Lugoff-Elgin finished second with Camden High a spot behind in third place in an 11-team boys’ cross-country meet hosted by CHS on Wednesday at Historic Camden.
In the girls’ portion of the event, the host Lady Bulldogs finished fourth with L-E fifth in a field of eight.
Wilson Hall won the boys’ race with 51 points followed by L-E and Camden with 72 and 78 points, respectively. Camden Military Academy finished sixth with 158 points while North Central was eighth with 194 in a race which was won by Jacob Crotts of Thomas Sumter Academy, who finished the 3.1-mile layout in a time of 18:23.
L-E’s top finisher was Andrew Mills, who took seventh in a time of 19:34. CMA’s Reese Knutson (19.43) was eighth while L-E’s Chandler Barrett (19:53) came home in 11th place. L-E received top 20 finishes from Cannon Tully (14th, 20:09) and Dontrell Johnson (16th, 20:19).
Camden High had five runners finish in the top 20 led by Daniel Gambrell in 12th (19:56). Garrett Lawson was 13th (19:58) while teammates Parker Robinson (20:14), K.P. Cassidy (20:24) and Granger Rabon (20:47) finished 15th, 18th and 20th, respectively.
NC was paced by Ervin King whose 21:54 clocking was good for 27th place. Teammates Mason Gomez (22:19) and Bryer Tilton (22:19) were 30th and 31st, respectively.
After Knutson’s top 10 finish, the next fastest CMA runner was Robert Abruzzino whose time of 22:07 was good for 29th place.
The girls’ division was won by Anna Lyles of Wilson Hall who traveled the course in 21:02. Wilson Hall won the meet with 41 points to edge Hartsville which had 48. Camden was fourth with 72 points while L-E was fifth with 134. North Central was eighth with 222 points.
Camden’s Stephanie Areford was fourth with a time of 22:39 while Megan Goodrich (24:44) was 10th. Heather Woolard (25:59) was 17th with Abby McLaughlin (26:19), Mary Caston Morgan (26:32), Caroline Woolard (26:38) and Isabel Estrada (26:59) finishing 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23, respectively.
L-E’s fastest runner to the finish was Sophie Holland who took 13th place in a clocking of 25:58. Ashley Smith (27:38) and Erica Rawl (27:40) were 27th and 28th, respectively. Lady Demon teammates Jenalyn Miskin (27:43), MacKenzie Wiseman (29:00), Erin Carraway (29:15) and Karli Owens (29:19) came home in 29th, 37th, 38th and 39th places, respectively.
For North Central, Tiffany Barlow’s 28:51 was good for 36th place. The Lady Knights’ Shadow Ostas (30:10), Anna Crosby (32:59), Caroline Brazell (33:51), Makayla Hall (34:48) and Caroline Dixon (35:55) came in 41st, 45th, 48th, 52nd and 53rd, respectively.
In the junior varsity races, Camden’s Deniah Arthur won the girls’ event with a time of 27:45. Teammate Julian Keen (29:03) was sixth while L-E’s Tashia Colon was eighth with a time of 30:09.
In the boys’ race, Camden High’s Jacob Hann took fourth with a 21:38 while L-E’s Taylor Marlow finished 10th with a time of 23:12.