Maury XC

The Maury Middle School boys cross country team qualified for the state meet with Saturday’s fifth-place finish. Maury’s top five runners, from left, are Gage Slagle, Gavin Slagle, Holden Foister, Mason Satterfield and Jacob Shrader. – SUBMITTED

KNOXVILLE — Three of Maury’s top five runners posted personal record times Saturday. They picked a good day for it.

The Maury boys placed fifth in the Knoxville Area Middle School Cross Country championships, securing the Hornets’ first state appearance in program history.

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