Wells Fargo, along with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, today announced the final standings in the Wells Fargo State Cup competitions for the 2013-14 academic year.
The Wells Fargo Cup is sponsored by Wells Fargo and the NCHSAA. The award recognizes the high schools that achieve the best overall interscholastic athletic performance within each of the state’s four competitive classifications. The Cup program is in its 35th year.
Two of last year’s Wells Fargo Cup champions repeated the feat. Green Hope maintained its lead after winter sports to capture the Cup in the final 4A standings for the fifth consecutive year. Waxhaw’S Marvin Ridge had a terrific year and took its first Cup title in the 3A classification, while Carrboro was the Cup winner among 2A schools for the third straight year. Kernersville Bishop McGuinness took top honors in the 1-A classification.
“We sincerely appreciate Wells Fargo’s commitment to our overall program in recognizing our champions,” said Davis Whitfield, NCHSAA commissioner. “These schools which win the Wells Fargo Cup do a tremendous job with their overall athletic programs, and we are grateful for Wells Fargo’s desire to recognize their achievements.”
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In the 4A classification, Green Hope finished first with 475 points to hold off hard-charging Apex at 457.5 for the crown. Wake County schools did extremely well, as three of the top four finishers and six of the top 12 in the standings are from Wake County.
Green Hope preserved its title by finishing in the top eight in both boys lacrosse and boys tennis and placing sixth in boys golf. Apex had a strong showing in lacrosse, winding up second in both boys and girls, and also took second in boys outdoor track and field while tying for fifth in the girls state championship track meet.
Hough in Cornelius, N.C. was third with 392.5 points, followed by Millbrook (385) in fourth and a newcomer to the 4A ranks, Charlotte Catholic, coming in fifth with 370 points.
After finishing second last year, Marvin Ridge completed its championship year with a strong spring, scoring playoff points in seven different sports. Highlights for Marvin Ridge include second-place finishes in boys golf, boys tennis and boys lacrosse, and tying with Cardinal Gibbons for the 3A team going the farthest in the open girls lacrosse tournament.
Cardinal Gibbons, which had won eight straight Cups in two different classifications, took second at 622.5 points, winning the 1A/2A/3A boys lacrosse and taking top honors in boys tennis.
Chapel Hill, buoyed by a state championship in girls soccer, a top-four finish in boys tennis and third-place ranking among 3A teams in girls lacrosse, scored 532.5 points for third place. Weddington was fourth at 510 and Northern Guilford fifth with 380 points.
Carrboro had an impressive spring to secure its third consecutive Cup, rolling up 267.5 points in the spring for its 615 total, well ahead of runner-up N.C. School of Science and Math at 387.5 points. Carrboro, with playoff points in six different sports, won the 2A boys dual team tennis title, was second in the girls outdoor track and field championships and then picked up points as the top 2A finisher in girls lacrosse and tied for the top spot with two others in boys lacrosse.
NCSSM, which held the lead after the winter season, managed a top-four finish in boys tennis and took seventh in boys track and field.
Lake Norman Charter, which moved up to 2A in realignment, was third overall in the 2A class with 387.5 points, followed by Shelby (345) and Newport Croatan (327.5).
In the 1A classification, Bishop McGuinness had a strong spring, with 307.5 points in spring sports of the Villiains’ 675 total. That included state championship performances in boys golf, boys tennis and girls outdoor track and field.
Raleigh Charter and Community School of Davidson tied for second with 375 points apiece. Raleigh Charter’s top spring finish was a state runner-up position in men’s tennis, while Community School won the state 1A girls soccer crown.
Elkin was fourth in the standings with 307.5 points and Misenheimer Gray Stone Day was fifth with 287.5.
Wells Fargo Cup points are determined by a system based on performance in state championship events. All schools that finish in the top eight positions (plus ties) earn points. In the playoff events involving teams from more than one classification, Wells Fargo Cup points are awarded based on the school’s standing against other schools in its own classification. If fewer then eight schools from a classification compete in a sport, only those schools that are represented are eligible to receive the Cup points.
Points are awarded for all sports as follows: 50 for first, 45 for second, 40 for third, 35 for fourth, 30 for fifth, 25 for sixth, 20 for seventh and 15 for eighth. In the event of a tie, the schools receive an equal number of points based on the number of teams that tie and the number of teams that finish higher in the standings. Five points are awarded for each sanctioned sport in which a school competes.
Wells Fargo Cup standings are announced three times each school year: once after the fall and then the winter sports, and concluding with the winner after the spring sports season ends.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION FINAL WELLS FARGO CUP STANDINGS 2013-14
1. Bishop McGuinness (Kernersville) 675
T2. Raleigh Charter 375
T2. Community School of Davidson 375
4. Elkin 307.5
5. Gray Stone Day (Misenheimer) 287.5
6. Starmount (Boonville) 277.5
7. Rosewood 272.5
8. Pine Lake Preparatory 265
9. Lincoln Charter 262.5
10. North Stokes 255
11. Whiteville 252.5
12. East Surry 250
13. Mitchell 235
14. East Carteret 225
15. Winston-Salem Preparatory 222.5
1. Carrboro 615
2. N.C. School of Science and Math 447.5
3. Lake Norman Charter 387.5
4. Shelby 345
5. Croatan (Newport) 327.5
6. Salisbury 320
7. Newton-Conover 292.5
8. Washington 260
T9. Cummings 250
T9. Durham School of the Arts 250
11. Franklin 235
12. Monroe 225
13. Northside (Jacksonville) 220
14. East Lincoln 212.5
15. High Point T.W. Andrews 205
1. Marvin Ridge 697.5
2. Cardinal Gibbons 622.5
3. Chapel Hill 532.5
4. Weddington 510
5. Northern Guilford 380
6. West Carteret 267.5
7. Fayetteville Terry Sanford 262.5
8. Asheville 235
9. A.C. Reynolds (Asheville) 230
10. Wilson Hunt 225
11. North Lincoln 222.5
12. Cuthbertson (Waxhaw) 214.17
13. Jacksonville 209.17
14. Freedom 205
15. Havelock 202.5
1. Green Hope 475
2. Apex 457.5
3. W.A. Hough (Cornelius) 392.5
4. Millbrook 385
5. Charlotte Catholic 370
6. Ardrey Kell (Charlotte) 362.5
7. Wakefield 352.5
8. Mount Tabor (Winston-Salem) 345
9. Myers Park (Charlotte) 322.5
10. Broughton 315
T11. Lake Norman 275
T11. Panther Creek 275
T11. Mallard Creek (Charlotte) 275
14. Southeast Raleigh 267.5
15. T.C. Roberson (Asheville) 265