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Spartan harriers off to good start in meets

Posted: September 17, 2015 1:54 p.m.
Updated: September 18, 2015 1:00 a.m.

The Camden Military Academy cross country team opened their season with a pair of top four finishes in their first two meets of the year.

In a Sept. 8 meet at Lancaster, the Spartans finished third in the five-team meet with 90 points. Indian Land led the way with 24 points followed by Lancaster with 47. Chester and Buford rounded out the field with 108 and 115 points, respectively.

Berkey Edward led the way for John Heflin’s squad  as he finished eighth in the field of 72 with a time of 20:43 for the 3.1-mile run. John Hutchison (22:31.50) and Jeffrey Nyman (22:54) were 18th and 20th, respectively for the Spartans who took the 38th through 40th spots with James Furmanchill (24:32) being followed to the line by teammates Lewin Dantzler (24:36) and Kostya Gozaloff (24:51).

CMA came in fourth out of nine teams one day later in a meet at North Central which was won by Camden High School.

Chaorui Huang was the top Spartan finisher with his time of 21:59 being good for 23rd in the field of 108 runners. Sasha Nyman (22:30) was 32nd with Jake Dean (22:50) coming in 37th place. 

Rounding out the CMA scoring were Hutchins (23:12) in 40th place and Lance Loughmiller who took 44th with a final clocking of 23:26. Gozaloff was 45th with a time of 24:51.

On Wednesday, the Spartans finished third  in an 11-team meet hosted by Calhoun Academy.

Wilson Hall led with the way with 16 points with Savannah Christan Prep next with 50 points while the Spartans took third with 91 points.

Edward was the first CMA runner across the line as he came home eighth in a time of 20:37. Michael Barker was 14th in a time of 21:27 while Nyman and Hutchins ran in 21st and 22nd place, both finishing in 21:47. Loughmiller rounded out the scoring for John Heflin’s charges as he finished in 30th place with a time of 22:00.


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