Men's Cross Country Completes the Three-Peat

10/23/2013

2013 Mid-Eastern Conference Cross Country Championships
 
Eagles Boys take 3rd Straight Title and Vikings Girls take 1st since 2008.
 
The Eagles Boy’s Varsity Cross Country pulled off a 3-Peat after winning the Mid-Eastern Conference Championships by 2-points over Hoggard this past Thursday at Hoggard’s Hugh McRae Park Course. While on the Girl’s side the Hoggard Vikings win 1st Title since 2008.
 
Temperature’s were a little warmed than expected in mid October, but that didn’t stop a pack of 4 Vikings and 1 Eagles from bolting out at the start, followed by a pack of 4 Eagles, Grant Hufham and Calvin Daugherty. Position stayed the same until about the halfway point. That’s when Calvin and Grant made there move and pulled away from the rest of the pack. Grant then sat behind Calvin before out kicking him to the finish to take the win with a 16:28. Calvin came in at 16:48. The race for the team title ensued. After leading for much of the race by 20+ points, the Vikings watch that lead slip past them in the last 1,000 Meters. Ashley’s 2nd-5thPlace runners were behind Hoggard’s 5th Place Runner when Ashley’s Daniel Lancaster started his charge to the finish. Every Eagle Daniel past jumped into Daniel’s charge and then they past all but 1 of the Vikings and almost caught up to their teammate Joseph Harty who lead the way for the Eagles the whole race and finished in 4th Place with a 16:59. Daniel was 5that 17:00, Will Mayo 6that 17:01, Stephen Wilson let 1 Viking in between him and took 8th at17:05, with Cody Benton taking 15th.
The total team scores were: Ashley 38, Hoggard 40, Topsail 90, New Hanover 91, Laney 112, South Brunswick 155, and West Brunswick 194.
 

The 1st Team all Conference was: 1st Place Grant Hufham SB 16:28, 2nd Place Calvin Daughtry L 16:48, 3rd Nathan Sudduth H 16:53, 4th Joseph Harty A 16:59, 5th Daniel Lancaster A 17:00, 6th Will Mayo A 17:01, 7th Graham Parker H 17:02. Your 2nd Team All Conference was: 8th Stephen Wilson A 17:05, 9th Ben Schmidt H 17:12, 10th Robinson Snider H 17:14, 11th Andrew Irrera H 17:17, 12th Christian Dickens T 17:28, 13th Gunar Swartzlander NH 17:28, and 14th Jackson Denton NH 17:31. The rest of the Eagles in this race times and places were: 15th Cody Benton 17:38, 29th Chris Avery 19:04, and 37th David Fletchner 20:06