January 29, 2023

CJH runners advance to state meet

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CJH GIRLS – From left, Marian Knight, Julia King, Sadie Fry, Jaylin Hagler, and Paislee Matlock worked hard to ensure their team earned a spot in the state meet.
Jackson Thornton placed 13th.
Kade Johnson placed 11th.

On Saturday, Oct. 15, the CJH cross country teams raced at the West Tennessee Region Qualifier held at Shelby Farms in Memphis. This highly competitive meet includes all schools public and private from all of West Tennessee. Only the top five teams and the top 25 individuals (not on a qualifying team) advance to the state meet in Knoxville. 

After a weather delay due to heavy thunderstorms, the varsity boys 2-mile event got under way. Two Camden runners asserted themselves in the chase pack and held position throughout the race. Eighth graders Kade Johnson (11th, 11:58) and Jackson Thornton (13th, 12:00) punched their tickets to state with season best performances on the challenging muddy course. 

The varsity girls 2-mile was next, with Camden’s team looking to earn one of the top five spots. Two CJH girls medaled: Jaylin Hagler (13th, 14:08) and Sadie Fry (19th, 14:15). Julia King, Marian Knight, and Paislee Matlock also ran strong races to ensure the CJH ladies snagged the fifth and final team spot. 

The CJH teams will travel to Ashe Park in Knoxville to compete at the Tennessee State Middle School Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Oct. 22. Everyone in Benton County is rooting for our CJH competitors! 

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