Marshall County leads going into Nov. 11 State Championships

Presleigh Jennings leads the girl’s JV race with Varsity leader Gracie Pendleton behind her at Sunday’s Tennessee Interscholastic Cycling League’s third race of the season.

Marshall County mountain bikers took 15 podium spots at Sunday’s third race of the season at Shelby Farms in Memphis and five individuals are overall series points leaders following the first three races. The Marshall County team leads in points going into the final race of the season, the State Championships on the campus of St. Andrews-Sewanee School in Sewanee, Tenn. November 11th.

Varsity leaders on the course (L-R) Hunter Connell (Smoky Mountain Bears), Jaxon Story and Kaleb Cosby (Marshall County). Story went on to take the win with Cosby taking third.

Stepping onto the podium in the Varsity races, Jaxon Story first and  Kaleb Cosby third in the boy’s race and Alyssa McClain second in girls. In the JV races, Presleigh Jenning first in girls and Kaden Jameson third in boys. Freshman girls podiums went to Olivia Myhand first and Natalie Norwood second.

Podiums in middle school races, Claire Austin first and Allie Burkeen third in the girl’s 8th grade race and Evie Powell placed first in the 6th grade race. In the boy’s races, Chase Binkley first, Jace Story second and Rex Wadkins fourth in the 8th grade race and Memphis Ford first and Korbyn Scheidler fifth in the 7th grade race.

Clay Austin rode to a 5th place finish in the Varsity race at Shelby Farms in Memphis.

Overall series points leaders for Marshall County are Jaxon Story (Varsity), Presleigh Jennings (JV), Natalie Norwood (Freshman), Claire Austin (8th Grade) and Chase Binkley (8th Grade).

Following Marshall County in team standings, Smoky Mountain Bears Knoxville is in second and Harpeth Youth Cycling Composite third going into the State Championships. Paducah-McCracken Composite team is in seventh place.

Complete Marshall County results from Race #3

Varsity 2nd Alyssa McClain 8th boys 1st Chase Binkley
Varsity 1st Jaxon Story 2nd Jace Story
3rd Kaleb Cosby 4th Rex Wadkins
5th Clay Austin 8th girls 1st Claire Austin
JV girls 1st Presleigh Jennings 3rd Allie Burkeen
6th Grace Boatright 7th boys 1st Memphis Ford
JV boys 3rd Kaden Jameson 5th Korbyn Scheidler
10th Dusty Bass 6th Ty Elrod
23rd Joseph Roberts 7th girls 4th Aniston Barnes
DNF Kyle McClain 6th girls 1st Evie Powell
Freshman girls 1st Olivia Myhand
2nd Natalie Norwood
Freshman boys 9th Trae Harbison
21st Marshall Gregory
Marshall County’s Chase Binkley stands atop the 8th grade podium with teammates Jace Story in second and Rex Wadkins fourth.