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Waccamaw's Amelia Jones runs to state title

  • Wednesday, November 13, 2013

  • Updated Wednesday, November 13, 2013 12:08 pm

Amelia Jones won the Class AA individual title and helped Waccamaw's girls to a fourth-place finish at the state cross country championships on Saturday in Columbia.
Jones' brother, Robert, finished second and led Waccamaw's boys to a second-place finish.
Amelia's time was 19:15.60. Robert's time was 16:08.50.
Other Waccamaw competitors for the girls: Briley Arnold (20:38.62), Jamie Barnett (21:07.64), Emily Heimberger (21:20.61), Mary Butler DeSpain (21:30.76), Mackenzie Arnold (21:31.67), and Emma Lacey (23:24.89).
Landrum won the girls competition with an average time of 20:22.28. Bishop England (20:18.48) was second and Pelion (20:17.62) was third.
Antoinette Fulton of Pelion (19:35.74) was second to Jones, and Michele Boykin of Bishop England (19:42.89) was third.
Other Waccamaw competitors for the boys: Blake Marsh (17:13.60), Maddox Wilkinson (17:15.08), Grant Smith (17:21.11), Todd Mauney (17:40.28) and Jaz Greene (17:55.60).
Academic Magnet won the boys competition with an average time of 16:55.43. Waccamaw (17:07.71) was second and Pelion (17:41.59) was third.
Christian Widenhouse of Bishop England (16:04.24) won the boys competition. Jaquavious Harris of Cheraw (16:20.80) was third.

Carvers Bay

The boys finished 15th in Class A, with an average time of 22:02.06.
Tirik Drayton (20:36.37) was the top finisher for the Bears. He placed 67th.
Other Carvers Bay competitors: Codie Barnhill (21:30.53), Tyrek Gamble (21:34.10), James Milton (21:47.57), Cody Glover (24:41.74), and Seth Williams (24:55.45).
St. Joseph’s took the team title with an average of 17:12.01. Christ Church (16:56.90) was second and Greenville Tech Charter (17:46.29) was third.
James Quattlebaum of Christ Church (15:15.15) won the individual title. Micah Williams of Greer Middle College Charter (16:04.46) was second, and Ford McCoy of St. Joseph’s (16:48.01) was third.

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