South Stanly men earn spot in state cross-country meet

Published 8:16 pm Tuesday, January 19, 2021

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The South Stanly men’s cross-country squad earned a spot in Saturday’s state championship by placing third at Saturday’s 1A Midwest Regionals at the Ivey Redmon Sports Complex in Kernersville.

The Community School of Davidson took the regional title with a team score of 54, followed by Bishop McGuinness (72) and South Stanly (89). Union Academy placed fourth just out of state qualifying contention with a 94 followed by Pine Lake Prep (111), Corvian Community (175), South Davidson (175), Gray Stone Day (188), East Surry (227) and Millennium Charter Academy (238).

Davis Wright was the top finisher for South Stanly earning All-Region honors with a second place finish in 17:54. Joining him from South on the All-Region squad was Ranfere Garcia, who was seventh overall in 18:23. Jayden Oliver was third for the Bulls finishing 23rd in 19:31 followed on his team by Josh Huneycutt (31st-19:45) and Mason Huneycutt (40th-20:14).

Other local top finishers at the meet included Gray Stone’s A.J. Flynn, who placed 30th in 19:44, and North Stanly’s Nicolas McClure, who finished 33rd overall in 19:50.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio has served as the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press for more than 16 years and has written numerous news and feature storeis as well. 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 won an award from Boone Newspapers, and has won four North Carolina Press Association awards.

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