Pioneers dominate Clash of the Classes
by Staff Reports
Watauga’s boys’ and girls’ cross country teams easily won the Clash of the Classes meet held at State Farm Fields Saturday.
Since there is a race for freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors for both boys and girls, scoring of the meet was similar to a track meet with the winning team getting the highest score. Normally, cross-country meets are scored with the winner getting the fewest points.
Watauga’s girls’ team easily won with 64 points. Lincoln Charter finished with 24 points to take second.
Watauga had five runners in the overall top 10. The Pioneers also won two of the four classes, including Darby Middlebrook, who won the senior event in 11:7.72. Madison Harman was second with a time of 12:12.05, while Doria Kosmala was third with a 12:29.55.
Watauga’s Lynde Wangler won the junior race with a time of 12:46.85. Celia Jackson was third with a 13:04.47.
Kathleen Mansure was second in the sophomore race with a time of 12:19.10. Shelby Hickernell was third with a 13:00.54. Jesse Wangler was fifth in the freshman race with a 14:00.64.
Watauga’s boys’ team scored 53 points to win the overall event. McDowell was second with 21 points.
Michael Holland was first in the sophomore race with a time of 10:24.49. Fellow sophomore Drew Boyette was fourth with a time of 10:54.75.
Josh Anderson was second in the senior race with a time of 10:18.49. Peter Vandenberg was third with a time of 10:37.12. John Vollmer was third in the junior’s race, and Joe Wiswell was second in the freshman race with an 11:19.08.
Watauga’s teams run in the Western North Carolina Cross Country Carnival in Hendersonville Saturday.