Thursday, November 1, 2012
Junior Anya Bunao placed third and sophomore Abby Bozarth was fourth to lead the Summerville Green Wave girls’ cross country team to the AAAA Lower State title Monday.
Several Dorchester Two runners turned in a solid performance during the Lower State meet held at Old Santee Canal State Park.
The Green Wave and Ashley Ridge girls’ and boys’ teams qualified for Saturday’s state championship meet to be held in Columbia. For the Swamp Foxes, it is the first time either squad has qualified for the state championship race.
The top five teams in each race earned a spot in Saturday’s final. In the girls’ race, Summerville scored 57 points to outpace Wando (66) and Stratford (92). Freshman Emily Schuler and junior Renee Bourgeois placed 12th and 13th, respectively, to bolster the Green Wave’s strong effort.
Ashley Ridge had three runners place in the Top 20 — junior Emily Scott in 11th and seniors Meagan Jones and Christin VanHoy in 17th and 18th.
By placing in the Top 20, individuals earned a spot in the state final even if their teams did not qualify. Fort Dorchester junior Autumn Stone took eighth place.
Bluffton won a competitive boys’ race. The Bobcats scored 74 points to edge out Stratford at 76 and Wando at 78. The next group was even closer as Carolina Forest took fourth at 106 points, and Ashley Ridge earned the final spot at the state meet with 108 points, only one better than Fort Dorchester.
Rollings Middle School eighth grader Jackson Ellenburg was Ashley Ridge’s top runner, placing ninth. Junior Tyler Ohsfeldt was 13th, and junior Caleb Dorrity was 16th.
Three Patriots earned spots at the state meet — sophomore Koh Matsumoto, freshman Stephen Gillette and senior Roland Otadoy. Also, Summerville senior Matt Lucius ran to a fourth-place finish to extend his season.
Cross Country AAAA Lower State Meet
Girls Team Scoring
Top five qualify for state
Summerville 57; Wando 66; Stratford 92; Bluffton 98; Ashley Ridge 116; Carolina Forest 166; Cane Bay 189; Fort Dorchester 227; Conway 246; Beaufort 247; West Ashley 307; Colleton County 362; Goose Creek 378.
Winner: Lisa Pieterse, Carolina Forest, 17:57.
Summerville: 3. Anya Bunao, 18:30; 4. Abby Bozarth, 18:40; 12. Emily Schuler, 19:05; 13. Renee Bourgeois, 19:06; 25. Lauren Halter, 19:58; 38. Rachel Thurmes, 20:36; 44. Hannah Potter, 21:10.
Ashley Ridge: 11. Emily Scott, 19:01; 17. Meagan Jones, 19:35; 18. Christin VanHoy, 19:36; 33. Alexus Cuttino, 20:20; 37. Brielle Butler, 20:36; 41. Kelly Burchette, 20:49;
46. Savannah Sutton, 21:17.
Fort Dorchester: 8. Autumn Stone, 18:48; 23. Allison Sorrenson, 19:48; 59. Zaynab Elgazar, 22:15; 68. Elizabeth Higgins, 23:58; 69. Kylie Wilbur, 23:59; 77. Alexa Fulcher,
25:18; 86. Savannah Knapp, 27:59.
Boys Team Scoring
Top five qualify for state
Bluffton 74; Stratford 76; Wando 80; Carolina Forest 106; Ashley Ridge 108; Fort Dorchester 109; Summerville 174, Cane Bay 247; Beaufort 264; West Ashley 298.; Conway 313; Colleton County 351; Goose Creek 371.
Winner: Andrew Gawryluk, Wando, 15:25.
Ashley Ridge: 9. Jackson Ellenburg, 15:54; 13. Tyler Ohsfeldt, 16:09; 16. Caleb Dorrity, 16:11; 32. Will Henley, 16:48; 38. Joseph Walker, 17:02; 49. Michael Bruno, 17:39; 57. Joshua Williams, 17:58.
Fort Dorchester: 11. Koh Matsumoto, 15:55; 14. Stephen Gillette, 16:10; 17. Roland Otadoy, 5:13; 31. Jhaimin Mackey, 16:42; 36. Alexander Armstrong, 16:54; 42. Travis Wright, 17:15; 47. Mustapha Elgazar, 17:27.
Summerville: 4. Matt Lucius, 15:46; 30. Justice Sanders, 16:39; 39. Justyn Lodge, 17:07; 46. Matthew Kennedy, 17:26; 55. Christian Woods, 17:56; 61. Ryan Harder, 18:19; 64. Peter Edwards, 18:37.
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