Alex Dolwick of Grace Christian Raleigh, Christian Pigues of Trinity Academy 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. Pigues, a sophomore, ran a 17:20.16 to win the 1A boys.
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 dropped out of the race.
“She was light-headed, dizzy and her legs were wobbly,” said Durham Academy coach Dennis Cullen. “It was a perfect day for running, so we’re going to get her checked out.”
St. David’s (13-8-1) was the No. 4 seed, and Fayetteville Academy (20-1) was the No. 1. Gaston Day is 23-0.
North Raleigh Christian lost to High Point Wesleyan 2-0 in the 3A semifinals.
Raleigh Trinity topped Statesville Christian 5-4 and will play Wayne Country Day, a 7-2 winner over Kerr-Vance Academy, for the 1A title also at 10 a.m., at Barton.
Top-seeded Cary Academy (24-1) defeated North Raleigh Christian, 5-2, to advance to the 11 a.m., 3A finals at High Point Wesleyan. The Chargers will play Charlotte Country Day (13-3), which defeated Charlotte Latin.
Wake Christian survived the second round with an upset win over High Point Wesleyan, but lost in the semifinals to Charlotte Country Day in the semifinals. North Raleigh beat third-seeded Charlotte Providence Day in the quarterfinals, but lost to second-seeded Covenant Day 25-23, 25-20, 24-26, 26-28, 13-15 in the semifinals.
The 4-A title rounds will be at Pinehurst No. 1. The 3A golfers will play at the Longleaf Golf and Country Club in Southern Pines and the 1A/2A final are at the Red Fox Course at Foxfire Resort and Golf Club in Foxfire Village.
Cardinal Gibbons (25-0) is at home against Cameron Union Pines (14-2) in a 3A match. In 2A, Dixon (19-3) is at Carrboro (14-2). Raleigh Charter (8-3) is at home against Franklin Academy (12-4).
In the 4A East, Wilmington Hoggard is at Broughton (2 p.m.), and East Chapel Hill is at Greenville Rose.
In 3A East, Lee County (27-1) continues what seems to be a collision course with unbeaten and six-time state champion Cardinal Gibbons. Asheboro is at Lee County and Cedar Ridge is at Cardinal Gibbons (2 p.m.).
In 2A East, South Granville is at Newport Croatan, and South Columbus is at Carrboro (5:30 p.m.)
The 1A East games are Williamston Riverside at Lakewood and Princeton at Pender (6 p.m.)