The Indian Land Cross Country team competed in the AAA Upper State Qualifier on Saturday November 9th. The meet was held at the Connie Maxwell course in Greenwood, SC. The girl’s team placed sixth overall out of seventeen teams. The boy’s team placed fourth overall out of eighteen teams. Both teams advanced to the State Championship meet on Saturday November 16th in Camden, SC.
Leading the Girls team was Sophomore Mattie-Baile Tripp who placed twenty-fifth overall out of 115 runners with a time of 21:18. Rachel Graham placed thirty-second with a time of 21:51. Olivia Morales placed thirty-fifth with a time of 21:57. Caprielle Terry placed forty-eighth with a new personal best time of 22:44. Lauren Sizemore placed fifty-sixth with a time of 23:11. Isabella Kiger 26:10 and Blakely Hardin 26:19 also competed for the team.
Leading the boy’s team was Senior Walker Reeves who placed fourth overall out of 123 runners with a new personal best time of 16:57. Ben Elson placed seventh with a time of 17:08. Jaxon Barringer finished twenty-fourth with a time of 17:52. Noah Kiger finished thirty-third with a time of 18:12. Maddox Yegge placed fiftieth with a time of 18:39. David Pohlheber placed fifty-seventh with a new personal best time of 18:48. William Bayley 20:41 also competed for the team
Both teams will compete in the SCHSL State Championship on Saturday November 16th. The meet will be held at the Springdale race course in Camden, SC. The AAA boys run at 9:35am and AAA girls run at 11:20am.