1A WOMEN: Franklin Academy wins third straight team title, Hemric earns first individual crown for North Stokes
KERNERSVILLE, NC – Franklin Academy women were dominant in the 1A Women’s Cross Country Team Championship, as they pushed to a 47-75 victory over Voyager Academy, winning the school’s third consecutive Women’s Cross Country Team Championship. North Stokes saw junior Abigail Hemric roll to the school’s first individual State Championship in Women’s Cross Country.
Hemric cruised to the victory, crossing the line in 19:34.34, well ahead of second place Amy Rosie Scott-Benson from Voyager Academy. Scott-Benson finished in 19:50.41.
Franklin Academy was led by senior Caitlyn Burkett who finished in fourth overall, third in the team competition, as she posted a time of 20:06.21. CiaCia Kishpaugh, a freshman for Franklin Academy, crossed in seventh overall with a time of 20:13.36, just ahead of teammate Taylor Roberts who finished eighth overall in 20:35.31.
2A WOMEN: Carrboro runners sweep team and individual titles
KERNERSVILLE, NC – The Carrboro Jaguars rolled to the 2A Women’s team title as Hannah Preisser led the way for Carrboro by winning the individual race over North Lincoln’s Angie Allen. The victory was the sixth team title for the Jaguars in Women’s Cross Country and Preisser’s win was the seventh time a Carrboro runner has claimed the individual championship.
Preisser finished the course in 18:59.54 cruising by Angie Allen who came in second with a time of 19:09.21. North Lincoln’s Alyssa Galvin was third with her time of 19:23.59. Preisser joins three-time champion Grace Morken, two-time champion Maysa Araba, and Amanda Hickey as the only Jaguar runners to earn a first place finish in women’s cross country.
Carrboro’s Madeline Ramsden finished 12thoverall, ninth in the team competition, posting a time of 19:58.44. Louise Lounes was the third highest Jaguar, posting a time of 20:27.58 21stplace finish, 17thin the team competition. Carrboro combined to hold off North Lincoln 69-80 in the team competition.
3A WOMEN: Cuthbertson sweeps team and individual titles behind Hill championship
KERNERSVILLE, NC – Madeline Hill led the way as the Cuthbertson Cavaliers won their first team and individual Women’s Cross Country State Championships. Cuthbertson pushed past Chapel Hill 47-68 in the team competition, placing four runners in the top 15 of the team event.
The Cavaliers averaged 18:59.27 to Chapel Hill’s 19:26.56. Hill led the way for Cuthbertson, crossing the line in 18:11.52 to win the individual title as a sophomore. Teammate Leah Helms finished in third, second in the team event, posting a time of 18:19.22. Kaitlyn St. Hilaire was the third best Cavalier at 14thoverall and 19:17.93.
4A WOMEN: Gibbons earns 10th Women’s Cross Country Team Title while Pinecrest’s Alder takes Individual Crown
KERNERSVILLE, NC – Cardinal Gibbons women were once again strong, placing three in the top seven finishers to race to a 43-81 victory over second place West Forsyth in the team competition. Carmen Alder won by a comfortable 12 seconds in the Individual Championship, as the Pinecrest sophomore won the school’s first Women’s Cross Country Championship of any kind.
Alder paced the field, posting a time of 17:50.64. Natalie Tyner from Laney finished second with a time of 18:02.68, just three seconds in front of the top finisher from Cardinal Gibbons, Katharine Priu, who finished in 18:05.71. Gibbons runners nabbed sixth and seventh places as well, with Caroline Todd taking sixth in 18:48.39 and Caroline Mullahy right behind her in seventh at 18:48.74.