In its first Big 8 meet of the season, the Cedar Ridge boys and girls cross country teams each captured their respective races.

Running against a partial team from East Chapel Hill and a full team from Hillside on Tuesday afternoon at Cedar Ridge, the Red Wolves’ boys finished first with 15 points. The Wildcats came in 2nd with 55 while Hillside recorded 76 points.

The Cedar Ridge girls team finished with 6 points while Hillside had 44. East didn’t field a girls team for Tuesday’s meet.

In the boys race, Cedar Ridge had the top seven finishers. Senior Brian Finch continued his strong season, finishing the 5,000 meter course in 19:22. Alistar Stewart came in 2nd at 19:44. Junior Rory Legg-Bell cross the finish line 3rd at 20:09. Junior Eli Tilley was 4th with a time of 20:49. Zach Crane was 5th, ending his run at 21:02. Senior Joshua Goularte was sixth at 21:14, and Evan Paisley came in 7th at 21:28. Cedar Ridge sophomore Noah Draughon rounded out the top ten with a 10th place finish with a time of 21:32. Freshman Zach Gary’s was 11th.

Competing against only Hillside in the girls race, Cedar Ridge had its first four runners cross the finish line, as well as eight of the top ten. Three of them were freshman, including Anne Morrell, who set the pace with a time of 24:47. Cedar Ridge junior Abby Averette finished second at 25:07. Freshman Ariana Solis came in third at 26:20. Senior Noa Berman was 4th with a time of 26:26.

Red Wolf freshman Jill Myles finished sixth, completing the course at 26:50. Sophomore Sydney Reavely was 8th at 27:28. Finishing tenth was senior Alexandria Wirth at 27:58.

Another freshman, April Hunt, came in 11th at 28:03.


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