High School Roundup, Sept. 14: Hilton Head High boys run to Coaches Classic title

sports@islandpacket.comSeptember 14, 2013 

A roundup of Saturday's high school athletic events featuring area teams:

CROSS COUNTRY

Coaches Classic: In a meet with 97 teams competing and 3,200 runners, the Hilton Head Island High School boys stood the tallest, winning the International division of the annual Coaches Classic meet in Columbia.

Led by Colton Hennessey and Cisco Ferre, who finished fifth and sixth, the Seahawks finished with a team total of 138 points -- 19 better than second-place Mauldin, a Class 4-A school.

The Hilton Head High girls didn't fare too badly either, finishing third. Riverside won the girls International title and James Island was second, seven points ahead of the Seahawks. Abby Gross was the top Hilton Head High girl, clocking a time of 20 minutes, 2 seconds to finish 24th.

In the Championship division, Bluffton's boys finished 12th, led by Evans Beach's time of 17:08. He finished 18th individually.

Beaufort High's boys were 15th, but Brandon Pratt clocked a time of 16:28 to finish fifth.

Battery Creek's boys team was 45th.

Bluffton's girls placed 25th in the Championship division.

In the Boys Open 10th-12th division, Hilton Head High's Jason Busby finished first with a time of 17:19. The Seahawks finished first as a team in the Boys Open 7th-9th division.

Hilton Head High hosts a meet at Honey Horn Plantation at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Boys Results

Hilton Head High (1st, International division, 138 points) -- 5. Colton Hennessey 15:56, 6. Cisco Ferre 15:56, 25. Eladio Wikinson 16:40, 30. Sam Beattie 16:48, 77. Victor Jimenez 17:36

Bluffton (12th, Championship division, 453) -- 18. Evans Beach 17:08, 47. Anthony Chissell 17:52, 89. Rory Witkowski 18:31, 114. Ryan-Michael Livingston 18:52, 185. Joey Roberts 19:31

Beaufort High (15th, Championship, 504) -- 5. Brandon Pratt 16:28, 107. Zachary Wilson 18:47, 109. Brahm Gideon 18:49, 137. Andrew McDaniel 19:06, 146. Dmitry Shipsey 19:11

Battery Creek (45th, Championship, 1229) -- 62. Erik Barbosa 18:02, 208. Brian Labean 19:50, 286. Brayden Smith 21:35, 325. Liam Anderson 22:58, 348. Abdu Mejia 27:19

Girls Results

Hilton Head High (3rd, International, 198) -- 24. Abby Gross 20:02, 40. Carly McGlinn 20:43, 42. Frankie Schoning 20:44, 47. Mallory Liggett 20:47, 55. Rebeka Parent 20:55

Bluffton (25th, Championship, 661) -- 42. Lea Tierney 21:10, 130. Riley Chafer 22:57, 145. Scottie House 23:22, 165. Naomi McCracken 23:49, 179. Casey White 24:00

Furman Invitational: Hilton Head Prep's Jackson Henz placed third out of 100 runners in the Independent School boys division of Saturday's meet in Greenville. Henz finished with a time of 17:29.

Hilton Head Prep's girls were led by Maren Czura, who took eighth place individually with a time of 21:19.

The Dolphins will run again Wednesday in a meet at Honey Horn Plantation.

Hilton Head Prep boys (8th place, Independent division) -- Jackson Henz 17:29, Jackson Richard 19:55, Ryan Nimmer 20:14, Ryan Henderson 21:26, Jack Dextraze 24:19, Sean Myers 26:31

Hilton Head Prep girls (5th, Independent) -- Maren Czura 21:19, Laurel Woerheide 23:35, Grace Orie 24:47, Ellery Newcomer 24:52, Megan Frederick 25:12, Foster Willey 25:50, Marisa Wojcikiewicz 27:28

SWIMMING

Hilton Head Christian Invitational: The Eagles hosted a 15-team meet at the Hilton Head Island Recreation Center pool.

Beaufort Academy's girls were sixth as a team, while the boys finished eighth. Grant Hetherington had the top finish individually, placing third in the 100 freestyle.

Charles Michael had a pair of third-place finishes for Hilton Head Christian, and also was on a third-place relay team. Audrey Robinson had a third in the girls 50 freestyle.

Both schools will swim again Thursday in Beaufort Academy's meet at the YMCA in Port Royal.

Beaufort Academy girls -- Top finishers

400 Freestyle Relay -- 4th (Carsyn Bostwick, Michaela Russell, Casey Kahn, Maya Bostwick) 4:21.96

200 Medley Relay -- 5th (C. Bostwick, M. Russell, C. Kahn, M. Bostwick) 2:14.74

50 Free -- 6. M. Russell, 29.59

100 Breaststroke -- 6. M Bostwick, 1:24.43

100 Butterfly -- 7. C. Bostwick, 1:12.78

500 Freestyle -- 8. M. Russell, 6:22.02

HHCA girls -- Top finishers

200 IM -- 6. Ashley Weaver 2:27.75

100 Fly -- 6. A. Weaver 1:10.07

50 Free -- 3. Audrey Robinson 28.97

400 Free Relay -- 5th (GreyAnne Cummings, Suzanne McKinney, A. Weaver, A. Robinson) 4:38.47

Beaufort Academy boys -- Top finishers

100 Freestyle -- 3. Grant Hetherington, 55.21

400 Freestyle Relay -- 4th (Drummond Koppernaes, Dan Oelschlager, Jeffrey Miller, G. Hetherington) 2:10.27

HHCA boys -- Top finishers

200 Free -- 3. Charles Michael 2:17.09

100 Free -- 4. Drew Robinson 56.44

50 Free -- 3. Grayson Lentz 24.53

100 Fly -- 3. C. Michael 1:07.98

200 Free relay -- 3rd (Bryson Cummings, C. Michael, D. Robinson, G. Lentz) 1:143.84

100 Back -- 3. Bryson Cummings 1:11.87

100 Breast -- 4. Grayson Lentz 1:11.89

400 Free Relay -- 3rd (B. Cummings, C. Michael, D. Robinson, G, Lentz) 3:57.86

GIRLS GOLF

Bluffton 323, Hilton Head High 376, Berkeley 505: Led by Kasidy Beckel's 75 and Kylie Nizolek's 77, the Bobcats breezed to an easy win in the three-team match at Golden Bear Golf Club on Hilton Head Island.

Bluffton (323) -- Kasidy Beckel 75, Kylie Nizolek 77, Kathryn Torne 83, Rachel Wohn 88, Molly Minasi 90

Hilton Head High (376) -- Meredith Wipper 90, Lois Anderson 94, Megan Weldy 95, Madeline Prince 97, Grace Harkins 116

VOLLEYBALL

Ashley Hall 3, Hilton Head Christian 0 (Friday): Ashley Hall swept the match, winning 25-16, 25-21, 25-8. An injury to setter Hannah Reynolds in the second game hurt the Eagles' cause.

Stevie DeSimone had nine kills and three digs, Lilly Strickland set for 13 assists and had two blocks, and Andy Anderson finished with 14 digs for the Eagles. Amber Hubbard added two kills and three blocks, Meccay Nimmer had two aces and two blocks, and Kerry Davis had three kills.

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