Defending state champion Maysa Araba set a course record (18:46) last Saturday at Carolina Horse Farm in Raeford and won the NCHSAA 2A Mideast Regional cross-country meet, pacing Carrboro’s females to first place.
Amanda Hickey (19:30) and Helen Morken (19:45) came in second and third, respectively, and Natalie Richardson (20:46) was fifth as Carrboro totaled just 34 points to the 58 for runnerup N.C. Science & Math and 80 for third-place Durham School of the Arts.
Science and Math and DSA finished 1-2 in the boys’ meet, while Carrboro was third. Klaas van Kempen (17:49) and Avery Marsh (18:00) placed in the top 15 for the Jaguars.
Cardinal Gibbons swept the 3A Mideast Regionals on Saturday at WakeMed Park in Cary. Chapel Hill finished second in both the girls’ and boys’ meets.
Chapel Hills Drew Roeber (15:58), Jeffrey Williams (16:10) and Daniel Kleissler (16:29) each finished in the top 15. All of Chapel Hill’s first five females – Katherine Dokhoylan, Marija Crook, Regan Roeber, Elise Matera and Madi Marvin – finished in the top 11 of their meet. But Cardinal Gibbons’s five females all were top 10, including ninth-grader Marissa Bishop in first place.
Like Carrboro in the 2A, Gibbons and Chapel Hill qualified both of their teams for Saturday’s 3A state meet in Kernersville.
Cedar Ridge’s and Orange’s boys teams also qualified, as did Northwood’s Tristan Cochran as an at-large individual.
Paced by top-15 finishes by James Gildard (15:56), Ethan Ready (16:03) and Chris Hassel (16:04), East Chapel Hill finished second in Saturday’s 4A Midwest meet at Ivy Redmon Sports Complex in Kernerville.
The East Chapel Hill girls, led by Lilly Price (18:51) in fifth place individually, finished fourth and also qualified as a team for Saturday’s 4A meet.