The Providence boys and girls dominated the SoMeck 8 Conference cross country championships Thursday at McAlpine Park.
The Panthers put four runners in the boys’ top 10, led by Tanner Sutter, who won the event in a time of 16 minutes, 14 seconds. Olympic’s Ryan Ragoonath (16:16) was second and South Mecklenburg’s Haywood Ferguson (16:23) was third. Providence’s Logan Sutter finished fifth, and Andrew Kiss and Sam Cohen finshed eighth and ninth.
The Panthers won the team title over South Mecklenburg and Ardrey Kell.
In the girls’ race, Providence had eight of the top 11 finishers, led by senior Grace Sullivan, who won the race in 17:53, ahead of Ardrey Kell’s duo of Kiley Aymor (18:31) and Josie Jordan (18:41). Providence’s Kayla Glova and Lindsey Lanier were fourth and fifth; teammates Sarah Parrish (7th), Helen Griffith (8th), Claire Strickler (9th), Catherine Hailey (10th) and Amelia Lennard (11th) also had top 11 finishes.
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In the team race, Ardrey Kell was second and Charlotte Catholic third.
Southwestern 4A: Myers Park won the Southwestern 4A Conference boys’ and girls’ meets on its home course, finishing ahead of Independence and Butler.
Myers Park’s girls had the top five finishers, led by Mary Prouty (20:00.9). Kate Eiselt was second (20:03.6) followed by Story Gourley, Sydney Farris and Anna Albright.
In the boys race, Myers Park topped East Meck and Butler.
Myers Park’s Joe Harbacevich (17:13) won the race with teammate Chris Smith (17:15) finishing second. Myers Park had seven of the top 10 finishers. Henry McDonald was fifth, followed by teammates Conor McAvoy, Marshall Williamson, Coby Frank and Jack Martin.
East Meck’s Fisher Ramsey was third, and Butler’s Shad McGrew was fourth.
MECKA 8: A.L. Brown’s boys and Hough’s girls won championships at the MECKA 8 Conference meet Wednesday.
In the boys race, Brown’s Kellen Corson (16:42) won, followed by teammates Brandon Hernandez and AJ Meadows. Hough was second in the team race, followed by Mallard Creek.
In the girls race, Hough’s Maddie McHugh (18:58) won with teammate Paige McKinney in second. In the team race, Robinson was second, followed by Hopewell.