Boys Varsity Cross Country, Girls Varsity Cross Country · EHSXC Hosts County Championships


Emerald Cross Country hosted the Greenwood-Abbeville County Championships earlier this morning at the Oasis Farm. Both teams had their best collective performances of the 2019 season. The girls team finished 2nd and was lead by Zoe Vickery (1st overall) who lead the race from start to finish. The boys team finished 4th and was lead by Matthew Hines (7th overall) who set a personal best (18:16) and earned all-county honors.

Emerald senior Grace Davis (pictured above) organized a combination pink-out / blue-out for the race to honor local men and women who are currently fighting cancer. Athletes sported pink and blue socks, ribbons, and face paint. Coach Danny Tommie was the guest starter for the girls’ race. All proceeds from spectator admissions and a student-organized bake sale will be donated to the Tommie family.

BY THE NUMBERS

4 All-County Athletes – Zoe Vickery, Grace Davis, Jo Beth Darby, Matthew Hines

13 Lifetime Best Performances – out of 23 Emerald athletes who raced

27 seconds – Margin of victory for girls’ winner Zoe Vickery

19:07 – Average finishing time for the top 5 EHS boys (compare to 19:23 in 2018)

22:47 – Average finishing time for the top 5 EHS girls (compare to 24:03 in 2018)

CLICK HERE for photos from the meet. CLICK HERE for full results. Keep reading for the EHS results.

Girls Results

  • Zoe Vickery – 20:54 (Season Best)
  • Grace Davis – 22:11 (Lifetime Best)
  • Jo Beth Darby – 22:38 (Lifetime Best)
  • Cierra Friez – 23:08
  • Izzy Pruitt – 25:04 (Lifetime Best)
  • Arizbeth Vasquez – 26:07 (Lifetime Best)
  • Brianna Martin – 28:55

Boys Results

  • Matthew Hines – 18:16 (Lifetime Best)
  • Thomas Rude – 18:36
  • Matthew Dalton – 19:07 (Lifetime Best)
  • Coulter Friez – 19:45 (Lifetime Best)
  • Jose Alday – 19:53 (Lifetime Best)
  • Brandon Martin – 20:12 (Season  Best)
  • Adam Prince – 20:17 (Lifetime Best)
  • Justin Goode – 20:35 (Lifetime Best)
  • Patrick Smathers – 20:38 (Lifetime Best)
  • Tyler Rude – 22:19 (Lifetime Best)
  • Mark Dunford – 22:56 (Lifetime Best)
  • Dominick Bowker – 22:57
  • Patrick Torgerson – 22:58
  • Will Shaw – 23:02
  • Abraham Mendoza – 23:56
  • Brittan Gordy – 24:09