Mark it down as a promising opener for the East Jackson Eagles Cross Country teams.
Both the boys and girls teams took part in the NEGA Championships at Athens Christian on Saturday. The girls placed fourth out of 18 teams, while the boys finished 11th out of 26 schools.
Sherri Blalock finished third overall among the girls out of 143 runners. Courtney McDowell placed 16th, Amanda Anderson 37th, Skyler Cozzens 38th, McKenzie Parr 48th, Courtney Clark 82nd, Caroline Flynn 83rd, Corbin Williams 97th and Elizabeth Allred 124th.