WINTERVILLE — Despite the success achieved by several Scots during cross country competition this season, Scotland was unable to send a runner to this week’s state championship meet in Kernersville.
Greg Wrape’s program competed Saturday at the 4A East Regional at Boyd Lee Park, where the Scots faced some of the premier schools in the state.
In the boys event, Hoggard took home the state championship with 70 points. Southeastern Conference power Pinecrest was the runner-up with 74 points. South View, New Hanover and Jack Britt rounded out the top five with 87, 111 and 152 points respectively.
Scotland finished 14th overall with 357 points. Fellow SEC programs Hoke (15th), Richmond Senior (17th) and Lumberton (18th) rounded out the 18-team field.
Cape Fear’s Paul Arredondo was the top individual finisher, completing the 5,000-meter race in 16:15.15. Robinson Snider from Hoggard was second in 16:20.56, and Jack Britt’s Jackson Sullivan placed third with a time 16:24.33.
The Scots’ top runner was Jaylaan Poe, who came in 44th. The all-SEC junior posted a time of 18:07.17. Scotland’s other all-SEC runner, Tyler Sellers, finished 75th in 19:15.36.
Zachary Moore came in 64th to place second on the team. He crossed the finish line in 18:57.34.
On the girls’ side, Mylasia Pratt was 85th with a time of 24:04.78. Scotland’s lone all-conference performer was the only runner from the school to compete.
Pinecrest won the girls championship with a score of 46. South View was the runner-up with 78 points, and Laney placed third with 105. Elsewhere in the SEC, Richmond was 14th, Hoke placed 15th and Lumberton came in 16th.
Taylor Delaney from South View scored the individual championship with a time of 18:42.11. Pinecrest’s Kate Sanborn followed in second in 18:56.24 and Laney’s Natalie Tyner rounded out the top three in 19:00.32.