Lexington’s girls and boys cross country teams turned in fine performances Saturday at the Sandhills Invitational at Clemson Research Park.
The Wildcats girls finished second behind Region 5-4A rival Dutch Fork, while the LHS boys placed fourth, one spot beloew region rival Dutch Fork. Spring Valley nipped neighboring rival Ridge View for first place.
Lexington’s girls did not have a single runner crack the Top 10, but the Wildcats packed all five scoring runners between the 13th place and 21st positions. Whitney Drozd was the nominal leader, placing 13th while clocking in at 21 minutes, 44.41 seconds. Meri Heneage (17th, 22:03.72), Beka Bush (18th, 22:11.56), Hall Hunter (20th, 22:24.49) and Brandtina Gordon (21st, 22:32.70) accounted for the rest of the scoring.
Will Belue paced the Wildcats boys, finishing eighth with a time of 17:11.39. Jay Lloyd (16th, 17:51.89), Drew Harris (26th, 18:11.54), David Wilson (28th, 18:14.12) and Zach deMoya (30th, 18:17.03) lined up in support.