09/24/04 — Prep cross country

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Prep cross country

By Rudy Coggins
Published in Sports on September 24, 2004 1:56 PM

Wayne Christian runs first-ever meet

Doug Johnson claimed third and Carrie McCall earned fourth place in Wayne Christian's first-ever cross country meet Thursday afternoon.

Johnson ran the 3.1-mile course in 20 minutes, 54 seconds against runners from Durham Cresset Christian and Village Christian of Fayetteville. Teammates Jon Massey (24:34) and John Potts (26:52) finished 12th and 17th, respectively, among 21 competitors.

McCall recorded a time of 25:27 during the girls' portion of the meet. Fellow Eagles Jennifer Price (26:12) and Logan Dawson (29:35) captured fifth and ninth place, respectively.

Village won the girls' meet.

Santopolo, Creech

take Carolina 1-A wins

FARMVILLE -- Farmville Central's Joey Santopolo and North Johnston's Heather Creech emerged the top runners in a Class 1-A Carolina Conference meet contested Wednesday.

Santopolo ran the 3.1-mile course in 17 minutes, 43 seconds as the Jaguars collected 30 points compared to 63 for runner-up Spring Creek. North Johnston was third with 71, followed by North Duplin (91) and Princeton (101).

The Gators' Eric Walters finished third in 18:33.

Clint Bland led North Duplin with a fifth-place effort of 19:21, while North Johnston's Matthew Peeden recorded the same time.

Phillip Croon of Princeton ended up eighth in 19:52. Casey Elrod claimed Rosewood's top time of 19:59, which was good enough for ninth-place in the five-team meet.

Creech, coupled with Elizabeth Baker's third-place time, helped North Johnston nip archrival Princeton 25-38. Spring Creek claimed third with 80, while Rosewood, North Duplin and Farmville Central didn't field enough runners to post a team score.

Courtney Yancey led the Bulldogs with a fourth-place time of 22:31.

Rosewood's Stephanie Behrend, one of the conference's most-consistent runners, ended up fifth in 23:31.

Barbara Witherington led Spring Creek with a 13th-place time of 26:27.

The teams are scheduled to run again next Wednesday at North Johnston. The meet begins at 4:30 p.m.


Farmville Central 30, Spring Creek 63,

North Johnston 71, North Duplin 91,

Princeton 101

1. Joey Santopolo, F. Central 17:43

2. C.J. Eason, FC 18:16

3. Eric Walters, S. Creek 18;33

4. Brandon Cox, FC 18:33

5. Clint Bland, N. Duplin 19:21

6. Matthew Peeden, N. Johnston 19:21

7. Pat Wilkins, S. Creek 19:23

8. Phillip Croon, Princeton 19:52

9. Casey Elrod, Rosewood 19:59

10. Terrance Williams, Rosewood 19:59


North Johnston 25, Princeton 38,

Spring Creek 80

1. Heather Creech, N. Johnston 21:44

2. Heather Braswell, Princeton 22:02

3. Elizabeth Baker, N. Johnston 22:14

4. Courtney Yancey, Princeton 22:31

5. Stephanie Behrend, Rosewood 23:31

6. Brittany Stewart, Princeton 24:28

7. Adam Sharpe, N. Johnston 24:52

8. Cynthia Paul, N. Johnston 25:11

9. Jenna Gudac, N. Johnston 25:35

10. Katy Young, N. Johnston 25:43

Greene Central

sweeps EPC meet

SNOW HILL -- Tony Tyson and Blair Carraway each turned in first-place times as Greene Central ran past SouthWest Edgecombe in an Eastern Plains 2-A Conference meet Wednesday.

Tyson covered the Rams' 3.1-mile course in 19:35 to help his team defeat the Cougars 17-44. Teammates Dale Hines, Phillip Shelton and Lance Murray took positions two through four, respectively.

Travis Moore was seventh in 21:45.

Carraway led the girls with a 26:16 time as they edged the Cougars 22-33. Ashley Oakes was second in 26:20 and SouthWest challenged the Rams by taking the next two spots.

Amber Oakes grabbed fifth in 28:22, followed by Cassie Webb in 28:47.

Tonya McGee rounded out Greene Central's scoring with an eighth-place time of 30:59.

Greene Central's boys (6-0) remained unbeaten in four EPC meets, while the girls (4-2) evened their EPC worksheet at 2-2.