Middle School Cross Country

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Middle School Cross Country Schedule

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Coaching Staff

Brian Christopher

Varsity Head Coach

Drew Treischmann

Varsity Assistant Coach

Facilities

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. 

News

TEAM NEWS

GCA Senior Earns All-State Honors

Congratulations to senior Elizabeth Christopher!  Elizabeth earned All-State Honors in the State Cross Country Meet on Saturday, November 2.

An 2019 All State competitor, Elizabeth Christopher has been a strong contributor to the GCA Cross Country team during her high school career.  A two-time State Qualifier, Elizabeth was named the Girls Team Captain in 2018 and 2019.  She earned ten Top 10 finishes over her career at GCA.

Her accomplishments for the 2019 season included a first place finish, four Top 10 finishes, 15th place in the State Meet, and she was named as an All State Athlete for 2019.

Elizabeth's commitment, drive, and excellent work ethic has displayed itself through her performance in the GCA Cross Country program.  We're excited to see what the future holds for this outstanding student-athlete!

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GCA Cross Country Team Competes in Regional Meet

Congratulations to the GCA Cross Country Team on their outstanding performance at the Regional Cross Country Meet at Victor Ash Park on Thursday, October 24.  Runners Elizabeth Christopher and Reilly Mehegan both qualified to move on to the Varsity State Cross Country Meet!

The Regional Cross Country meet was held last Thursday at Victor Ash Park. Congratulations to Elizabeth Christopher and Reilly Mehegan! They both qualified for the Varsity State Cross Country meet in Nashville this coming Saturday. Elizabeth placed 3rd with a 5k time of 22:14 and Reilly 2nd with a time of  17:47 and his 4th personal record of the season. Ben Whitemore also had a new season PR as the Ram Runners team finished the season hungry for next year.   

We're so proud of this team and their outstanding effort this season!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GCA Cross Country boys before start of race

The cross country team competed in two races last week.

The GCA Varsity Cross Country teams raced on Thursday at Cherokee Farms in Knoxville. This was a brand new course for GCA and proved to be a great day of racing for the team. The girls were led by Elizabeth Christopher with a 5K time of 22:24 and followed by Katie Brown. Elizabeth's run earned her a first place finish in the small schools division! The boys had a good night as well led by Reilly Mehegan who finished 3rd in the small schools division with a time of 18:23.  Zach Lee, Isaiah Spoon, Luke Molitor, Wesley Hitch, Matthew Bringle and Ben Whittemore all earned a PR times.

On Saturday, the team traveled to Bristol, Tennessee to run in the 28th annual Bristol Cross. This is one of the most difficult courses we run all year and with hot temperatures, the times were slower for the entire field. Elizabeth Christopher had a top 50 finish as well as Reilly Mehegan in an elite field of runners.

Go Rams and Lady Rams - keep up the hard work!

GCA Runner E. Christopher standing in 1st place
GCA Runner Z. Lee

 

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GCA MS Cross Country Runners

The middle school boys continue to improve on each course.

Last week was a busy week for Grace Rams cross country. The middle school boys were really busy this week with two events.

On Tuesday, the boys ran the 2 mile course at Leisure Pools and Christian Baker led the team with a time of 17:17.

On Saturday, the boys traveled to Bristol, Tennessee to run in the 28th annual Bristol Cross. The travel to upper East Tennessee proved worthwhile as all 3 Ram runners posted new best times on the toughest course they have faced this year. Christian Baker led the team with a new PR of 15:49 followed by Benjamin Christopher with his new PR of 18:44 and Jackson Jarnigan with a 20:53 PR. The middle school boys team really stepped up in the hot and humid conditions on Saturday and posted the best performances of the week for GCA!  

GCA MS Runner
MS Cross Country Runner

 

GCA MS Runner
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GCA runner R. Mehegan

The cross country teams continue to see improvement.

Varsity Cross Country ran at Cove Lake State Park last Thursday with season best performances for the entire team in the 5K race. Elizabeth Christopher led the girls with her season best time of 22:31 earning her an overall 6th place finish in the small team category. Katie Brown had a personal best time of 29:21.

The boys team was led by Reilly Mehegan with a personal best time of 17:55 and a 3rd place finish.  Joe Molitor had a season best time which earned him 9th place. Runners Isaiah Spoon, Luke Molitor, Wesley Hitch, and Mathew Bringle all set new personal best times. Zach Lee recorded a season best time.   

 

GCA Runner E. Christopher
GCA Runners R. Mehegan and J. Molitor
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