Big meet nice start for locals

Published 6:29 pm Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Landrums boys and girls defending Class A champion cross-country teams both captured top-five finishes in Saturdays Eye Opener meet at Milliken Park in Spartanburg.

The Cardinals boys team finished second overall in the high school Championship Division behind Lake Norman (N.C.) Charter School. The LHS girls team took third place behind first-place Spartanburg Christian Academy and runner-up Lake Norman.

Meanwhile, the Polk County High School girls notched a 12th-place finish with 333 points, and the PCHS boys finished 19th.

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Lake Norman Charter easily won the boys division with a low score of 32, well ahead of LHS with 100. In the girls division, Spartanburg Christian took first with 79 points, Lake Norman Charter was second with 134 and LHS third with 150.

Individually, Landrums Samantha Waters led the Cardinals with a fourth-place finish in 20 minutes, 1 second and was followed by Sarah Cash (14th), Ciera Belue (19th), Elizabeth Walter (36th), Rachel Furman (77th), Lauren Pitts (79th) and Morgan McClellan (87th).

Landrums Levi Wedde (7th&bsp; place, 17:56) and Kenneth Human (10th, 18:05) both recorded top-10 finishes and were followed by J.J. Carruth (18th), Phil Salle (21st), Joshua Jones (44th), Danny Bruce (52nd) and Mick Prather (66th).

For the PCHS girls, Ashley Lynch was the top finisher in 30th place, ahead of Rebecca Elliott (54th), Cabot Lee Petoia (58th), Kara Garvin (95th), Casey McDowell (96th), Leigh Deaver (119th) and Alessandra Akers (120th).

In the boys division, Polks Ricky Mozequedo took 24th to lead Andy Conner (49th), Bruce Butler (117th), Kelby Orr (144th), Dylan Walker (146th), Kyle Whitson (152nd) and Nick Morse (153rd).

PCHS netters win again

The PCHS girls tennis team improved to 2-1 with a 6-3 win Thursday over East Henderson.

Natalie Hilbig, Jessical Pullara, Emily Antonio and Rachel Vining notched singles victories. Hilbig and Hannah High also earned a doubles victory.

PCMS blanks Brevard

Bryce Martin ran for 107 yards and threw for 48 more to lead Polk County Middle School to a season-opening 40-0 win over Brevard Thursday.

Martin also ran for a touchdown and connected with Dequin Gray on a scoring pass. Tyler Jackson scored twice while Jamal Tanner and Damian Cantrell scored a touchdown apiece.