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Pinewood Prep boys track finishes fifth at state meet

 

By David Shelton

Senior Writer

Summerville – The Pinewood Prep boys’ track team had a solid showing at the 2017 SCISA state track and field championships, finishing fifth overall in the AAA team standings.

The program produced two state champions as Nathan Greenslit won the 800-meter finals and the 4 x 800 relay team captured the gold medal. Greenslit also was a member of that relay unit, joined by Raymond Mennetti, Michael Wright and Connor Campbell.

Mennetti also finished second in the 1600-meter run while Campbell was fifth in the 800 and Wright finished sixth in the 800.

The 4 x 400 relay team took fourth in the finals. Greenslit, Wright and Mennetti were joined by Ryan Huiet on that unit.

Nick Gilliard finished second in the long jump finals and Austin Muscott placed fifth overall in the 110-meter hurdles. Kyle Tazenell finished eighth in the triple jump and ninth in the long jump while Steve Ross finished ninth in the triple jump. Chris Miles was an eighth-place finisher in the discus throw.

Several members of the girls’ track program also qualified for the state meet. The top performer on the day was Faith Pinckney, who placed fourth in the triple jump and eighth in the long jump.

Pinckney also ran on the 4 x 100 relay team, along with Tessa Braeuning, Autumn Jacobs and Sydney Pritchard. The relay placed ninth overall.

The 4 x 800 relay team finished fifth. Forming that relay were Brea Fields, Isabelle Greenstreet, Amelia Kassing and Anna Rook. Greenstreet and Kassing also qualified for the 1600-meter run finals, finishing in 14th and 16th, respectively.

Emma Maguire was a third-place finisher in the discus. Libby Smoak placed fifth in the discus and Megan Godwin finished 12th.

Golf compete in state tournament

Pinewood Prep’s golf team participated in the SCISA class AAA state golf tournament in late April. The event was held at the Hackler Course in Conway and was originally scheduled for 36 holes. The first day of play, however, was rained out and the tournament was scaled back to 18 holes.

Pinewood Prep finished in 10th place in the final team standings after the only round. The team’s top individual performer was Andrew Kaslick, who shot 80. Jack DiMuzio shot 92 and Lexi Lucarelli shot 93. Casey Brabham shot 97 and Jack Reaves rounded out the team with a 110.

Hammond won the state championship with a combined team score of 297.

Baseball season ends with loss to Laurence Manning

 The baseball team at Pinewood saw its season end with a playoff series loss to Laurence Manning. The Panthers won game one of the best-of-three series before dropping game two at home. Game three was won by the defending state champions at a neutral site. The team’s final record was 15-10.

Junior catcher Sammy Casey was one of several players to post strong numbers this season. Casey batted .413 with a team-high 31 hits and 28 RBI’s during the regular season. Connor McSwain hit .447 during the regular season while Daniel Hair hit .353. Gabe Crowder finished the regular season at .375 with 20 RBI’s and a pair of homeruns.

Cody Waite was the top performer on the mound, posting a 7-1 record and 2.68 earned run average in the regular season. Waite tossed a no-hitter and two one-hitters during the season. Hair led the team with five saves.

 

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