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Ben Butcher

WINDER — Dacula’s Ben Butcher won the individual title Saturday at the Region 8-AAAAAA Cross Country Championships, helping his team to a runner-up finish.

The Falcons finished with 57 points, trailing only first-place Gainesville’s 37. Lanier was third with 80.

Butcher won the championship in 16 minutes, 4.16 seconds, and teammate Hayden Squires was fourth in 16:54.18. Dacula’s other scorers were McDonald Tandoh (15th, 17:55.29), Walker Capelle (17th, 18:00.71) and Tyler Jenney (20th, 18:07.97).

Lanier’s top finishers were Nicholas Phillips (eighth, 17:23.01), Luke Cranor (11th, 17:36.71) and Ian Toole (13th, 17:50.38).

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