The sky was bright blue, the sun was shining and there was a slight breeze--overall, a perfect day for the SCACS State Cross Country Championship meet. Seven teams came from across the state to compete at Walnut Grove Christian School in Fort Mill. Teams arrived to find a separate tent set up for them and a gift bag to welcome them.
As the race began, the Lake Pointe team strategically took up residence in the middle of the pack. As the race progressed, the team began to show their skill and determination by steadily advancing through the ranks. Freshman Haden McCarter led the pace by finishing in first place, almost thirty seconds ahead of the second place runner. Sophomore Peighton Quin finished in fourth place, with Melia McCarter and Shauna Somerville rounding out the top four times for the LPA team, in fifth and sixth places overall. When the dust settled, six of the top eight runners were Mariners, ensuring a Lake Pointe team victory for the third year in a row.