Fort Mill boys and Mauldin girls each received a top five ranking spot on the updated Nike Team Nationals Southeast Region rankings.
New additions: overall top 10 and top 10 individuals. Publish Dates: Pre-Season, 8/28/06, 9/12/06, 9/26/06, 10/10/06, 10/24/06, 11/7/06.
Kulik leads Mavericks, Chapin Eagles boys' team fourth
Abingdon junior Griff Graves certainly showed that his preseason mention by many as a Foot Locker Nationals qualifier this fall was right on the money as he clocked a 15:03 5K to finish second in the 3A race at the Wendy's Invitational held on the same course in which Foot Locker South will be held at in November at the McAlpine Greenway Park in Charlotte, North Carolina. Graves finished second to one of North Carolina's best in Hickory junior Ryan Hill, who won in 14:55. Graves and Hill's times topped the winning times in the more competitive invitational (Jay Heller, Walton GA, 15:15) race division. Graves time is a state best for 5K this fall by 32 seconds, besting Maymont Festival champion Mike Spooner's 15:35 last Saturday in a win over Graves.
Wendy's Invitational: Perfect weather + great field of athletes + fast course = very fast times!