Morgan Richards

Hickory's Morgan Richards competes in the Class AA girls race on Saturday at the District 10 Cross Country Championships at Buhl Park.

Saturday’s District 10 Cross Country Championships were a stroll in the park for Mercer County’s contingent, specifically Hickory High’s Morgan Richards and Grove City’s Jake Kildoo.

Well, then again, maybe not.

“ ... It’s not like a run in the park ...” Hickory assistant coach Mark Slezak said.

Richards raced to her initial individual D-10 title with a 19:26 clocking in covering Buhl Farm Park’s 3.1-mile course, while Kildoo completed a 3-peat as the senior secured a sizzling 16:47 effort.

While Kildoo captured his crown, coach Mike Sample’s Eagles eased to the AAA team title, 38-49 over Cathedral Prep. The Grovers garnered their 2nd district championship in the last 3 seasons.

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