The Campbell County elementary and middle school cross-country teams opened the season last week at Victor Ashe Park in Knoxville.
Around 1,200 runners competed. This year, the Campbell County team is the biggest its ever been, with 41 young people out running every day.
In the elementary boy’s division, three Campbell County runners finished among the top 20 in a field of over 300.
Top finishers for the Cougars were Blake Kibler (7th with a time of 6:15), Eric Phillips (15th with a time of 6:31) and Timmy Zupancic (18th with a time of 6:50).