NASHVILLE — The Daniel Boone boys team posted its second straight state runner-up finish with its performance Saturday in the TSSAA Class AAA cross country meet at Percy Warner Park Steeplechase Course.
The Trailblazers placed three runners in the top 15: Adam Barnard (fourth, 15:38.21), James Garst (ninth, 16:15.90) and Josh Routh (16:21.61).
Mitch Bronstetter (44th), Ashton Wilson (50th), Jacob Cutshall (64th) and Alex Lewis (77th) rounded out the Boone harriers, who totaled 100 points as a squad.
Brentwood won the boys’ title with a team score of 49, led by individual runner-up Alec Thomas (15:26.05).
Individual champion Aaron Templeton (15:10.57) led Hardin Valley to a third-place overall finish with a score of 133.
Volunteer’s Haydn Borghetti-Metz made the all-state list, finishing 13th with his time of 16:20.75. Science Hill freshman Alex Crigger wasn’t far off the cut at 18th overall with a 16:37.49.
The Hilltoppers finished fifth overall. Led by Carl Oberfeitinger’s 21st-place showing, Dobyns-Bennett was 15th in the team standings.
Morristown West won the Class AAA girls meet. MaKenzie Jones was the only Lady Trojans runner in the top 15 (seventh, 18:50.90). Four of her teammates made the top 25: Jessica Lord (16th), Emily Lord (17th), Chantal Wilson (21st) and Cherie Wilson (23rd).
Bailee Dean of Cane Ridge won the individual championship with her time of 18:08.40. Science Hill finished fifth in the team standings. Dobyns-Bennett, led by Sophia Neglia's 18th-place finish, took 10th as a team.
In the Class A-AA boys state meet, Sullivan East’s Luke Meade finished fourth (16:13.86) to lead the Patriots to a sixth-place team finish. The Lady Patriots also finished sixth in the Class A-AA girls meet, led by Paige Roberts’ 43rd-place finish.