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Cross Country event and “catching up” over the weekend

Posted on: 10.7.2018 at 01:39 p.m.

Saturday, Whiteville’s Boys and Girls Cross Country teams traveled to Greensboro to compete in the Hagan Stone Cross Country Classic against 50 other teams from across the state.

In the Boys Development Race, Jalen McMillian posted a time of 18:47 for 35th place. This time lowered the school 5K Cross Country record of 19:17 set by McMillian earlier this season. Brandon Nguyen had a personal best time of 19:21. Tylor Phillips and Alexander Scott both set personal records and Bryce Faircloth had a strong run. These five young men ended up placing 15th overall in their race.

Running in the JV Boys Race, freshmen Luke Thompson and Jackson Friese both shaved over six minutes off their previous best times. Marcus Cribb also competed for Whiteville.

In the JV Girls Race, Maria Rojas set a personal record with a 27:31 for 37th place, while Hannah Campbell and Shanekera Faulk had personal and season bests respectively. Ashley Dinh competed in the JV race, but did not finish after stopping to help an injured runner who eventually had to be carried away by ambulance. We are all grateful that Ashley was in a position to help the young lady and proud of Ashley’s selflessness.

Rescheduling of contests postponed due to Hurricane Florence had Girls Tennis and Boys Soccer matches played Friday and Saturday.

Friday, West Bladen defeated South Columbus 7-2 to clinch the Three Rivers Girls Tennis title. The Stallions’ chances were greatly diminished when second-seed, Scarlette Cartrette, suffered an injury early in her singles match and was unable to continue.

Saturday, South Columbus defeated Red Springs 8-1. Despite the score the match lasted over four hours with both #1 and #2 singles going three sets. Whiteville swept a double header from East Columbus 9-0 and 8-1. Stay tuned for Paul Harvey!

St. Pauls led West Columbus 1-0 at halftime of Saturday morning’s Boys Soccer match. The scoring floodgates opened in the second half with St.Pauls winning 5-3.

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