Lincoln Memorial University

JFWA's Poland Places in Top 15 at Cross Country Championships

jfwacrosscountry2018justinpolandtop15HARROGATE, Tennessee, November 19, 2018— The J. Frank White Academy (JFWA) cross country team wrapped up its season Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at the National Association of Christian Athletes (NACA) Championships in Dayton, Tennessee. 

JFWA’s Justin Poland, a junior from Harrogate, Tennessee, finished 14th overall in the boys varsity school race with a time of 19:07 for the 3.1-mile (5k) course. Poland led JFWA in the field of 75 boys. 

Rounding out the JFWA roster were Daniel Gao (sophomore, Tazewell, Tennessee) in 21:09/34th; Jacob Melton (senior, Middlesboro, Kentucky) in 21:13/35th; Alan Luc (junior, Middlesboro, Kentucky) in 23:01/35th; Caleb Carney (freshman, Harrogate, Tennessee) in 23:12/60th; Nick Lockhart (senior, New Tazewell, Tennessee) in 24:03/65th; Connor Snow (junior, Harrogate, Tennessee) in 25:04/70th; Gareth Zahnke-Basuki (junior, Big Stone Gap, Virginia) in 25:33/71st; Mason Troutman (sophomore, LaFollette, Tennessee) in 25:55/72nd; Enik Rogers (senior, Lafollette, Tennessee) in 28:13/74th and John Bradley (junior, Harrogate, Tennessee) in 32:26/75th

Four JFWA girls competed as individuals. Elizabeth Melton (sophomore, Middlesboro, Kentucky) finished 41st in 26:48; Anna Posey (junior, Tazewell, Tennessee) in 28:21; Kyla Piercy (junior, New Tazewell, Tennessee) in 29:58; and Grace Kelly (junior, Ewing, Virginia) in 30:27. 

The J. Frank White Academy is a private coeducational college preparatory school located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University and serves students grades 4-12 from Claiborne, Union, Campbell and Hancock counties in Tennessee; Bell County, Kentucky; and Lee County, Virginia. For more information contact the Academy Office at 423.869.6234 or visit


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