CHS among eye-opening runners
More than 1,800 runners from states across the southeast – including more than 50 from Clinton High School – took part in the Eye Opener Cross Country Meet Saturday, Sept. 3 at the Roger Milliken Center in Spartanburg.
The boys varsity race was won by Joey Teachout of Rock Hill with a time of 16.33.24.
Nick Perkins was the top finishing Red Devil with a time of 19.53. Other top finishing CHS runners were William Scott, Griffin Fuller, Tad Ray, Billy Hogarth, Jacob Hawkins, Josh Bryant, Zac Bagwell, Jonathan Baker and Justin Nobles.
A total of 372 runners took part in the varsity boys race.
Molly Suttle of Spartanburg Christian won the girls varsity event with a time of 19.28.39.
Maren Vondergeest was the top finishing Clinton High School runner with a time of 23.48. She was followed by Chelsea Hill, Adriana Webb, Isabella Bowling, Audrey Atkinson and Isabella Hucks.
A total of 288 runners races in the varsity girls event.
Jeb Jones of Science Hill High School in Tennessee won the boys junior varsity race. He finished first out of 714 runners with a time of 16.56.52.
David Wilkie finished in the top spot among the CHS junior varsity runners with a time of 22.14.
He was followed by Wyatt McWatters, James Anderson, Bradley Frazier, Brandon Campbell, Gray Walsh, Alex Tollison, Chase Holbert, Hayden Miner and Alan Gutierrez.
Amanda Littrell of Riverside High School won the girls junior varsity race with a time of 20.43.72.
Eryka Richard was the fastest Clinton High School runner in the event. She finished with a time of 27.55, followed by Kamyrn Akins, Susannah Frazier and Amy Smith.
A total of 438 girls raced in the junior varsity event.
The Clinton High School cross country teams also raced Tuesday at Union County High School (results not available by press time).
The first home meet with be Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 5 p.m. when the Red Devils host Broome, Mid-Carolina, Union County and Woodruff.
The Clinton teams are coached by Lee Atkinson. Paige Ward is the assistant coach.