Irmo continued to impress in the early portion of the cross country season, turning in strong efforts at the annual Lake Murray Invitational race at Crooker Creek Park.
The Yellow Jackets boys team, which is No. 4 in Class 4A coaches poll after starting the season unranked, finished in second place behind host Chapin, while the ninth-ranked girls team had a strong, third-place showing behind champion Lexington and runner-up Stratford.
The veteran trio of Andrew Jordan (5th, 16:30.13), Aaron Skiro (9th, 16:41.17) and Andy Roof (11th, 16:57.20) led the way. Evan Graczyk (32nd, 17:39.36 and Patrick Duggan (38th, 17:46.45 provided solid scoring support.
Mary Grace Hutchinson led a tight Irmo pack in the girls division race with an 11th place finish. Janay Chisholm (13th) and Savannah Radenbaugh (18th) provided Top 20 support and Anna Buford (22nd) and Aisha Maddox (32rd) were not far off the pace.
The Yellow Jackets rang up 90 points in the girls division, 23 better than two-time defending 4A state champion Mauldin.