Sports Shorts for September 23

Warrior cross country defends turf

On Sept. 17, the Weddington High School cross country program hosted a 22-team meet, and both the boys and girls races were won by Warrior runners.
In the boys race, four of the top 10 finishers were from Weddington. Jonathon Bivens paced the pack with a time of 15 minutes, 58 seconds. Teammate Hunter Roark claimed third in the race with a time of 16:06, followed by fourth-place Tanner Glackin (16:16) and sixth-place Matt Burns (16:29).
Weddington won the boys team competition with 27 points, while Cuthbertson, led by 26th-place Blake Reed (17:17), finished fifth with 168 points.
Weddington’s Mallary Price (18:29) came out on top in the girls race, beating runner-up Natalie Andrejchak of Concord J.M. Robinson (18:36). The only other Union County runner to record a top-10 finish was Cuthbertson’s Madison Simmons, who recorded a time of 19:42.
Weddington finished in a fourth-place tie with South Mecklenburg in the team competition with 141 points, followed closely by sixth-place Cuthbertson (142). Piedmont finished ninth with 234 points.

Serve for the Cure 2011

On Sept. 24, Charlotte Latin will host the 10th annual Serve for the Cure volleyball tournament.
Teams from throughout the area, including Weddington High, will play volleyball all day to raise funds for Susan G. Komen-Charlotte.
Founded by Charlotte Latin coach Suzie Pignetti, a cancer survivor herself, Serve for the Cure has grown to be the largest teen-sponsored event in the area for Komen. Last year, the event raised more than $42,000.
Fore more information, contact event co-chair Jeff Usher at 704-849-0664.

Stallings Elementary Halloween Fun Run

On Oct. 29, Stallings Elementary will hold its third annual Halloween Fun Run. Participants will complete a 1-mile course and organizers will be awarding ribbons and Halloween treats. There will also be a costume contest.
Registration is $3 per person and $6 per family by Oct. 28. On the day of the event,  registration will be $5 per person.
For more information, send an email to Bo Mielczak at

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