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Area briefs: Cross country championships today

From staff reports
The girls team from Salisbury and boys team from East Rowan, as well as five individuals from county schools, are scheduled to compete today in the state cross country championships at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons.
n Salisbury’s Nick Summers and Philip Tonseth qualified as individuals for the 2A boys meet that begins at 10:30 a.m.
n The top five of Katherine Shields, Emily Shields, Doreen Richardson, Margaret Kaufmann and Taylor Slate scored for Salisbury’s second-place team at the regional, and the 2A girls meet begins at 11:30 a.m. Karen Presnell and Jenna Bryan, who didn’t run in the regional, will be available today.
n In the 3A boys meet at 2 p.m., South Rowan’s Michael York will compete as an individual. East will run its entire top seven of Ross Oden, Cole Honeycutt, Preston Dixon, Brad Oden, Eli Walton, Mark Almeida and Hunter Arey.
n In the 3A girls meet at 3 p.m., West Rowan’s Leslie Pence and South Rowan’s Emily Kinney will compete individually.
n SAC soccer
Top-seeded Carson-Newman rallied to take a 2-1 win over fourth-seeded Catawba in the semifinals of the SAC women’s soccer tournament on Friday night in Rock Hill, S.C.
Catawba (13-5-2) must await a possible at-large berth into the NCAA Division II tournament.
After a scoreless first half, Catawba got on the board first as sophomore Alyssa Retundie took a through ball from senior Tasha Wilhelm and delivered her fourth goal of the season in the 54th minute. Carson-Newman got the equalizer 10 minutes later as a cross from Andrea Saevik was deflected by Morgan Gruenenfelder to the foot of Sandra Kaelin.
Carson-Newman scored again with just under 10 minutes to play. A shot that deflected off a Catawba defender was collected by Trenna Howell, who tallied the goal at the 81:58 mark.
Catawba keeper Lindsay Webster and counterpart Lauren MacKenzie each stopped four shots.
n SAC volleyball
Catawba got 14 kills each from sophomore Taylor Doss and freshman Kaitlyn Whitmer in a four-set win over visiting Lincoln Memorial in SAC volleyball action Friday at Goodman Gym.
Catawba (16-9, 9-6) won by scores of 25-17, 25-20, 20-25, 25-16.
Doss also added a game-high four blocks to go along with her kills, which were a career high. Shay Meeks chipped in with a dozen kills and three blocks, while libero Mai Zoua Lo registered 25 digs. Setter Megan Courson handed out a season high 49 assists.

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