HSXC: Sharks’ Sosa, Arroyo pace Lowco runners at Coaches Classic

May River’s Victoria Sosa and Anya Arroyo turned in stellar top-15 finishes Saturday to lead the Lowco contingent in the Bob Jenkins SCTCCCA Coaches Classic at Hillcrest High School in Simpsonville.

The top two Sharks finished just seconds apart, as Sosa (19:50.28) and Arroyo (19:53.32) placed 14th and 15th to lead May River (205 pts) to an eighth-place finish in the International Division. Ashlyn Babkiewicz (20:27.98) earned an impressive 25th-place mark, while Caroline Stickler (21:47.13) and Avonlea Hale (22:24.51) rounded out the scoring runners for the Sharks. 

Beaufort High’s Charlize Antia (21:47.96) earned 17th place in the Championship Division, and seventh-grader Yzeult Antia (22:24.86) finished in 37th. Holy Trinity freshman Bryant Salley (23:09.95) led a strong performance for the Mighty Lions, and Brookelynne Daugherty (24:42.92) paced Battery Creek. Whale Branch hoops star Kynew Barnwell (29:28.59) competed for the Warriors. 

Hilton Head High junior Caden Thune (17:28.37) led the boys’ contingent in the International Division, finishing just moments ahead of May River’s Cohen MacDonald (17:28.55) for 36th and 37th. Superstar eighth-grader Gavin Moore (17:29.93) crossed the line first for Beaufort High in 42nd, and teammate Charlie Bennett (17:40.60) finished just outside of the top 50.

Daniel Reedy (18:48.39) earned a terrific 30th-place finish to lead Holy Trinity in the Championship Division alongside teammate Caleb Stone (19:53.48). Aiden Northway (21:43.02) excelled for Battery Creek, and eighth-grader Raimund Roell (22:30.54) put together a solid showing for Whale Branch. 

The 2021 Beaufort County Cross Country Championship is scheduled for Thursday in Bluffton.

By Wes Kerr

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