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Cross-Country state tourney

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on November 4, 2004 1:57 PM

WINSTON-SALEM --Top runners and teams from across the state will gather at Tanglewood Park on Saturday for the 49th annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association's cross country championships.

The Tanglewood course is hosting the NCHSAA championships for the third consecutive year.

McAlpine Greenway in Charlotte was the home of the finals from 1980 through 2001, and for many years before that (1956-77) Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill was the site of the state championships. The finals were run twice at Campbell University in Buies Creek, in 1978 and '79.

The 3-A men's race will start this year's championship action at ten o'clock Saturday morning, followed by the 4-A men at 10:30. The 3-A women's competition is scheduled for 11 a.m., with the 4-A women at 11:30.

After a break for awards presentations, the competition will resume at 2 p.m. with the 1-A men, followed at 2:30 by the 2-A men. Then the 1-A women will run at 3 p.m. and the 2-A women at 3:30 p.m.

Here is a list of qualifiers arom area schools for Saturday's NCHSAA men's state cross country championships, arranged by classifications and alphabetically by school:

Boys 1-A

Farmville Central (Brandon Cox, A.J. Drake, C.J. Eason, Spencer Nichols, Matt Pruess, Joey Santopolo, Landon Walker)

Spring Creek (Eric Walters, Pat Wilkins)

Boys 2-A

Greene Central (Tony Tyson)

South Lenoir (Coleman Heath)

Boys 3-A

Eastern Wayne (Will Collins, Matt Interrante, Matt Vogt, Steven Hendicks, Drew Ziccardi, Paul Wruck, Joey Burridge)

Wilson Fike (Ransom Haitema)

Wilson Hunt (Michael Clayton)

West Carteret (Matt Stallworth)

Girls 1-A

North Johnston (Elizabeth Baker, Heather Creech, Stephanie Grady, Jenna Gudac, Amanda Sharpe, Ashley Sharpe, Katie Young)

Princeton (Heather Braswell. Lorenda Hartley, Ashley Heath, Alyssa McKay, Britney Stewart, Haylee Wood, Courtney Yancey)

Girls 2-A

South Lenoir (Jess King, LaToya Graham)

Girls 3-A

Charles B. Aycock (Kylie Justo)

Eastern Wayne (Brittany Ham)

Wilson Fike (Laura Hanson, Laura Dugan, Hannah Martin, Barksdale Thompson, Maggie Osburn, Mary Allen)

Wilson Hunt (Anna Godwin)

Washington (Gina Valenti)

West Carteret (Gina Castro, Stephanie Rynas, Laura Stephenson, Brianne Talob, Michelle Moretz, Allison Davis, Samantha Rynas)

Eagles conclude running season

CARY -- Wayne Christian finished its first cross country season at the state meet at the SAS Soccer Park Friday.

Doug Johnson finished 18th in the 44-person boys field, clocking a 20:15. Jon Massey (23:05) was 37th and John Potts (23:09) 38th.

In the girls meet, Carrie McCall was third in a time of 22:27. Jennifer Price (22:50) was fifth, followed by Logan Dawson (24th,25:35), Shelle Anderson (41st, 30:56) and Martha Summerlin (44th, 34:28).