Both of the Tullahoma High School cross-country teams got their seasons started by taking part in the annual Voyles Classic at Andrew Jackson Park in Nashville on Saturday morning.
As a team, the THS boys team placed 50th out of 53 teams competing on the day. Franklin took first overall in the team standings with 91 points, while Independence placed second with 129 points and Brentwood finished third at 131.
The Wildcats were led by Petros Pisinos, who ran his race at 22 minutes and 7 seconds, finishing in 269th out of 329 racers. Grant Fogle came in at 276th, crossing the finish line at 22:26. Carson Reed clocked in at 23:08, placing him 289th overall. Franklin Zhang timed at 23:21, taking 295th. John Ellis placed 312th at 24:30, while Spencer Yoder took 323rd, at 25:39.
On the girls side, Tullahoma finished 23rd out of the 24 teams competing. Brentwood took first place with a score of 36, while Independence placed second at 53 points and Cookeville rounded out the top three teams at 135 points.
Katharine Hills led the Lady Wildcats by finishing her race at 24 minutes, placing her 128th out of 315 total runners. Eleni Pisinos took 256th at 29:37. Elise Sandlin followed in 259th at 29:52, while Madelyn Hamilton placed 297th at 33:15 and Grace Holmes rounded out the THS runners in 305th at 35:49.
Both the Tullahoma High School and Middle School cross-country teams will next compete in the Webb School Midweek in Bell Buckle on Thursday. Following that, the teams will travel to Henry Horton State Park Invitational on Tuesday. Race time on both days is scheduled for 4 p.m.