Baylor freshman Mae Mae Powe was crowned the TSSAA D-II AA girls' state cross country champion Saturday, outkicking Jessica Joshi of St. Mary's for a 12-second victory at her first ever state meet. Powe finished in 19:02.12 to become the second Baylor girl to win a state title and the first in a decade. Hannah Jumper '11 won back-to-back crowns in 2009 and 2010.
Baylor finished third as a team, just one point behind second-place Father Ryan. GPS was the state champ with five runners in the top 20.
The top five for the Raiders were sophomore Helen Webb, who placed ninth for her third straight All-State honor and finished in 20:03.02; sophomore Addison Johnson in 32nd at 21:31.57; senior Rosa Anderson Barrera, 39th in 21:46.56; and sophomore Ellie Myers, 43rd in 21:57.15. Senior Janie Pippenger added a 44th place finish in 21:58.36 and junior Maddie Perry was 62nd in 23:04.59.
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The Baylor boys placed fifth, one point out of fourth place claimed by Montgomery Bell Academy. McCallie was first followed by Father Ryan and Brentwood Academy.
The Raiders were once again paced by junior Xian Campbell, who finished in 16:40.51, good enough for All-State honors in seventh place. Baylor's next finisher was freshman Garrison Corley in 23rd at 17:15.26 followed by senior William Hamn in 27th and 17:29.19, sophomore Jack Gartman in 28th at 17:30.41, and junior Alex Coley in 33rd at 17:38.18. Sophomore Allan Bowen finished 74th in 19:16.64.
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