Catawba Ridge’s Jackson Rozelle nears the finish line during the 4A state championship meet Saturday in Columbia.

COLUMBIA – The Catawba Ridge boy’s and girl’s cross-country teams finished eighth and ninth respectively at the 4A state championship meet Saturday.

The meet was held a day later than originally scheduled because of weather from Tropical Storm Nicole. The meet was held at the Sandhills Research Center in Columbia.

Both the boy’s and girl’s teams from Greenville High won the 4A state title. The Catawba Ridge boys finished eighth and the Copperheads’ girls finished ninth.

In the boy’s race, the Copperheads were led by Jackson Rozelle who finished 41st in 18:09. He was followed by Jordan Kent in 45th at 18:14 and Max Conetta in 50th at 18:18. Both Matthew Lopresti and Brady Laurin finished 53rd and 54th respectively at 18:20 each.

In the girl’s race, Catawba Ridge was led by Isabella Cardozo with a 30th place finish at 21:20 and Alexandra Cardozo with a 45th place finish at 22:06. Hayla Banish finished in 50th at 22:14 and Jenna Couch was 72nd at 22:40, while Zadie Wilkerson rounded out the scoring for the Copperheads with a 76th place finish at 22:43.

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Isabella Cardozo was the top girl’s finisher for the Catawba Ridge Copperheads at the 4A state championships.