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MJ Middle boys win state cross country title, girls second

Staff Reports • Oct 9, 2017 at 4:19 PM

Mt. Juliet Middle’s boys won the TMSAA state championship last Saturday at the Hillsdale Family Life Center in Clarksville. Kaden Phillips, Blake Stacey, Jorge Baez, Kaden Jenkins, Issac Walmsley, C.J. Haddock and Spencer Hyde finished in the top 21 of 116 runners after the Golden Bears finished second last year.

The Lady Bears finished second behind Liberty Bell Middle School of Johnson City. Lindsey Armstrong, Jessy Pitt, Autumn Thomas, Savannah Clarke, Lucy Ephrem, Kristen Wagner and Claire Luecke led Mt. Juliet’s girls to their highest finish in a state meet.

Both teams qualified for the Knoxville Youth Athletics Middle School State Championships on Oct. 21 at Victor Ashe Park in Knoxville.

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