The Hilton Head High cross country team swept the boys and girls team titles at the Class 4A Lower State qualifier Saturday in Darlington.
Hilton Head High’s Tori Herman won the girls race in 18:51, and Beaufort High’s Marlon Belden claimed the boys title in 16:17. Both Hilton Head High and Beaufort High qualified both their boys and girls teams for the state championship meet next Saturday at Sandhills Research Center in Columbia.
The Seahawks were first and the Eagles were second in the boys standings, as Hilton Head High placed six runners in the top nine. Belden outpaced runner-up Colton Thune of Hilton Head High by 36 seconds.
The Seahawk girls placed four runners in the top five and all seven in the top 14 to cruise to the team title, while Beaufort was fifth.
Class 4A Boys
HHIHS (1st): 2. Colton Thune 16:53; 5. Corbin McKinney 16:57; 6. Jasper Reinhardt 16:57; 7. Logan Seifert 17:00; 8. Maximillian Baez 17:05; 9. Palin Kayser 17:17; 13. Charlie Shaughnessy 17:37.
Beaufort (2nd): 1. Marlon Belden 16:17; 10. Collin Durham 17:20; 14. Nash Mills 17:37; 15. Charlie Bennett 17:41; 18. Joshua Wilborn 17:44; 23. Paul Robinson 17:57; 25. Maxwell Davis 18:01
Class 4A Girls
HHIHS (1st): 1. Tori Herman 18:51; 3. Abbigale Gross 19:43; 4. Sarah Neville 19:51; 5. Miyah Shatz 20:12; 11. Valeria Morales 21:19; 13. Reagan Gilman 21:26; 14. Arianna Saponara 21:26.
Beaufort (5th): 6. Shannon Smith 20:32; 27. Taylor Maddox 22:11; 28. Isabel Vega 22:24; 34. Reese Allen 22:54; 38. Maggie Kinton 23:04;
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