Farragut Cross Country has always been a force to be reckoned with. With multiple state championships in the past years, they don’t show signs of stopping. With the girls and boys getting three out of four first places, this team is looking really promising.
This team looks really promising with multiple people beating their own personal records on a 5k. Last week, fifteen of the teams fifty runners broke their personal records. Many of them ran 3 miles in under twenty minutes. That averages out to be six minutes forty-five seconds every mile. To put that into perspective, the average person runs a mile in eleven minutes.
“I think that we’re going to use what we’ve learned in our first to races to kinda look forward on what we have messed up on and just getting out if front teams like Harden Valley in the race,” Ocean Edwards said.
Hardin Valley was the only team to beat the boy’s team this year so this is a team that they will look out for.
“I felt great. I came into the first race at Victor Ashe didn’t do so well and then we had a tough course at Livestock and we put our heads down put the work in and it felt really good to get a PR on that course,” Edwards said about breaking his own personal record.
The runners plan on keeping up the legacy of Farragut having good cross country teams as they continue forward.
“We sure hope so and unless something goes wrong with the whole COVID thing that we are going to keep on trying and do the best that we can in every season and our goal is to always be the best,” said senior Loralai Stevenson.
The strategy the team uses has helped them stay on top for a long time.
“You always try to run in a group during a race because if you can get as many people farther up in the ranks that is how you are going to beat out other teams,” said Stevenson.
The Admirals’ next race is at Cherokee Blvd where both are expected to win the competition. It would not shock anyone if both teams go on to win state this season and keep up the legacy.