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ILHS runners win region titles

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by Christopher Cuviello/Special to Carolina Gateway
Indian Land High School’s cross country teams won both the girls and boys Region IV AAA championships Oct. 17 at Camden Historic Park.
The Lady Warriors placed first with a score of 15 points to win their third straight Region IV AAA championship title and eighth straight region title overall. Camden placed second with 45 points and Chester third with 85 points.
The Warriors placed first with a score of 22 points to win their first Region IV AAA championship title and third overall region title. Fairfield Central placed second with 44 points, Camden third with 60 points and Chester fourth with 115.
In the girls varsity race, ILHS runners claimed the top six spots, with freshman Mattie Baile Tripp winning with a time of 22:16. Lauren Sizemore finished second at 23:01. Baileigh Sizemore was third at 23:06, Chloe Duernberger fourth 23:14, Caprielle Terry fifth 23:46 and Olivia Morales sixth 23:47.
IL’s Sara Valle finished with a time of 30:33.
IL runners among the top seven overall in the meet made the All Region Team, including Tripp, L. Sizemore, B. Sizemore, Duernberger, Terry and Morales.
In the boys varsity race, ILHS runners claimed the top three spots, with junior Walker Reeves winning with a time of 18:02. Maddox Yegge finished second with a time of 18:15. Ben Elson was third at 18:25, Noah Kiger seventh 18:47 and Jaxon Barringer ninth 19:00.
IL’s Allen Livingston finished with a time of 20:28, and Jared Diemer finished at 20:53.
IL runners among the top seven overall in the meet made the All Region Team, including Reeves, Yegge, Elson and Kiger.
Junior varsity races
In the girls JV race, Grace Yegge led the Lady Warriors with a season- best time of 25:05. Chloe Cockman 26:14, Danielle Griffith 26:27, Blakely Hardin 26:35, Julia Brown 27:42, Carly Cabe 29:52, Caroline Romack 33:45, Maithili Bhoop 33:47 and Anna Connors 33:45 also competed for the team.
In the boys JV race, David Pohlheber led the Warriors with a personal-best time of 20:39.  Alexander Krull 20:50, Nathan Wardy 20:51, Peter Campbell 20:51, Andrew LaFollette 20:54, James Malinowski 21:33, Jacob Sisler 21:56, Liam Bayley 22:09, Ethan Geiger 22:12, Connor Stebbins 22:46, Tanner Mc-Laughlin 22:51, Kalob Jefferson 23:50, Nathan Powell 23:51, Felix Gonzalez 24:24, Logan Preddy 25:07, Max Vogel 26:48, Preston Remien 32:40 and Dillon Thrower 32:40 also competed for the team.
IL’s next meet is Saturday, Oct. 27, when the teams will compete in the AAA Lower State Qualifier at Darlington Middle School.

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