner-up Ashley West (21:26.2). Close behind was fourth-place KCHS runner Elyse Eilerman, followed by fifth-place Stephanie Windle and sixth-place Madison Fox.


Also earning All-region honors from Catholic was Allison Giecek in 10th-place. Allison Burg of CAK finished ninth, earning All-region honors and a trip to state.

Catholicís boys also claimed the top individual crown, courtesy of Gideon Wilson (17:57.7).

Irish runner Ricky Schulte was fifth, followed in order by teammates Austin Zinkle, Kevin Rumbolt and Dave Sturchio.

Farragutís Alex Newby was Class AAA girls runner-up (19:14.2), with Beardenís Rebecca Stover also earning All-region honors with her fourth-place effort.

Alexis Hewitt was Hardin Valleyís top finisher (13th).

Beardenís top boy was sixth-place Sam Shaughnessy. Bulldog teammate Tyler Freeman was 10th.

Farragutís Kenta Nolin was top Admiral, finishing 15th.

 

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