South Stanly men’s cross-country finishes as 1A state runners-up

Published 7:21 pm Sunday, November 7, 2021

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The South Stanly men’s cross-country team ended one of the strongest seasons in the program’s history with a second-place finish at Saturday’s 1A state finals.

South finished with 138 team points, besting Christ The King by 13 points. Bishop McGuinness won the 1A state championship with a team-low 65 points.

Josh Huneycutt earned All-State honors, finishing first for the Bulls and 10th overall in 17:35.32. Corvian Community’s Jacob Fiorillo was the 1A individual champion with a time of 16:34.24.

Davis Wright was second for South Stanly, finishing 15th in 17:45.47, followed on his team by junior Ranfere Garcia (48th-18:43.12), junior Jayden Oliver (57th-18:59.92) and freshman Gavin Miller (60th-19:05.02).

Two Gray Stone runners also competed as individuals at the state meet. Wesley Rodgers was 43rd overall with a time of 18:34.70, while A.J. Flynn of Gray Stone was 46th in 18:42.13.

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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