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CHS boys’ XC team earns trip to state meet

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GOING TO STATE – From left, Matthew Arnold, Pete Douglas, Will Douglas, Ridge Bruce, Evan Pate, and Kevin Knight celebrate a second-place finish at the Regional meet, which propels them to the state contest on Nov. 3.
SEASON’S END – From left, Maribel Conchas, Kayedence Christopher, Alyssa Travis, Katie Ramlow, Emma Pierce, Taylynn Boggs, and Katlin Martin pose at the end of their 2022 cross country season.

On Tuesday, Oct. 25, the CHS cross country team traveled to Martin Westview to compete in the Region 7 A/AA Championship. Only the top four teams and the top five individuals not on a qualifying team would advance to the state meet. 

The loop course was wet and muddy after the day’s storms and the 17 mph winds added to the challenge for the athletes.

The boys’ race was again led start to finish by CHS senior Will Douglas, who raced to his third consecutive Region 7 individual title in a time of 15:50. Ridge Bruce and Pete Douglas raced with the chase pack with Bruce pulling away in the third mile to claim the 5th place medal in a time of 16:36. 

P. Douglas was next for the Lions in a 7th place medal time of 17:00. Kevin Knight ran a season best 18:44 for 36th place, with Matthew Arnold as the final scorer in 48th place in 19:16, also a personal record for Arnold. Evan Pate was the last runner for the boys, placing 89th in 21:02.

After points were tallied, the CHS boys team total of 96 points earned them a ticket to State and the Region Runner-Up position out of 19 teams. Chester County won the Region with 94 points, a narrow 2-point victory over the Lions. 

In the girls’ race, Kayedence Christopher once again led all Lions with her 15th place medal time of 22:22. Emma Pierce (25:05, 44th), Maribel Conchas (25:07, 45th), Katlin Martin (25:39), Katie Ramlow (26:12), Alyssa Travis (26:18), and Taylynn Boggs (29:00) completed Camden’s scorers. Despite a strong pack effort, the CHS girls team placed 7th. The girls’ season concluded at Martin Westview with the Region 7 team title going to Obion County. 

The CHS boys’ team will compete at the TSSAA State Cross Country Championship at Sanders Ferry Park in Hendersonville on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 2:40 p.m.

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