WHS cross-country teams dominate meet
by Staff Reports
Watauga's boys' and girls' cross-country teams cruised to victories in a meet held in Boone on Wednesday.
The Watauga boys' team won with 29 points, well ahead of second-place South Caldwell, which finished with 77. South Caldwell's Dylan Mathewson won the event, but Watauga runners finished second, third fourth and eighth.
The Pioneers' Michael Holland took second, while Will Vandenberg was third. Matt Osborne finished fourth and Zack Styron was eighth.
Zak Horine finished 12th, Matthew Hellenbrand was 13th and Jacob Soule was 14th.
Watauga's girls' team captured the top three places, and finished with 20 points. Freedom was second with 61 and McDowell was third with 63.
Kathleen Mansure won the event. Celia Jackson was second and Lily Weeks was third.
Lynde Wangler was sixth, followed by Lauren Welsh, who was eighth. Finley Collins was 11th and Sophie Sloboda was 12th.