New Hanover County Cross Country Championships

By / High School Sports / Wednesday, 15 October 2014 04:00

Hoggard wins boys, Eagles take 4th while New Hanover Girls win by 4 points over Ashley and 5 points over Hoggard

The New Hanover County Cross Country Championships was as close as it could be in both the boys and the girls races. Boys was separated by just 2-points, while the girls top 3 teams were separated by just 5 points. The Boys Varsity Race was the 1st race of the day and a pack of 10 runner’s ran a quick low 5 minute 1st mile before Ashley’s Xavier McKinnley made a big move halfway through the race which no one answers. Zavier ran alone the last half of the race winning with a final time of 16:30. 2nd – 4th Places were from Hoggard and were: Robinson Snyder 16:57, Nathan Suddth was 3rd 17:03, and Ben Schmit was 4th 17:04. They were followed by 4 New Hanover Wild Cats: Tristan Greever 17:13, Jackson Denton 17:19, Sean Mulherin 17:19, Henry Kunz 17:31. 9th Place was Cape Fear Academy’s Alex Nadaud 17:40, and 10th was Laney’s Charlie Rachunok 17:42. Team scores were: Hoggard 38, New Hanover 40, Laney 70 Ashley 86, Cape Fear Academy 129 and Coastal Christian High School 172.
Ashley’s finishers were: 15th Place Cody Benton 18:15, 19th Dakota Spruley 18:37, 24th Thomas Avery 19:02, 27th Adam Ortega 19:16, #34 James Avery 19:51, 38th Rodrick Allen 20:03, 42nd Peter Vogiatzis 20:22 and 43rd Harris Hord 20:38.
In the Girls Varsity Race Sarah Pellazari and 2 teammates took off to a quick pace early holding the top 3 spots throughout half the race. Eventually Ashley Julia Boudreau was able to catch all but 1 of the Vikings and was withing 15 seconds of the winner Sarah Pellazari from Hoggard who was 1st with a time of 20:19. Julia had a 20:35, 3rd Place was Hoggard’s Madeline Hulbert 20:49, Ashley’s Sara Silika was in 4th Place with a 21:00, 5th Place was New Hanover’s Katherine Flyn 21:06, 6th Hoggard Sara Weldon 21:19, 7th and 8th were New Hanover’s Waverly Leonard 21:28 and Jane Moody 21:56, Ashley’s Ryleigh McIntyre was 9th 22:00 and New Hanover’s Charlotte Jones rounded out the top 10 with a 22:01. The Ladies team scores were very close with New Hanover winning with 41, Ashley (Best finish at this race in school history) 2nd Place 45, Hoggard 46, Laney 89, Coastal Christian 159, and Cape Fear Academy 163. The rest of the Eagles times and places were: 12th Place Mack Morgan 22:16, 18th Zara Bryant 22:36, 21st Erin Hager 22:40, 35th Morgan Marraccini 23:43, 36th Kaela Grosceclose 23:45, 42nd Kendall Hunt 24:52 and 43rd Jillian Yankey 24:58.


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