Melton Hill Park - September 27, 2001

On a beautiful cool fall day, the gun sounded, starting the girls race at the KIL allcomers race at Melton Hill Park northwest of Knoxville.
The girls race starts with a dash to the first turn on the course.
Oak Ridge girls take the early lead heading to the first turn.
Deanna Kulez (Oak Ridge), Christen Olsen (Farragut) and Jamie Demonia (Oak Ridge) break away from the pack.
The leading trio forges ahead on the challenging Melton Hill Park course
Girls winner Jamie Demonia surges up the final hill to the finish.
Christen Olsen places a strong second
Oak Ridge's Deanna Kulesz works up the last hill.
Farragut's Ellie Leggett legs it out to the finish for fourth place.
A hard working runner finishing up the hill.
The chase pack follows the leaders to the finish.
The boys race makes its way through the first half mile of the course.
The pack heads into the woods towards the first mile mark.
Oak Ridge's Tom Benning prepares to make his move
Farragut HS athletes display great "pack running".
Runners make their way to the two mile mark.
Sprinting to the finish on an uphill is pretty tough.
More runners grind it out on the final uphill.
Webb Freshman John Wright is "all arms" on the last hill to the finish.
The boys chase pack nears the uphill finish.
Melton Hill Park, courtesy of Knox County Parks and Recreation Department, provided an ideal setting for a "true cross county course".