Both Brentwood teams (High school and Academy) brought full squads
down to a fast course, and the results didn't disappoint.
Brentwood High was paced by Brodey Hasty and Belmont commit Taylor Vroon,
who ended up in a tie for first place (15:30.69). But the Bruins weren't
done. Junior Scott Thompson would place third (15:34.68) and senior, future Belmont Bruin, Jackson
Vroon finished fourth (15:34.88) helping Brentwood to a 31 point score and a big win.
Brentwood Academy sophomore Carter Cheeseman rounded out the
top five (15:42.02). Cheeseman was closely followed by teammate Davis Holliday
(15:48.97) who finished sixth. The Eagles finished in second place behind the cross town rival Bruins, tallying 105 points.
On the girls' side, it was all Claire Cheeseman. The Brentwood Academy senior took the victory by a 34 second margin, running a 18:06.85. Junior Meredith Helton wasn't far behind for BA. She finished third with a 18:46.52. That strong 1-2 punch would be enough for the Eagles, who took the victory with 66 points.
Elsewhere around the state, a couple of East Tennessee's best teams traveled west to Steeplechase for the A.F. Bridges Invitational. Knoxville Catholic's Georde Goodwyn took the win on the boy's side (17:02.11) but it was Oak Ridge who took home a 39-70 victory on the hilly course. Catholic went on to win the girls team title, tallying 83 points.
Hardin Valley Academy made the trip from Knoxville to Greeneville, South Carolina, and came home with two trophies. The Hawks took the boys' and girls' titles with 20 and 22 points respectively.
This weekend will be a big one. Up in Louisville, there's the Trinity Invitational, which always attracts top talent from around the state of Tennessee. In Knoxville, East Tennessee's teams will face off at the Cherokee Classic, a flat course that provides fast results.
From Alabama, to Tennessee, and even up to Kentucky, fast times are starting to roll in.
Stay tuned for next week's update after a big weekend around the state in Cross Country.