Cross country season is here for Blaze

It’s cross country time in Clinton and the Blaze and Lady Blaze have begun their preparations for the coming 2020 season.

The Blaze teams are coached by Terri Kerley and they’ll open their season with a practice meet at Norris Dam on Monday, Aug. 31.

The event is slated to get underway at 6 p.m. and uniforms were ordered on Friday, according to Clinton City Schools Athletic Director E.T. Stamey.

Cross Country Schedule: The Blaze cross country regular season is set to begin on Sept. 5 with the Victor Ashe Park Fall Classic.

The season will go until late October.

The Blaze will be at Cove Lake on Sept. 9 (elementary school meet) and Sept. 10 (middle schools meet). Clinton will be at Walters State-Sevierville Sept. 14-15. The Blaze will be at the Leisure Polls Meet Sept. 21-22.

The area championships are on Oct.10 and the state championships are scheduled for Oct. 24.

Schedule change: The meets scheduled for Sept. 28-29 at Johnson University in Knoxville will be rescheduled for a later date.

A Cross Country Pancake Breakfast will be held from 8-10 a.m. Sept. 19 at the Apple Blossom Cafe. Cost is $5 and all proceeds benefit the Blaze cross country programs.