By Kris Freeman for White House High School
LAFAYETTE – The White House High School cross country team is closing the 2020 season strong as five runners finished in the top 20 at the Macon County Invitational on Tuesday.
Three girls and two boys made up 25 percent of the best 20 runners, and White House got one final tune up with one race remaining on the schedule.
The White House girls finished third overall behind Station Camp and Gallatin, with the Bison claiming first with 49 points, the Wave second at 53 and the Devils third with 68. The lowest score is the total finishing position of the top runners and the team with the least combined points is the victor.
Junior captain Kerra Marsh finished sixth overall, with Hannah Barnes 14th and Emily Tiepelman 18th.
The boys team jumped ahead of Westmoreland among the teams in the final standings, a team that just finished ahead of them at the Sumner County Championships. White House was sixth overall in the boys team standings, with senior captain Cason Cooper fourth and Cooper Brinn 17th.
The team’s next regular season race is the Region 5 state qualifying meet on October 27th at Sanders Ferry Park in Hendersonville with approximately 16-20 total schools possible to compete.
The top three teams and any individual in the top 10 in boys or girls advance to the state tournament on November 5-6, which will be moved from The Steeplechase to Sanders Ferry Park for the first time in 50 years.