District Two teams claim region cross country titles
Ashley Ridge and Summerville split the 2013 Region 8-AAAA cross country championships.
The Summerville girls had four of the top 10 times and finished with 32 points to claim the girls’ region championship during the region title meet held Oct. 24 at Wannamaker County Park. Ashley Ridge placed second with 48 points followed by Bluffton (77), Fort Dorchester (93) and Colleton County (114).
The Ashley Ridge boys had four of the top 10 times to finish with 35 points and claim the boys’ region championship. Fort Dorchester was the runner-up with 47 points followed by Bluffton (66), Beaufort (99), Summerville (116) and Colleton County (161).
Summerville’s Abby Bozarth won the girls’ race with a 19-minute, 37.72 second finish. Trailing were Sophie Belhassen (AR/19:43.24), Anya Bunao (SHS/19:58.27), Autumn Stone (FD/20:03.02), Lea Tierney (Bluffton/20:08.41), Renee Bourgeois (SHS/20:10.00), Savannah Sutton (AR/20:37.83), Danielle Lodge (SHS/20:57.46), Alexis Cuttino (AR/21:02.84) and Allison Sorrenson (FD/21:10.48).
Ashley Ridge’s Jackson Ellenburg won the boys’ race with a 16:21.38 time. Trailing were Brandon Pratt (Beaufort/16:46.06), Evans Beach (Bluffton/17:10.26), Thomas Pittman (FD/17:10.26), Koh Matsumoto (FD/17:15.05), Tyler Ohsfeldt (AR/17:16.24), Doug Torgerson (AR/17:22.19), Jesse Tortorella (FD/17:24.51), Caleb Dorrity (AR/17:30.80) and Alexander Armstrong (FD/17:40.67).
Top teams from each region meet for the lower part of the state advance to participate in the Lower State qualifying meet scheduled for Nov. 2 in Summerville.