The prep cross country season got under way on Saturday when Kenwood High hosted its 13th annual Classic on its sprawling school grounds.
Brentwood High won both the boys and girls races, with 38 and 34 points, respectively, while Franklin’s Rachel Caulkins won the girls’ individual race with a time of 21 minutes and 27 seconds on the 3.1 mile course.
But finishing a close second was Northwest senior Joanna Elmore, who kept pace with Caulkins throughout much of the race and came in second with a time of 21:29. Brentwood High’s Elizabeth Scott came in third with a 21:36.
On the boys side, Brentwood High junior Taylor Caldwell ran a strong race, taking first place with a time of 16:45. Caldwell broke away from the lead pack shortly after the halfway mark.
But sitting only six seconds off the pace was West Creek’s Alex Haycraft, who finished second with a time of 16:51. Rossview senior Kyle Harmon finished third with a time of 16:58.
First year Kenwood Coach Corey Bucciarelli, whose boys team took 10th place with 242 points, was happy with the progress his program has made from last season.
“I was really happy,” Bucciarelli said. “They finished 16th place last year, and we were 10th this year; this was a really good job for the team.”