Lake Norman Charter could be in position to sweep both titles this season, unless the Villains manage to ruin the plan.
Defending champions Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill and Hickory Christian enter the season on top of the rankings.
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The top team might not be a big surprise, but there could be some unexpected appearances in places 16 - 25 in the rankings.
You probably guessed the #1 team in the rankings by now, but now spots 16-25 are revealed as well.
Now that you've seen the #2 teams (both of them NCHSAA 3A squads), you should be able to guess the schools at #1.
Getting close to the top now! Last year's 4A boys champs are here, plus a girls' team with a good shot to win this year's 3A title.
Today's slot holds one of the most decorated squads in the state, and a young team looking to challenge for a championship.
At #5 we find two teams with significant depth but lacking front-runners, both programs with significant histories of success.
Today's spot in the rankings reveals a boys' program on the way back to past glory, plus a girls' team with real power up front.
The seventh slot features two South Charlotte schools, one public and one private, both with a strong heritage in distance running.
The eighth spot features a boys team that got hammered by graduation, and a girls' squad that was very young last fall.
This spot in the rankings gives us two programs with long histories of succes in cross country, both with potent #1 runners.
As the rankings enter the top 10, we feature a girls team with depth and a boys' squad that has a strong front four.
Today we have a boys team looking to stay in the top 10 overall, and a girls team that gets back a vital cog in their return to prominence.
The annual invitational, held at Wallace Wade Stadium on Duke University's campus, draws the top summer talent from the region.
One school occupies the 12th slot in the rankings for both boys and girls, though they took very different paths to get there.
At 13, we have opposites: a boys' team with no stars that will rely on pack-running, and a girls' team with a big-time front-runner.
The future talent in track & field is on display every summer, if you pay attention to the Youth age-group competitions.
Day two of the countdown features a girls team trying to return to prominence and a boys team determined to stay on top.
The countdown to cross country season kicks off with a pair of private schools, including the 1-2 punch of Fiedler and Jordan.
NCRunners is preparing for four full weeks of preview material for the 2012 cross country season; look inside to see what's coming.
Diondre Butler was one of two NC long jumpers to break the 24-foot mark, and there were many more outstanding performances.
The Dudley senior is one of the most versatile runners in the state, and she has risen steadily up the rankings in the last 3 years.
The Millbrook senior has been a force at the 4A level, and leaves as one of the best female distance runners in NC history.
The Southeast Guilford senior was prevented from reaching his obvious potential by an injury, but maintained a positive attitude.
Although the spring season ended with disappointment, Demonte showed enough for us to know he has enormous potential.
The Ardrey Kell senior recovered from a rough middle of the cross country season to close out her career with PR's.
Sammy George may be done with her high school career, but there is still a Senior Spotlight for us to watch.
Aminah Gaffar had to compete in seven events to make one national top 10 performance in the heptathlon.
Year two of North Carolina's new indoor track brings facility improvements and a full slate of meets, including a partnership with NCRunners.
Southeast Raleigh's Tametris Morrison is one of several North Carolina high schoolers improving their marks over the summer.
Myers Park’s 4A state champ at 400 meters will try international competition next
Burkheart Ellis, Jr has moved up in the world since his days leading Knightdale to high school national championships.
Was the success that Cardinal Gibbons had in the 3200 this spring a harbinger of what's to come in cross country season?
(via Citizen-Times.com) Fresh commitment to faith, track yields WCU alum a spot on Olympic team.
Brianna Heilsnis' state-leading Hammer Throw was just one of many strong performances in the early summer track season.
Bill Carson, who guided the East Carolina track and field program from ground level to one that developed Olympic competitors, passed away in his sleep early Monday morning at his home in Winterville at the age of 75. (via )
The fans have spoken, and two distance runner have claimed the title of Best Overall Athlete of the Spring Season.