Cross-country staying on course
SMYRNA - Cannon County's cross-country teams continued to build momentum with exemplary performances at the Sharp Springs Invitational in Smyrna.
Cannon County has enjoyed consistent success this season and the squad is about to get even better. Hannah Faulkner, who led the Lionettes and reached the Class A/AA State Tournament as a freshman in 2011 and returned to the squad for the first time this week. On the boys side, Marshall McReynolds has been out all fall and his return will add quality depth to an already deep lineup.
Cannon County has performed well without two of its top runners and continued to produce competitive results at the Sharp Springs Invite.
In addition to Turney's third-place finish, Burdick was 12th with a time of 18:57.95, and Burgess was 12th with a 19:03.45. Clay Luker (31, 20:33.47), TJ Paul (37, 20:54.94), Will Bailey (48, 21:58.75) and Josh Williams (59, 23:18.80) were amongst the Lions' leaders. Paul's 20:54.94 was a personal best. Jacob Fisk, John Lenzy House, Arron Smith and Ethan Bryson also produced personal bests during the Sharp Springs Invitational.
The Lionettes also continued their impressive showing. Not only did Magana and Clements medal, but Jessica Elmy (32, 25:56.89), Madison Walkup (35, 26:12.43), Sarah Hickman (36, 26:16.47), Lauren Turney (38, 26:26.11) and Katie Hickman (39, 26:29.12) factored into the positive finish for the Lionettes. Autumn King registered a personal best.