In case you missed it, Jenna Hutchins moved up the national leaderboard. Again.
This is turning into a weekly post.
How does 16:38 sound? In September?
Yep. That'll work.
The Science Hill sophomore has the No. 3 time in the United States right now. Her win over the weekend at the Nike Desert Twilight Festival is just the latest in a string of performances that prove one thing clearly: her resume is already as good as anyone who's ever come out of the Volunteer State.
And all as a sophomore. The fun is just beginning.
It's also just beginning for a powerhouse from the West.
Bartlett High School looks poised to contend in Div. 1 Large Schools.
At the Frank Horton Night Invitational, Bartlett placed four runners in the top 12. Landen McNair ran a new personal best (16:18) to pace the team with a third place finish.
The Panthers are slowly creeping up on the two-time defending state champion Siegel Stars from Mufreesboro. That's going to be a fun race to watch in November.
The guys side on Div. 1 Large Schools is wide open. The Panthers and Stars will be challenged by Arlington, who got a personal best from Jackson Williams on Saturday. In fact, Williams and his squad have the fastest one-through-five average in the state. Their squad is averaging a 16:27 based on personal bests this year.
Stay tuned, friends. The season is getting good!