Nine XC runners make it to championship meet
by Nathan Ham Sports Writer email@example.com
The 2A Cross Country Championship in Kernersville this Saturday will have eight Ashe County High School runners and one alternate after they qualified for the meet at regionals last weekend.
Alexes Armstrong, Kalyn Chapman, Mac Church, Tyler Eller, Margot Mattix, Vic Reed and Brooklyn Roten all qualified for the state meet in the women’s race. Caroline Trent was selected as an alternate.
In the men’s race, Ashe has Gareth Berry, who finished in eighth place overall in his race. Berry crossed the finish line in just under 17 minutes.
Reed was Ashe’s highest finisher in the women’s event, placing 21st with a finishing time of 21:54. Armstrong was 34th, Church finished 35th, Mattix took 36th and Eller finished in 37th all running in a close pack at the end, separated by just eight seconds. Roten finished 62nd and Chapman had Ashe’s final qualifying spot in 70th position.
As a team, the ladies took fourth place overall and the men finished in ninth place.
The 2A State Championship Meet will have 518 runners. The men’s race begins at 3:30 p.m. followed by the women’s race at 4:30 p.m.
Other area runners:
Matthew Mayes (North Surry)
Daniel Alvarez (Surry Central)
Tyler Fitzgerald (Surry Central)
Lara Ricardo (Surry Central)
Danny Mata (Surry Central)
Kevin Pack (Surry Central)
Benjamin Robertson (Surry Central)
Elvis Vega (Surry Central)
Josh Adkins (West Stokes)
Shannon Anderson (West Stokes)
Hannah Bunn (West Stokes)
Kenneth Erickson (West Stokes)
Justin Kiehl (West Stokes)
Julie McGhee (West Stokes)
Sammy Moutos (West Stokes)
Dana Shrader (West Stokes)
Kaitlyn Stone (West Stokes)
Sam Stone (West Stokes)
Sarah Stone (West Stokes)
Rachel White (West Stokes)
Rebekah White (West Stokes)
Bryan Whittington (West Stokes)
Josh Hall (West Wilkes)
Madison Hamby (West Wilkes)
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