In Tuesday high school cross country action, the Collegedale Academy boys and East Hamilton girls won the 5th annual Rabbit Valley Run at East Hamilton.
Ooltewah's Chance Underwood, returning to the course that features two ascents of Hurricane Hill, thoroughly defeated the rest of field for the individual win. Crossing the finish with a time of 17:51, Underwood broke the course record that he already owned, dropping it another 11 seconds.
East Hamilton's Ryan de Castro finished at the head of the pursuing pack, which fell to over a minute behind Underwood in the final mile. The boys team race, fought in that pack, was much tighter than the competition for the individual crown.
Collegedale Academy, led by A.J. Jung, came out ahead with eight points to spare, placing their top five within the top fifteen spots. CSAS, Ooltewah, and East Hamilton scored closely together in the remaining standings, separated by only a few points.
East Hamilton's Willa Barnes won the tighter girls race, ultimately outpacing teammate Adrianna Huffstuttler who led early. Barnes took the win with a time of 23:51, four seconds slower than the course record. The girls team race saw East Hamilton's girls take a perfect 15 points for the win.
East Hamilton 59
East Hamilton 15
Incomplete: CSAS, Ooltewah