McCallie’s varsity cross country team raced to a fifth-place finish in an extremely competitive field at the Florida State University High School Cross Country Invitational in Tallahassee, Fla. The top teams and individuals from Florida and other states competed with over 100 schools and 1,500 athletes entered.
McCallie was led by Derek Barnes who set a McCallie School record of 15:30 for 5K cross country and finished 12th overall. Ramsay Ritchie moved to #2 all time on McCallie’s 5K list with a time of 15:39 and an 18th place finish. Dylan Carmack ran 16:24 followed closely by teammate Matthew Jones in 16:25. Will Moore completed McCallie’s top 5 scorers with a time of 16:35. Reed Oscar ran16:51 and Tommy Ellis 17:00.
McCallie was ranked third in the nation by XCNation among DII schools (enrollment under 1,000) before the race, but defeated the #2 ranked team Winter Park Trinity in Tallahassee.
McCallie’s varsity will race in the Front Runner Chattanooga Championship on Thursday at Baylor. It will be the first time this season that McCallie’s varsity 7 will race local schools.