Highlanders News · Boys Cross Country finished 3rd ahead of top State ranked teams at Run Hard Invitational


  Place Points
Heathwood Hall 3rd 97

Heathwood Hall hosted Lexingtons HS Run Hard Invitational at Heathwood Hall.
Eight highly ranked boys team comprised of 6 public schools and 2 private schools squared off Saturday at 9:15 am.
Dorman ranked No. 7 in the State rankings going into the race, won the race with 58 points (1min. 15 sec), 1-5 runners.
Lexington HS ranked No. 1 in the State going into the race finished 2nd, with 72 points, (1 min. 39 sec.) 1-5.
Heathwood Hall, previously ranked 10th in the State, finished 3rd, (1 min. 48 sec.) 1-5 and ahead of No. 2 state-ranked Spartanburg HS who finished 4th with 112 points.
1.Dorman 58 pts. 3,7,14,16, 18
2. Lexington 72 pts. 1,6,9, 25, 32
3. Heathwood Hall 97 pts. 2,5,19,33,38
4. Spartanburg HS 112 pts. 8,10,22,29,42
5. Nation Ford HS 119 pts. 4,13,32, 34, 36
6. River Bluff HS 125 pts. 10, 23,26, 27,38
7. Spring Valley HS 140pts 12, 21, 24,30, 53
8. Ben Lippen 148 pts. 15,17,35,37,44
Neb Sneath leads the Highlanders with 2nd place overall. Hugh Willcox finished 5th overall and was the first No. 2 runner to cross the line ahead of all the other No. 2 runners, helping the Highlanders to third place overall. Christian Pearson 19th, 17:21, Robert Golden 33rd 17:43, Joe French 38th, 17:51 and Jack Cook 40th, 17:54, and Conor Greer 52nd,18:28
The race was run with a 3 wave start, 3 runners leaving the line every minute.

Currently State rankings on based on time run over a 5K distance. “I think this kind of head to head competition on a traditional XC course, speaks volumes about how the Heathwood Hall Highlanders rank among the top 10 schools in the state.” Coach Cindy Scannella, Boys Head Cross Country coach.