The Dawson County cross country running teams were in action twice last week as they travelled to Gainesville for the Riverside NE Ga. XC Classic on Sept. 18 and then to Cartersville to race in the Wingfoot XC Classic on Sept. 22. With outstanding performance across the board both the boys’ and girls’ varsity teams brought home first place hardware from Riverside as well as posting top 10 finishes at Wingfoot. “Most of all what I saw today was a team rather than simply individuals. I saw our runners pushing through tough conditions not for themselves but for their team,” said Head Coach Charles Beusse. “That's the key to success and something I was pleased to see. When the kids love their teammates and love what they are doing, that's when special things happen.” Led by senior Cody Wood, who won the individual event completing the race with a time of 16:46, the boys’ cross country runners put in an impressive performance at the fourth annual Riverside Classic.