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Riverside girls set new school standard at state meet, Smith awarded memorable scholarship

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Monday, May 15, 2017

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The Riverside girls track and field team placed second in the Class 5A State Championship.
 

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The Riverside girls track and field team placed second in the Class 5A State Championship.

 



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Cate Ambrose, Mikie Harris and Abigail Smith finished 1-2-3 in the girls 1600 meter run. 
 

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Cate Ambrose, Mikie Harris and Abigail Smith finished 1-2-3 in the girls 1600 meter run. 

 



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Riverside's Abigail Smith (3rd from right)  received the Sharonda Singleton scholarship, named for the Goose Creek track coach and speech therapist, who was killed in a mass killing at Emanuel AME in Charleston. Singleton was a pastor at Emanuel.
 

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Riverside's Abigail Smith (3rd from right)  received the Sharonda Singleton scholarship, named for the Goose Creek track coach and speech therapist, who was killed in a mass killing at Emanuel AME in Charleston. Singleton was a pastor at Emanuel.

 



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Jessie Crowley won the 3200 meter race in 11 minutes, 16.10 seconds. Cate Ambrose was third and Carter Marchbanks seventh.
 
 
 

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Jessie Crowley won the 3200 meter race in 11 minutes, 16.10 seconds. Cate Ambrose was third and Carter Marchbanks seventh.

 

 

 



The Riverside High School girls recorded their highest finish in the state championship track meet with a second place at Spring Valley High School last weekend.

Riverside scored 68 points to state champion Wando’s 84.5. The runner-up finish was the Warriors’ highest since fourth place last year.

• Along the way the Riverside girls just missed a state record in their 4x800 championship finishing .5 seconds off the mark with a time of 9:25.9.

• Riverside girls swept the 1600-meter run with Cate Ambrose, (5;14.10) Mikie Harris and Jessie Crowley finishing first, second and third, respectively. Jessie Crowley finished sixth.

• Crowley won the 3200-meter run with an 11:16.10 time. Cate Ambrose was third and Carter Marchbanks seventh.

• Abigail Smith received the Sharonda Singleton scholarship, named for the Goose Creek track coach and speech therapist, who was killed in a mass killing at Emanuel AME in Charleston. Singleton was a pastor at Emanuel.

 

 

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