Coed Varsity Cross Country · Bearden Cross Country’s Ruth, Worley advance to state after top 10 regional finishes

After the regional cross country meet on Thursday, seniors Preston Ruth and Nathan Worley will now run in the TSSAA state meet next week.

Ruth finished fourth and Worley followed behind at sixth. The team overall place fifth, and the girls placed seventh.

“I was happy to get to state, especially with a teammate qualifying with me,” Ruth said. “I just have to have the same mindset that I had coming into this race.

“It all comes down to who goes out there and runs well.”

The state meet will be held at Percy Warner Park in Nashville on Nov. 3.