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Britt runs to Top 10 finish in Smyrna

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LHS boys cross country team / Becky Andrews photo

Voyles Classic X-County race
SMYRNA -- Lebanon High senior Mark Britt logged a 16:41.17 and finished eighth  overall in a field of 410 runners in the annual Voyles Classic Cross Country Meet Saturday at Sharp Springs Park.
Britt, a two-time state qualifier, was joined in the top 50 by two teammates as the Blue Devil harriers placed 10th out of 56 teams.
Senior Anthony Reeves placed 29th with a time of 12:23.91 while sophomore Caleb Kawasaki finished 44th at 17:51.25.
Wilson Central sophomore John Elrod came home in 24th place with a time of 17:15.04.
Mt. Juliet High senior Rephayah Black finished 39th with a time of 17:47.48.
Friendship Christian junior Tyler Alverson ran a 17:52.00 which was good enough for 46th place.
Mt. Juliet senior Cal Groome finished in 17:56.78 -- just out of the top 50 in 51st place.
Mt. Juliet High’s squad placed 12th with 386 points. Wilson Central had 429 points for 15th place and Friendship Christian had 884 points for 31st place in the field of 56 teams.
In the girls race, Lebanon High’s Caitlyn Strickland was the first Wilson County runnher across the finish line.
Strickland placed 20th in a field of 361 runners with a time of 20:58.69.
Wilson Central senior Taylor Blankenship ran a 22:24.25 and placed 56th.
LHS ninth grader Allie Dozier finished in 69th place with a time of 22:57.77
Ashlyn Pittman, a ninth grader at Friendship Christian, ran a 23:09.24 for 77th place.
Leanne Raymond from LHS finished in 23.23.93 in 90th place while Mt. Juliet’s Brittany Swanson clocked a 23:24.91 for 92nd place.
Lebanon’s girls placed 13th overall out of 44 teams with 379 points.
Mt. Juliet was 21st with 596 points and Wilson Central was 22nd with 638 points. Friendship Christian placed 27th as a team with 812 points.

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