Gray Stone women’s cross-country cruises to YVC crown
Published 2:12 pm Friday, December 18, 2020
The Gray Stone women’s cross-country team, led by a freshman, earned the 2020 Yadkin Valley Conference crown at the recent meet at South Davidson.
Knights freshman Emberleigh Pauley-Brown beat her own teammate, senior Jenna Freeman, by 11 seconds to win the individual crown, finishing with a 21:01. Grace Eppenheimer, also a freshman, was third for the Knights and fourth overall in 22:52 while senior Kimbal Chapman was fourth for Gray Stone and fifth overall in 24:11. Gray Stone finished with a perfect team score of 15.
Anaston Trexler, yet another freshman, claimed All-Conference honors finishing eighth overall in an even 25 minutes. Freshman Anna Lynn Carter also earned All-Conference finishing 10th in 25:09.
South Stanly was the only other team to have five runners finish, giving the Bulls second place overall with a team score of 47. Junior Keeli Crisco was the top finisher for the Bulls in 11th with a 25:18, followed on her team by sophomore Jocelyn Vazquez (12th-25:19), freshman Kayden Huneycutt (13th-25:29), senior Kaylee Helms (21st-28:12) and freshman Mary Hinson (25th-28:54).
North Stanly had two finishers in the top 10, junior Lexi Goode (sixth-24:36) and senior Milena Hernandez (seventh-24:52), but did not have five finishers to qualify for the team results. Andy Billingsley finished 16th overall for North with a 26:10 while Gia Dunlap was 20th in an even 28 minutes.
The 1A Midwest Regional is scheduled for Jan. 16, with the state finals coming a week later at Redmon Park in Kernersville.