Hazel, Nasir set Pinewood records
The Pinewood Cross Country teams had another great effort at The Low Country Invitational last week.
The Pinewood girls placed third in a field of 49 teams and the boys placed 15th beating local rival Porter-Gaud. Many Personal Records were set and multiple athletes recorded a Season Best time.
Two school records were broken. Eighth-grader Maryah Nasir and senior Mason Hazel broke their own school records, finishing with times of 18:18 and 16:22 respectively. Nasir placed second in the girls’ varsity race and Hazel finished 15th in the boys’ varsity race.
Pinewood Girls’ Low Country Invitational Results: Maryah Nasir (18:18), Emily Shuler (19:39.3) PR, Megan Kuhn (19:40.9) PR, Isabelle Greenstreet (19:46.2) SB, Sallie Limehouse (20:58) PR, Kasey Grossman (21:03) SB, Seleste Franklin (21:56.5) PR, Taylor Strickland (22:29) SB, Mia Dunn (22:59.9) PR, Amelia Kassing (23:34) SB, Kaley Katsanis (23:49.6) PR, Selina Franklin (25:46) and Perry Strickland (26:27) PR.
Pinewood Boys’ Low Country Invitational Results: Mason Hazel (16:22) PR, Jin Kim (16:58.7) PR, Joseph Seigel (17:18) PR, Jake Birdsong (18:19) PR, Matthew Stice (19:40), Steven Zhang (19:55.2) PR, Ethan Yohe (22:27) PR and Alex Kolb (23:44) PR.
Pinewood then traveled to Cary, N.C. for the Great American Cross Country Festival. “We used this meet as a workout,” Pinewood coach Kelly Hazel said. “We really enjoy the atmosphere of this event and the kids have a little fun with it. The course is one of the toughest on the East Coast and many top teams from out of state attend.”
Mason Hazel finished seventh overall with a time of 16:48 to garner a medal in the boys’ blue race.
Sophomore Katie Black ran a season-best time of 19:49. She led the Varsity A squad in the very competitive Race of Champions.
Amelia Kassing led the Varsity B squad with a time of 23:43 in the blue race.