The Bearden cross country teams posted impressive finishes in the KIL meet Saturday morning.
The boys took home third place, and the girls finished fifth.
Senior Anna Richardson and sophomore Elise Pickett led the girls, placing 17th and 19th.
On the boys side, senior Preston Ruth finished fourth, and fellow senior Nathan Worley followed close behind, placing sixth.
The teams focus shifts to regionals, which will take place Oct. 25 at Victor Ashe Park. Ruth and the rest of the team look to use their time off for recovery and team bonding.
“We need to get our legs back,” Ruth said. “It’s been a relatively long season with five meets.
“We just have to bond together.”