The Greeneville Cross Country teams turned in another strong finish while running in the Cherokee Classic at Knoxville on Saturday.
The Lady Devils managed a 10th place finish against a strong field of 33 teams while the Greene Devils recorded a fourth place team finish against a field of 36 teams.
Hannah Rhodes was the top finisher for the Greeneville girls, placing 14th out of 230 runners covering the 5000 meter course in 21:00.1. Coven Braxton was solid with a 36th place finish in a time of 22:22.8.
Freshman Sydne Stephens continued to run well, placing 97th in a time of 24:44.3. Leah Thwing stepped into the top five for the first time this season finishing 116th in 25:52.7. Rounding out the top seven for the Lady Devils were Lindsay Nelson (126th, 26:23.7), Megan Cole (127th, 26:24.2) and Leigh Ann Blalock (141st, 27:30.9).
Wes Pectol and Zach Weaver led the charge for the Greeneville boys. Pectol finished the race in a strong 16:18.0 placing second out of 337 finishers. Weaver also claimed special recognition by placing tenth in a time of 16:42.7.
Matthew Bowers moved up on the team by placing 30th in 18:03.6. Wesley King was close behind running an 18:09.6 for 34th place. Atlas Fagundes completed the top five by placing 49th in a time of 18:36.8. Other finishers for the Devils were Alex Biumi (76th, 19:13.4), Conor Miles (152nd, 20:56.9) and Ben Simpson (308th, 26:12.8).
On Monday morning Tennessee Runner had the Greeneville boys rated as the number one A-AA team in the state. The Lady Devils were listed second in the A-AA girls rankings.
Cherokee Classic Top 10 Girls Scores: Baylor (61), Maryville (96), Knoxville Catholic (116), Knoxville Webb (146), Bearden (153), Rhea County (153), Stone Memorial (214), Jefferson County (224), Daniel Boone (279), Greeneville (305).
Cherokee Classic Top 10 Boys Scores: Daniel Boone (41), Bearden (80), Knoxville Webb (111), Greeneville (121), West High (170), Sevier County (227), Cumberland County (235), Knoxville Catholic (259), Jefferson County (303), Bradley Central (318).