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Blythewood’s Wildman earns soccer honor

ainelson@thestate.com April 9, 2013 

In a quest to match its 2013 state championship, the Lexington boys track team has been very busy this month.

Over the spring holiday, the Wildcats traveled to Gainesville, Fla., where their relay team posted the top performance in the Florida Relays. The squad of Curtis Walker, Blake White, Zach Langston and Thomas Harris placed first in the 4,000-meter distance medley. With a time of 10 minutes, 29.82 seconds, which would be a South Carolina state record, the Wildcats completed the 2.5-mile event ahead of the 30-team field.

Zach Langston placed second in the 1,600 with a 4:16.96 finish.

The Wildcats’ campaign continues with outings in the Taco Bell Classic at Spring Valley and Carolina Classic at Winthrop this weekend.

Wildman earns honor

David Wildman, a senior midfielder for Blythewood, has been named the Top Drawer Soccer.com high school player of the week by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Coach Peter Wittig nominated Wildmen after his performance in two games for the week of March 27. Wildman posted three goals and five assists in the Bengals’ wins against Irmo and Lugoff-Elgin.

Wildcats break the bank

Last week, Lexington’s boys golf team worked its way to the top at the Anderson Brothers Bank Golf Championship, which is becoming one of the state’s top boys golf tournaments.

The tournament was played at two courses — Country Club of South Carolina and Dusty Hills Country Club.

The Wildcats shot a team 610 in the 36-hole tournament to place first. Lugoff-Elgin placed third behind Myrtle Beach with a 633.

Caleb Lewis led the Wildcats with a two-day total of 148 (71-77) for a second-place finish. Lewis and teammate Bryce Miley made the all-tournament team.

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