Junior duo, frosh lead FHS girls to KIL XC crown

  • Maddie Archdale, HVA freshman, gets a hug from her mother, Debbie Archdale, after winning the KIL varsity girls meet. - Photos by Alan Sloan

  • Camryn Johnson, FHS junior, took third. - Photos by Alan Sloan

KNOXVILLE — With five of the top 10 finishers during the KIL Cross County Girls Meet, Farragut reigned supreme at the new Tommy Schumpert Park course Friday morning, Oct. 9.

“Obviously we’ve got a good girls team, but I really challenged some of the girls to work on cutting our gap down,” FHS head coach Chelsea Osborne said.

“We had a group of four or five, and then we had a gap.”

Junior Camryn Johnson was the top Lady Admiral, finishing third (20:28), followed by junior Lexi Foley in fifth (20:32), freshman Bridget Ebbert seventh (20:34), senior Cathy Hu eighth (20:38) and sophomore Kennedy Reynolds 10th (20:48).

While Farragut’s 33 was No. 1, Hardin Valley Academy was KIL runner-up at 50, led by individual champ Maddie Archdale, only a freshman, (19:12).

Lady Hawk Avery Holdsworth, a junior, finished fourth (20:30).

Webb School of Knoxville placed fourth as a team (95), led by individual runner-up Anna Graves (19:51).

Bearden placed fifth (133).

Archdale reflects

“I think I ran pretty good, but it was a tough race at the beginning,” Archdale said. “The hills kind of tired me out a little bit. ... But it’s not the toughest course I’ve run this year.”

However, “I like this course a lot,” she added. “I like how it has various (grades), some hills, some flat.”

As for her freshman season as a whole, “So far I’ve done pretty good,” Archdale said. “I’ve gotten either first or second place.”