All five Wildcats finished in the top 15 and four in the top six.
Nathan Peterson finished second with a time of 16:09, followed one second behind by Joel Barlow. John Elrod was fourth with 16:26 and Baylor Franklin sixth in 16:35. Sophomore Russell Riggan finished in 17:33, sophomore Chris Farmer was 23rd in 17:54 and Grant Pody 28th in 17:59.
Central’s girls finished seventh, led by Nicole Esslinger’s 17th-place finish. Maris Phifer was 19th with her personal-best 22:47. Olivia Fanning was 41st, Ellie Humphrey 46th, Alexis Garcia 51st, Mackenzie Abgit-Hansen 58th and Abigail Bennett 71st.
The TSSAA Championships will be held next Saturday at the Steeplechase in Nashville.