Great American Action Begins Today

The Great American Cross Country Festival starts today in Cary, NC. College races take place today and the meet concludes on Saturday with high school competitions.

The colleges from South Carolina competing in the meet include: Francis Marion University, Coastal Carolina, and the University of South Carolina.

High schools teams from the Palmetto state competing include Blue Ridge (Boy's Invitational "Red" and Girl's Invitational "Blue"), Dorman (Boys and Girls Invitational "Red"), Fort Mill (Nike Race of Champions), Northwestern (Boy's Invitational "Red" and Girls Seeded Invitational), Spring Valley (Nike Race of Champions), St. James (Girl's JV Section II), Summerville, Waccamaw (Girl's JV Section I) and Wando (Boy's and Girl's Invitational "White").

Entered in the Boy's Nike Race of Champions is Fort Mill and Spring Valley. Will Jeffries of Summerville is entered in the Race of Champions as an individual.

Entered in the Girl's Nike Race of Champions is Summerville. Individually Kate Niehaus, two-time Footlocker National qualifier and state meet best record holder (17:36.81) is entered in the Race of Champions.

The Race of Champions events is the seeded events with the best teams and some elite individuals ( This year there are 24 boys and 22 girls team entered in the Race of Champions events.

Keenan Miller of Summerville is entered in the Boy's Invitational "White" race. Byrnes teammates Candice Johnson and Samantha Smith are entered in the Girl's Invitational "Red" 5k.

Meets Taking Place in SC - 10.02.04
Electric City XC Festival in Anderson
Sumter Sunrise Run in Sumter
Union Invitational in Union

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