WCS Students Capture Cross-Country State Titles

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WCS Students Capture Cross-Country State Titles
WCS Students Capture Cross-Country State Titles

The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) Cross-Country State Championships have come and gone, and WCS students have emerged with two more State titles.

On November 3-4, high school student-athletes around the state competed in Hendersonville. Nolensville High’s Claire Stegall won the title in the Division I Class AAA Girls 5k run. Her coach is Christopher Demetra.

“Claire is an incredibly focused, dedicated and hardworking athlete,” said Demetra. “Our whole team was thrilled to see her win a State championship. She gives 100 percent every day in everything she does, and it’s very rewarding to see her achieve her goals.”

Also in the Division I Class AAA category, the Brentwood High girls cross-country team won the State title. Their coach is Robert Pautienus. The student-athletes from the BHS girls team who competed in this run include Rachel Haws, Lydia Cromwell, Lauren Banovac, Lola Baker, Lia Banovac and Hailey Parker.

Congratulations to the WCS student-athletes who placed within the top 10 of their divisions:

Division I Class AAA

Girls Individual

  • First: Claire Stegall, Nolensville High
  • Second: Larkin Johnson, Centennial High
  • Third: Rachel Haws, Brentwood High
  • Fifth: Lydia Cromwell, Brentwood High
  • Eighth: Jordan Rayl, Ravenwood High
  • Tenth: Lauren Banovac, Brentwood High

Girls Team

  • First: Brentwood High
  • Seventh: Independence High
  • Eighth: Nolensville High

Boys Individual

  • Ninth: Kehler Vaughn, Brentwood High
  • Tenth: Robert Pautienus, Brentwood High

Boys Team

  • Third: Brentwood High
  • Seventh: Independence High

Division I Class A-AA

Girls Individual

  • Third: Sophia Boutros, Page High
  • Fifth: Gabrielle Boutros, Page High

Girls Team

  • Fourth: Page High
  • Tenth: Fairview High