Ben Gregson – Reporter
As of September 12, the Dyersburg High School boys cross country team is halfway through the 2018 season. The team gained six new runners this year for a total of 14 competitors. Everytime they have competed in a race, DHS has placed in the top three teams.
The team placed second overall in the season opener in Dresden, with Luke Schroeder, Nik Rockstead and Angel Futch medalling. The following week, the Trojans placed first overall at the West Carroll Invitational while Schroeder, Gunner Hopkins and Wilkes Kirby collected medals. The next meet, the Westview Invitational, entailed 103 degree heat, but the team picked up a second place finish and Schroeder receive a medal for his eighth place finish. Dyersburg’s Hopkins and Schroeder picked up medals again the preceding week with another second place finish for the team at Parker’s Crossroads.
Most recently, on September 11, the Trojans collected their third-straight second place finish and Schroeder his fifth straight medal. The team races every Tuesday through October 23, finishing the season with the regional race at Crockett County. Next week, The Trojans will travel to Hardin County for the sixth race of the season.