By Rick Sheek
BRISTOL — Maci Shell’s debut in prep cross country was a crowning success.
The Elizabethton freshman raced to an impressive eighth-place finish in Saturday morning’s Run Fer Da Hills at South Holston Dam. She covered the five-kilometer course in 21:49.10.
“For the very first race of the year, for Maci to come out and get eighth as a freshman coming in — that’s huge,” Elizabethton coach Aaron Wood said. “Having Haley come in right behind her, that senior leadership is really showing. Four of our five girls all had prs today.”