Buckner Park was the sight of hundreds of runners Saturday, as it hosted the Dickson Invitational for cross country. Dickson County coach Eric Hickerson believes there were at least 3,000 people at the park that day.
“It was good for the community and good to bring that many people to town,” said Hickerson.
“We heard a lot of positive comments about the town, the park and the course. Cheri Wilson is top notch. She helped me out in any way she can. It was good for our program, and good for our kids to run on their home course.”
The Cougars finished 5th out of 21 team, with Tristan Ray finishing 8th in the boys race with a time of 17.53. Jacob Hatcher finished 18th with a 18.31 time, and Colton Thompson had a 18.56 time that was good enough to finish 25th.
For the girls, Allie Potter was the top-runner with a 21.58 to pace all Lady Cougars and earn her a 12th-place finish.
“Overall, for the boys, that was easily the best race we’ve had all year,” said Hickerson.
“We worked really hard on running the right pace, especially during the week. It paid off, and translated to some really good times.”
Brentwood took home top honors on the girls side, as three of their racers placed in the top three. Rossview took home first on the boys side.
Dickson County will host another meet Oct. 15, as it hosts the MSCCA championships at Buckner Park.
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