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CAC swimmers make big splash at Carolina Classic

Carolina Aquatics (CA) of Columbia hosted the 2014 Carolina Classic swim meet this past weekend (Dec 12-14, 2014) on the campus of the University of South Carolina. Over 585 swimmers from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia participated.  Locally, 40 swimmers from the Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) competed in the meet. During this short-course meet, races for swimmers ages 10 and under followed... 

MB Riptides close out 2014 with pair of strong meets

The Myrtle Beach Riptides swim team wrapped up their December meets over the weekend with events in Charleston and Columbia. The final meet of the calendar for Riptides was the 2014 Carolina Classic at the University of SC.  Nineteen members of Riptides made the trip for the 3-day, prelims/Finals-formatted meet.  Riptides’ swimmers posted their best meet of the season, achieving 120 personal best... 

Kinsey leads local pack at RiverTown Reindeer 5K

Jonathan Kinsey of Mullins won the Sixth Annual RiverTown Reindeer 5K, which saw more than 300 runners hit the streets of Conway on Saturday. Kinsey broke the tape in 17:10, beating a pair of Myrtle Beach runners – John Hynes (17:42) and Diego Sosa (18:16) – and Conway’s own Dwayne Carter (18:16). Fifteen-year-old Nicholas Lefever (18:57) of Myrtle Beach placed fifth overall and won... 

NMB, MB Riptides’ Teasley to swim for Lenior-Rhyne

North Myrtle Beach High and Myrtle Beach Riptides swimmer Chase Teasley, who also competes for the Myrtle Beach Riptides, has signed  National Letter of Intent to attend Lenoir-Rhyne University in the fall. Teasley, who served as the senior captain for the Chiefs this past season, helped lead North Myrtle Beach to a second–lace finisher in the region as he captured first team all-region honors. In... 

Local runners outpace field of 1,250 at MB Turkey Trot

Frank Pepp of Myrtle Beach and Robert Carroca Myrtle Beach took first place in their respective divisions in Thursday’s Myrtle Beach Area Turkey Trot 5K/10K at the Surfside Beach Pier. Pepp completed the 5K course in a time of 17:51 to win the 5K, and Carroca clocked the 10K course in 36:26 to make it a hometown sweep in a race that features more than 1,250 runners. Winning her second local 5K... 

Smith, Pieterse lead MBTC at Junior Olympic XC meet

Kenia Smith of Conway High and Michael Pieterse of Carolina Forest won their respective divisions at the the 2014 USA Track and Field Region 16 Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships over the weekend. Held at Whispering Pines Golf Course in Myrtle beach on Saturday, the meet saw Smith win the 13-14 Girls Division title and Pieterse breaking the tape in the 15-16 Boys Division. Smith also led the... 

MB Riptides complete busy, successful fortnight in pool

The Myrtle Beach Riptides swim team completed a busy November, competing in back-to-back meets in Mount Pleasant and in Raleigh, NC. At last weekend’s New Wave Quad Splash, 21 Riptides’ swimmers combined for 87 personal best times, 12 new SC Swimming State Championship q-times, seven team records, and two of each Speedo Senior Sectional Championship and age-group Sectional Championship q-times. Ian... 

Coast, Beach United teams shine in NC tournaments

A total of 10 local youth soccer teams wrapped up their fall tournament schedules over the weekend in the state of North Carolina. Three Coast FA teams brought home hardware from the Adidas Clash over the weekend in Greensboro, N.C., which also saw the Coastal Carolina University men’s team capture the Big South Tournament championship 1-0 over Radford to advance to the NCAA Tournament. The Coast... 

NMB teen Jenerette, MB’s Tilford win Turtle Strut 5K

The 23rd Annual Pawleys Island Turtle Strut saw a serious youth movement on Saturday when 13-year-old Wilson Jenerette captured the overall female division. The North Myrtle Beach High track athlete (although she’s still in middle school) completed the 5K course in 21 minutes, 14 seconds – more than a minute ahead of runner-up Carolann Saracco of Myrtle Beach (22:37) and third-place Mary... 

CAC swimmers make major splash at Clemson Classic

The Coastal Aquatic Club took part in the 2014 Clemson Classic Meet at Clemson University over the weekend. Twenty-nine swimmers from the CAC participated in the meet, along with 11 teams from the Carolinas and Georgia. CAC swimmers recorded 11 first-place finishes, including Mason Bryan (100 Fly, 1,000 Free, 200 Fly, 200 Breast); Casey Mitchell (400 IM, 200 IM, 100 Fly); Brae Jackson (1,000 Free,... 
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