KERNERSVILLE— Raleigh Broughton and Cary Green Hope extended some lengthy streaks in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A cross country championships at the Ivey Redmon Sports Complex on a cold and wet Saturday afternoon.
Raleigh Broughton’s men won their fourth consecutive NCHSAA team championship and sixth in the last eight years, and Cary Green Hope notched its sixth straight state title in the women’s 4-A race.
Broughton, with three of the top nine runners in the team scoring, tallied 53 points to 65 for runner-up South View while Winston-Salem Mount Tabor was third with 93. Jeremy Brown led the way for Broughton by winning the individual championship in a time of 15:50.03, about 13 seconds ahead of Kyle Christ of West Johnston.
Green Hope (45 points) held off Charlotte Myers Park (83) and Charlotte Providence (123) in the 4-A women’s race, led by individual champion Elly Henes. The Green Hope runner finished in 18:02.47, almost 11 seconds ahead of Watauga’s Kathleen Mansure in second.
Kernersville Bishop McGuinness extended its own streak in the 1-A men’s final with its third straight team state title. Bishop placed four of the top 17 runners in the team competition to tally 56 points, ahead of Research Triangle (86) and Misenheimer Gray Stone Day (90).
Zach Boone of Mitchell was the individual 1-A champion for the second consecutive year, winning in a time of 16:08.58, over 30 seconds ahead of Frank Cline of Robbinsville.
Led by Maria Ellington’s second consecutive individual crown, Community School of Davidson took the women’s 1-A team title with 84 points. Two-time defending champ Bishop McGuinness was second with 84 points and Swain placed third with 91.
Ellington’s winning time was 19:09.61, well ahead of second-place Shawnda Martin of Robbinsville.