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Lady Bruins 14th in AAAA state cross country meet

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Jones paces LHS girls

By The Staff

The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins finished 14th overall at the Class AAAA state meet at the Sandhills Research Center on Saturday, Nov. 3.

The top finisher for the Lady Bruins was JeNae Jones in 31st place with a time of 19:47, followed by Jennell Jones (20:28), Jazmyne Jones (20:51), Eden Christopher (21:18), Racquel Mullis (22:15), Tyson Blanton (22:25), and Reagan Latham (22:44).

“We’re very proud of these girls for their continued excellence as establishing themselves over the past three years as one of the elite teams in Class AAAA,” LHS coach Josh Pauling said. “We will certainly miss our four seniors, Eden, Racquel, Tyson and Reagan.

Over the past several years, they have been outstanding examples of character, commitment and consistency,” Pauling said. “The ‘three Cs’ we focus on building with our team. We also look forward to seeing our juniors JeNae, Jennell and Jazmyne excel again next year, and seeing other runners step up to fill the big shoes our seniors have left to fill.”

The LHS girls team finished sixth overall at the state qualifier to qualify for the third year in a row for the state meet. 

The LHS girls were led by JeNae Jones (19:43), Jennell Jones (20:48), Jazmyne Jones (21:05), Eden Christopher (21:20), Tyson Blanton (21:29), Racquel Mullis (21:45) and Reagan Latham (22:03).

The LHS girls finished third in the region meet at Northwestern High School on Oct. 18.

JeNae Jones reaped all-region honors with a fifth overall finish in a time of 19:59.

In the Class AAAA girls state meet on Saturday, Lexington High School won with 100 points followed by Wade Hampton of Greenville, 109, and Wando of Mt. Pleasant, 111 points.

 Laura Miller of J.L. Mann High in Greenville won the girls Class AAAA individual state title with a 17:56.26 and she was followed by Evie Tate of Spartanburg in 17:58.93 and Georgia Compton of Wando in 18:39.44.