Based on results at last weekend’s Lake Murray Invitational, the Heathwood Hall girls cross country team is closing the gap in SCISA’s Class 3A power rankings.
The Highlanders, the No. 3 Class 3A independent schools squad in Class 3A according to the most recent coaches poll, finished in ninth place at the annual Chapin meet, just one place and five points behind top-ranked Ashley Hall.
With the exit of St. Joseph’s to the High School League, SCISA’s 3A title is shaping up as a three-team battle between Ashley Hall, Pinewood Prep and the Highlanders.
Sydney Ellen and Brooke Grice lead Heathwood’s good showing, finishing in 12th and 17th place, respectively. Ella Brock (65th), Ellie Ridley (66th) and Marjorie Ann Foster (72nd) were the other scoring runners.
In the boys division, West Summers had a fine outing, finishing 12th with a time of 17:00.89.