Tullahoma High School cross-country runners competed at the Region 4 Large School Championship on Thursday. Runners include: From left: Spencer Yoder, Grant King, Katharine Hills, Aidan Wagner, Matt Qua and Justin Lemons.

The Tullahoma High School cross-country team ended its season on Thursday at the Region 4 Large School Championship at Lebanon State Park.

Katharine Hills led the Tullahoma runners with a 26th-place effort out of 83 total runners in the girls 5,000-meter run. Hills clocked in with a time of 22 minutes and 37.53 seconds, an average mile time of 7:17.

Oakland’s Breja Hooks led all of the runners on the girls side, finishing at 18:47.49. Central Magnet’s Samantha Ouellette took second at 18:48.30, while Siegel’s Ella Phillips rounded out the top three runners with a time of 18:58.55.

On the boys side, Tullahoma was led by Matt Qua who finished 54th overall out of 105 total runners. Qua clocked in with a time of 19:34.65.

Grant King placed 78th at 20:40.03. Spencer Yoder finished 81st at 21:00.90. Aiden Wagner took 87th at 2:52.91 and Justin Lemons rounded out the Wildcats’ runners in 96th at 23:16.95.

Central Magnet’s Fuji Anday took first place overall in the boys race with a time of 16:06.98. Siegel’s Canaan Anderson took second at 16:18.20 while his teammate Tucker Moss rounded out the top three runners at 16:25.80.


Middle school runners compete at state

The Tullahoma Middle School cross-country teams also concluded their seasons, wrapping up things at the Knoxville State Youth Athletics State Meet at Victor Ashe Park.

Grant Fogle and Jacob Hall led the TMS runners and were the only two competitors from Tullahoma in the boys race. Fogle placed 136th overall, finishing his 2-mile run with a time of 14:36. Hall placed 204th with a time of 24:54.

Tullahoma also saw five of its girls compete during the state race, led by Jordyn Spry who finished 223rd at 16:57. Lexi Lester placed 225th at 16:58. Mary Mason Jenkins took 272nd at 17:54. Bella Rivera placed 297th at 18:56 and Brooklyn Hampton rounded out the TMS runners in 304th at 21:19.