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Wando wins state title in boys’ cross country; Liebert repeats as individual state champ

Wando High School’s boys’ cross country team won its third South Carolina High School League team state title, and first since 2015, with a convincing performance at the AAAAA state meet in Columbia on November 10, 2022. Led by Jake Liebert, the Warriors captured the championship by 38 points over runner-up Fort Mill. 

Liebert won the race with a time of 15:13 to repeat as the individual SCHSL AAAAA gold medalist (he shaved 28 seconds off his winning time from last year). Teammates, Brendan Gomez and Tanner Jelliff ended up third and fourth overall, respectively.  Both earned all-state honors as well as teammate John Teachman who finished 13th.  The Warriors actually had five runners finish in the top 20.

2022 Wando Varsity Boys’ Cross Country Roster:

Jack Butler (freshman)

Brendan Gomez (senior)

Brennan Harp (junior)

Tanner Jelliff (senior)

Jake Liebert (junior)

John Teachman (junior)

Zach Teachman (8th grade)

Gansen York (freshman)

Head Coach: Bret Davis

Assistant Coaches: Bradley Ross and Jennifer Emerson