SOUTHERN PINES — The Southeastern Conference’s six cross country programs convened Tuesday at the Elks Club Lodge for the final conference meet of the season.
In the boys event, perennial powerhouse Pinecrest had nine runners place in the top 10 en route to the SEC championship. The Patriots finished with 15 points.
Scotland was the runner-up with 63 points, and Hoke followed in third with 71. Richmond Senior was fourth with 128 points, Purnell Swett tallied 133 to place fifth and Lumberton finished sixth with 137 points.
Pinecrest claimed the top six spots, and Adam Horsely easily took home the individual crown with a time of 17:21.30. The Patriots’ Tommy Delaunay, who placed second, clocked in almost 45 seconds later at 18:04.70.
The Scots’ Jaylaan Poe was the highest non-Pinecrest finisher. The junior was seventh and posted a time of 19:10.40.
Tyler Sellers came in 14th, Zachary Moore was 15th, and Nyjel Collins-Jackson placed 16th with times of 19:41.70, 19:45.80 and 19:54.20 respectively. Sam Poage rounded out the top 20 at 20:22.80.
Pinecrest also placed nine runners in the top 10 in the girls’ event, and Kate Sanborn won the individual crown in 20:20.40.
The Patriots won with 15 points, Richmond was second with 60, and Hoke and Lumberton rounded out the teams with 83 and 93 points respectively.
Mylasia Pratt was Scotland’s top runner in 13th place with a time of 25:29.
Scotland’s cross country teams will next compete at the 4A East Region meet at Boyd Lee Park in Greenville on Oct. 31.