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

Published 7:21 pm Sunday, November 7, 2021

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 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 four times by the North Carolina Press Association.

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