The Clinton boys’ cross country team successfully defended its Region 3-3A Championship at the Oasis at Connie Maxwell on October 26 in Greenwood. It was Clinton’s third region championship in eight years (2012, 2018 and 2019). Five Red Devil runners made the all-region team.

Nick Perkins finished third overall with a time of 18:30. Zac Bagwell finished sixth with a time of 18:42. David Wilkie finished seventh with a time of 18:44, a personal best. Keenan Dominick finished ninth with a time of 18:54, and William Reid was 10th with a tme of 18:58.

Clinton had 35 points, followed by Woodruff with 59, Emerald with 63 and Mid-Carolina with 75.

Rounding out the top seven CHS runners were Daniel Wyatt in 11th place with a time of 19:01 and James Anderson in 12th place with a time of 19:05.

I am so proud of these kids,” coach Lee Atkinson said. “They were focused at every practice and were not going to allow this opportunity to win back to back championships slip by.”

The girls’ meet was tight as only 13 points separated first place from fourth.

Host Emerald took the title with 46 points, followed by Woodruff with 49, Clinton with 56 and Mid-Carolina with 59.

Making the all-region team for the Red Devils were Elizabeth Reid, who finished in fourth place with a time of 21:57, and Dorothy Trent, who finished fifth place with a time of 22:17.

In 14th place, Quiana Suber turned in a personal-best time of 23:50. Gabi Carles took 15th at 23:59. Erin Donley was 18th at 24:25.