Maysa Araba of Carrboro won the N.C. High School Athletic Association girls’ 2A cross country championship Saturday in Kernersville while the Durham N.C. School of Science & Math won the 2A boys’ team championship.
Araba (18:03.66) pulled away in the last 800 meters to easily out-distance second-place Brittany Pleasant of Mount Pleasant (18:20.96).
East Lincoln won the girls’ team title with 70 points while Croatan and Carrboro each finished with 73 points.
Durham N.C. Science & Math topped Franklin 59-76 for the boys’ title.
Science & Math’s Josh Rees-Jones (16:13.05), Nicholas Walker (16:15.27) and Chatham Ellwanger (16:23.21) finished second, third and fifth, but were scored as first, second and third because winner Corbin Boyles of Maiden (15:54.86) and No. 4 Frisco Poole of Forest Hills (16:22.93) were running as individuals.
Carrboro’s Tomiwa Olufolabi (16:40.35) and James Jushchuk (16:46.20) were 10th and 11th, respectively.
1A volleyball: Boonville Starmount’s Erin Barr had 17 assists and three kills to lead a 25-10, 25-14, 25-15 sweep of Raleigh Charter in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1A championship at Reynolds Coliseum on the N.C. State campus.
Barr, a 5-foot-8 senior setter, was named the Most Valuable Player of the championship.
Starmount won its fourth NCHSAA state volleyball crown in five finals appearances, with previous titles in 2003, ’04 and ’10.
Joanna Powers led Raleigh Charter with 11 kills. The Phoenix, who had an 11-match winning streak snapped, finished the season 21-4 overall.
1A dual-team tennis: Mount Airy had little trouble in rolling to a 6-0 victory over Raleigh Charter in the 1A girls dual-team tennis championship, giving the Bears their third consecutive state title.
1A cross country: Research Triangle’s boys team and Raleigh Charter senior Chris O’Brien posted runner-up finishes in the NCHSAA 1A boys’ cross country championships. O’Brien finished in 16:13.61. Daniel Madison led Research Triangle, finishing seventh individually.
Raleigh Charter’s boys’ and girls’ teams were ninth in the team standings.
Bishop McGuinness swept the 1A state team titles for the second consecutive year.
2A dual-team tennis: Salisbury rolled to its sixth consecutive state title in the NCHSAA 2A girls’ dual team tennis championship with a 5-1 victory over Durham N.C. School of Science and Math.
NCSSM’s Lydia Yuan won at No. 1, topping Alexandra Drye 6-4, 6-3.