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Cardinal Gibbons at top of Wells Fargo Cup standings

Cardinal Gibbons sits atop the Wells Fargo Cup standings after putting together a strong fall season, including N.C. High School Athletic Association 3A titles in volleyball, boys’ cross country and girls’ cross country.

The annual award recognizes the high schools with the best overall interscholastic athletic performance within each classification.

Schools earn points for finishing in the top eight positions at the end of a given season.

A first-place finish receives 50 points, second place gets 45, third gets 40, and so on. Five points are awarded for each NCHSAA sport in which a school competes.

After the fall season, the Crusaders lead all schools with 300 points. Charlotte Catholic trails in second place in the 3A standings with 217.5 points.

Gibbons has won the 3A award, formerly the Wachovia Cup, for the past three years after moving to the classification from 2A.

In 4A standings, Broughton is currently third with 175 points behind Green Hope (212.5) and Charlotte Ardrey Kell (207.5).

The Caps won titles in girls’ tennis and boys’ cross country.

Leesville Road is tied for 10th in 4A with 102.5 points.

Raleigh Charter is eighth in 1A standings with 112.5 points.