High School Sports

Blazers falter vs. Hilton Head in North Carolina

The battle for supremacy in South Carolina boys cross country continued on Saturday in North Carolina.

Ridge View, which staked claim to the No. 1 overall position at the Coaches Classic gathering last month, took a step back on Saturday at the Wendy’s Invitational In Charlotte. The Blazers, ranked No. 1 in Class 4A, finished second in the Open Division behind Hilton Head, ranked No. 1 in 3A and second behind RV in the SCTCCCA all-classification rakings.

Hilton Head, which lost its top overall billing to Ridge View at the Coaches Classic, avenged that disappointing performance by easily mastering the Blazers, 51-91.

Joe Keitt and David Jennings ran extremely well for RV, placing fourth and seventh, respectively, with times of 16:12 and 16:26. The difference in the team matters, however, was rather stark. Hilton Head placed all five scoring runner in the Top 16.

Raeven Lantz (22nd, 17:00), Jay Lynch (26th, 17:11) and Step Rembert (32nd, 17:18) accounted for the rest of Ridge View’s team points.