By TONY STINNETT, Courier Sports Editor
SMYRNA - Marshall McReynolds has made his mark as one of the top runners in the state.
He proved it once again Saturday.
McReynolds finished first overall (out of 161 runners) in the Silver Division of the Sharp Springs Invitational at Smyrna Saturday (Sept. 27). McReynolds, who advanced to the TSSAA State Tournament last season and is garnering collegiate offers, ran a 17:22.38 to outdistance the field and help lead the Lions to a third-place finish overall.
Cannon County totaled 110 points, finishing behind winner Blackman (82) and second-place Murfreesboro Central Magnet (85 points.)
Senior teammate Jake Burdick just missed a Top 10 finish. Burdick finished 11th with a time of 18:31.28.
Cannon County's boys team continued to get outstanding contributions from its young players.
Sophomore Devin Gilpatrick was third on the team and 22nd overall with a time of 19:08.34,
The dynamic duo of freshmen Austin Duggin and Corey Seymour continued to impress as they rounded out the Cannon County scoring.
Duggin was 37th overall and fourth on the team with a time of 19:39.88, followed closely by Seymour, who was 39th overall with a time of 19:44.83.
Tristan Morten finished 54th with a 20:14.38 and Sam Sissom was 76th with a time of 21:18.84.
The Lions finished 10th in the junior varsity meet with John Frazier leading the way. Frazier finished 37th out of 144 participants.
Also competing were Reece Wisdom (49th), Tyler Bailey (60th), Walker Hatfield (61st), Aaron Smith (65th), Jacob Bentley (79th) and Caleb Sissom (80th).