Dodge County Cross Country Middle School (DCMS) boys cross country team brought home the overall third place title at the Bleckley County Classic on August 30, 2013. Coached by Dana Niblett, DCMS Warriors are up and running and showing results for their hard work during the summer months of training. The boys brought home third place, missing second place by only two points. There were over 10 different schools that participated in the middle school division. Two of the DCMS boys, Dakota Rowland and C.J. Rich, secured spots in the top ten runners. Rowland finished fourth place overall and Rich finished with a ninth place overall spot. Jeremy Mullis finished strong securing an overall 12th place.
The DCMS girls also ran hard, but did not place in the top three as a team. However, as an individual, Hannah McCranie finished an overall 16th place out of all of the female runners, securing an individual medal for her.
The Dodge County High School (DCHS) boys cross country team made a strong showing on Saturday. Jacob Danforth finished with a time of 12:54 with Hunter Augins and Tailour Tripp following in his path for respective places of second and third for the Dodge County Indians. Clayton Scarborough was a close fourth behind Tripp with a time of 14:57.
The Lady Indians also competed that day and produced excellent results. Freshman, Brooke Woodard led the Lady Indians across the finish line with a time of 16:27. Keep on eye on her to be a great leader over the next few years as she competes for the Lady Indians. Following Woodard, Jamaica Mitchell placed second for the Lady Indians and Brooke Nardi finished third.
While Mitchell is a Senior this year and has been a leader both on and off of the field the last four years, look for Woodard and Nardi to take over the reins of leadership roles when Mitchell graduates this year.