Dickson County High School senior Biz McLendon became the second Lady Cougar distance runner to commit to an area university this month. McLendon has committed to run cross country at Trevecca Nazarene University. Hannah Denton has committed to Belmont. McLendon is a three-time qualifier for the TSSAA state cross country meet, finishing 10th in the region last year and 75th at the state meet with a time of 22:07. She has been named to the All-Midstate Cross Country Team twice. McLendon has a personal best time of 20:36 in the 5-kilometer race as she heads into her final spring track season at DCHS. McLendon is a part of the first recruiting class for second-year Lady Trojan coach Brad Peterson, who led Trevecca to its best season ever last year with a 25th-place finish in the NCAA championships. Peterson said he expects McLendon to perform even better now that she has adjusted her diet and training to a serious food allergy. “Biz has a huge upside as she has been running for several years with a previously unknown allergy to gluten,” Peterson said. “Now that she has that figured out, she has been able to train again and do much more. Biz is proven to be tough, overcoming a lot and all of that will aid her at the college level.” McLendon plans to study biology at Trevecca.