Two meet events featuring Farragut High School’s girls and boys varsity cross country teams — one of which also hosted junior varsity boys and girls meet also including FHS — resulted in an Admirals sweep.
At the Five Tower Project 5K at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, Saturday, Sept. 18, the Farragut boys varsity finished in the nine top spots in this order: junior top finisher Trevor Coggin (15:46.55), followed by sophomores Braden Ebbert (15:52.60) and Harrison Cunningham (16:26.74); juniors Riley Hanson (16:38.34), Jarek Morton (16:40.35) and Quinn DeGuira; and seniors Jacob Nieman, Jake Radtke and Tyler Ebbert.
Six of the top 10 girls finishers were Lady Ads, led by senior champ Camryn Johnson (18:57.22), senior Grace Lathrop second (19:01.46), senior Kendall Johnson fifth (19:10.85), junior Kennedy Reynolds sixth, senior Lexi Foley seventh and sophomore Melanie Hayman 10th.
At Annual Cherokee Classic along Cherokee Boulevard Saturday, Sept. 11, the FHS boys won 45-108 versus runner-up Knoxville Catholic in a field of 313.
Irish freshman Keegan Smith ended up winning individual honors (15:47.00), followed by Admirals Coggin as runner-up (16:02.00) and Braden Ebbert sixth, Bearden freshman Cade Crum eighth, KCHS senior Spencer Stovall ninth and FHS’s Cunningham 10th.
Among a field of 229, Farragut’s varsity girls edged past Knoxville West 75-91 led by Camryn Johnson in fifth (19:05.00) and Lathrop ninth.
Farragut JV champs
In Cherokee Classic’s JV Girls race, the Lady Ads had five of the top 10 finishers to win 23-57 versus runner-up Signal Mountain in a field of 88: FHS sophomore Molly Golebiewski was individual winner (21.47.00), followed by sophomore teammates Kate Moss, runner-up (22:17.00), and Laura Cunningham in fifth (23:00.00) followed by freshman Lydia McFall in sixth and senior Esther McFall ninth.
On the boys JV side, Farragut easily outdistanced Science Hill 20-66 in a field of 113 thanks to having five of the top eight finishers, led by junior Carlos Montova finishing first at (18:44.00).
FHS freshman Evan Beeler was runner-up (18:45.00),
followed by senior Nathan Stewart in fourth (19:09.00), freshman Jace Morton fifth (19:14.00) and freshman Ross Tootle eighth.