Cross country preview
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TOP BOYS TEAMS
• Brentwood: Strong sophomore and junior runners give Bruins good chance to repeat
as Class AAA champ.
• Brentwood Acad.: Defending Division II-AA champ returns six runners, may get
strong challenge from McCallie.
• Montgomery Bell Acad.: Talented sophomore and junior runners give MBA chance
for another top three finish in DII-AA.
• Oakland: Returns six of its top seven runners, hoping for top-three finish in Class
• University School of Nashville: Seniors William Doak and Ben Keffer hope to lead
repeat in DII-A.
TOP BOYS RUNNERS
• Eric Anderson, MBA, Jr.: Finished third in Division II-AA in 16:39.34.
• Brock Baker, Oakland, Sr.: The Division I prospect collapsed from dehydration while
leading the Class AAA meet with about 400 meters left.
• Sam Klockenkemper, M.L. King, Sr.: Won the Class A/AA title in 16:22.46.
• Alec Thomas, Brentwood, Jr.: Finished eighth in Class AAA in 16:19.37.
• Conner Thompson, Oakland, Sr.: The Division I prospect finished seventh in Class
AAA in 16:18.63 and won the Midstate points championship.
• Class A/AA: Hume-Fogg, Greenbrier, Lipscomb, Central Magnet
• Class AAA: Brentwood, Oakland, Siegel, Independence
• Division II-A: USN, FRA, Webb School
• Division II-AA: Brentwood Acad., MBA, Father Ryan
TOP GIRLS TEAMS
• Brentwood Acad.: Six of top seven runners return, Eagles hoping for top-three finish
in Division II-AA.
• Harpeth Hall: Defending Division II-AA champ lost six runners to graduation, but topthree
finish may be possible.
• Macon Co.: Class A/AA title is a possibility with seven returning runners from last
year’s third-place team.
• Ravenwood: With three returning runners, defending Class AAA champ hoping for
• University School of Nashville: Returns seven of top eight from last year’s Division
TOP GIRLS RUNNERS
• Barbara Lee Ball, Lipscomb Acad., Sr.: Won her second straight Class A/AA title in
• Allison Cheeseman, Brentwood Acad., Jr.: Finished second in Division II-AA in
19:08.23 and won the A.F. Bridges Invitational in 19:49.30.
• Hannah Denton, Dickson Co., Sr.: Finished seventh in Class AAA in 19:16.41 last
year after finishing fourth in 2010.
• Reagan Freeman, Harpeth Hall, So.: Won Division II-AA in 18:59.32, Tennessee
Classic silver division (19:21.37).
• Nicole Gardner, Siegel, So.: Posted the fastest time (18:52.83) of any runner from
Middle Tennessee at the state meet, where she finished second in Class AAA.
• Class A/AA: Hume-Fogg, CPA, M.L. King, Lipscomb
• Class AAA: Ravenwood, Station Camp, Siegel, Brentwood
• Division II-A: USN, St. Cecilia, DCA
• Division II-AA: Harpeth Hall, Brentwood Acad., Ensworth
This year's state meet for Class A/AA, Class AAA, Division II-A and Division II-AA boys
and girls will be Nov. 3 at the Steeplechase course in Nashville.