TN XC Division Breakdown: Div. 1 Large Schools Boys


The Boys Large Class has featured some outstanding athletes over the years.

And of course some great teams as well. Seven squads averaged under 17 minutes on the tough Steeplechase course last fall.

That's not easy to do.

We've seen a lot of dynasties in the past decade in this division. Before it was Siegel from 2017-2019, Brodey Hasty and Brentwood were dominant, scoring just 29 points to take the team title in 2016.

Siegel High School has owned this division recently though, winning each of the last three team championships and averaging right around 75 points in that span.

But this year the division could be up for grabs for a number of teams.

The Stars lose their two all-state runners, Canaan Anderson and Seth Robinson, and return three guys from the squad who won the three-peat last fall.

Meanwhile, a few of the teams in last year's top five return a lot of guys to contend for the 2020 title.

Franklin High School, who topped our preseason rankings last week, return six guys, including Eli Zani, who ran under 16 minutes last year.

Hardin Valley Academy brings six guys back from last year's state meet squad as well.

It's going to be fun to follow this league in fall 2020 as the season ramps up in just over a month.

Here's our full breakdown.

Last Five Team Champions

2019 -- Siegel High School (80 points)

2018 -- Siegel High School (73 points)

2017 -- Siegel High School (72 points)

2016 -- Brentwood High School (29 points)

2015 -- Brentwood High School (63 points)

Graduated All-State Runners

Silas Winders (Henry County High School)

Evan Allen (Chester Co. High School)

Jackson Williams (Arlington High School)

Canaan Anderson (Siegel High School)

Aaron Jones (Science Hill High School)

Fuji Anday (Central Magnet High School)

Seth Robinson (Siegel High School)

Cohen Williams (Hillsboro High School)

Evan Guzman (Franklin High School)

All-State Returners

Miles Ally (Martin Luther King High School) -- third last year

Aiden Britt (Lebanon High School) -- fifth last year

Connor Williams (Hillsboro High School) ninth last year

Kaden Keller (Hardin Valley Academy) -- 11th last year

Landen McNair (Bartlett High School) -- 13th last year

Kevin Vanderkolk (Brentwood High School) -- 14th last year

Top Ten Teams in 2019

1Siegel High School803+6+18+26+27 (38+57)0:56 1-5 Split | 16:30 Avg
2Bartlett High School1308+16+17+35+54 (56+86)1:09 1-5 Split | 16:48 Avg
3Central Magnet High School1365+14+19+22+76 (97+109)1:33 1-5 Split | 16:46 Avg
4Brentwood High School1519+12+15+51+64 (66+73)1:14 1-5 Split | 16:49 Avg
5Hardin Valley Academy1617+28+37+43+46 (59+62)1:07 1-5 Split | 16:55 Avg
6Franklin High School17210+24+30+47+61 (74+93)1:11 1-5 Split | 16:57 Avg
7Arlington High School1782+23+40+44+69 (118+120)1:43 1-5 Split | 16:54 Avg
8Daniel Boone High School23011+42+52+55+70 (83+99)1:17 1-5 Split | 17:09 Avg
9Farragut High School25120+25+63+68+75 (79+126)0:53 1-5 Split | 17:14 Avg
10Beech Senior High School29521+60+65+71+78 (90+101)0:55 1-5 Split | 17:23 Avg

2020 Outlook (All Based on State Meet Times)

Siegel High School

  • Three returners from last year's state meet team
  • Top returner: Ben Tickle (16:30 PB)

Bartlett High School

  • Three returners from last year's state meet team
  • Top returner: Landen McNair (16:10 PB)

Central Magnet High School

  • Five returners from last year's state meet team
  • Top returner: Lance Garcia (16:30 PB)

Brentwood High School

  • Five returners from last year's state meet team
  • Top returner: Kevin Vanderkolk (15:55 PB)

Hardin Valley Academy

  • Six returners from last year's state meet team
  • Top returner: Kaden Keller (16:09 PB)

Franklin High School

  • Six returners from last year's state meet team
  • Top returner: Eli Zani (15:58 PB)

Arlington High School

  • Four returners from last year's state meet team
  • Top returner: Christian Stephens (16:38 PB)

Daniel Boone High School

  • Three returners from last year's state meet team
  • Top returner: Conner Wingfield (15:56 PB)

Farragut High School

  • Five returners from last year's state meet team
  • Top returner: Trevor Coggin (16:49 PB)

Beech High School

  • One returner from last year's state meet team
  • Top returner: Ethan Lanning (17:30 PB)