Weekly roundup: Track and field teams prepare for state runs

  • Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Wando's Sarah Lee won the girls pole vault event during the Father Kelly Classic held this past Saturday at Bishop England. COURTESY OF BE SPORTS FLICKR


Palmetto Christian

The Palmetto Christian Academy track and field team has qualified 14 athletes for the SCISA state meet at Porter Gaud, May 4.

Joe Siegwald, Gabe Hogan, Adam Graudin, Mitch Hogan and Collin Casey represent the boys side. Siegwald has qualified for a team high six events – long jump, high jump, triple jump, 100 dash, 200 dash and 4x400 relay.

MacKenzie Patrick, Annie Pascutti, Hannah Siegwald, Haley Hester, Lane Weinheimer, Caitlin Casey, Abbey Fesler, Elizabeth Goolsby and Maggie Hogan will represent the Eagle girls.

Patrick, an eighth grader, leads the girls team in total qualifications with five: high jump, 100 dash, 400 hurdles, 4x100 relay and 4x400 relay.


The Wando boys track and field team won the Father Kelly Classic hosted at Bishop England this past Saturday. Its 174 point total eclipsed runner up Spring Valley's 120.

First place Warrior finishers were: Kenny Waring (100 dash, long jump), Andrew Gawryluk (1600, 3200), Jerome Coaxum (110, 400 hurdles), Hampton Harvin (high jump) and Davis Banks (pole vault).

The Wando girls track and field completed the Warrior sweep of the Father Kelly Classic with a winning score of 134. The total was more than double that of second place Ashley Hall.

Angelica Collins (100 dash), Rosa Marie Compton (3200) and Sarah Lee (pole vault) had individual first place finishes.

Bishop England

The Bishop England boys track and field team grabbed fourth place in the Father Kelly Classic, trailing Wando, Spring Valley and Hanahan.

Griffie Loy won both the shot put and discus events.

The Bishop England girls track and field team came in third out of 16 teams.

Michelle Lussier (800) and Hollis Weatherford (400 hurdles) won their respective individual events. Lussier, Weatherford, Jo Jo Tompkins and Katie Phillips combined to win the 4x400 relay. Lussier, Weatherford, Tompkins and Michele Boykin combined to win the 4x800 relay.

Academic Magnet

The Academic Magnet boys track and field team finished seventh in the Father Kelly Classic. Stuart Walters won the triple jump and also recorded top five finishes in long jump and 100 dash.

The Academic Magnet girls track and field team secured 15th place in the meet.


The Bishop England boys golf team finished second in the Lowcountry Classic held at The Plantation Course at Edisto Beach. Pendleton won the championship spanning 36 holes with a 589 score.

Bishop England narrowly missed winning the tournament with a 592 total. Christ Church's 598 rounded out the top three teams.

Patrick Ging, of the Battling Bishops, and Andrew Novak, of Academic Magnet, were among those named to the all-tournament team.


Academic Magnet

The Academic Magnet boys soccer team defeated Pinewood Prep, 2-0, last week. The win returned the Raptors to the win column after suffering their first loss of the season against Northwestern four days prior. They remain the top 2A team in the state.

Academic Magnet (7-1, 4-0 in 2A Region 6) played North Charleston Tuesday night after the Moultrie News.

The Raptors girls soccer team defeated Pinewood Prep, 4-0, last week, improving to 12-1 overall and 5-0 in region play. They haven't allowed a goal since March 7, a span of seven games.

Academic Magnet, the top 2A program in the state, hosted North Charleston Tuesday night.

Bishop England

The Bishop England boys soccer team endured a challenging four games in two days this past week. The Battling Bishops defeated Walhalla and South Pointe, Friday night, before tying Clover and losing to Fort Mill, Saturday.

The 2-1-1 weekend record moved their overall mark to 10-3-1 and kept them at No. 2 in the 2A state poll. Bishop England traveled to Woodland Tuesday night after the Moultrie News went to press.

The Bishop England girls soccer team aims to return to its winning ways after a March 22 loss to Augusta Prep. The Bishops (8-3, 4-1) traveled to region foe Woodland Tuesday night after press time.

In the latest 2A coaches association poll, Bishop England remained at No. 2.


The Wando boys soccer team captured its second consecutive Palmetto Cup title this past weekend with wins over Dobyns-Bennett (Tenn.), Cardinal Newman, Seneca and Brookland-Cayce. In the four games, the Warriors outscored their opponents 14-2, including a 3-0 shutout over Brookland-Cayce in the championship round.

Erik Clark, a College of Charleston commit, was named the MVP of the tournament. He was also honored as the NSCAA Player of the Week for spring soccer in the nation.

Wando is ranked No. 2 in the national Elite Soccer Report poll and No. 1 in 4A in the state by the coaches' association.

The Wando girls soccer team, No. 3 in the latest coaches' poll, travels to Cane Bay on Friday. The Warriors are 4-1 overall and 1-0 in region play. Their March 28 game result against Stratford was not available at press time.


The 4A state lacrosse playoffs have made victors out of some East Cooper teams and victims out of others.

On the boys side of the bracket, Wando stands as the No. 1 seed in the Lower State. The Warriors defeated No. 8 Ridge View, 22-4, in the opening round and then No. 4 Hilton Head, 13-6, in the state quarterfinals.

Wando hosted No. 2 AC Flora, Tuesday night, in the semifinals after press time.

Bishop England, a No. 3 seed, lost to No. 6 Academic Magnet in the first round, 13-6. The Raptors then narrowly lost to AC Flora, 8-7.

The Wando girls lacrosse team is also rolling toward the state finals. The No. 1 ranked Warriors benefitted from a forfeit by No. 8 Richland Northeast in the opening round.

The Warriors then beat No. 5 Academic Magnet, 16-3, in the following round this past Thursday. Wando hosted No. 2 Bishop England, Tuesday, after press time.

The Battling Bishops road to the state semifinals began with a 19-2 rout of No. 7 Hilton Head and then a 17-10 victory over No. 3 Chapin this past Thursday.

No. 5 Academic Magnet knocked off No. 4 Spring Valley, 8-7, in the first round before being eliminating by Wando.

Visit www.MoultrieNews.com to stay current with the lacrosse brackets. State championships will be held Saturday at White Knoll. Girls are scheduled to start at 11 a.m. and boys follow at 1:30 p.m.


The Wando rugby club team advanced to the state championship match after a 13-12 win this past Saturday against Greer at Furman University.

The title game will be April 20 against Chapin at a location to be determined. Chapin is ranked No. 13 in the nation by RugbyMag.com.

The Warriors found revenge against Greer after falling to the Spartans 7-0 earlier this season. Wando led 6-0 before dropping behind 12-6. The Warriors rallied, though, to gain a 13-12 advantage with less than two minutes remaining. They held on to advance to the title game.

Wando is in its third season of the program.

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