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CCHS boys win first cross-country race this season

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By Dwane Wilder

After playing second fiddle to the girl’s team all season, the Campbell County High School boy’s cross-country team picked up its first meet victory of the season last week.

The Cougars defeated Lenoir City by 14 points for first place during a Thursday afternoon race at Melton Hill Park in northwest Knox County.

Dayne Deavours took third place overall with a time of 18:41 to lead Campbell County, while teammate Lucas Nelson finished 11th overall. Daniel Peach, Kolby Poteet and Nate Kennedy also scored valuable points for the Cougars.

Nelson, Kennedy and Poteet ran season-best times, as did Gabe Bowling, Eli Caudill and Garrett Reese.

The Lady Cougars posted another top 2 finish, only five points behind first-place Heritage.

Campbell County had two runners finish among the top 10: Carlie Childress, fourth overall, and Shelby Jones, eighth. The Lady Cougars might have won the meet had heralded sophomore Lauren Evans not been out with the flu.

Lindsay Evans, Jessica Moore and Christina Goodman were Campbell County’s other three scorers.  Jones and Goodman ran season-best times.

Both Campbell County teams will be traveling to Nashville on Saturday to run the prestigious A.F. Bridges Invitational.