Heathwood Hall’s girls cross country team topped archrival Hammond at the Coaches Classic meet on Saturday at Sandhills Research Park.
The Highlanders, ranked No. 5 in the latest SCISA poll issued by the South Carolina Track and Cross County Coaches Association, placed 13th with 428 points in the Championship Division field of 42 teams.
Hammond, ranked No. 4 among SCISA girls teams, finished 19th with 483 points.
Hammond topped the Highlanders at its own Skyhawk Invitational the week before the Coaches Classic.
Sophomore Brooke Grice and eighth-grader Sydney Ellen paced Heathwood Hall with outstanding races. Grice finished 12th with a time of 20 minutes, 30 seconds, and Ellen was close behind in 14th (20:46).
Eighth-graders Ella Brock (23:48) and Marjorie Ann Foste (23:49) and seventh-grader Ellie Ridley (25:14) were the Highlanders’ other scoring runners.
Catherine Herring was Hammond’s leader, placing 74th with a time of 22:39). Senior Sarah Dobbs (22:50), sophomore Caroline Besley (23:03), freshman Elliott Darnall (23:47) and Anne Fawcett (24:20) rounded out the Skyhawks scoring lineup.