Area teams compete at cross country state championships

High School Notebook


From staff reports

Monday, November 5, 2018

KERNERSVILLE — Camden, Currituck and John A. Holmes had athletes compete at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association cross country state championships at the Ivey Redmon Sports Complex Saturday.

The Currituck girls competed in the Class 2A state championship race.

The Lady Knights finished in 17th place out of the 17-team field.

Currituck’s Hailee Reinke posted the fastest time for the Lady Knights with a 47th place finish.

Jessica Anderson, Colleen Dongarra, Shelbey Pippin, Jasmine Gorney, Sydney MacDonald and Jaden Hobbs also represented Currituck.

Carrboro won the 2A state championship and Carrboro’s Hannah Preisser won the individual state title with a time of 18 minutes, 59.54 seconds.

In the Class 1A girls race, Camden’s Keeley Williams, a freshman, finished in 37th place.

Joining Williams for Camden were Hannah Healy, Cadie Langton, Autumn Healy, Brookelyn Johnson, Abigail Jones and Victoria Royal.

Edenton’s Amy Turner, a senior, was 40th place.

The Lady Bruins finished ninth as a team. Franklin Academy won the 1A girls championship.

North Stokes’ Abigail Hemric won the state title with a time of 19:34.34.

In the 1A boys race, Camden’s Thomas White posted the team’s fastest time with at 64th place finish.

Christopher Praisler, Ethen Osborn, William Royal and Wyatt Mansfield competed for Camden. The Bruins finished 15th in the 16-team field.

Alex Jackson was the only runner for Edenton in the boys race and finished 101th place.

Polk County’s Caleb Potter won the boys 1A title with a time of 16:28.16, while Lincoln Charter won the team championship.


Currituck’s Laura Griffin was named the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Sportsmanship Award winner.

Griffin, a junior defensive specialist, was given the award along with West Davidson’s Staley Temple prior to the NCHSAA 2A volleyball state championship game Saturday at N.C. State.

Each team that advances to state championship games in Class 1A through 4A can select one player to receive the sportsmanship award.

Currituck defeated West Davidson in three sets to secure its first volleyball state championship Saturday.