High School Sports

Highlanders boys place 10th at Lake Murray

Heathwood Hall’s boys cross country team had a Top 10 showing at the Lake Murray Invitational on Saturday at Crooked Creek Park in Chapin.

The Highlanders finished in a tie for 10th place with public-school Eastside placed 10th with 288 points, but won the tie breaker based on a higher finish by its No. 6 runner, Preston Frankstone. Frankstone beat Eastside’s sixth man to the finish line by eight seconds. He was 78th in the final standings, one spot ahead of the Eastside runner.

West Summers was at the top of Heathwood’s tight pack at the finish line. Summers finished 42nd with a time of 18 minutes, 52.82 seconds. No. 5 man Ian Buckley was 66th and clocked in at 19:55.03). In between were Landon Sanford (56th, 19:20.27), Preston Busbee (59th, 19:40.19) and Burk Knowlton (65th, 19:52.98).

The Highlanders girls finished 13th with Brooke Grice (45th, 22:33.88) leading the way.