Cross Country

MS and Varsity

In the fall of 2018, we will start our seventh season of cross country. We will have boys and girls middle school (5th-8th) and high school (9th-12th) teams. Our teams also include home school students enrolled in the FCA umbrella program.  We will run in meets sponsored by the Middle Tennessee Athletic Conference (MTAC) and the Mid-State Cross Country Association, as well as a number of open meets.

 

Our middle school runners will be competing in the NYA City Championships and the regional state qualifier with a chance to run in the Tennessee Middle School State Championship race held in Knoxville.

The 2017 FCA Cross Country season was very successful, concluding with the boys and girls varsity teams finishing second in the MTAC Championship.

 

The FCA boy’s high school team had their best finish ever at the MTAC Championships finishing second. The Falcons were led by senior and 1st Team All-Conference runner Shione Stengele who finished 2nd at the MTAC Championships, 2nd Team MTAC All-Conference and junior Kyle Bednar who finished 9th, 1st Team MTAC All-Conference and sophomore Jalen Webb (24th) and freshman Aidan Hoesel (25th).

 

The girl’s high school team was led by MTAC Champion, MTAC Runner of the Year and All-Mid State Cross Country Association runner Alexandra Benson, a junior.  Alexandra has been named MTAC Runner of the Year five consecutive years, twice in middle school and three times in high school. She is also a four time MTAC Champion, once in middle school and three times in high school.  FCA has had five MTAC Girls High School Runners of the Year – Alexandra Benson (2015, 2016 and 2017), Caroline Hampton (2013), who signed and ran for Travecca Nazarene University, and Allie Robison (2012).

 

The FCA middle school boys were led by 8th graders Andrew Roberts and Kaleb Sileshi.

 

Kiri Stengele (7th grade) and Eliana Dhindsa (8th grade) led the middle school girls team.  Kiri was named MTAC 2nd Team All-Conference and she qualified for the Middle School State Championships for the third straight year.

 

 

For information about the FCA Cross Country team contact Head Coach Paul Ellsworth at pellsworth@franklinchristianacademy.org.


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FCA Champions and Records

 

CCCNYC All-American

Alexandra Benson - 2017, 2016

 

 

MSCCA All-Mid State Team

Alexandra Benson - 2017

 

Footlocker 3rd Team All-South

Alexandra Benson - 2017

 

MTAC HS Runner of the Year

Alexandra Benson - 2017, 2016, 2015
Caroline Hampton – 2013

Allie Robison – 2012

 

MTAC HS Champions

Alexandra Benson - 2017, 2016, 2015

Caroline Hampton – 2013

 

MTAC HS 1st Team All-Conference

Alexandra Benson - 2017, 2016, 2015

Shione Stengele - 2017, 2016

Jalen Webb - 2017

Sophia Buskirk - 2016

Courtney Eagle – 2015, 2014

Caroline Hampton – 2013

Allie Robison – 2012

Adrian Young – 2012

 

MTAC HS 2nd Team All-Conference

Kyle Bednar - 2017

Fisher Stephenson – 2015
Shione Stengele – 2014  

Allie Robison – 2014, 2013

Hayden Campbell – 2013

Sam Nugent - 2013

    

MTAC HS Honorable Mention All-Conference

Courtney Eagle - 2013

 

MTAC HS Championship Meet

Girls – 1st – 2016, 2015

Girls – 2nd – 2017, 2014, 2013

Boys - 2nd - 2017

Boys – 3rd – 2015, 2014, 2013

Boys -  5th -  2016

 

MTAC MS Runners of the Year

Alexandra Benson – 2014, 2013

 

MTAC MS Champions

Alexandra Benson – 2013

 

MTAC MS 1st Team All-Conference

Dante Bullshields – 2015

Daniel Roach - 2015

Alexandra Benson – 2014, 2013

Shione Stengele – 2013

 

 

MTAC MS 2nd Team All-Conference

Kiri Stengele - 2017, 2016

Eliana Dhindsa - 2016

Kyle Bednar – 2014

 

MS State Qualifiers

Kiri Stengele - 2017, 2016

Aidan Hoesel - 2016

Alexandra Benson – 2014, 2013, 2012

Shione Stengele – 2013
 

ES State Qualifiers

Kiri Stengele - 2015

 

Girls School Records

1.00 miles – Kiri Stengele (2015) – 6:54

1.50 miles – Alexandra Benson (2013) – 8:53

1.55 miles – Alexandra Benson (2014) – 9:26

2.00 miles – Alexandra Benson (2013) – 13:22

3.00 miles – Caroline Hampton (2013) – 18:37

3.10 miles – Alexandra Benson (2016) – 19:05

 

Boys School Records

1.50 miles – Shione Stengele (2013) – 8:18

1.55 miles – Daniel Roach (2015) – 9:22

2.00 miles – Shione Stengele (2013) – 12:39

3.00 miles – Hayden Campbell/Sam Nugent (2013) – 17:17

3.10 miles – Shione Stengele (2016) – 17:52

 

Franklin Christian Academy

 

Mailing Address:

PO Box 157

Franklin, TN 37065

 

Physical Address:
818 Old Charlotte Pike East
Franklin, TN 37064

 

Telephone: 615-599-9229
Fax: 615-599-9441

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