RESULTS: Big 11, Frontrunner Championship Highlights


The Frontrunner Invite and Big 11 Conference Meet both gave good barometers of where East Tennessee teams are with a few weeks left in the season.

They also provided area competition that won't play a role in the state meet. But gave bragging rights to a few teams in Chattanooga and the Tri-Cities.

In Chattanooga, two Division II powers claimed the team titles in the Front Runner Meet. The hosts Baylor took the girls title, while the cross-town rival McCallie Blue Tornado won the boys meet.

Here's what the top 25 runners ran.

BOYS 5,000 METER RUN FINALS 

PLACE	ATHLETE		TEAM	RESULT	POINTS
1	Cole Bullock	11	Red Bank High School	15:39.98	1
2	Chase Faudi	10	CSTHEA Patriots High School	16:00.39	2
3	Jonathan Boyd	12	CSTHEA Patriots High School	16:08.31	3
4	Walton Bedell	11	McCallie School	16:36.19	4
5	Jasper Wilson	11	Gordon Lee High School	16:50.22	5
6	Duke Richey	10	McCallie School	16:56.39	6
7	Silas Gartman	10	Baylor School	17:03.02	7
8	Garrison Wheeler	12	Signal Mountain High School	17:05.30	8
9	Lane Hollis	9	Coahulla Creek HS	17:13.29	9
10	Max Blevins	11	Soddy Daisy High School	17:18.43	10
11	Chris Duncan	10	McCallie School	17:20.09	11
12	Samuel Ligon	10	McCallie School	17:21.86	12
13	John Arrowsmith	10	McCallie School	17:25.43	13
14	Eric Martinez	11	Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe	17:26.68	14
15	James Post	12	Baylor School	17:30.76	15
16	Kaigen Mulkey	10	Chattanooga Central High School	17:31.89	16
17	Jackson Collette	11	Baylor School	17:34.73	17
18	Oscar-Diego Guzman	11	Southeast Whitfield High School	17:36.28	18
19	Christopher Alex Carroll	12	Southeast Whitfield High School	17:37.37	19
20	Alec Bloomer	12	Sweetwater High School	17:38.02	20
21	Ian Goodwin	10	Gordon Lee High School	17:39.54	21
22	Nathan Wagoner	11	McCallie School	17:41.45	22
23	Cole Millard	11	Cleveland High School	17:42.04	23
24	Davis Latimer	12	Baylor School	17:45.12	24
25	Grant Johnson	10	Baylor School	17:46.56	25
TEAM SCORES
PLACETEAMPOINTSSCORERSTIMES
1McCallie School464+6+11+12+13 (22+27)--:-- 1-5 Split | 17:07 Avg
2Baylor School887+15+17+24+25 (29)--:-- 1-5 Split | 17:32 Avg
3Signal Mountain High School1618+28+35+38+52 (55+107)--:-- 1-5 Split | 17:59 Avg
4Southeast Whitfield High School18118+19+39+47+58 (59+103)--:-- 1-5 Split | 18:08 Avg
5CSTHEA Patriots High School1822+3+44+49+84 (157+161)--:-- 1-5 Split | 17:40 Avg

McCallie showed once again that it wins with a tight spread. The Blue Tornado got its top five runners in the top 13 of the race, which made the difference against Baylor.

For Cole Bullock, that was his first race of the season. And it wasn't a bad opener. He took the meet in 15:39, and he was the only runner to break 16 minutes.

Bullock won the region 3-A-AA title last season, and with this opener, looks ready to repeat as the individual champion. Full results from the meet are listed here.

The girls meet was a similar story, with Baylor's front pack finishing in the top 15 to secure the victory.
GIRLS 5,000 METER RUN FINALS 
PLACE	ATHLETE		TEAM	RESULT	POINTS
1	Kathryn Vradenburgh	11	CSTHEA Patriots High School	19:00.41	1
2	Gracie O'Neal	10	Gordon Lee High School	19:03.31	2
3	Lesley Green	11	Rhea County High School	19:34.06	3
4	Carley Braman	12	Girls Preparatory School	19:54.03	4
5	Jane Eiselstein	9	Girls Preparatory School	19:58.30	5
6	Grace Pippin	10	Baylor School	20:08.53	6
7	Janie Pippenger	9	Baylor School	20:15.91	7
8	Sydney Tabor	12	Cumberland Co. High School	20:22.70	0
9	Emrick Garrett	9	Baylor School	20:39.24	8
10	Rachel Ward	12	Coahulla Creek HS	20:53.19	9
11	Mattie Parker	11	Signal Mountain High School	20:58.26	10
12	Sydney Cansler	11	Baylor School	21:04.77	11
13	Bailey Mullett	12	Walker Valley High School	21:13.15	0
14	Tara Jessen	9	Signal Mountain High School	21:18.88	12
15	Julia Agan	12	Signal Mountain High School	21:24.53	13
16	Merrit Newton	11	Baylor School	21:29.08	14
17	Caylee Carpenter	12	Heritage HS, Catoosa	21:30.84	15
18	Allison Craft	9	Heritage HS, Catoosa	21:35.59	16
19	Sarah Welch	12	Rhea County High School	21:39.91	17
20	Gabrielle Beckett	11	Soddy Daisy High School	21:45.19	18
21	Alex Gass	12	Heritage HS, Catoosa	21:52.29	19
22	Gia Smithwick	12	Rhea County High School	21:53.04	20
23	Lindsey Guess	10	Northwest Whitfield High School	21:54.76	21
24	Kate Umbarger	12	Signal Mountain High School	21:56.81	22
25	Ashtyn Frazier	12	Walker Valley High School	22:03.13	0
CSTHEA junior Kathryn Vradenburgh was able to barely edge out Gracie O'Neal for the individual championship. But Baylor's front pack, led by Grace Pippin and Janie Pippenger, stuck together well.

TEAM SCORES
PLACETEAMPOINTSSCORERSTIMES
1Baylor School466+7+8+11+14 (39+46)--:-- 1-5 Split | 20:43 Avg
2Signal Mountain High School8110+12+13+22+24 (36+60)--:-- 1-5 Split | 21:34 Avg
3Girls Preparatory School994+5+26+29+35 (42)--:-- 1-5 Split | 21:32 Avg
4Heritage HS, Catoosa12515+16+19+27+48 (65+66)--:-- 1-5 Split | 22:12 Avg
5Rhea County High School1353+17+20+33+62 (81+107)--:-- 1-5 Split | 21:59 Avg
Baylor's average time was nearly a minute better than the closest team. And that average was led by a young group of athletes. Baylor's top five was made up of two juniors, two freshmen and a sophomore.

This team is here to stay.

Big 11 Conference Championship

Sasha Neglia was able to pick up her fourth win of the season in the Big 11 meet against area competition. Neglia recovered well from her victory just last weekend at the Trailblazer Invitational, pacing the field to a 18:09 winning time.
1 Sasha Neglia          10 Dobyns Bennett High  18:09.51      1
  2 Breanna Roy           12 David Crockett High  18:58.47      2
  3 Gabrielle Mardis      12 Science Hill High Sc 19:47.07      3
  4 Taylor Roy            11 David Crockett High  19:55.49      4
  5 Rachel Dulaney         9 David Crockett High  19:58.08      5
  6 Emma Russum           10 Dobyns Bennett High  20:10.23      6
  7 Ellie Hall             9 Dobyns Bennett High  20:26.95      7
  8 Maria Chellah         12 Daniel Boone High Sc 20:33.27      8
  9 Gracie Murray         11 Daniel Boone High Sc 20:34.24      9
 10 Meg Davis             12 Dobyns Bennett High  20:56.25     10
 11 Judy Chellah          10 Daniel Boone High Sc 20:59.45     11
 12 Erin Bruce            11 Daniel Boone High Sc 21:01.84     12
 13 Abbi Rountree         10 Science Hill High Sc 21:04.44     13
 14 Marley McCoy          11 Daniel Boone High Sc 21:04.68     14
 15 Patricia Chellah       9 Daniel Boone High Sc 21:13.25     15
 16 Emmaline Hulse        11 David Crockett High  21:19.00     16
 17 Ashley Doyle           9 Science Hill High Sc 21:29.96     17
 18 Gracie Allen          10 Dobyns Bennett High  21:42.05     18
 19 Kyley Carlsen          9 Science Hill High Sc 22:09.12     19
 20 Grace Krell            9 David Crockett High  22:17.40     20
 21 Emma Davis             9 Tennessee High Schoo 22:22.28     21
 22 Sydney Smith           9 Tennessee High Schoo 22:23.79     22
 23 Cheyenne Wilson       10 Unicoi Co. High Scho 22:28.84       
 24 Lauren Pilkton        11 Elizabethton High Sc 22:46.87       
 25 Halle Scott            9 David Crockett High  22:58.81     23
With Neglia's win, her Dobyns Bennett team was also able to come away with a championship. But it was a close battle with David Crockett and Daniel Boone.

David Crockett put three runners in the top five and Daniel Boone had a 1-5 split of just 32 seconds. But in the end, that wasn't quite enough to knock off Neglia's Indians.
 1 Dobyns Bennett High    42      1    6    7   10   18    -    -  
      Total Time: 1:41:25      Average: 20:17.00      1-5 Split: 3:33
  2 David Crockett High    47      2    4    5   16   20   23   25  
      Total Time: 1:42:29      Average: 20:29.69      1-5 Split: 3:19
  3 Daniel Boone High Sc   54      8    9   11   12   14   15   24  
      Total Time: 1:44:14      Average: 20:50.70      1-5 Split: 32
  4 Science Hill High Sc   78      3   13   17   19   26   27    -  
      Total Time: 1:48:52      Average: 21:46.36      1-5 Split: 4:35
  5 Tennessee High Schoo   138    21   22   30   32   33   34   36  
      Total Time: 2:04:44      Average: 24:56.80      1-5 Split: 4:58
  6 Volunteer High Schoo   160    28   29   31   35   37   38   39  
      Total Time: 2:12:36      Average: 26:31.07      1-5 Split: 4:06
For Breanna Roy, that was the second best race of her career. The TN No. 5 runner broke 19 minutes for the second time in her career on Thursday. Her 18:21 earlier this season at the Cherokee Classic keeps her in the top five at the moment.

Jeb Jones has been one of this year's breakout performers for Science Hill. And on Thursday, he secured another victory against local competition.

His 16:25 was enough to edge out teammate Aaron Jones for the individual title.
1 Jeb Jones             11 Science Hill High Sc 16:25.72      1
  2 Aaron Jones           10 Science Hill High Sc 16:36.93      2
  3 Mason Lewis           10 Daniel Boone High Sc 16:40.34      3
  4 Matt Huff             11 Daniel Boone High Sc 16:47.29      4
  5 Zach Johnson          12 Sullivan South High  16:52.60      5
  6 Chance Bowman         11 Daniel Boone High Sc 17:12.81      6
  7 Ray Richardson        10 Science Hill High Sc 17:18.16      7
  8 Max Austin            10 Daniel Boone High Sc 17:27.38      8
  9 Dylan Pogue           10 Science Hill High Sc 17:41.93      9
 10 Carson Walls          12 Daniel Boone High Sc 17:46.21     10
 11 Hank Lowe             11 David Crockett High  17:49.25     11
 12 Austin Galloway       10 Daniel Boone High Sc 17:54.84     12
 13 Joey Carrier          10 Dobyns Bennett High  17:56.22     13
 14 Noah White            12 Daniel Boone High Sc 18:02.57     14
 15 Ethan Tilley          10 Tennessee High Schoo 18:06.00     15
 16 Tony Smith            10 Science Hill High Sc 18:12.74     16
 17 Dillon Youngblood     10 Sullivan South High  18:13.76     17
 18 Gavin Ledford         12 Science Hill High Sc 18:16.69     18
 19 Bryson Livesay         9 David Crockett High  18:19.24     19
 20 Joseph Fry            12 Dobyns Bennett High  18:20.24     20
 21 Tyler Mays            11 Dobyns Bennett High  18:26.77     21
 22 Alex Crow             12 Dobyns Bennett High  18:32.09     22
 23 Will Everette          9 Dobyns Bennett High  18:38.81     23
 24 Justin Canfield       12 Science Hill High Sc 18:41.86     24
 25 Connor Mcreynolds     12 Dobyns Bennett High  18:51.26     25
Jones now has three wins on the season at the Eye Opener meet, the Tennessee Classic and now the Big 11. 

But not far behind him was a tight pack of Daniel Boone runners. Boone was able to put all of its top five in the top ten of the race, and that was enough. They edged out Jones' Science Hill team for a narrow victory.
 1 Daniel Boone High Sc   31      3    4    6    8   10   12   14  
      Total Time: 1:25:55      Average: 17:10.81      1-5 Split: 1:06
  2 Science Hill High Sc   35      1    2    7    9   16   18   24  
      Total Time: 1:26:16      Average: 17:15.10      1-5 Split: 1:48
  3 Dobyns Bennett High    99     13   20   21   22   23   25    -  
      Total Time: 1:31:55      Average: 18:22.83      1-5 Split: 43
  4 David Crockett High    136    11   19   30   35   41   43   52  
      Total Time: 1:35:24      Average: 19:04.64      1-5 Split: 2:28
  5 Sullivan South High    138     5   17   31   40   45   48   50  
      Total Time: 1:35:07      Average: 19:01.21      1-5 Split: 3:50
  6 Tennessee High Schoo   140    15   26   27   33   39   47   49  
      Total Time: 1:35:04      Average: 19:00.79      1-5 Split: 1:43
  7 Elizabethton High Sc   174    29   34   36   37   38   53    -  
      Total Time: 1:38:04      Average: 19:36.61      1-5 Split: 44
  8 Volunteer High Schoo   192    28   32   42   44   46   51   54  
      Total Time: 1:40:11      Average: 20:02.16      1-5 Split: 1:54
Both teams had similar averages, but Boone's ability to keep a small 1-5 split was the difference in the end.

As conference meets wrap up, region competition will begin next week to begin qualification to the TSSAA State Championships on November 5th. As always, keep it right here for all the coverage you need leading up to the state meet in Nashville.
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