Varsity Cross Country Teams Score 4th Place at State Championship
November 19, 2021
GSSM Varsity Cross Country Teams Score 4th Place at State Championship
Hartsville, SC - On Friday, November 12, the varsity boys and girls XC teams competed in the SCHSL A State Championship at the Sandhills Research Center in Columbia, SC. This was preceded by a decisive victory at the Region II-A race in McBee, SC, where both teams scored 1st place (the boys had a perfect score of 15).
Dominique Smith led the GSSM guys, coming in 14th overall with a time of 19:49. Tobyn Thibodeau wasn’t far behind, in 17th place in 20:07. Chip Dullanty, Sanjeev Chauhan, Payton Baggott, Nikolaos Xanthakos, and Ethan Anderson followed. All of their times were under 24 minutes.
Elise Lanahan led the girls, coming in 5th place at 21:38. She was followed by Anna Kate Byford, Emma Feith, Marilyn Bertok, Guadalupe Frias, and Keegan Floyd.
Elise and Dom were also named to the All-State Team, which is awarded to the top 15 runners of each race.
Both teams came in 4th place overall, a great end to another great season.