BHS’ Belden wins at Wendy’s Invitational

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Beaufort High’s Marlon Belden won the boys race, and May River led the local contingent in the team standings at the Wendy’s Invitational cross country race Saturday at Charlotte’s McAlpine Park.

The Eagles and Sharks competed in the Open Division along with Bluffton, and the local runners made a strong showing.

Belden won the 5K boys race with a time of 15 minutes, 56 seconds, finishing 10 seconds ahead of York’s Brannon Burns, while Eagles teammates Nash Mills (21st, 17:08) and Maxwell Davis (23rd, 17:17) also placed in the top 25. May River’s boys had three runners in the top 13 overall to finish second as a team. 

Beaufort’s Shannon Smith (19:19) led all local runners in the girls race, finishing third, while teammate Charlize Antia (20:16) was ninth. The Eagles finished eighth among 25 teams, two spots behind May River.

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