08/22/13 — Area teams run at New Bern's Creekside Park

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Area teams run at New Bern's Creekside Park

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on August 22, 2013 1:47 PM

NEW BERN -- Eastern Wayne's Vidal Wright placed eighth overall during an 11-team meet contested at Creekside Park.

Wright covered the 5k course in 20 minutes, 14 seconds -- nearly 2 1/2 minutes behind meet winner Alex Dolwick of Grace Christian School. Teammate Tim Cooper took 12th in 20:58, while Josh Bartz claimed 25th overall.

The Warriors finished fifth in the team race with 134 points.

Spencer Foster led Wayne Christian with a 19th-place time of 21:08. The Eagles placed ninth as a team overall, but were runners-up to county archrival Wayne Country Day among 1-A independent schools.

Jason Jones emerged Wayne Country Day's top runner, taking 37th in 22:32. The Chargers wound up eighth as team, but claimed first-place honors among the 1-A independent schools competing on the day.

More than 100 runners competed in sweltering conditions.

On the girls' side, Eastern Wayne's Allysa Akers logged an 18th-place time of 27:34. Teammates Morgan Exum (29:02), Tricia Malcolm (30:08) and Veronica Makdad (33:05) placed among the top 45 individuals.

Sarah Allen posted a 20th-place time for Wayne Christian. Georgia Parnell and Beverly Tabe also participated for the Eagles.