ROCK HILL – Just days after sweeping the York County Championships, the Fort Mill High cross-country teams did the same at the Region 3-5A championship meet.
Fort Mill won both the boys and girls varsity meet Wednesday at the Catawba Bend Preserve in Rock Hill. Fort Mill girls won with 34 points, followed by Nation Ford in second with 50 points. The Fort Mill boys won their race with 32 points, with Nation Ford coming in second with 52 points.
The Jackets also won the individual varsity races. Alivia Cleveland won the girls varsity race in 18:48 beating out Nation Ford’s Mia Royall, who finished second in 18:57. Isaac Campbell won the boys varsity race for the Jackets in 16:09 with Alex McCaskill for Nation Ford coming in second at 16:10 in a photo finish.
Leading the way for the Fort Mill girls team following Cleveland was Kaylee Rovenstine in third in 19:16, Mia Zook in sixth in 20:13 and Avery Moriarty in seventh in 20:15. Sara Davis rounded out the scoring for Fort Mill finishing 17th in 21:45.
For Nation Ford, following Royall was Peyton MacMillian in 10th in 20:44, Haley Garcia in 11th in 21:10 and Alaina Mahmood in 12th in 21:25. Megan O’Flynn finished the scoring for the Falcons coming in 15th in 21:39.
In the boys’ race, Tanner Long followed Campbell for Fort Mill as he came in third place in 16:10. Connor
Demmerle was seventh in 16:33 and Liam Eident was 10th in 16:47. Luke Hunger rounded out the scoring for the Jackets finishing 11th in 16:50.
For the Falcons, behind McCaskill was Townsend Smith in fifth in 16:20 and Alexander Bentley in ninth in 16:45. Chase Johnson finished 13th in 16:56 and Turner Blackwood was 23rd for Nation Ford in 17:50.
Up next for both Fort Mill and Nation Ford is the 5A state qualifier on Nov. 4 at Newberry College.
Mac Banks: firstname.lastname@example.org, @fortprep