Two Local State Champions Lead Nine Area Selections To 2020 TSWA Cross Country Team

Baylor's Powe, CCS' Cottrell Joined By Runners from GPS, Signal Mountain, McCallie And Sequatchie County

Thursday, December 31, 2020
DII-AA individual state champions Mae Mae Powe, left, from Baylor and Chattanooga Christian's Jack Cottrell lead a list of nine local area runners on the 2020 TSWA All-State Cross Country Team
DII-AA individual state champions Mae Mae Powe, left, from Baylor and Chattanooga Christian's Jack Cottrell lead a list of nine local area runners on the 2020 TSWA All-State Cross Country Team
- photo by Dennis Norwood/File Photos
Two local individual state champions lead the area’s selections to the 2020 Tennessee Sports Writers Association All-State Cross Country Team.

Baylor’s Mae Mae Powe, a freshman who won the DII-AA girl’s title with a time of 19:02.12 and Chattanooga Christian’s Jack Cotrell, the DII-AA boy’s champion with a time of 16:18.09 head up a continent of nine area runners named to the team.

In the Division I small school boy’s category, Sequatchie County’s Grayson Kennedy and Bradford Carter, along with Signal Mountain’s Joshua Pote were honored.
At the state meet, Kennedy raced to a second place finish, while Pote came in third, leading the Eagles state championship effort. Carter finished fifth in the race.

Kelsey Thompson of Signal Mountain, who finished second in the state meet, was joined by lady Eagles teammate Sophia Gibby, the fifth place finisher at Sanders Ferry Park in Hendersonville.

The Lady Red Raiders’ Powe was joined by GPS’ Jane Eislestein on the DII-AA girl’s team. Eislestein finished fourth at the state meet, helping to lead the Bruisers to the state championship.

McCallie’s Evan Simpson, who led McCallie’s state championship effort with a fourth place finish was this area’s second athlete named to the DII-AA boy’s team.

TSWA Boys Cross Country

LARGE CLASS
Aiden Britt, Lebanon, Sr.
Kevin Vanderkolk, Brentwood, Sr.
Miles Ally, Martin Luther King, Sr.
Kaden Keller, Hardin Valley Academy, Jr.
Jackson Martin, Creek Wood, So.
 
SMALL CLASS
Will Douglas, Camden Central, So.
Grayson Kennedy, Sequatchie County, Jr.
Joshua Pote, Signal Mountain, Fr.

Irving Medina, Chuckey-Doak, Sr.
Carter Bradford, Sequatchie County, Jr.
 
DIVISION II-A
Connor Henson, Columbia Academy, Jr.
Andy Henton, Harding Academy, Sr.
Austin Rhea, Webb School-Knoxville, Sr.
Colten Lee, First Baptist Academy, Jr.
Kaden Narayani, Webb School-Knoxville, Jr.
 
DIVISION II-AA
Jack Cottrell, Chattanooga Christian, Sr.
Luke Thompson, Brentwood Academy, Fr.
Riley Smith, Knox Catholic, Sr.
Evan Simpson, McCallie School, Fr.
William Holleman, Montgomery Bell Academy, Jr.
 
TSWA Girls Cross Country

LARGE CLASS
Jenna Hutchins, Science Hill, Jr.
Landri Wilcox, Cookeville, Sr.
Kaitlyn Vanderkolk, Brentwood, Sr.
Ann-Marie Braese, Arlington, Jr.
Olivia Barnes, Arlington, Sr.
 
SMALL CLASS
Alyssa Andrea, Fairview, So.
Kelsey Thompson, Signal Mountain, So.
Jaedyn Stalnecker, Forrest, So.
Lily Stinnett, Gatlinburg-Pittman, Jr.
Sophia Gibby, Signal Mountain, Sr.
 
DIVISION II-A
Abby Cheeseman, Webb School-Bell Buckle, 8th grade
Abbie Baker, First Assembly Christian, Sr.
Anna Graves, Webb School-Knoxville, Fr.
Hope Ilias, Friendship Christian, Jr.
Alli Hylkema, Jackson Christian, Jr.
 
DIVISION II-AA
Mae Mae Powell, Baylor School, Fr.
Jessica Joshi, St. Mary’s Episcopal, Sr.
Annamar Bacchetta, Harpeth Hall, 8th grade
Jane Eiselstein, Girls Prepatory School, Sr.
Elizabeth Moody, St. Mary’s Episcopal, Sr.



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