On Saturday morning, both the Tullahoma High School and Middle School cross-country teams headed to Murfreesboro, competing in the Warrior Invitational at Riverdale High School.
It was the Tullahoma Middle School girls’ team who had an impressive performance on Saturday, combining to take fifth place out of the 15 teams competing. The Lady Wildcats totaled 156 points on the day.
First place went to DeKalb County, who finished with 32 points. Second place went to Csthea Patriots with 45 points. Mt. Juliet rounded out the top three teams with 62 points.
Lexi Lester led the TMS girls’ team, taking 21st out of 122 runners. Lester completed her 2-mile run with a time of 14 minutes and 48.64 seconds.
Teammate Jordyn Spry finished in 24th, clocking in at 14:57.15. Sarah Eakin followed by placing 27th at 15:03.92. Elle Uehlein took 40th at 15:48.76. Madi Brown rounded out the runners for the TMS girls’ team, finishing in 58th at 16:36.36.
Jonas Carter was the lone TMS boys’ runner to compete on Saturday, finishing 79th out of 161 runners. Carter finished his race with a time of 17:42.07.
At the high school level, the Tullahoma girls’ team placed ninth out of 12 teams competing on the day. The Lady Wildcats totaled 253 points on the day.
St. Ursula Academy-Cincinnati from Ohio took first place with a total of 28 points. Mt. Juliet placed second with 74 points, while Csthea rounded out the top three teams with 82 points.
Katharine Hills led the Tullahoma girls, placing 32nd out of 95 runners competing in the 3.1-mile run. Hills finished her race with a time of 23:58.48.
Gaia Rebeschi took 42nd with a time of 24:35.94. Eleni Pisinos placed 63rd at 28:22.45, while Elise Sandline finished 70th at 29:28.71. Madelyn Hamilton finished 86th at 33:05.02, while Grace Holmes finished 88th at 35:06.25.
Andrew Brown led the THS boys’ team by finishing 61st out of 131 runners. Brown clocked in at 20:42.37.
Petros Pisinos placed 83rd at 21:45.28. Grant Fogle took 91st at 21:58.91, while Franklin Zhang finished in 102nd at 23:08.30.
Both the Tullahoma High School and Middle School teams were slated to take part in the Fayetteville Invitational on Tuesday. However, as of press time, the results from those races were unavailable.
Following that run, the TMS teams are scheduled to take part in the Milton Invitational on Saturday morning. Racing is slated to get underway at 8 a.m.
Following the run in Fayetteville, the THS teams will have the remainder of the month off before competing again on Oct. 1. Tullahoma will next head to Community High School to take part in the Community Invitational. Start time is scheduled for 4 p.m.