Dutch Fork turned in a fine showing at the Lake Murray Invitational cross country meet Saturday at Crooked Creek Park in Chapin. The Silver Foxes girls finished second behind champion Mauldin, while the DF boys squad had a solid, fourth-place outing.
Samantha Hughes led the way for the Dutch Fork girls, though Irmo senior Raheema Hodges got the best of her in individual matters. Hodges, who finished behind Hughes at the Lexington county championship meet and at the Coach Classic the week prior to the Lake Murray run, took first place, less than four seconds ahead of Hughes.
Hodges clocked in at 19 minutes, 39.59 seconds with Hughes crossing the line in 19:45.18. The Silver Foxes, however, had the better team showing, topping both Irmo and host Chapin in the final tabulations.
Michelle Arms and Niki Klasnic also finished in the Top 10. Arms was 7th in 20:10.30, while Klasnic placed ninth with a time of 20:21.67. Hannah Martin (20th, 21:01.82) and Kelsey Callahan (48th, 22:38.26) with the other scoring runners.
Kyle Corley paced the tightly-packed DF boys with a 16th-place finish and a time of 17:56.41. Grant Pensa (19th, 17:58.08), Roland Hakes (21st, 18:02.04), Zachary Duskin (25th, 18:09.90) and Zac Jaynes (33rd, 18:32.78) were far of the pace of the leader.