WH Cross Country finishes strong season at Class A-AA state meet (103 Photos)

By Kris Freeman for White House High School

HENDERSONVILLE – The White House cross country team finished the 2021 season on Friday with eight runners competing at the TSSAA Class A-AA State Championships at Sanders Ferry Park in Hendersonville.

The White House girls finished 22nd in the state as a team, and two White House boys runners competing as individuals in the final meet of the day.

White House junior Emily Tiepelman finished 96th out of 235 runners with a time of 22:57.73. Senior Kerra Marsh finished 119th at 23:34.02, then sophomore Ashtine Hooper was 136th at 24:10.88. Senior Hannah Barnes was 151st with 24:35.12 and sophomore Ella Hunt was 198th with 27:06.38. Sophomore Ellie Essary was not able to finish with an injury suffered in the latter part of the race.

On the boys side, White House sent sophomore Logan Chudzik and freshman Adan Salazar to the line. While the girls qualified as a team in last week’s region championships, the boys qualified as individuals.

Running side-by-side for most of the race, Chudzik pulled ahead in the last stretch and finished 62nd with a time of 18:15.57. Salazar was 78th at 18:37.04. There were 251 finishing runners in the event.

Murfreesboro’s Central Magnet School swept the team events in boys and girls for Class A-AA.

For full results, go to: https://tn.milesplit.com/meets/437692-tssaa-state-cross-country-championship-2021/results#.YYbDnC-B0lV

It was only the second time a girls team or individuals had appeared in the state tournament for cross country and the first since 2012. The boys last appeared as an individual runner in 2016.

Photos by Kris Freeman

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