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Apex boys run past Broughton in Seahawk Invitational cross country

tstevens@newsobserver.comSeptember 10, 2013 

The Apex boys and the Green Hope girls won team titles Saturday in the annual Seahawk Invitational cross country championships at UNC Wilmington.

The Apex boys upended 2012 state 4A champion Broughton 79-103. Apex’s Mihret Coulter (15 minutes, 55 seconds) was second behind Southern Alamance’s Collin Loy (15:44). Broughton’s Jeremy Brown was third (15:59).

Ryan Speer of North Raleigh Christian and Chris O’Brien of Raleigh Charter both ran 16:00.

The Green Hope girls, the reigning 4A state champions, placed five runners among the top 21 finishers to win the team title ahead of second-place Charlotte Providence 72-105.

Providence’s Grace Sullivan was the individual champion in 18:27. Elly Henes was Green Hope’s first finisher, taking ninth. The Falcons’ Katie Tomasi, Kelly Fitzgerald, Theresa Enright and Savannah Lips were Nos. 13, 14, 15 and 21.

The area’s top girls’ runner was Carrboro’s fifth-place Maysa Araba.

Linker honored: East Chapel Hill High tennis coach Lindsey Linker has been selected for induction into the N.C. Tennis Hall of Fame. The ceremony for Linker and Lawson Duncan of Asheville will be held in January.

Linker built a 294-39 record and coached two teams to N.C. High School Athletic Association titles in 10 years at Chapel Hill High before moving to East Chapel Hill in 1998.

She has a 587-62 record at East Chapel Hill and has coached 14 NCHSAA dual-team champions. Ten of her players have won NCHSAA individual state titles.

She will be inducted into the NCHSAA Hall of Fame in April.

Millbrook Hall: Millbrook High will induct former athletes, teams and families as its second class into its sports hall of fame on Oct.18 at halftime of its football game against Wakefield.

The former athletes being inducted are golfer Andrew Sapp (1989); football wide receiver Bucky Brooks (1989); hurdler Larry Harrington (1989); basketball and soccer standout Michelle Massey (2002); four-sport standout Kenny Garrett (1960); soccer keeper Casey Prince (1997); football and track athlete Andy Schmidt (1988); and 12-letter winner Whitey Wade. (1957)

Danny Wilkins (1972) coached the Millbrook girls to the 1989 state title and the boys to the 1994 crown. The ’89 girls and the ’94 boys soccer teams also will be inducted.

The families being recognized are George and Chris Lortz and Burton and Michelle Horwitz and their children.

Cougar shines: Former Wake Forest High baseball standout Mac Williamson is having quite a year with the San Francisco Giants’ San Jose club. He led his team in batting average (.292), RBIs (89), runs (94), hits (152) and home runs (25).

Bengals have a coach: Fuquay-Varina is adding boys’ lacrosse and has picked up Jack Bogwicz, who was the NCHSAA boys’ lacrosse Conference 2 Coach of the Year at Green Hope last season, as coach.

The NCHSAA has special conferences for lacrosse because participation is sporadic throughout the state. The lacrosse conferences are expected to be announced this week.

J. Mike Blake contributed to this story.

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