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Cross Country: Dawson County Middle racers shine at first race of season
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The Dawson County Middle School Tigers Cross Country team had its first match of this season on Thursday, Aug 27. 

The boy's team finished third out of eight teams and had five runners finish in the top 25 of the race. 

Bailey Swafford and Aston Mulenburg finished back-to-back in 9th and 10th place. Emory Lail finished in 12th place, Luke Glockner finished in 18th and Dylan Green finished in 24th place. 

The girl's team finished in fifth place. Bella Hunt was leading for the majority of the race but was disqualified when judges said that she ran off the course. 

“I made my case and plea, but she was still [disqualified],” Head Coach Jonathan Tinsely said. “She will get [points] back when we go up in a few weeks.”

Hunt ran in the junior varsity race in the high school’s first cross country race of the season and had the fastest time out of all female racers for Dawson County. She finished second overall in the junior varsity race. 

Hayden Hand was able to finish 1st overall out of 76 middle school girls in the race. 

“The kids did great,” Tinsley said. “We have a lot of young runners this year...a lot of kids ran their first race ever. I’m so proud of them and how hard they are working. I can’t wait to see how much they grow this season.”