Lexington pulled off a near sweep of honors at Wednesday’s Lexington County cross country championship meet. The top-ranked Wildcats and the fifth-ranked girls team both finished in first place by healthy margins and senior Colby Coulter was the individual boys champion with a winning time of 15 minutes, 43 seconds.
Airport’s Megan Stahlberger prevented a Lexington honors sweep by emerging as the girls champion with a time of 18:27.
To say the Lexington boys dominated is an understatement. In fact, the Wildcats finished with a perfect team score of 15 points. Coulter was the leader of the pack, and was followed in quick succession across the finish line by teammates Tony Morales (15:49), Zack Langston (16:01), Erik Wendt (16:11) and Blake White (16:12).
It was the second straight county title for both Lexington and Coulter.
On the girls side, the host Wildcats, ranked No. 5 in the latest Class 4A coaches’ poll were noty quite as imperious as their male counterparts, but still breezed to the county title by a 25-70 margin over runner-up Irmo.
Meri Heneage (19:43), Katelin Killman (19:44), Haylee Love (20:07) and Bari Robinson (20:13) fell in behind Stahlberger at the finish line and Allison Callari rounded out the team scoring with an 11th place finish in 20:56.
This was a quality field for a mid-week gathering. In fact, the meet featured eight Top 10 teams – three boys, five girls.
Irmo was the best of the rest finishing second in both divisions. Janay Chisolm (6th, 20:15) and Savanna Radenbaugh, (9th, 20:25) paced the 10th-ranked Yellow Jackets girls, while Andrew Jordan (8th, 16:51) and Patrick Duggan (10th, 17:10) cracked the Top 10 in the boys race.
Heath Lorick (6th, 16:37), Lannon McCoy (7th, 20:17) and Samantha Koenig (8th, 20:22) were Chapin’s Top 10 runners. Both Eagles teams finished in third place.