High School Cross Country

Bakri Abushouk, Megan Sullivan lead area runners

tstevens@newsobserver.comNovember 25, 2012 

Broughton junior Megan Sullivan led a parade of area girls cross country champions this fall.

Sullivan won the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A title ahead of runner-up Pegah Ramrani of East Chapel HIll.

Mary Grace Doggett of Cardinal Gibbons won the 3A title and Grace Morken won her third consecutive 2A title. Durham Academy’s Eliza Dekker was the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 3A winner.

Among the boys, Bakri Abushouk’s credentials as the state’s best high school cross country runner are undisputed. The Cary senior won the NCHSAA 4A title.

A.J. Tucker of Cedar Ridge dominated the NCHSAA 2A title race, winning by 16 seconds.

All-Metro boys cross country, 2012

Bakri Abushouk, Cary, Sr., 15:03.3, NCHSAA 4A state champion

Ryan Brady, East Chapel Hill, Jr., 15:32.0, Seventh in NCHSAA 4A finals

Jeremy Brown, Broughton, Fr., 15:46.5, Took ninth in 4A state championships

Colin Godwin, Cary Academy, 15:13.3. NCISAA runner-up

Chris Reeder, Chapel Hill, Sr., 15:49.0, Third-place in NCHSAA 3A championships

Will Roberson, Broughton, Jr., 15:22.3, Finished third in NCHSAA 4A championships

Asher Smith-Rose, Broughton, Jr., 15:50.1, Eighth-place finish helped Caps win 4A crown

A.J. Tucker, Cedar Ridge, Sr., 15:53.03, Won 2A state championship by 16 seconds

All-Metro girls cross country , 2012

Eliza Dekker, Durham Academy, So., 17:44.2, NCISAA 3A champion

Mary Grace Doggett, Cardinal Gibbons, Jr., 18:02.9, NCHSAA 3A champion

Sophie Eberhara, Cardinal Gibbons, Fr., 18:07.4, Finished second in 3A

Rebecca Greengrass, Panther Creek, So., 18:06.3, fifth place in 4A championships

Mo McDonnell, Green Hope, Sr., 17:56.7, Three-sport star was third in 4A

Grace Morken, Carrboro, Sr., 18:42.5, Three-time champion in 2A

Pegah Ramrani, East Chapel Hill, Sr., 17:51.3, Finished second in 4A finals

Megan Sullivan, Broughton, Jr., 17:48.1, NCHSAA 4A state champion

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