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Gray Stone women win YVC meet

The 2018 Yadkin Valley Conference cross-country meet was hosted by North Moore on Oct. 16. The Gray Stone Knights women’s squad took first place by five points over North Stanly. On the men’s side, the Comets’ squad was the highest finisher among Stanly schools, placing second.

Women’s Results

The Knights took first place in the conference with the low score of 44, besting North Stanly by six points. North Moore was third (52), followed by South Stanly (97) and West Montgomery (125).

Jean Holman won the individual medal for taking first place overall and for her team, Gray Stone. Holman was the only finisher in the race with a time under 23 minutes, completing the 5K course in 22:57.

Lillie Austin was second for Gray Stone, placing eighth overall in 25:18, followed on her team by Macy Holshouser (11th-26:12), Sara Bruinsma (15th-26:52) and Ava Sangster (16th-27:09).

Taylor Burleson and Lexi Good finished fourth and fifth overall and were the top two finishers for the Comets in 23:59 and 24:13, respectively. Andi Billingsley was third for North in 26:34, followed by Milena Hernandez (17th-27:22) and Colbie Lentz (20th-28:11).

Jacy Noble was the top finisher for South Stanly, placing third overall with a 23:51. Jacey Shleton finished second for South with a 28:13, followed on her team by Whitley Lowe (27th-29:10), Huntley Rummage (31st-30:13) and Kinsley Russell (33rd-30:42).

Men’s Results

South Davidson won the YVC conference meet with the overall low score of 43. North Stanly was second with a 57, followed by South Stanly (88), Gray Stone (96), North Moore (97), Uwharrie Charter (98) and West Montgomery (204).

The top five runners’ finishes counted toward the team championship. Kolby Poole was the top finisher for the Stanly schools, taking third overall and first for the Comets. Nicholas McClure was second for North in 20:39 and 11th overall, followed by teammate Clay Hatley in 12th with a 20:50. David Hopkins (15th-21:37) and Hayden Furr (16th-21:37) rounded out North Stanly’s top five.

For the Bulls, Daniel Vasquez finished in the fastest time, placing fifth overall with a 19:27. He was followed on South’s results by Cameron Bowers (14th-21:29), Connor Curlee (17th-21:49), Alan Michael Hollis (24th-23:08) and Damie Griffin (28th-23:21).

The Knights’ Noah Maness posted the best time for Gray Stone, finishing 10th in 20:37. Dylan Tuzenew was next for the Knights in 22:32, placing 18th, followed on his team by Hunter Smith (19th-22:38), Josh Klein (20th-22:35) and Ashton Riedel (29th-23:25).

Albemarle did not have enough runners to place as a team but had three runners compete. Christian Poplin was the fastest Bulldog, finishing 36th (24:20), followed on his team by Miguel Mascarro Sanchez (41st-25:15), Dylan Bird (46th-26:50) and Isaiah Stockdale (47th-28:10).

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio was the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press from 1999-2001 and has currently served in the same capacity since 2008. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also been honored twice by the North Carolina Press Association.

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