Strong finish for Indian Land runners

November 11, 2013 

Warriors runners finish strong at state cross country meet

The Indian Land High School cross country teams competed at the South Carolina High School League state championship Saturday at the Sandhills Research Center in Columbia. Indian Land’s girls’ squad finished eighth out of 21 teams, led by Kaliee Erwin and Morgan Engstrom. Erwin finished eighth overall with a new school record time of 20:09, while Engstrom placed 10th (20:12). The pair’s top-15 finishes eared them All-State recognition, a first for any girls runner in Indian Land’s history. Katrina Bynum (53rd), Madison Davis (61st) and Alexandra Stein (73rd) also competed for the Warriors.

The boys’ team finished 13th out of 23 teams. Senior Matthew Hajek led the team, finishing 36th with a new personal best time of 17:58. Landon Cook finished 77th with a time of 19:01, Finn Hagerty finished 80th with a time of 19:06, and Austin Ainsworth and Calvin Lovejoy finished 95th and 96th with a times of 19:34 and 19:35. Bradley Selee also competed for the team.

Several members of both teams will compete in the Footlocker South Regional race on Nov. 30.

Aces for Starr, Curtin at Carolina Lakes

Bruce Starr aced the 145-yard seventh hole at Carolina Lakes GC from the yellow tees on Nov. 6 using a 7 iron.

This is Starr’s second hole- in-one.

Shelley Curtin aced the 119-yard, 16th hole at Carolina Lakes on Nov. 10 using a 5 hybrid.

This was Curtin’s second ace.

Fort Mill Mudders invites new members

Fort Mill resident Rod Imhoff has formed the Fort Mill Mudders club to give local athletes an opportunity to meet new challenges.

"Mud" refers to a variety of obstacle races.

"The mud competitions are about challenging yourself regardless of your fitness or experience background,” Imhoff said. “They are designed to be challenging at multiple levels. Mud challenges are a combination of distance and obstacles that will challenge both runners and strength athletes."

The Fort Mill Mudders club is designed for anyone who has completed or is considering doing a mud run. Members will train and compete together.

“Training together, we will push each other to achieve individual and club goals by sharing opportunities, locations for training, and tips on obstacles,” Imhoff said.

For more information, go to

Dragons look to build on success

The Dragons, an area rugby team that went 14-0 this past season, has a dedicated facility on Clanton Road at I-77 in Charlotte.

Eight of the Dragons were students at Nation Ford High and have since graduated and are all playing at Clemson. All of the locals can be followed at

The team is looking to build the program, including offering a squad for girls and women. Find the team on Facebook by searching for The Fort Mill Dragons Rugby Club or email

Lacrosse club open to local kids

The Fort Mill Lacrosse Club offers teams for boys ages 15 and younger under and girls in second to eighth grade. Registration and additional information is available at

Indian Land boosters seek help

The Indian Land High School Athletic Booster Club is selling program ads, corporate signs, memberships and season passes. All forms can be downloaded at For more information, call Coach Mayer at 548-9452 or email

Staff reports

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