Five Williamson County runners were named to the All-State Cross Country teams released by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association this week.
Freshman Alyssa Andrea of Fairview, junior Leigh Walters of Page and senior Kylie Wittman of Brentwood Academy all were honored on the girls' side, while sophomore Trace Alexander of Battle Ground Academy and junior Cayden Durrough of Brentwood Academy were recognized on the boys' side.
Andrea won the Small Class cross country championships in early November and was the only WillCo representative in a field of 170 runners. She was the first Fairview girls cross country champion since 2001.
Freshman Alyssa Andrea made a splash on the state stage in her first appearance at the TSSAA…
Walters, who closed in third overall in 2018's Large Class championships, out-kicked last year’s champion Jenna Hutchins of Science Hill, who took a tumble in the final strides, to finish second. Walters shaved more than 34 seconds off her 2018 time.
Wittman finished third in the Division II-AA race.
Alexander finished fourth overall in the DII-A boys' race, while Durrough placed third in the DII-AA race.
Tennessee Sports Writers Association 2019 All-State Cross Country Teams
Alyssa Andrea, Fairview, Fr.
Emma Bradford, Sequatchie County, Sr.
Lily Stinnett, Gatlinburg-Pittman, So.
Jaedyn Stalnecker, Forrest, Fr.
Lexie LaDuc, Cannon County, Fr.
Sasha Neglia, Dobyns-Bennett, Sr.
Leigh Walters, Page, Jr.
Jenna Hutchins, Science Hill, So.
Landri Wilcox, Cookeville, Jr.
Andie-Marie Jones, Maryville, So.
Allison Newman, St. George's, Jr.
Lauren Rutlin, St. George's, Fr.
Abbie Baker, First Assmbly Christian, Jr.
Sarah McDonald, St. George's, Sr.
Annabelle Cothran, Columbia Academy, So.
Callie Tucker, Knox Catholic, Sr.
Be Guillamondegui, Harpeth Hall, Fr.
Kylie Wittman, Brentwood Academy, Sr.
Helen Webb, Baylor School, Fr.
Phoene Moran, Chattanooga Christian, Jr.
Seth Jinks, L&N Stem Academy, Sr.
T.J. Martin, Alcoa, Sr.
B.J. Frankum, Union City, Jr.
Nick Daniel, University School-Johnson City, So.
Austin Wingfield, Signal Mountain, Sr.
Silas Winders, Henry County, Sr.
Evan Allen, Chester County, Sr.
Miles Ally, Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jackson Williams, Arlington, Sr.
Aiden Britt, Lebanon, Jr.
Timothy Hays, University School of Nashville, Sr.
Pelham Bergesen, University School of Nashville, Sr.
Andrew Cox, Franklin Road Academy, Sr.
Trace Alexander, So., Battle Ground Academy, So.
Ethan Rhoden, Franklin Road Academy, Sr.
Edimo Ninterestse, Chattanooga Christian, Sr.
John Arrowsmith, McCallie School, Sr.
Cayden Durrough, Brentwood Academy, Jr.
Dylan Zeller, McCallie School, Sr.
Colin Knapp, Father Ryan, So.