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Area high school teams claim Wells Fargo Cups

Cardinal Gibbons, Green Hope and Carrboro won the N.C. High School Athletic Association’s Wells Fargo Cups for all-sports excellence.

Each of the area schools won the competition for its classification. Durham Science & Math High shared the 1A classification title with Kernersville Bishop McGuinness. Points are awarded in each sport for advancing in the NCHSAA playoffs.

Cardinal Gibbons was the most dominating program in the state, blowing past 3A runner-up Waxhaw Marvin Ridge 775 to 642.5. Gibbons won state titles in boys’ dual team tennis, boys’ lacrosse, volleyball, boys’ cross country and girls’ cross country.

Charlotte Catholic was third with 575 points, followed by Chapel Hill (435).

Green Hope topped Charlotte Myers Park 510-400 in 4A. Green Hope won girls’ lacrosse and was runner-up in girls’ soccer this spring. Broughton was third (377.5).

Carrboro (602.5 points) easily topped Shelby (415) in 2A.

Nonboarding parochial: The strong finishes in the Wells Fargo Cup by the NCHSAA’s three non-boarding parochial schools, Gibbons, Charlotte Catholic and McGuinness, illustrate why some NCHSAA members schools are concerned that the private schools have an athletic advantage.

Gibbons won the 3A all-sports title; Catholic was third in 3A; and McGuinness shared the 1A Cup with Durham Science & Math, a boarding public school.

The NCHSAA schools voted this spring in favor of removing Gibbons, Catholic and McGuinness from the association, but did not get the three-quarters majority required for the motion to pass.

The NCHSAA has formed a committee to study the private schools’ participation in the association.

Frazier wins N.C. Gatorade: Ravenscroft’s Wesley Frazier, a rising senior, is the 2012 N.C. Gatorade girls track and field athlete of the year. She had won the 2010 N.C. Gatorade award for cross country.

Frazier dominated the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association track and field championships, winning the 800 meters, 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters. She also helped the Ravens win a state title in the 4x400-meter relay.

Frazier also posted the fastest mile time ever by a North Carolina high school girl recently while finishing fifth in the Dream Mile at the adidas Grand Prix in New York City.

Frazier ran a 4:42.78 to slip past former Cardinal Gibbons High runner Julie Shea’s 1977 record.

Frazier followed the record run by winning the two mile (10:13.43), finishing second in the mile (4:48.28), and third in the 5,000-meter run (16:51.04) in the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro last weekend. She also ran a leg on a distance medley relay that finished fourth.

Hester is fastest: Granville Central’s Tevin Hester is the nation’s top high school sprinter. He won the 100 in the New Balance Outdoor Nationals last week and last winter won the New Balance Indoor championship in 60 meters.

Hester, a Clemson recruit, also was third in the outdoor 200.

Swimmers to Olympic Trials: Recent Leesville Road High graduate Hannah Lincoln dropped 2.5 seconds from her career best time in the 100-meter butterfly to qualify for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials during the Nashville Aquatic Club Summer Sizzler last week.

Lincoln swam a 1:01.46 to make the qualifying standard. The Marlins of Raleigh club swimmer has signed with the University of North Carolina.

The Olympic Trials are scheduled for June 25-July 2 in Omaha, Neb. The top two in each individual event will qualify for the U.S. team headed to London. Opening ceremonies for the Olympics are July 27.

Former Enloe High swimming standout Charlie Houchin is among the favorites in the 400-meter freestyle. Houchin swam at the University of Michigan and is training for the Trials in Jacksonville, Fla.

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