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EAGLES SWEEP SCISA A/AA TRACK TITLES

By: Gerald Doolittle

Special Writer

Mt. Pleasant, S.C. -Last week the Palmetto Christian Academy track teams of Coach Dale Hoover celebrated a season of dedicated effort by winning both girls and boys SCISA Championships in the 1A/2A meet at Porter-Gaud.

The girls were led by the great performance of Lauren Pernell. Pernell won Gold in the 100 hurdles, 400 hurdles and long jump. She placed second in the high jump.

“Lauren is a special athlete who loves to compete,” said Coach Hoover. “We got dedicated efforts from all our girls.”

Caroline Cave finished second in 400 hurdles and third in high jump. Libby Ashworth finished second in the triple jump and sister Kara third in the triple jump. Caroline Seabrook placed second in the discus. The 1,600 meter relay team won first place.

The team won the title with a total point total of 132. Thomas Sumter Academy came in second with a distant 107 points.

The boys team finished with a total of 96 points ahead of Spartanburg Christian’s 92 points. Bethesda finished third with 74 points.

Cole Silvester led the way with first place finishes in long jump and 100 meter dash and a second place finish in 200 meter dash. Grayson Silvester placed third in long jump and second in 100 meter dash. Brad Chaney placed third in triple jump. The 3200 meter relay team won gold.

Coach Hoover was very proud of the strong efforts of his team as several school records were broken on the way to the title.

Meanwhile, the Palmetto Christian Golf team finished in the top tier at the State Tournament in Conway with a sixth place finish with a score of 317. The tournament was cut to a one day event because of rain.

Austin Scott finished with a 72 score followed by Ethan Willis at 75. Andrew Propes and Alex Stephens followed with scores of 82 and 88.

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