Performer Of The Week
Every week this season we will be conducting a poll from beginning Monday and ending Thursday to highlight performances from the previous week. This will give us an opportunity to showcase the best talent in Tennessee. Though some athletes will likely run times every week that are worthy of being in the poll, our goal is to cast a wide net and showcase a vast array of athletes from all parts of the state.
Kamryn Wingfield - Daniel Boone
Kamryn Wingfield placed 15th at last year's state championship but was not able to build on that success in the spring and was unsure of if she would be able to this fall. A serious ligament injury sidelined her for the entirety of the 2021 outdoor season. She is healthy now and while her time on Saturday was well off of a personal best, it was the first time the senior from Daniel Boone ever crossed the finish line first in a high school cross country race.
As she says in the interview, she is committed to run for West Point next year. So far we have two Tennesseans on our College Commitments page headed to Army. Check it out as more get added every week.
Savannah Rivera - Knoxville Ambassadors
On Thursday, Savannah Rivera won the Norris Dam Invitational crossing the finish line in 18:13 which was the 5th fastest time for runners for last week. The time is a season best for the senior and currently ranks her 9th overall in the state.
Last weekend she finished 8th at the Trinity/Valkyrie Invitational in Louisville. This weekend, Rivera will travel to Ohio to race in Saturday Night Lights in Centerville.
Carolina Areheart - Webb School of Knoxville
Only six girls so far this season have run under the eighteen minute mark and two of them are from the Webb School of Knoxville. They're both also the only freshman to do so. Though she will not be eligible scholastically until the spring, Carolina Areheart will most definitely play a factor in post season cross country events. Her solo JV effort of 17:46 at McCallie would have won the varsity division.
Hannah Faudi - CSTHEA
Like Kamryn Wingfield, CSTHEA's Hannah Faudi won her first cross country 5k on Saturday at the Burnett Invitational in Cookeville crossing the finish line in 19:08. Though the Patriots are not part of the TSSAA, Faudi's finished ahead of current 15th ranked in DI AAA and her only loss this season is to Maddie Archdale who placed 10th last year. With Wheatcroft graduated, Faudi now leads the Patriot team who is looking to defend their HXN title from 2021.