Beaufort High’s boys cross country team has seen one runner after another graduate to the collegiate level in recent years, but a phenom has led a thin Eagles squad back to the state meet.
Hilton Head High’s boys took first place in their heat, and both Bluffton’s girls and boys placed second to lead a strong Lowco showing at the SCHSL 4A Cross Country state qualifier on Saturday at Newberry College.
Bluffton swept the boys and girls team titles at the Beaufort County Cross Country Championships on Saturday, with Bobcats sophomore Earlon Baker winning the boys race and May River star Anya Arroyo blazing to a big win in the girls race.
LowcoSports.com’s Justin Jarrett and Wes Kerr sit down with race organizers Larry Kimball and Elle Ellender to preview the USATF Half Marathon National Championship, which is being run Sunday morning in Hardeeville. A world-class field will vie for the national title in the 13.1-mile distances on a flat, fast course, leaving numerous state and potentially national records in jeopardy of falling.
LowcoSports.com’s Justin Jarrett and Wes Kerr get you up to speed on all the latest local sports news from around the South Carolina Lowcountry and interview key figures in the local sports scene each week on the LowcoSports Lowdown podcast. This week’s show includes plenty of high school playoff news, a pair of college commitments for Lowco student-athletes, and updates on college football and hoops standouts from the Lowco. Plus, hear an excerpt of our Lowco Sitdown interview with longtime Cincinnati Bengals quarterback and former NFL MVP Ken Anderson.
In less than a month, some of the top distance runners in the country will flock to Hardeeville for the Mortgage Network Road Races, highlighted by the 2021 USATF Half Marathon National Championships presented by Toyota.
May River’s girls continued their stellar start with another team victory, and Hilton Head High’s boys took first place over several Lowco rivals Saturday at the USCB High School Cross Country Invitational in Bluffton.
Beaufort’s Michael Dickson reached the finals of the 110-meter hurdles Saturday night at the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., but he finished sixth, failing to make the U.S. Olympic Team.