The inaugural season of Hilton Head Christian Academy cross country got underway Saturday at the Bluffton Scorcher 5K in Hampton Hall, with the HHCA girls finishing fourth as a team behind Hilton Head Prep, Bluffton High and Hilton Head High. Senior Alyssa White and freshman Callie Haertel both had a time of 24:47. Other HHCA girls running were senior Andy Anderson (26:21), sophomore Lindsey Gillis (28:44) and freshman Macee Tamminen (28:45).
Seventh-grader Sam Gilman was the first of two HHCA boys, clocking a time of 19:18 to place first in the 9-12 age division. Sophomore Grayson Lentz had a time of 20:25.