Providence High cross-country star Wyatt Maxey won a N.C. 4A Western regional championship last week. This week, he added a state championship to his resume.
Maxey won the N.C. 4A cross-country state title in Kernersville, emerging with the win in a tight race. He beat Mount Tabors Ian Milder by less than a second.
Maxey was one of several Observer-area individuals and teams to win state titles Saturday. In 2A, East Lincolns girls won and Maidens Corbin Boyles won the boys individual title. In 3A, Weddingtons boys won a team title and in 1A, Malia Ellington of Community School of Davidson won the girls individual championship.
A look at each class:
• In the 4A team race, Raleigh Broughton won its third straight boys title, and Cary Green Hope won the girls championship. Myers Park was third. The girls 4A individual champion was Mount Tabors Kayla Montgomery, who won in 17 minutes, 29.12 seconds, 11 seconds faster than second place Bianca Bishop of Providence. Providences Grace Sullivan finished fifth, Ardrey Kells Sydney Foreman was 7th and Providences Kayla Glova finished 10th.
The boys race was much more competitive.
Maxey won in 15:17.55, barely ahead of Milder (15:18.32). Third-place William Roberson of Raleigh Broughton was barely three seconds back. Lake Normans Patrick Sheehan (15:29.67) was fifth.
• East Lincolns girls won the 2A title, ending Carrboros run of four straight titles. East Lincolns Frances Massey finished fifth overall and led her team to 70 points total. Newport Croatan and Carrboro tied for second with 73, but Croatan won second outright in a tiebreaker.
Carrboro junior Maysa Araba won the individual race with one of the fastest 2A times ever (18:03.66). Mount Pleasants Brittany Stanley was second, more than 17 seconds behind.
Durham N.C. Science and Math won the boys title. Lake Norman Charter was fourth. Maiden junior Corbin Boyes was the 2A individual champ (15:54.86)
• Kernersville Bishop McGuinness won the 1A boys and girls championships. Mitchells Zach Boone won the boys individual race (15:51.84). In the girls race, Lincoln Charter was second and Community School of Davidson was third.
Ellington ran a time of 19:05.13, to win by 14 seconds in the girls individual championship race.
• In 3A, Fayetteville Sanfords Phillip Hall was the individual boys champ and Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons Mary Grace Doggett won her second straight girls chammpionship.
Gibbons had four runners in the top eight positions to win the girls team title. Marvin Ridge was third. In the boys race, Weddington prevented Cardinal Gibbons from winning a third straight title. Gibbons was second and North Lincoln third.
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