MOULTRIE -- Colquitt County's Will Blackburn took his second first-place finish of the season on Tuesday, winning the Coffee Invitational cross country meet in Douglas.

Blackburn turned in an 18:37 on the course, which will be the site of the Region 1-AAAAA meet next month.

The defending region individual champion also came in first in the Wildcat Invitational in Valdosta on Sept. 4.

Teammate Brant Huch was sixth with a 19:19 to help lead the Packers to a third-place finish in the race. Lowndes was first, followed by Coffee.

"I thought Will did real well," Colquitt County coach Jeff Morris said. "Especially on a course that was really slow."

Also running for the Packers on were Jamal Hayes, who was 23rd with a 21:35; Daniel Phillips, who had a 22:24; Will Phillips, who had a 22:25; and Morgan Castellow, who had a 23:19.

The Lady Packers finished second despite being forced to run without its top two runners, Alyson Aldridge and Kristin Hall.

Colquitt had three girls in the top nine. Lindsey Jacobs finished sixth with a 26:26; Brianna Campbell was eighth with a 26:33; and Sha Wetherington was ninth with a 26:33.

"We were happy to get second without our top two runners," Morris said.

Kaitlyn Price was 16th with a 28:38. Also running for the Lady Packers were Ashley Weldon and Alex Smith, both of whom had a 31:28.

The Lady Packers now have finished first once and second twice in their three meets.

Colquitt County had four middle schoolers who ran on Tuesday. Heath Lamb had had a 22:33 and Tyler Dismuke had a 23:37 in the boys race.

Anna Hall had a 25:27, which would have placed her second overall in the girls race. Carly Banks ran a 29:58.

Colquitt will take part in the Starr's Mill-LaGrange Invitational on Sept. 25 in LaGrange.

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