Mike Moore Lake Murray Invitational Live: The Race to Sub-15

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The race to a sub-15 minute 5K between Eastside's Spain Vaughan (S.C. no. 1) and Lexington's Zander Jeffcoat (S.C. no. 3) is the highlight of this weekend's Mike Moore Lake Murray Invitational with live finish line on scrunners.com. The meet, at Crooked Creek Park, is known as one of the fastest courses in the state.

Spectators are not permitted during the 2020 event due to COVID-19, meet management announced last month. scrunners.com will be onsite with photo and video coverage and a live finish line stream at the above link. We talk with Vaughan and Jeffcoat under the 2019 race video about this year's race. 

Season rankings | Team rankings  | Course map

The boys race (watch 2019 races)

Vaughan, a senior, had this to stay about Saturday, "I'm excited to get to run this weekend with a lot of good runners. Our team is ready to get to compete this weekend."

Jeffcoat, a junior and 2019 meet winner (15:06), said prior to the race, "this weekend I want to break 15 and maybe come out with the win again. It's going to be difficult to win because Spain and others there are great runners. We came (in) second last year to Eastside and I think if it's the right day for Lexington we can come out with the team win as well."

2019 team scores: Eastside 106, Lexington 123

Lexington coach Bailey Harris said about the meet, "It's still really early in the season. I know when people think Lake Murray meet they focus on times. I'm more interested in us racing well and competing on a big stage. But regardless of the outcome , it's early. We want to stay healthy , run fast and keep improving."

Eastside coach Rob Henderson said about the meet, "I am really looking forward to seeing our team run at Lake Murray this weekend. Our kids love the course. We are very grateful to the meet directors for all their work in putting this meet on this year. Eastside is excited to see how we measure up to some great teams in the state."

Eastside, Greer Middle College and Lexington are the three top teams, according to the virtual meet
Nineteen runners in the virtual meet have a time under 17 minutes this season.

2019 interview with Jeffcoat after Mike Moore Lake Murray Invitational

The girls race (watch 2019 races)

Riverside's Elizabeth Rogers has the second fastest time in the state this season (view the rankings). Rogers, a junior, finished seventh at the Crooked Creek Park race with a time 18:55 in 2019.

Other top names to watch: Sarae Rufener (Lexington), Abigail White (Chapin), Arden Gray (Greenville), and Ava Fowler (Lexington). Seven of the top 10 in the 2020 virtual meet have run under 20 minutes so far this season.

The team competition: The team competition looks to be between Lexington and Riverside with the Wildcats ahead 45 to 60 in the virtual meet.

Watch the 2019 varsity girls race below and view meet history, schedule and teams attending below the video.

Boys virtual meet | Girls virtual meet
Boys meet history | Girls meet history

Box assignments | Time schedule | Teams attending