The Indian Land cross country team competed at the SCHSL State Championship meet on Tuesday November 19th. The meet was held at the Springdale Race course in Camden, SC. The boys team placed sixth overall out of twenty teams. This is the best team finish in school history for boys cross country. The girls team placed seventh out of twenty teams.
Leading the boy’s team was Senior Ben Elson who placed fifteenth overall out of 140 runners with a new personal best time of 16:53.60. By finishing in the top fifteen overall Ben Elson placed All State. Walker Reeves placed sixteen overall with a time of 16:53.65 also a new personal best time. Jaxon Barringer placed forty-sixth with a time of 17:42. Noah Kiger placed fifty-third with a time of 17:55. Maddox Yegge placed seventy-ninth with a time of 18:32. David Pohlheber 18:57 and Connor Stebbins 20:37 also competed for the team.
Leading the girl’s team was Sophomore Mattie-Baile Tripp who placed twenty-eighth overall out of 140 runners with a time of 20:58. Olivia Morales placed thirtieth with a new personal best time of 21:02. Rachel Graham placed thirty-sixth with a new personal best time of 21:07. Lauren Sizemore placed sixty-fifth with a time of 22:20. Caprielle Terry placed eighty-second with a time of 23:14. Blakely Hardin 25:53 and Isabella Kiger 26:06 also competed for the team.
Several members of the boys and girls team will compete at the Footlocker South race on Saturday, November 30th in Charlotte, NC. The meet will be held at McAlpine Park.