Luke Nichols

Henry County High School cross country runner Luke Nichols (right) runs in the junior varsity 5-kilometer race at the MidState Cross Country Association Championship Saturday in Dickson. The Patriots placed sixth and the Lady Patriots were 13th in the Class AAA division.

Henry County High School cross country runner Silas Winders broke a course record in winning the MidState Cross Country Association Championship 5-kilometer race Saturday in Dickson.

Winders won the race in a time of 15 minutes, 8 seconds to break the course record of 15:41 set last year by his brother, Titus. His big day running helped the Patriots place sixth in the Class AAA division. There were 47 teams and 369 runners in the race.

Patriot Cole Davis came in sixth at 16:24. The other Patriots running in the race and their times are: Hunter Lawrence, 18:02; Sam Bruce, 18:23; Jesse Evans, 18:46; Devin Pritchett, 18:52; and Cooper Smith, 19:20.

In the girls’ varsity race, the Lady Patriots placed 13th out of 33 teams with 282 runners competing. Lady Patriot Dinah Winders came in third with a time of 18:26.

The other Lady Patriots running and their times are: Taylor Dunagan, 21:54; Roberta Henriquez, 23:50; Madison Caldwell, 25:08; and Morgan Nichols, 34:23.

The Patriots also had four boys run in the junior varsity 5K race where there were 252 runners. The Patriots’ runners and their times in the junior varsity race are: Luke Nichols, 18:48; Tyler Johns, 19:23; Hayden Bostick, 19:40; and Connor Cox, 19:55.

Henry County moves on to the region meet Oct. 25 in Hendersonville. The Patriot boys are the region’s defending champions, while Henry County coach Lance Winders says the Lady Patriots will field a full team at the region meet for the first time since 2013.

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