NCHSAA Cross Country Championships: 1-A and 3-A

Posted by Press Release on November 7, 2015 at 10:21 pm under Uncategorized | Read the First Comment

WEDDINGTON, CHAPEL HILL WIN 3-A; GRAY STONE, WALKERTOWN IN 1-A; VESS OF A.C. REYNOLDS TAKES SECOND STRAIGHT INDIVIDUAL CROWN

KERNERSVILLE — Weddington made it two team championships in the last three years in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A men’s cross country championships at the Ivey Redmon Sports Complex on Saturday.

Led by Mitchell Resor, who finished second overall, Weddington tallied 52 points to 95 for runner-up Chapel Hill. Northern Nash was third at 114.

Sophomore David Melville of Northern Guilford was the individual 3-A champion, winning in 16:12.12 and finishing just over nine seconds ahead of Resor.

In the women’s 3-A championship, senior Anna Vess of Asheville A.C. Reynolds made it two state titles in a row, winning in a time of 18:49.57, about 16 seconds ahead of Katherine Dokholyan of Chapel Hill.

But Dokholyan led a balanced Chapel Hill squad that ran to the team championship with three of the first five 3-A finishers representing the Tigers. Chapel Hill tallied 32 points to 76 for Waxhaw Marvin Ridge and 99 for Weddington.

In the 1-A men’s final, Walkertown, with four runners in the top 18 in the team scoring, captured its first NCHSAA cross country championship and snapped the Bishop McGuinness string of titles at three. Walkertown had 69 points to 89 for second-place Research Triangle, with Raleigh Charter third at 108. Bishop McGuinness finished ninth.

Kyle Rhodes led the way in the men’s 1-A race, winning the event in a time of 17:06.67, over 13 seconds ahead of runner-up Luke Bennett Durham Voyager Academy.

Blakely Moore of Highlands came on strong down the stretch and took top individual honors in the 1-A women’s race, posting a winning time of 20:42.13, just over two seconds ahead of Robbinsville’s Shawnda Martin.

Gray Stone Day of Misenheimer took the team title with 71 points, followed by Bishop McGuinness (87) and Community School of Davidson (117)

The 2-A and 4-A championships were held in the morning session.

Championship Results


  • Recycled Pirate said,

    Ian Shanklin of Page was 7th in the 4A boys race.
    This makes him an ALL STATE runner!