Area Sports Briefs
East Rowan’s boys finished fourth in Saturday’s 3A Midwest Regional cross country meet held at McAlpine in Charlotte.
Conor Honeycutt (9th, 16:09) led the Mustangs. Next were Josh Rowell (26th, 16:42), Justin Allen (30th, 17:04), Jason Basso (31st, 17:05), Chance Brown (46th, 17:24), Jason Troutman (47th, 17:25) and Cal Meyers (68th, 17:58).
The top six runners for East had personal records at McAlpine. Honeycutt’s time was the third-fastest in East Rowan history.
The top four teams qualified to compete in the state meet.
Weddington won with 61 points. North Lincoln (66) was second, with Marvin Ridge (102) third. East’s score was 142.
Carson finished sixth. Carson’s Zachary Marchinko (12th, 16:18) was a state qualifier. The top five runners not on one of the four qualifying teams made the state field, and Marchinko was one of them.
Other runners for Carson were Danyal Sherer (27th, 16:50), Dylan Snider (51st, 17:31), Garret Ingold (54th, 17:32), Nick Cox (59th, 17:39), Grant Doby (60th, 17:41) and Hunter Kimball (66th, 17:48).
Jordan Bostian (41st, 17:15) led West Rowan. The Falcons finished 14th. South Rowan finished 22nd. Kurtis Reed (106th, 18:47) led the Raiders.
Northwest Cabarrus’ Gil Gilreath finished sixth in 15:46 and was a state qualifier. North Lincoln’s Ryan Shannon won in 15:34.
The state meet will be held at Kernersville’s Beeson Park next Saturday.
The four qualifying teams in the girls race were Marvin Ridge (35), North Lincoln (87), Weddington (92) and Northwest Cabarrus (110).
East Rowan’s finished sixth with a 248 score. West Rowan finished 11th. Carson finished 20th.
The top Rowan individual finisher was West’s Rebecca Parker. She ran 19:12 and finished 10th. She’s a state qualifier.
West’s Josie Heglar was 42nd (21:00).
East was led by Faith Blume (36th, 20:47), Tori Gaul (40th, 20:55), Haley Lyerly (51st, 21:41), Faith Faller (58th, 21:50), Anna Louise Alexander (72nd, 22:20), Alison Smith (114th, 23:59) and Karlie Nigel (24:42).
Katie Nichols (61st, 21:56) led Carson.
Teams that qualified for the state meet at the 2A Midwest Regional in Kernersville were Monroe Central Academy (78), Randleman (113), Surry Central (134)and West Stokes (134).
Salisbury (253) finished eighth. North Rowan (420) was 16th.
Leading Salisbury were David Uto (49th, 18:56), Max Patel (50th, 18:59) and Thurston Alexander (68th, 19:38). Leading North were Francisco Nunez (55th, 19:11) and Michael Bost (67th, 19:35).
Teams that qualified for the girls state meet were West Davidson (79), West Stokes (122), Randleman (135) and Ashe County (149).
Salisbury finished 13th.
West Davidson’s Callie Wynn won the regional in 18:17.
Salisbury’s Susannah Dixon (20:48) placed eighth and qualified for the state meet as an individual. Next for the Hornets was Elle Wimmer (74th, 24:45).
A.L. Brown finished 12th in the West Regional boys meet, and Kellen Corson placed ninth (16:17) to qualify for the state meet.
A.L. Brown’s girls finished 14th. Kelsie Simpson (45th, 20:28) led the Wonders.
College cross country
Catawba competed in the SAC Championships at Montreat on Saturday.
Winners were Wingate’s women and the Mars Hill men.
Catawba’s women placed eighth. Catawba’s men placed 11th.
Matt Jordan-Steele led Catawba’s men. He ran 27:57 for 30th on the 8K course.
Erica Boles led the Catawba women. She ran 20:52 for 25th place.
Catawba’s women’s soccer team lost 1-0 to Lincoln Memorial in Saturday’s SAC match in Harrogate, Tenn.
Catawba (9-6-1, 5-4-1) out-shot the Railsplitters 22-7 but couldn’t find the back of the net.
• Catawba’s men fell 3-2 in overtime to Lincoln Memorial.
Catawba (8-5-1, 4-5-1) got goals from Kenny Bonilla (Salisbury) and Corey Faughnan.
Catawba swept Coker Saturday to end a four-match losing streak.
The Indians (4-13, 4-11 SAC) lost to 10th-ranked Wingate 3-0 on Friday.
Haley Lanier’s seven kills led the Indians against the Cobras.
Alex Hopper had five kills against Wingate (19-2).
North Rowan High’s athletic department is holding a Happy Halloween Festival on Tuesday, Oct. 29 in the North gym.
Featured attractions are the “Walk of Terror,” food boths and “The Cake Walk.”
Ask for your ticket at the entrance for a mystery door prize.
Festival times are 6-9 p.m.