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The boys cross country team had a nice start to the season on Saturday. The varsity placed first among AA schools and was second to Brentwood High School by four points out of the 38 total teams that competed. Individually the Eagles were led by the runner-up finish of sophomore Luke Thompson. The junior varsity placed second as a team in the JV-AA division and sixth out of 23 total JV teams. The JV was led by the the 38th place finish of sophomore Mason Dirks. Congrats to all the boys on a strong effort!

The boys cross country team placed third of seven teams at The Webb School. Luke Thompson led the Eagle harriers taking first place overall!

The boys upper school cross country team traveled to Huntsville Saturday to compete in the Southern Showcase, one of the largest meets in the southeast. The varsity placed 11th of 33 teams in the championship race and was led by the 10th place finish of Luke Thompson. The JV also competed admirably against a combination of JV and varsity athletes in the crimson race, placing 12th of 48 teams. Ben Blankinship led the JV with his 59th place finish.

The team battled through the hills and mud of east Tennessee at the 49th Trailblazer Invitational at Daniel Boone High School. The Eagle harriers captured the victory over Daniel Boone in a tiebreaker. The meet is the longest running meet in the state, and BA joined a long list of top programs that have won the meet through the years. Congratulations!

The team competed Saturday night in the gold division at Saturday Light Fever in Hendersonville. The JV raced tough to capture 7th place of 17 teams. Congratulations on a great team effort!

Head Coach

Marshall Smith

History/Cross Country/Track

  • B.S. James Madison University