The 2013 NCHSAA State Championship was held this past Saturday at Beeson Park in Kernersville, NC. Senior Becca Meshaw and Junior Kyle Christ both advanced from the Mideast Regionals to compete in the Championship race. Becca placed 38th overall out of 130th girl runners and finished with a time of 19:17.34. Kyle placed 13th overall out of 129th boy runners and finished with a time of 15:55.94.
NCHSAA 4A Mideast regional was held at MakeMed Soccer Complex in Cary, NC this past Saturday morning.
West Johnston boys ran at 10 AM and finished overall 10th out of 23 high school teams qualified. The first runner crossing the finishing line for West was Junior, Kyle Christ. He finished 13th with a time of 15:46.04. With this new personal best time Kyle grabs the top 5th record holder spot for West Johnston boys’ runner to date. Finishing 45th was Adam Greco with a time of 16:57.92. Seth Byrd finished 67th with a time of 17:41.34. Rufus Brown finished 85th with a time of 18:00.50. Chris Perez finished 104th with a time of 18:43.06. Javier Hernandez finished 130th with a time of 19:49.92 and Bryson Hall finished 131st with a time of 19:50.62.
The girls ran at 11 AM and finished overall 7th out of 20 high school teams qualified. Senior, Becca Meshaw lead the girls team with a 12th place finish with a time of 19:12.97. Robin Pollard finished 24th with a time of 19:54.30. Lauren Humane finished 39th with a time of 20:25.47. Patricia Patterson finished 59th with a time of 21:07.61. Taylor Wilkens finished 74th with at time of 21:52.04. Rachel Willis finished 87th with a time of 22:10.57 and Taylor Johnson finished 90th with a time of 22:16.81.
NCHSAA 4A Championship will be held on November 2nd in Kernersville, NC.
West Johnston was able to dominant the Greater Neuse River 4A Conference cross country championships again this year. The West Johnston girls won their seventh straight team title. The boys have won the title in every season since 2004 except 2011 when the Clayton Comet’s edged them out. Winning individual titles went to Senior Becca MeShaw and Junior Kyle Christ for finishing first. The Coach of the year honors went to Patrick Shaw. Now the team moves onward to 4A regional’s.
The Wendy’s Invitational was held this past Saturday in Charlotte, North Carolina. This course is a favorite for many cross country runners because it’s fast allowing for them to set a personal best record.
Here’s how the wildcat boy’s finished this past weekend: Kyle Christ (15:59), Stephen Blach (17:50), Ben Meshaw (18:00), RJ Brown (18:13), Chris Perez (18:31), Michael Doty (18:55), Jesus Rodriquez (19:38), Noah Walker (20:44), Bryson Hall (20:48), and Noah Steffens (21:00).
Here’s how the wildcat girl’s finished: Lauren Hermane (19:57), Robin Pollard (20:53), Taylor Wilkins (22:34) Taylor Johnson (22:34), Taylor Steffens (24:25), Allie Sekulich (24:28), Jackie Koger (25:31), and Samantha Garcia (32:09).
Tuesday, October 15th, the team will compete in the Greater Neuse River Conference Championship finals held in Wendell Park. Come out and support the team.
30th Annual Greensboro XC Invitational was held a Hagan Stone Park this past Saturday, September 28th. West Johnston was one of the many high schools participating in this event.
The following boys competed in the Boy’s Championship race. The first wildcat to cross the line was Kyle Christ with a time of 16:08, followed by Adam Greco (17:09), Ben Meshaw (18:17), Stephen Belch (18:18), RJ Brown (18:49), Chris Perez (18:51) and Michael Doty (20:15).
The following girls competed in the Girl’s Championship race. The first wildcat to cross the line was Becca Meshaw with a time of 19:09, followed by Lauren Hermane (20:40), Robin Pollard (21:30), Patricia Paterson (22:25), Taylor Wilkins (23:13), Taylor Johnson (23:24), and Alexis Kenny (27:28).
The following wildcats completed in the developmental race. In the boys race was Alex Porter who finished with a time of 24:24. In the girls race Taylor Steffens finished with a time of 24:24 and Amber Mayberry finished with a time of 27:54.
The next race will be Wednesday, October 2 hosted by East Wake and ran a Wendell Park. Come out and support all the runners.
The team arrived at the event under cloudy skies and a wet course from recent rain fall. This course is a known for it’s challenging finish running up hill. The team faired well.
In the Boy’s Championship race the guys finished with the following times: Kyle Christ 16:23, Adam Greco 17:06, Seth Byrd 18:09, RJ Brown 18:23, Stephen Belch 18:40, Chris Perez 19:17, Michael Doty 19:32.
In the Girl’s Championship race the ladies finished with the following times: Becca Meshaw 19:20, Lauren Hermane 20:02, Robin Pollard 21:05, Taylor Wilkens 23:05, Taylor Johnson 24:30, Allie Sekulich 26:02, Jackie Koger 26:07.
In the Boy’s JV race the guys finished with the following times: Bryan Hall 20:16, Jevier Hernandez 21:13, Alex Porter 21:40.
There are some pictures posted at NCrunners. They may have caught some of our wildcat runners.
The next conference meet is this Wednesday, September 25th, hosted by Knightdale Knights. Come out and support the Wildcats.
West will be participating in a local Invitational tomorrow, Adidas Cross Country Challenge, at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary. Come out and support the team.
Schedule of events:
8:00 AM – Girls JV Red 5K
8:30 AM – Boys JV Red 5K
8:55 AM – Boys JV Red 5K II
9:25 AM – Girls Championship 5K
9:50 AM – Boys Championship 5K
10:15 AM – Girls Invitational 5K
10:45 AM – Boys Invitational 5K
11:15 AM – Girls JV White 2 Mile
11:35 AM – Boys JV White 2 Mile
12:30 PM- Youth/Open 1K & 2K