The Cadiz Rotary Club/Fenton Dawson Invitational gets underway Thursday at 5pm with the middle school races. The girls' varsity run is at 5:30pm, and the boys' varsity run is at 6pm at the Lake Barkley Airport Course.
Dawson, a friend and teammate of Trigg cross country coach Mike Wright, was killed last year in the ComAir plane crash in Lexington. Speaking on the Saturday Morning Sports Report Sept. 22, Wright said it was the "right thing to do" to honor Dawson by renaming the invitational in his honor.
Wright said they will be selling special T-shirts at the meet that honor Dawson as well.
He said he expects nearly a dozen teams to come to the meet, including Fort Campbell, Christian County, Hopkinsville, St. Mary, Carlisle County, Ballard Memorial, Fulton County, and several schools from Clarksville.
243 runners took part in last year's invitational, which saw Trigg finish third in both middle school races.
There is no admission charge to come watch the cross country invitational. The shirts cost $15.