Howell, Ribisi are tops in PSF 5K for Education
Brendan Howell of Durham was the first person across the line Saturday morning in the annual Public Schools Foundation 5K / Walk for Education, finishing with a time of 17:03. Carrboro’s James Clabo, age 15, was second (18:13), and Jacob Meredith-Andrews of Chapel Hill was third (18:26).
Morgan Ribisi, 14, of Chapel Hill was the top female finisher with her time of 20:51, good for 12th place overall. Christen Campbell of Carrboro was second among the females (21:16), while Katie Lonergan of Chapel Hill was a close third (21:24).
McPeak wins golf’s Winternational Series
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Even after missing the final events of the Winternational Junior Series in Pinehurst, Carrboro High’s Meghan McPeak claimed the Player of the Year honors in the tour’s girls division with two wins and two top-five finishes this season. She also was named to the Winternational’s All-American Team for the 2015-2016 season.
McPeak’s won the last two Winternational events she entered at Pinehurst Country Club and finished with a season total of 345 points, well ahead of Greensboro’s Madison Issacson, who was runner-up for the season with 180 points.
Highlanders Rugby wins back Maxwell Cup
The Highlander Rugby Club scored 34 unanswered points last weekend and then held on in a harrowing second half to defeat Union County’s 34-28 and return the Maxwell Cup to Chapel Hill.
The cup is named for former Union County coach Paul Maxwell – the Highlanders’ oldest rival – and is held by the winner of the annual match between the two clubs.
Playing at the Charlotte Rugby Club, Union County led 14-0 before RHC left wing Dewan Roets and 8-man Daniel Covi scored tries, with conversions added by fullback Lawrence Bridges, who tacked on a successful penalty kick to close out the first half.
Helped by the Lions’ drawing a yellow card for a dangerous tackle, the Highlanders scored three tries early in the second half – two by Daniel Covi and one by Bridges – to go up 34-14. Union County rallied with two more tries and spent much of the last 8 minutes inside RHC’s defensive half. Center Lavon Hartman’s steal inside the try zone prevented one score, and he stole another ball inside the 22 in the final 2 minutes to help preserve the win.
Villaltas get top-10 finishes in Mebane
Elizabeth Villalta of Chapel Hill completed the Arrowhead 5K for Special Olympics in Mebane with a time 27:39 to place second in the race’s women’s division.
Adelaide Snedden of Durham was the top female with her time of 25:09, and Stephanie Rankin, age 61, of Mebane, placed third in 28:52.
Shan Guo of Cary won the men’s division with a time of 18:17.
Randy Villalta of Chapel Hill placed fifth overall in 21:00.
Few changes in NCHSAA re-draft
The latest NCHSAA realignment draft showed only one change from the second draft that would affect local area schools.
The change would have North Moore joining a league to its west, thereby exiting a conference with Chatham Central, Chatham Charter, Kestrel Heights, Raleigh Charter, Research Triangle, River Mill Academy and Woods Charter.
The draft released last week is the third of four expected from the NCHSAA before the realignment of conferences takes place in 2017.
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