The more things change, the more they stay the same. For the 2nd consecutive year, Cedar Ridge’s Ian Elliott is the Big 8 Conference Cross Country Individual Champion. This year, it was under far different circumstances.
Last year, Elliott ran in mid-70s temperatures at Northwood High in Pittsboro. This year, Elliott completed the course at Chapel Hill High on an unseasonably hot day in 16:43, eight seconds better than Chapel Hill’s Ryan Combs.
This weekend, Elliott will compete in the 3A Mideast Regionals at Northwood High School. His classmate, Elizabeth Zarzar, will run in the Regionlals in the girls meet.