FORT MILL — The Fort Mill cross-country team got off to a good start to open the season by winning a five-way meet at the Anne Springs Close Greenway and doing well at the Trojan Invitational.
At the Trojan Invitational, the Fort Mill boys’ team finished third behind Rock Hill and winner Weddington, while the girls finished fifth.
Leading the boys for Fort Mill were Jeremy Ricks, who finished third overall in 16:44. He was followed by Clay Pratt, who finished 14th, Mitchell Scholten, who finished 16th, Grant Henriksen, who finished 18th and David Trotter, who finished 37th.
For the Lady Jackets, Melissa Smith led finishing seventh in 20:36. She was followed by Anna Rzepka, who placed 25th; Jessica Brugh, who was 27th; Meagan Allen finished 32nd and Helen Scholten finished 39th.
Earlier in the week, Fort Mill boys beat South Pointe, Clover, Nation Ford and Indian Land in a five-team meet at the Greenway. Nation Ford finished fourth and Indian Land finished fifth.
The Jackets were led by Ricks, who finished first in 18:41. Pratt came in third in 19:42, followed by Henriksen in fifth and Scholten in sixth. Trotter rounded out the scoring for Fort Mill and the top 10 by finishing ninth.
Nation Ford was led by Will Manning, who finished fourth in 19:50. The Falcons’ Luke Christison finished 13th and Cleve Fisher was 14th. Jake Storms finished 21 and Tim Tom finished 22nd to lead the scoring for the Falcons.
Indian Land was led by Austin St. John, who finished 26th in 21:53. He was followed by Matthew Hajek with a 36th place finish and Landon Cook at 56th. Calvin Lovejoy finished 62nd and James Hagerty finished 64th for the Warriors.
In the girls’ race, Fort Mill came in second behind South Pointe, while Indian Land was fourth and Nation Ford fifth.
Indian Land’s Kaliee Erwin came in third overall in 24:53. She was followed by Fort Mill’s Smith in 25:01.
After Erwin, Indian Land’s next finisher was Tianah Miller in 20th, followed by Sarah Jordan in 22nd, and Morgan Engstrom in 29th. Katrina Bynum finished 36th to round out the scoring for the Warriors.
For Fort Mill, after Smith’s fourth place finish, Scholten finished seventh, followed by Allen in ninth and Rzepka in 11th and Brugh in 12th.
Nation Ford was led by Polly Goss, who finished 15th, followed by Abigail Audette, who finished 16th. Emily Wyndham finished 28th and Addy Rogers finished 31st. Kailey Donnelly finished the scoring for Nation Ford with a 44th place finish.