WAXHAW – The Cuthbertson girls middle school track and field team ran to a convincing win while the Cavs boys placed second at the NCRunners Middle School Invitational, which concluded May 4 at Cuthbertson.
The meet is the de facto state championships for middle school track and field since there isn’t an officially sanctioned event.
The Cuthbertson girls scored 148 points, which was well ahead of runner-up Marvin Ridge (48) and the rest of the county teams that also included Weddington (fourth, 38 points), Metrolina Christian (11, tied for 12th), Union Academy (8, 19th), Parkwood (4, tied for 23rd) and Porter Ridge and Sun Valley (2 points apiece and tied for 26th).
Individual winners included Cuthbertson’s Victoria Teasley (400 meters), Marissa Bosland (800) and Charlotte Bell (1,600) but the Cavs dominated the relays.
The Cavs won the 4×100 with Jacquelyn Rolle, Julia Saurbaugh, Hannah Green and Isabelle Liu and the 4×400 with Green, Bosland, Teasley and Lillian Nasta. In addition, Stella Kermes, Emily Wood, Nasta and Bosland took gold in the 4×800.
Carver won the boys title with 72 points, which was just ahead of runner-up Cuthbertson (56). Other county placers included Sun Valley (54, third place), Weddington (48, fourth), Porter Ridge (26, eighth), Marvin Ridge (15, 15th), Metrolina Christian (14, 16th), Parkwood (8, tied for 19th) and Union Academy (2, tied for 28th).
Individual winners included Weddington’s Caden Townshend (3,200) and Cuthbertson’s Payton Best (triple jump).
Sun Valley’s 4×100 team of Chad Neely, Kareem Harris, Davon Thomas and Elijah Robinson took gold and that quartet also took first place in the 4×200.
Cuthbertson’s Tyler Omoletski, Griffin Reimer, Colin Cuomo and Dylan Sinople won the 4×400.
Porter Ridge’s Trey Buchanan, Sean McDevitt, Jack Beckerman and Jacob Laney took gold in the 4×800.