John Paul II’s boys and Hilton Head Christian Academy’s girls led the way in a SCISA cross country meet hosted by Lowcountry Montessori School on Tuesday.
Only two boys teams posted team scores, as JPII scored a perfect 15 points, while Beaufort Academy totaled 44 points. HHCA was the only girls team with the required five finishers to post a team score.
JPII’s Oliver Witkowski won the boys race with a time of 20 minutes flat, as the first five runners to cross the finish line were all Golden Warriors. Kelon Reynolds (20:23) was second, followed by Finn Mahoney (21:10), Sam Rembold (21:19), and Anderson Dewig (21:25).
Brandon Trapp (21:39) and Maleik Chambers (21:41) led the way for BA and finished sixth and seventh, while Hilton Head Christian Academy’s Jack Mau (22:26) was eighth, and CBCCA’s Gabriel Lemacks (22:37) was ninth.
HHCA’s Devon Yarde blew away the pack of 13 runners in the girls’ race, finishing in 20:58 — more than two full minutes ahead of CBCCA’s Ashleigh Keisling (23:07). HHCA’s Ava Hahn (23:46) was third, followed by JPII’s Brandy Mahoney (23:59) and BA’s Alyssa Lewis (24:47). A trio of HHCA runners rounded out the top eight — Anna Kate Taylor (25:48), Abby Salus (25:49), and Emma Thompson (25:53).