Alex Dolwick of Grace Christian Raleigh and Sarah Bodmer of Cary Academy won individual championships Friday in the N.C. Independent School Athletic Association cross country championships in Hendersonville.
Dolwick (16:43.86) repeated as the 2A boys champion as a senior, though the Eagles’ streak of team titles ended at three. Grace finished third, placing Dolwick and junior Matt Horan (fifth overall) in the top 10.
Bodmer, a sophomore, nipped Ravenscroft’s Maddy Ringenbach to win the 3A girls. Durham Academy’s Eliza Dekker was running for a fourth consecutive 3A girls title and was in the lead at two miles, but felt dizzy and dropped out of the race.
In both 3A team races, Cary Academy was runner-up to Charlotte’s Providence Day.
The Chargers boys were led by senior Josh Mitchell (third) and freshman Coleman Mitchell (fifth). On the girls’ side, sophomore Emily Lane took fifth and eighth-grader Grace Goetz was ninth.
In 2A, Grace Christian Raleigh (9-7-2) lost 6-2 in the opening round to Greensboro’s Caldwell Academy on Oct. 18. David McCullen made the 2A all-state team.
Cary Christian (7-7) lost 5-0 in the opening round on Oct. 18 to Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill.
The Bulldogs ended their year 30-7 overall and placed Hailey Brooke McFadden on the 3A all-state team.
Cary Christian (13-7) fell in the opening round last Tuesday at 6-seed Freedom Christian, 3-1.