LAFAYETTE — Lebanon’s Aiden Britt set a course record for the 5K with 16:08.5 Tuesday in winning the Macon County Open.

The previous 5K time of 16:26, set by Macon County’s Brandon Mahaney, had stood since 2008. The three-mile record, set before the sport switched to 5K, is 15:04 held by the Blue Devils’ Clay Hannah in 2006. Mahaney and Hannah ran collegiately at Belmont.

Four Blue Devils — Britt, Hayden Jones (14th with 18:57), Judah Bender (15th in 19:03) and Todd Gonzales (19th in 19:16) — placed in the top 20 of the field of 115. Belcher turned in a season-best time.

Also for Lebanon, Neil Nelson was 34th in 20:17, Ryker Ater 35th in 20:20, Erik Cruz 36th in 20:22, Hayden Belcher 39th in 20:32, Andres Gonzales 40th in 20:44, Allen Sellars 83rd in 23:43, Ethan Daley 85th in 23:55, Briston Roberge 86th in 23:56, Isaac Thompson 87th in 24:13, Jude Hassell 100th in 25:53 and Reed Daley 113th in 30:18.

The Blue Devils finished second with 82 points, 20 behind Macon County.

For the girls, Lebanon’s Neleigh Hutto was 21st in 26:38 while Ellie Denton finished 28th in 26:06.

Lebanon will compete in the Region 5-Large meet next Tuesday at Sanders Ferry Park in Hendersonville.

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