Bearden runners log lots of Personal and Season’s Bests 

    The 3rd meet of this cross country season was held on the evening of September 15th at Walters State Community College in Sevierville.  On a fast 2-lap course just over 2 miles long 14 of  Bearden’s runners matched or beat their personal or season’s best performances. 

    Cade C went out at sub-5 minute mile pace and was the top runner overall.  Nicholas B was second only to Cade on this night, giving Bearden a nice 1-2 finish in the boys’ race.  Henry C, Carter Z, Isaac H, James B, and Cooper E completed the top 7 with Jack Houze trailing them in.  The boys were 8th out of 19 teams. 

    In the girls’ race Millie C set the pace, finishing 25th overall, and Lindsey W managed a top 40 finish.  The rest of the top 7 were Millie L, Macie G, Hailey T, Mackenzie E, and Ella J with Jadyn N and Nina T racing in behind them.  The girls matched the boys, also finishing 8th in the team competition. 

    Kudos to our Bearden runners!  Wish them speed at the next meet on Tuesday September 22nd at Melton Hill Park. 


    Bearden Cross Country is off to the races 

    Saturday September 5th marked the first race of the cross country season.  Bearden’s runners headed out to the Knoxville Livestock Center to run perhaps the most challenging course they will face all season.  As everyone knows, there is nothing normal about this year, but one thing stayed the same: Bearden runners out there doing their best. 

    The girls got things started with Millie C leading the way and taking 16th place overall.  Macie G, Millie L, Mackenzie E, Hailey T, Ella J, and Jadyn N completed the top seven with Alexa M following them in.  The girls placed 9th and expect to move up next meet. 

    The top girls were just finishing when the gun went off to start the boys race.  Just like last year, Cade C was out front, finishing an impressive 2nd overall.  Not far behind Nicholas B dueled to 5th overall.  Rounding out the top seven were Graham K, Henry C, Carter Z, Cooper M, and Wy’Teir N, helping the boys match the girls 9th place finish in the team competition. 

    Congratulations to our Bearden runners, and wish them luck at the next race, which is Thursday September 10th at Cove Lake State Park.