Hilton Head High’s Sam Gilman claimed another high-profile win and led the Seahawks’ boys cross country team to a team title Saturday at the Coaches Classic in Columbia.
Gilman ran a 5K time of 16:01 to edge Greer’s Coen Roberts to two seconds for the individual title, and the Seahawks’ next four runners all cracked the 18-minute mark as Hilton Head High defeated runner-up Eastside by 26 points.
Beaufort High finished 18th among 69 teams with Marlon Belden leading the way in 15th with a time of 17:03. Bluffton finished 24th, as Armando Jimenez (17:28) paced the Bobcats with a 37th-place finish.
1. Hilton Head High: 1. Sam Gilman 16:01; 14. Logan Seifert 17:03; 45. Max Baez 17:34; 51. Jasper Reinhardt 17:39; 58. Colton Thune 17:48; 130. Eduardo Gonzales 18:39; 257. Caden Thune 19:53.
18. Beaufort: 15. Marlon Belden 17:03; 87. Nash Mills 18:07; 151. Maxwell Davis 18:50; 168. Collin Durham 19:02; 176. Charlie Bennett 19:07; 323. Eli Smith 20:43.
24. Bluffton: 37. Armando Jimenez 17:28; 53. John Sutay 17:41; 165. Branden White 19:00; 227. Peyton Decker 19:35; 282. Nicholas Cunningham 20:06; 298. August Rios 20:19; 320. James Orten 20:42.
Photo by Doug Gilman
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