The Dutch Fork girls and the Chapin boys were the winners at the annual Lexington County Championships, hosted by Lexington on Sept. 10.
Dutch Fork unseated Chapin, beating the Eagles 38-54, with a strong, top-of-the-pack showing by Samantha Hughes, Niki Klasnic and Michelle Arms. Hughes won the individual county title with a time of 19:32.35, Klasnic was second in 19:34.38 and Arms was third in 19:36.39. Hannah Martin (8th, 20:37) and Kelsey Callahan (24th, 22:29) rounded out the Silver Foxes scoring.
The Chapin boys continued their country domination, topping Lexington 42-52. Eric Rice, Russell Baker and Carson Barnes placed second, third and fourth, respectively, behind Airport’s Jamie Sires.
Sires claimed the county title with a time of 16:43.72. Rice checked in at 17:01.78, Baker at 17:02.79 and Barnes at 17:07.68. Shaun Hinen (16th, 17:55) and Heath Lorick (17th, 17:59) were Chapin’s other scoring entries.
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Drew Harris (6th, 17:17), Will Belue (9th, 17:32), David Wilson (10th, 17:34), Jay Lloyd (13th, 17:50) and Brian Gillespie (14th, 17:52) paced Lexington’s near-miss effort.
Lannon McCoy (5th, 20:17), Syndey Frontz (7th, 20:34), Olivia Bueno (9th, 21:01.), Ashlee Wilson (10th, 21:01.47) and Hannah Shull (23rd, 22:27) took care of the scoring for the runner-up Chapin girls.
Irmo’s Raheema Hodges (4th, 19:59) and Pelion’s Nevada Minard (6th, 20:33) were the other Top 10 girls runners, while Irmo had three Top 10 finishers in the boys division – Danny Holden (5th, 17:08), Aaron Sirko (7th, 17:21) and Andrew Jordan (8th, 17:22).