Although the GCA Cross Country team often travels to local greenways and parks for meets, the expansive GCA campus offers a great space for student athletes to practice as they are beginning their preseason training.
The lower school runners are still at work and continue to work hard and compete in local races.
Last week was a busy week for Grace Rams cross country. On Monday, our lower school team ran the one mile course at Leisure Pools in Knoxville. The course was tough and Piper Young led our girls team with a time of 8:40 and Austin McAndrews led the boys with a time of 7:08.
The elementary cross country team competed on tough course this week.
The lower school cross country teams ran at Melton Hill Park in Knoxville on Monday. The 1-Mile course was tough. Temperatures were HOT and a hill nicknamed the BABY BEAST was hungry. The girls ran hard. Piper Young led GCA with a 9:16. The lower school boys race was a bit cooler but still tough. Austin McAndrews led the team with a time of 7:37.
The elementary cross country runners competed in Sevierville on Monday.
GCA Lower School Cross Country teams ran yesterday at the First Baptist of Sevierville Event Complex. The Girls Team was led by Piper Young who had a new best time of 7:49. The Boys Team was led by Austin McAndrews with a time of 6:48. Kayden Pless blasted his previous best time by almost 2 minutes posting a 7:23. Even more exciting news, the Boys Team placed 11th overall with 31 teams competing.