Defending Div. II-AA Champion Meredith Helton Chooses Wake

The defending Division II-AA state cross country champion has made her college choice.

Brentwood Academy's Meredith Helton will continue her athletic career at Wake Forest.

She's the second Tennessee athlete to commit to the Demon Deacons in the past week.

Helton has three top three finishes to her name this season in the Southeast. Her sixth place finish at the Wingfoot XC Classic placed her in the top ten on the state rankings.

Meredith helton -- 2017 results
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20:41.00MSCCA Member Meet3rdFinals>
18:23.70Wingfoot XC Classic6thFinals>
18:29.51Chickasaw Trails Invitational2ndFinals>
18:44.85Voyles Classic2ndFinals>

She is one of seven girls to break 18:30 in Tennessee this year. And last season, Helton won the Division II-AA state championship for her first career victory.

This week, she leads her Brentwood Academy team into a tight race for another team and individual championship. Coming off her win at the Mid-State Cross Country Association championship a few weeks ago, Helton will be gunning for a new school record time at the state meet this weekend.