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ACHS athletes break school records

On Saturday, Aug. 26 the Anderson County High School Cross Country teams competed in the Hoka Postal Nationals 3200 at Oak Ridge high school.

Although it was a cross country meet, two Anderson County athletes set new school track records in the 3200 meters.

Juniors Maddy Moody and Kirby Logan both broke the existing school records in their respective races.

Maddy, who was recognized at half time of Friday night’s home football game for her eighth place finish in the 1600 meters at last season’s TSSAA State Track meet, broke the 29-year old record set by Anderson County’s first ever State Champion Christy Cupp in 1988.

Moody erased Cupp’s record time of 11:25.90 with a time of 11:23.13. Maddy’s time was almost a one-minute improvement over her previous Personal Record (PR).

Kirby ran a time of 10:15.02 to break Harrison Calhoun’s record of 10:16.38 set in 2016. Logan improved his PR by over 40 seconds to set the new record mark.

The Cross-Country Teams are coached by Derrick Wallace.

Other members of the cross country team include Mollie Longmire, Josie Logan, and Cory Strike for the girls and Grant Hayes, Colin Moody, Micah Sawyer, and Parker Owens for the boys.

Their next meet is the Victor Ash Fall Classic on Saturday, Sept. 2 at Victor Ash Park.