WHS participates in WNC Cross-Country Carnival
by Staff Reports
HENDERSONVILLE -- Watauga's girls' cross-country team finished 12th in the Western North Carolina Cross Country Carnival Saturday at Jackson Park.
Kathleen Mansure turned in Watauga's top finish on the 5K course by crossing the finish line in 14th place. Mansure, who was the only Pioneer to finish in the girls' championship race Top 20, ran a time of 20:10.69.
Lily Weeks was next by finishing in 61st place with a time of 22:10.34. Celia Jackson was 68th with a time of 22:24.49 and Lauren Welsh and Maddie Allain were 133rd and 134th. Welsh had a time of 25:20.22 and Allain's time was 25:20.96.
Grace Bowling finished 139th with a time of 26:23.80 and Sidney Wiswell was 140th with a time of 26:32.99.
Cardinal Gibbons took first place in the team totals with 55 points. Maryville (Tenn.) was second with 73 and Morristown-Hamblen West (Tenn.) was third with 76. Asheville Roberson was fourth with 155 points.
Mary Grace Doggett of Cardinal Gibbons won the race with a time of 18:32.43. Her teammate, Sophie Ebihara, was second with an 18:40.57
In the girls' Invitational race, which was loaded with mostly juniors, sophomores and freshmen, Watauga sophomore Barbara Ramsdell finished 98th overall with a time of 26:07.79. Alicia Vannoy was 116th with a 27:07.00. Rachel Foutz was 154th and Elise Lehr was 155th.
In the Individual girls' race, Sylvia Wood was 48th, Ruby Boisclair was 50th, Chloe Shaut was 53rd and Kasey Stokes was 73rd.
In the girls' 3K run, Watauga's Finley Collins was 11th, Nichole Fanatico was
14th and Simran Sethi was 20th. Hannah Hampton finished 29th and Lucy Edy finished 35th. Madalaine Amato finished 46th.
In the boys' championship race, Watauga finished seventh with 249 points. Cardinal Gibbons won the event with 80 points after having four runners finish in the Top 20.
Michael Holland was Watauga's top finisher. Holland, a junior, was 16th overall with a time of 16:59.45. Will Vandenberg was 22nd with a 17:06.08 and Matt Osborne was 34th with a time of 17:34.45.
Jacob Soule took 90th place with a time of 19:02.61. Zak Horine was 105th with a 19:29.09, while Joel Brown was 107th with a time of 19:35.57. Zach Styron added a 113th place finish with a time of 19:44.88, and Zack Cole was 132nd with a 20:45.57.
Grant Pilkington, a freshman, took 16th in the boys' invitational. Andrew Harrelson was 42nd with a time of 19:36.19 and Connor Pate was 51st with a time of 19:44.79. Devin Windelspecht was 84th with a time of 20:19.67, Caleb Zimmerman was 107th, Bill Bisangnai was 110th and Jarrett Pritchard was 149th.
In the boys' individual event, Watauga's Brody O'Neal was 74th. Caleb Stoudt was 84th, Jake Boggs was 94th, Daniel McAdams was 108th, Josh Lewis was 133rd, Logan Shaut was 147th, Travis Tucker was 151st, Silas Keeter 153rd and Ben Taub was 154th.
Watauga's Matthew Hellenbrand was second in the boys' 3K run. Sam Williams was 10th, Jake Ellington was 11th and Michael Whitt was 14th.
Evan Miller was 18th, Jon Corley was 19th and Deshaun Grimes was 29th, which gave the Pioneers seven runners in the Top 30.
Jeremy McAdams was 36th and Zack Pifer was 53rd.