Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Area Sports

February 27, 2012

Junior Cross Country League begins soon

Elementary schools in the area have begun practice for the upcoming Junior League Cross Country (XC) season, beginning March 15 at Stone Memorial High School. Students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade will compete as junior varsity teams, while grades 6-8 will comprise the varsity teams. 

As the season approaches, high school cross country coaches watch with interest as these young runners develop skills that suggest they could compete on the high school level.  In the last two years, cross country teams from both high schools (both girls and boys) have qualified and competed in the TSSAA State XC Championship in Nashville; this is the only sport in which that has occurred!  Coaches attribute the high quality of runners to the established elementary program, directed by Pat Koehl whose vision years ago has translated into over five hundred participants in the CCHS Junior League XC. 

Races will be held at SMHS March 15, 22 and 29, with the championship race on April 5.

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