Week 1 Highlights: Dekalb, Collierville, Siegel, Hume-Fogg

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There isn't too much to dig into at the time of drafting this recap considering there are a few meets with results still outstanding but here are some quick observations.

Can the Dekalb County Girls make state?

Last year at Macon County, Ella Vanvranken placed runner up as a freshman. This year, the program gets a victory from now freshman Mylie Phillips with Ella delaying her opener. I can't imagine the difficulties of building a running program at a rural school in the Upper Cumberland where basketball is king but the progress they've made is apparent to those paying attention. Their problem is they have to be top 3 in a region that also includes Central Magnet and Page.

Mylie Phillips won the Varsity Girls Division with a time of 21:53.

Luke Robinson ready to lead Hume-Fogg

The #9 returning runner capitalized in the final stretch on Saturday to take the victory in Lafayette. I didn't mention Hume-Fogg in my preview as a title contender but Robinson was quick to remind me not to count the Blue Knights out. Robinson was the lone representative from the program at last season's State Championship after finishing 7th in Large Region 6. While the time from Saturday may not be very high in the rankings, he has a 16:36 PR on the Sanders Ferry Course which, if improved this season, puts him in contention for Top 5 in AA/A.

Luke Robinson looks to build on this win and capitalize on Hume-Fogg's first season in AA/A.