South Effingham High School

Cartwright takes 10th at state cross country meet

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November 11, 2015

Staff report

South Effingham senior Pricilla Cartwright capped her career with a 10th place finish at the Class AAAAA state cross country meet Saturday at Carrollton High School. Cartwright, the Region 3-AAAAA champion, finished with a time of 21:06.52. Samantha Cameron of Dunwoody won the state title, finishing in 20:26.01. Cartwright’s finish was the best for any runner from an Effingham County school since South Effingham’s Susan Salisbury finished ninth in the 2007 Class AAA state meet. Cartwright was 160th in the 2012 Class AAAAA state cross country meet at 24:17 and was 83rd last year at 22:32.30. Freshman Catherine Hall led the Effingham County girls with a 30th-place finish and a time of 22:02.62. South Effingham, with 535 points, finished 18th in the team standings. Effingham County, with 709 points, was 26th. Dunwoody, with three runners in the top 10, won the team championship with 70 points. Rachel Larson was 109th overall at 24:19 for the Lady Mustangs, while Jamie Yarbrough was 131st overall at 24:57.84. Ginger Roop was 149th overall at 25:35.63, and Kaleigh Dowdy had a time of 25:46.48 for 156th overall. Ashley Kaeser finished in 25:49.80 for Effingham County, placing 159th overall. Shakari Powell was 168th at 26:08.48, Taylor Walsh was 181st at 26:41.18 and Faith Deal was 192nd overall at 27:15.86. The South Effingham boys were 25th, while the Effingham County boys placed 30th. Freshman Hans Ames was 63rd overall, topping the Mustangs boys, with a time of 18:43.16. Bryce Griggs took 87th at 19:01.28, Michael McRee was 131st at 19:35.36, Thomas Granat was 180th at 20:32.43 and Graham Lewis placed 202nd at 21:28.37. Justin Dolata led Effingham County with a time of 19:13.92, placing him 102nd overall. Rafael Osella was 137th at 19:45.24, Noah McIntosh was 168th at 20:19.33, Timothy Smith placed 196th at 21:12.08 and Ian Foster was 208th at 21:33.78. Jake Shewbert of Flowery Branch won the boys crown with a time of 16:49.83. Clarkston claimed the team title with 90 points, with four runners finishing in the top 25, out of the 32-team field. Each team had seven runners, with the top-five finishers counting toward team points. Of the other Region 3-AAAAA competitors, Rakeem Littles had the best boys’ finish, taking 45th place at 18:20, and Jenn Thorpe of Richmond Hill placed ninth at 21:01.88.

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