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NCHSAA North Carolina State Meet

Ryan Hill takes third straight title; Roberson has dominant girls performance

Saturday, November 3, 2007 - Tanglewood Park, Clemmons NC

results from twincitytc.org

Boys Results Page - Girls Results Page

Summaries from SE Regional Editor Brett Honeycutt

  • Boys 4A - Broughton easily won its first title by scoring 81 points to runner-up Enloe's 101.  Last week's surprise regional winner, Green Hope, was third with 114 points and Chapel Hill was fourth with 117 points.  Individually, Chapel Hill junior Taylor Gilland won his second consecutive title, edging Enloe sophomore Nick Graw, 15:59.1 to 15:59.7.
  • Girls 4A - Chapel Hill easily won its third consecutive title by beating runner-up Myers Park, 85-123 and averaging 20:14 per runner.  Individually, North Mecklenburg's Kimberly Spano ran 18:59.4 (runner-up Andie Cozzarelli of Apex ran 19:10.8) to win her second consecutive title and joined her sister, Bethany Spano as state champions this season.  Bethany, at SouthLake Christian, won the NCISAA 1A/2A private school state title last weekend.
  • Boys 3A - Hickory senior Ryan Hill, last year's Foot Locker South Region champion, won his third consecutive title with the fastest time of the day, 15:30.  Mooresville's Patrick Campbell, second in 15:48.5, led his team to its second consecutive title, holding off surprising Asheville, 56-63.  Mooresville had 5 in the top 18, and Asheville had 3 in the top 10 and 5 in the top 20.
  • Girls 3A - SE Bubble team Roberson easily won its fourth consecutive title, and 9th in the past 11 years, scoring 31 points and placing 5 in the top 9 and 6 in the top 15.  They had the best girls' average of the day.  Runner-up Reagan had 105 points and Asheville was third with 107.  Individually, Williams High senior Lindsey Ester outlasted two-time defending champion Caroline Kirby, 19:13.2 to 19:16.7.
  • Boys 2A - Owen won its third title in four years scoring 56 points to runner-up West Henderson's 145.  Defending champion Cardinal Gibbons was sixth with 176 points.  For the individual title, Josey Weaver became the first boy or girl from the school to win a state title in cross country when he outlasted Cardinal Gibbons' Mark Sullivan, 16:19.8 to 16:26.1.  Note: Owen is coached by former University of North Carolina All-American John Cline, who is in his first year at the school after leaving 4A Myers Park in Charlotte last year.
  • Girls 2A - SE Bubble team Cardinal Gibbons easily won its third straight NCHSAA 2A title (and eight state title overall after winning NCISAA private-school state titles in 2004, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999) by placing 5 in the top 7 (and 7 in the top 12) to beat runner-up Durham School of the Arts, 26-83.  They averaged 19:39 per runner over a difficult course.  Individually, Cardinal Gibbons senior Heather Beichner won easily running 18:48.6.  Runner-up Sarah Willingham was runner-up in 19:16.2 and Cardinal Gibbons' Sarah Rapp was third in 19:29.8.
  • Boys 1A - East Wilkes won its first boys title in history, edging Gray Stone Day 94-97. Defending champion North Carolina School of Science and Math was third with 102 points and had the best average of 18:05 per runner buoyed by the 1-2 finish of seniors Daniel Kimmel (17:12.0) and Cameron Cook (17:13.6).  South Stokes' Ricky Rivas was third in 17;16.2.
  • Girls 1A - Topsail won its first title in history, edging Bishop McGuinness (67-72) and averaging 21:26 per runner.  Four-time defending champion Hayesville was fourth with 98.  Individually, Topsail sophomore Zatha Loewen won her second consecutive 1A title, edging Bishop McGuinness senior Heather Hofmann (19:42.7) and Bishop McGuinness junior Cissy Nitz (19:48.8).

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