Boyd Christian School is off and running, literally.
This is the first year the Broncos have had enough runners for middle and high school cross country teams. Due to smaller Christian schools in the Middle Tennessee Athletic Conference, each team is only required to consist of four runners each to count in scoring instead of five.
All cross country competitors at Boyd are in their first year of running with the exception of Phillip Brock, Dallas Greene, and Drake Stubblefield. The Bronco cross country team recently competed at Sumner Academy in Gallatin.
Phillip Brock is undefeated so far this season and has greatly improved on his best times from last year. Every single runner has dramatically improved their times every week over the past few weeks, some by as much as four minutes.
Jamison Brock is Phillip’s younger brother and he is also in his first year of running. In his last race, Jamison placed second out of nine schools and just over 70 runners.
Cross country coach Wally McClarren said, “I am extremely proud of every one of our runners as they have been working extremely hard every single day and continue to have a very positive attitude. Their hard work ethic has more than made up for their lack of experience.”
Boyd Christian School will compete in two meets this week. The first will be on Monday at Currey Ingram Academy in Brentwood. The second is Thursday at the Sumner Academy Invitational in Gallatin.