The James Island Charter High School girls' cross country team won the South Carolina High School League AAAA state championship yesterday in Columbia. The Trojans edged out Hilton Head by one point! This is the second state title for the JICHS girls' cross country program (they won in 2012).
James Island also has the individual SCHSL AAAA state champion; freshman Hannah Vroon finished first with a time of 18:25.39 (winning by more than 10 seconds). Teammate and senior Amelia Carson also ended up in the top 10 with an eighth-place finish.
This is the first time JICHS won both the girls' cross country team and individual state titles in the same year, and Vroon is the first student-athlete to win an individual girls' cross country state championship in school history.
Roster: Julia Beebe Amelia Carson Anna Sofia Crews M.K. Huddleston Carlisle Miller Anikka Pace Hannah Vroon Avery Belk Kirra Borg Sierra Wiggins
Head Coach: David Lee Assistant Coaches: Joe Eshelman, Ed Carson, Kelly Kimball, and Chris Covert