Kulik leads Mavericks to team title at Wendy\'s Invitational

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Wendy's Invitational
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Girls Open
Northwestern senior Mary Kate DuBard finished first in the Girls Open race, starting the day at Wendy's Invitational at McAlpine Park in Charlotte, home of Foot Locker South Region meet. DuBard, running the fastest time of the day, covered the 5,000-meter course in 18 minutes, 11 seconds.

Ridge View's Sierra Henderson (third, 19:09) and Rock  Hill's Hannah Robinson (fourth, 19:12) rounded out South Carolina finishers in the top 10.

Eastside girls, located in Taylors, placed eighth in team standings.

Boys Open
Clover sophomore Mick Francis brought home the second title of the day for South Carolina in the Boys Open race with a time of 16 minutes, 14 seconds, taking 30 seconds off his personal best at McAlpine Park, Francis said in a video interview with https://sc.milesplit.com Web master John Olson.

Ridge View's David Jennings, a freshman, finished seventh in 16 minutes, 42 seconds.  Ridge View was sixth in team standings, one place behind Northwestern, located in Rock Hill. Hilton Head scored 288 points, finishing eighth and Union County placed 10th.

Girls Invitational
Mauldin senior Alyssa Kulik and Mann junior Kate Borowicz finished one and two, respectively, in the Girls Invitational race. Kulik covered the course in 18 minutes, 34 seconds to Borowicz's 18:36.

Borowicz mentioned following the race, the Patriot hadn't run a race in a few weeks.

Spartanburg seventh grade runner Evie Tate was first in for the Vikings with a strong ninth place finish (19:13).

Mauldin captured the Girls Invitational team title over T.C. Roberson (N.C) by two points, 120 to 122. Dorman placed seventh and Spartanburg ninth in team standings.

Boys Invitational
Fort Mill eighth grade runner Mark Blackmon was first in for South Carolina in the Boys Invitational race with a fourth place time of 16 minutes, 10 seconds. Mann senior Matt Scanlon finished four seconds behind Blackmon, good for a fifth place finish.

Dorman sophomore Brandon Easler was seventh in 16 minutes, 15 seconds.

Wando boys were seventh (263) and Dorman placed ninth in team standings. Fort Mill rounded out the top 10 with 292 points, three points behind Dorman.

Boys 3A
Broome senior Stefan Shealy finished fourth in strong field in 15 minutes, 35 seconds during the Boys 3A competition.

Abingdon's (Va.) Griff Graves and Hickory's (N.C.) Ryan Hill, 2007 Eye Opener International boys champion, finished one and two, respectively.

Graves and Hill both qualified for 2006 Foot Locker Nationals.

The Centurions placed seventh in team standings with 261 points.

Girls Frosh/Sophomore Individuals
In the Girls Freshman/Sophomore Individual competition Mauldin eighth grade runner Emily Lide placed eighth with a time of 21 minutes, 52 seconds. Teammate Renee Kulik, a sophomore and sister of Invitational Champion Alyssa Kulik finished 11th in 22 minutes, 3 seconds.

Girls Junior/Senior Individuals
Spring Valley senior Emily Dillow was the lone South Carolina athlete to make the top 10 in the Girls Junior/Senior race with a fifth place finishing time of 21 minutes, 49 seconds.

Boys Freshman/Sophomore Individual
Mann sophomore Parks Edwards finished eighth in 17 minutes, 27 seconds.

Disney Classic
Meet results
Lovelace runs fastest time of day

Chapin senior Luke Lovelace and the Eagles boys and girls traveled to Disney's Wide World of Sports for the Disney Classic Saturday.

Lovelace, running the fastest time of the day, was first in the Boys 3A competition in 15 minutes, 30.91 seconds. Christian Homme (Seminole, Fla.) was second in 16 minutes, 15 seconds.

Lovelace, defending his title, ran 15 minutes, 56.06 seconds during the 2006 3A race.

The Eagles placed third with 87 points. The average 5,000-meter time for Chapin was 17 minutes, 19.36 seconds. Chapin senior Claudia Nunez placed sixth overall in the Girls 3A run. Nunez covered the course in 20 minutes, 2.58 seconds, improving her time by 32 seconds from last season in Orlando and place by 12 spots.

The Eagles finished second in team standings.

Electric City Festival
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Meet results
Individual winners
Boys JV: Greg Coggins (Wade Hampton) 18:26
Boys Varsity: Morgan Bateman (Wade Hampton) 16:52
Girls JV: Catherine Haynes (Hanna) 22:45
Girls Varsity: Sinead Haughey (Daniel) 18:45

Oct. 13 weekend
Great American Festival in Hoover, Ala.
Furman Invitational in Greenville
Low Country Invitational in John Island
Sandhills Invitational in Columbia

Other news
Shorter speaking Friday before Furman Invitational as part of Blue Shoes event

1972 Munich Olympic Marathon champion Frank Shorter is speaking Friday evening at Furman University's Timmons Arena, as part of Furman University's Blue Shoes 5k and Furman Invitational on Saturday.

The event begins at 6 p.m. and along with Shorter's speech, Alan Webb's sub-4 minute mile this past spring and some of Shorter's performance in Munich will be shown.

Tickets are $16, which includes dinner.

To reserve tickets, call Furman's Paladin Club office at (864) 294-3565.

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