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CHS X-C squads improve in second meet
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After battling through the heat and humidity which greeted them in their season-opening meet at Chapin, the Camden High cross country teams fared much better in last week’s second outings in a ofur-team event hosted by Richland Northeast,.The Bulldogs took third in the four-team meet which was won by Lugoff-Elgin. In the girls’ portion of the event, led by winner Jordan Woody, the Lady Bulldogs took third behind RNE and Brookland-Cayce.“Both teams are starting to improve as we start to get into the season,” said CHS girls’ head coach Pam Chickering, who said all CHS runners --- on both teams --- ran their personal best times in the race at Richland Northeast.In the girls’ meet, RNE led the way with 32 points followed by B-C (48), Camden (53) and L-e (93).Woody, who was an All-Region 6-AAA runner a year ago, won the 3.1-mile event in a time of 21:59.34, just edging B-C’s Emma Young, who was clocked in 21:59.68.Camden’s Emily Edgerton was ninth in a time of 24:08.58, followed by teammates Nellie Joseph (12, 25:08.81), Francesca Laschansky (15, 26:03.85) Maggie Wehunt (16, 26:06.71), Heather Woolard (19, 26:33.68), Stephanie Areford (20, 26:34.41), Megan Goodrich (21, 26:35.51) and Abigail McClaughlin (26:45.07).Clark Joseph was second in the boys’ race behind L-E’s Kyle Miller. Miller ran a 17:17.18 while Joseph stopped the clock at 18:10.63.L-E won the event with 35 points followed by RNE (42), Camden (56) and B-C (84).The Bulldogs, coached by Jerry Stokes, are in a rebuilding mode after having lost several pieces of the 2010 and 2011 Region 6-AAA champion to graduation.