Cross Country Regional round up as Chatham County harriers make their marks

BY DON BEANE, News + Record Staff
Posted 11/8/19

High school harriers from across Chatham County were on display on Saturday at four different NCHSAA Cross Country Regionals across Piedmont/Triad. Chatham Charter’s Brandon McKoy was the top finisher from the county as the Knights sophomore sped to a 2nd place finish as the 1A Mideast Regional up in Cary. McKoy closed with a time of 16:50.35 to finish behind winner Aaron Rovnak of Franklin Academy who posted a 15:45.84.

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Cross Country Regional round up as Chatham County harriers make their marks

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High school harriers from across Chatham County were on display on Saturday at four different NCHSAA Cross Country Regionals across Piedmont/Triad.

Chatham Charter’s Brandon McKoy was the top finisher from the county as the Knights sophomore sped to a 2nd place finish as the 1A Mideast Regional up in Cary. McKoy closed with a time of 16:50.35 to finish behind winner Aaron Rovnak of Franklin Academy who posted a 15:45.84.

Wiley Sykes of Woods Charter also showed strong with a 5th place mark of 17:33.90 in the same 5K race a Wake Med Soccer Park.

Other Top 10 finishers in the county were Maddie Sparrow of Woods Charter taking 9th overall at the 1A Mideast Regional in Cary with a while Malachi Levy of Northwood grabbed 9th at the 3A Mideast Regional in Pittsboro with a time of 16:54.48, and Caroline Murrell took 9th at the 3A Mideast Regional in Pittsboro with a 19:47.37.

In the team standings, the Northwood boy’s were the top finishers with 84 points to close in 2nd behind Chapel Hill’s 31 points at the 3A Mideast Regional while the Northwood girls took 6th with 160 points.

The Woods Charter boys added a 4th place finish with 153 points at the 1A Mideast Regional while the Chatham Charter boys closed in 6th with 174 points.

The Woods Charter girls notched 5th at the 1A Mideast Regional with 133 points.

The NCHSAA 2019 State Championships will take place this Saturday, November 9 at Beeson Park in Kernersville. The 1A boys race at 9:30 am while the 1A girls begin at 10:30 am.

In 2A, action begins at 2:30 pm for the boys while the girls race at 3:30 pm. The 3A boys race at 9 pm while the girls go at 10.

1A Midwest Regional Chatham Central Girl’s Results

23:47.34 Kailey Green 33rd

26:07.15 Raynee Redington 70th

28:06.56 Chloe Fuquay 81st

1A Midwest Regional Chatham Central Boy’s Results

19:21.75 Brantley Hart 27th

19:25.81 Parker Crowley 30th

20:37.69 Sidney Overacre 58th

21:01.94 Travis Crissman 71st

22:20.09 Chandler Wilkes 88th

22:39.12 Sawyer Elkins 90th

22:40.25 Jacob Ziblay 91st

1A Mideast Regionals Chatham Charter Boy’s Results

16:50.35 Brandon McKoy 2nd

18:36.86 Caleb Kolb 20th

19:14.63 Fogleman Harrison 36th

19:47.59 Casey Wanless 50th

20:19.75 Clay Griffin 68th

21:59.42 Thomas O’Hara106th

24:40.56 Chance Collison126th

1A NCHSAA Mideast Regional Woods Charter Girl’s Results

21:36.33 Maddie Sparrow 9th

23:10.75 Samana Young 26th

23:52.10 Chloe Richard 37th

23:58.38 Molly Tyler 38th

24:16.87 Dahila Kilgore 44th

24:31.05 Ember Penney 46th

26:21.22 Analise Villanueva 67th

1A NCHSAA Mideast Regional Woods Charter Boy’s Results

17:33.90 Wiley Sykes 5th

18:40.21 Primo Costa 21st

19:19.07 Kyle Howarth 38th

19:26.28 Nichols Vallant 41st

19:43.13 Samuel Drummer 49th

19:56.08 Frank Wagoner 55th

20:12.63 Ian Stone 64th

2A Mideast Regional Jordan-Matthews Girl’s Results

26:12.31 Jasmine Basilio 42nd

26:53.03 Anna Vicente 46th

27:43.69 Clarissa Morales 54th

30:19.66 Estefani Depaz Rodrig 62nd

30:55.18 Alexa Gonzalez 63rd

33:33.84 Damisela Rivera 66ths

39:03.72 Litzy Cavariega 67th

2A Mideast Regional Jordan-Matthews Boy’s Results

17:58.78 Jacorey Coats 16th

20:04.58 Matthew Oldham 41st

20:24.92 Aiden Harrison 43rd

22:19.79 Cole Vickery 63rd

22:26.12 Cole Kidd 65th

22:38.18 Jimmy Gomez 67th

22:42.39 Braden McIntosh 68th

3A Mideast Regional Northwood Girl’s Results

19:47.37 Caroline Murrell 9th

21:28.17 Tessa Yell 33rd

21:33.12 Caroline Yell 34th

21:53.97 Liv Riggsbee 40th

22:53.08 Ella Hennessey 52nd

24:11.06 Grace Costa 65th

24:43.74 Dacia Case 78th

3A Mideast Regional Northwood Boy’s Results

16:54.48 Malachi Levy 9th

17:08.56 Colin Henry 12th

17:30.47 Mason Bae 19th

17:44.26 Carter Pippin 21st

17:44.91 Christian Glick 23rd

18:23.70 Glenn Porter 41st

19:03.05 Andrew Kimbrel 63rd

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