Harriers finish in top 10
Running in last weekend’s Adidas Cross-Country Challenge in Cary, the East Chapel Hill High School boys and Chapel Hill High girls each finished third, while the CHHS boys finished seventh out of 35 teams.
Drawing runners from the Carolinas, Virginia and Maryland, the event comprised 12 different races at WakeMed Park for teams ranging from high school JVs through college varsities.
East Chapel Hill junior Ethan Ready had the best finish of any Chapel Hill-area runner in the high school 5K championship, taking 11th place with a time of 15:44.5.
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Wildcat classmates Connor McDonald (15:50.3), Chris Hassel (16:28.1) and Dan Kleissler (16:31.1) finished 46th, 59th and 64th, respectively, and sophomore Tucker Owens (16:43.9) was 89th to round out East’s scoring.
Chapel Hill’s girls ran close together, led by ninth-grader Katherine Dokhoylan (19:15.1) in 37th place. Junior Anna Passannante (19:22.6) was 39th, junior Marija Crook (19:27.7) was 43rd, sophomore Clare McNamara (19:33.5) was 52nd and senior Elise Matera (19:36.2) was 55th.
Lilly Price (18:58.5) was the only East Chapel Hill female to finish in the top 100, getting 27th place.
Jeffrey Williams paced the CHHS boys with a time of 16:14.4 for 46th place. Juniors Max Blackburn (16:28.7), Drew Roeber (16:31.0) and Dan Kleissler (16:31.1) finished 61-63-64, and sophomore Jonathan Timothy was 70th with a time of 16:34.1.
Raleigh Broughton won the Adidas high school boys’ championship with 84 points. Runnerup South View scored 140 and East Chapel Hill had 184 for third place. Chapel Hill finished with 279 points.
Blacksburg (Va.) ran away with the girls’ championship, with three top-10 finishers and just 50 points. Chapel Hill, with 190 points, was a close third behind Big Eight rival Cardinal Gibbons and its 176 points. East’s girls were well back in 23rd place.
Chapel Hill freshman Natneal Romaine won the JV boys race in 17:15. Ben Campbell (17:42), Zach Allen (17:49), Agustin Fiorito (17:49), Hunter Gray (18:05.2) and Ryan Combs (18:13.2) all finished in the top 25.
Five Tigers finished in the top 20 of the girls' JV race: Milly Ames (20:53.2); Julia Perkins (21:01.7); Grace Tate (21:08.6); Bryna Loranger (21:13.0) and Madigan Clossick (21:13.2)
Carolina Godiva celebrates fall
Carolina Godiva Track Club will end its fall cross-country series with informal 5K and 10K runs beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, on the UNC Finley Trails, starting from the rear of Glenwood Elementary School.
Runners can celebrate the arrival of cool weather for the season at the fifth annual Carolina Godiva Track Club Picnic at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Gate F picnic shelter in Duke Forest.
There’s no fee to attend, but everyone is asked to bring a pot luck item to share.
Godiva will continue its weekly runs throughout the season. You can find out more or RSVP for the picnic at carolinagodiva.org.
Compiled by W.E. Warnock