McCallie's varsity cross country team ran away with a victory at the Hoover Invitational in Birmingham on Thursday. The meet featured some of the best teams in Alabama with McCallie competing in the 6A large school division.
McCallie was led to a low score of 26 points as Derek Barnes raced to first place overall. Ramsay Ritchie took fourth followed closely by teammates Matthew Jones, Dylan Carmack and Will Moore in sixth, seventh, eighth to give McCallie five runners among the top 10 athletes. Tommy Ellis was eleventh and Reed Oscar finished twenty first.
The 6A race included 185 individuals and 17 teams. This meet was the final regular season race before McCallie defends it's 2012 state title next week in Nashville at the TSSAA State Meet.