Coed Varsity Cross Country · Bearden cross country looking to start off season strong

Bearden’s cross country teams will kick off their seasons Aug. 26 at Oak Ridge High School.

“If both boys and girls teams work hard and individually improve, it is a successful season,” head coach Patty Thewes said.

The boys bring back their top runner from a year ago in senior Nathaniel Blalock. Last season, the boys placed fifth in Region 2-AAA with Blalock placing seventh out of 107 runners with a time of 17:05.

“I think that the boys could have a really good season with Nathaniel leading and Preston Ruth running,” assistant coach Ashley Powell said. “And we’ve got a transfer from Texas, Nathan [Worley], so I think we could make a strong team.”