TN XC Division Breakdown: Div. 1 Small Schools Boys


Nine of the top ten teams in Division One Large Schools return at least five of their runners from the 2019 state championship meet.

That's pretty good.

Signal Mountain is coming off a fantastic performance in 2019. The Eagles were the only team under 100 points and only had 24 seconds separate their first and fifth runners.

University School of Johnson City returns six of its runners and will look to get back on the podium in 2020 as well. They've stood atop that podium twice in the past five years, winning back-to-back titles in 2017 & 2018.

Defending individual champion Seth Jinks is gone. So is runner-up TJ Martin

We'll have a new champion this year in a tightly-packed league at the top.

Here's our full breakdown.

Past Champions

2019: Signal Mountain -- 47 points

2018: University School of Johnson City -- 79 points

2017: University School of Johnson City -- 62 points

2016: Knoxville Catholic -- 80 points

2015: Knoxville Catholic -- 55 points

Graduated All-State Runners

Defending ChampionSeth Jinks12L & N STEM Academy16:39.3
Runner-up in 2019T.J. Martin12Alcoa High School17:03.7
Fifth last yearAustin Wingfield12Signal Mountain High School17:30.0
11th last yearMichael Lancaster12Signal Mountain High School17:50.8

All-State Returners

Place Last Year at StateNameGradeSchoolState Meet Time
3BJ Frankum11Union City High School17:11.9
4Nick Daniel10University School of Johnson City17:17.3
6Will Douglas9Camden Central High School17:32.7
7Sam Fulton10Gatlinburg-Pittman High School17:32.9
8Parker Breitling8Merrol Hyde Magnet17:38.6
9Colton Underwood11Signal Mountain High School17:43.0
10Parker Russ10Crosstown High School17:44.0
12Joshua Pote8Signal Mountain High School17:52.9
13Evan Carr11L & N STEM Academy17:53.1
14Maxwell Sewell11Signal Mountain High School17:54.2
15Matthew Andrea10Fairview High School17:57.8


Top Ten Teams Last Year at State

1Signal Mountain High School475+8+10+11+13 (36+37)0:24 1-5 Split | 17:46 Avg
2Alcoa High School1522+21+24+41+64 (77+82)2:37 1-5 Split | 18:30 Avg
3Fairview High School17114+20+26+32+79 (142)2:13 1-5 Split | 18:44 Avg
4University School of Johnson City2074+30+44+60+69 (88+102)2:32 1-5 Split | 18:53 Avg
5Merrol Hyde Magnet2087+22+51+56+72 (78+158)2:14 1-5 Split | 18:58 Avg
6Union City High School2123+19+29+49+112 (115+135)4:02 1-5 Split | 18:55 Avg
7Westmoreland High School25818+38+62+67+73 (101+109)1:41 1-5 Split | 19:17 Avg
8Austin-East High School27116+40+53+58+104 (130)2:49 1-5 Split | 19:25 Avg
9West Greene High School27433+34+43+66+98 (118+121)2:02 1-5 Split | 19:25 Avg
10L & N STEM Academy2881+12+23+106+146 (150+160)6:21 1-5 Split | 19:23 Avg


2020 Outlook (Based on State Meet Times)

Signal Mountain

  • Top returner: Colton Underwood (17:43 at state)
  • Five returners from last year's state meet squad

Alcoa

  • Top returner: Abdul Jaber (18:17 at state)
  • Five returners from last year's state meet squad

Fairview

  • Top returner: Matthew Andrea (17:57 at state)
  • Five returners from last year's state meet squad

University School of Johnson City

  • Top returner: Nick Daniel (17:17 at state)
  • Two returners from last year's state meet squad

Merrol Hyde Magnet

  • Top returner: Parker Breitling (17:38 at state)
  • Six returners from last year's state meet squad

Union City

  • Top returner: BJ Frankum (17:11 at state)
  • Six returners from last year's state meet squad

Westmoreland

  • Top returner: Jesten Sanford (18:13 at state)
  • Five returners from last year's state meet squad

Austin-East

  • Top returner: Dwayne Morris (18:05 at state)
  • Six returners from last year's state meet squad

West Greene

  • Top returner: Chandler Dalton (18:43 at state)
  • Five returners from last year's state meet squad

L&N STEM Academy

  • Top returner: Evan Carr (17:53 at state)
  • Five returners from last year's state meet squad