Big Weekend for NC XC Runners

This weekend are two very large meets: the Foot Locker South Regional and the NTN Southeast Regional. One is right here in NC, and the other is in Hoover, Alabama.


Two NC teams decided to race at the first ever NTN Regional in Hoover. Green Hope and Broughton are headed down south in the hopes to shock other SE teams and qualify for NTN Nationals. Should one or both of the teams qualify, they will keep the NC streak alive, as Chapel Hill has attended the National meet the last 2 years.


Ryan Hill of Hickory looks to lead a very large NC contingent at this year's Foot Locker meet. He won the Regional last year and has hopes of repeating his victory. 


NTN Southeast Regional 

Raleigh Broughton began the season with a huge win at the Seahawk Invitational. Then they lost to Enloe a couple times. People on the famous message boards began to write them off for a state title, saying they had peaked already. Then they proved at states they were ready for the big one. Broughton won the state title easily and is now taking their successful season on the road, or to the air. Broughton will race in Hoover against some of the SE Region's best teams. They are aiming for a spot among the top 2, which would secure them a spot in Portland in early December.


Joining Broughton in Hoover is fellow Triangle area school, Green Hope, which is located in Cary, NC. Green Hope was 3rd pretty much all season in the Coaches Poll, but looked to be closing the gap on the top 2 as the season progressed. At the 4A Mideast Regional, Green Hope knocked off Enloe and Broughton, for the victory. This gave them the edge headed into the state meet. Had it not been for one of their athletes bowing out of the meet, they may have pulled off another victory. Green Hope is headed down south with a lof of confidence, feeling they are one of the top teams in the state and region.


Foot Locker South Regional

North Carolina is bringing a small army to this year's FLS meet. The current entry list has 420 NC athletes, but I know there are more who aren't on the list. I don't know what the record is for the number of North Carolina athletes, but this has to rank up there.


Kimberly Spano of North Meck and Adrianne Soo of Durham Academy or two of the state's best. This past weekend both ran 3200m races, Kimberly in Charlotte and Adrianne in Durham. Kimberly ran the 6th fastest time in NC history, hitting 10:48. Adrianne ran 10:56 for the 12th fastest time in history. Neither ran alone, as Kimberly was paced by Mike Moran, a New Balance employee, and Adrianne ran in one of the boy's heats. 


This weekend they will be shooting for a spot in the top-10, which would qualify them for the National meet in San Diego. Joining them in the chase for a top spot will also be the 2A state champion, Heather Beichner of Cardinal Gibbons. Heather has had a very successful XC season and ran the fastest time of the day on the Tanglewood course during the NCHSAA championships. Heather typically doesn't like to get out fast which will make her attempt for the top 10 a tough one. Last year the top ladies were out in under 5:20, so it'll take a quick first mile to be in the mix.


Ryan Hill did qualify for the National meet in San Diego last year. He was back a bit at the 2-mile mark and then destroyed the last mile, especially the last 600, to win the meet in 14:46. Hill will have his work cut out for him this year as there are plenty of athletes who want his title. One of those is Colby Lowe, from Texas. Colby's kryptonite may be that he is racing a lot right now. States, NTN South Regional, Foot Locker South, NTN Nationals, and then he could end with Foot Locker Nationals. Those are some extroadinary races to be running in with no break.


Look for many NC athletes to do well in the races at Foot Locker, from the age group races (starting with 10 & under) to the Seeded races.

Number Name Hometown State School
83 Mitch Abrams Charlotte NC  
84 Tim Abrams Charlotte NC  
85 Patrick Bailey Charlotte NC  
86 Gregory Barnes Raleigh NC  
87 Will Bass Nashville NC  
88 Heather Beichner Cary NC  
89 Emma Bogdan Charlotte NC  
90 Emily Branch Advance NC  
91 Jennifer Brown Reidsville NC  
92 Felicia Carlisle Hendersonville NC  
93 George Cleland, V Winston Salem NC  
94 Asher Colburn-Hertzberg Carrboro NC  
95 Andie Cozzarelli Apex NC  
96 Lindsay Ester Burlington NC  
97 Alana Hadley Charlotte NC  
98 Bryce Hadley Charlotte NC  
99 John Harwell Asheville NC  
100 Ryan Hatton Raleigh NC  
101 Ryan Kaat Kernersville NC  
102 Braedon Koerwitz Concord NC  
103 Erik Kraus Hillsborough NC  
104 William Kraus Hillsborough NC  
105 Macy Land Reidsville NC  
106 Harrison Latimer Salisbury NC  
107 Hunter Latimer Salisbury NC  
108 Preston Lennon Charlotte NC  
109 Zatha Loewen Hampstead NC  
110 John Millsaps Raleigh NC  
111 Peter Millsaps Raleigh NC  
112 Robert Mintz Cary NC  
113 Caroline Neely Charlotte NC  
114 David Parisi Harrisburg NC  
115 Evan Rust Charlotte NC  
116 Clay Sankey Charlotte NC  
117 Matt Schick Raleigh NC  
118 Marie Scholz Charlotte NC  
119 Madison Stark Chapel Hill NC  
120 Lauren Strapp Durham NC  
121 Jacob Stuckey Statesville NC  
122 Carl Ward Durham NC  
123 Eric Ward Durham NC  
124 Fred Ward Durham NC  
125 Josey Weaver Weaverville NC  
126 Blake Williams Durham NC  
233 Ehsan Akbari Charlotte NC  
237 Gabriel Allie Charlotte NC  
238 Anna Almekinders Chapel Hill NC  
239 Ivan Almekinders Chapel Hill NC  
246 Evan Arneson Fayetteville NC  
251 Henry Ballentine Cornelius NC  
252 Neil Ballentine Cornelius NC  
262 Rachel Bartolomeo Huntersville NC  
263 Thomas Bartolomeo Huntersville NC  
265 Ashley Batten Nashville NC  
266 Zachary Bayless Fayetteville NC  
268 Travis Beal Goldston NC  
276 Lauren Bishop Pinehurst NC  
278 Ashley Bolick Cary NC  
279 Taylor Boone Winston Salem NC  
285 Amber Bowles Denver NC  
286 Sawyer Bowman Cornelius NC  
287 Sydney Bowman Cornelius NC  
288 Jared Boyd Kings Mountain NC  
289 Justin Boyd Kings Mountain NC  
290 Ben Boyles Raleigh NC  
291 Zack Brantley Elm City NC  
293 Kasey Briggs Raleigh NC  
301 William Bunch Chapel Hill NC  
308 Andrew Cameron Fayetteville NC  
309 Catherine Campbell Mooresville NC  
310 Patrick Campbell Mooresville NC  
311 Dylan Carp Boone NC  
312 William Carstarphen Belmont NC  
313 Nicholas Carter Raleigh NC  
315 Cory Catlett Fayetteville NC  
318 Chase Christianson Fayetteville NC  
319 Jena Christianson Fayetteville NC  
322 Kyle Clark Hickory NC  
323 Lisa Clark Hickory NC  
335 Joseph Cornwell Taylorsville NC  
340 Patrick Crawford Kernersville NC  
341 Seth Crawford Greensboro NC  
343 Christian Crifasi Ramseur NC  
351 Kaitlyn Davis Jacksonville NC  
353 Mackenzie Davis Jacksonville NC  
355 Haylee Dawe Charlotte NC  
356 James Dawson Fayetteville NC  
376 Kathryn Dispennette Pittsboro NC  
384 Beau Duoney Walnut Cove NC  
391 Devon Enderle Wake Forest NC  
392 Halee Enderle Wake Forest NC  
396 Jackson Ferrell Fayetteville NC  
397 Chase Fisher Concord NC  
400 Laura Floyd Fayetteville NC  
404 Caroline Foster Kings Mountain NC  
405 Collin Foster Kings Mountain NC  
406 Garrett Foster High Point NC  
408 Daniel Francis Morganton NC  
410 Wyatt Freeman Charlotte NC  
414 Andrew Garrison Aberdeen NC  
416 Maggie Gigler Charlotte NC  
417 Taylor Gilbert Fayetteville NC  
418 Taylor Gilland Chapel Hill NC  
419 Anna Gillespie Greensboro NC  
426 Cynthia Griffin Mars Hill NC  
428 Alex Griggs Statesville NC  
430 Sean Hageman Charlotte NC  
440 Kelsey Hanger Asheville NC  
441 Fadi Hanna Raleigh NC  
442 George Hanna Raleigh NC  
449 Logan Hawke Pinehurst NC  
453 Andrew Hege Thomasville NC  
467 Kenneth Hinman Hope Mills NC  
468 Jacob Hoerger Chapel Hill NC  
471 Josie Hollingsworth Chapel Hill NC  
475 Brooke Howerton Summerfield NC  
488 Josh Jirgal Monroe NC  
489 Christian Johnson Chapel Hill NC  
491 Nellie Johnson Fayetteville NC  
494 Breanna Jones Marshall NC  
495 Tori Jones Marshall NC  
497 Samuel Jordan Fayetteville NC  
499 Jeremy Judd Nashville NC  
500 Nick Kapur Charlotte NC  
508 Bradlee Kiser Gibsonville NC  
509 Nick Kisley Fuquay Varina NC  
516 Elizabeth Lang Winston Salem NC  
518 Jeremy Laurer Mooresville NC  
522 Margaret Lillie Carrboro NC  
523 Mason Linne Charlotte NC  
528 Blair Long Saint Pauls NC  
529 Courtney Love Cary NC  
530 Emiily Love Cary NC  
535 Michelle Lutz Durham NC  
541 Connor Martinez Clayton NC  
542 Robert Martinez Clayton NC  
543 Jonathan Mattox Bryson City NC  
544 Robert Maughan Fayetteville NC  
545 Marie Mauhar Mill River NC  
547 Dylan McCann Walnut Cove NC  
549 Randy McDonough Boone NC  
550 Thomas McDonough Boone NC  
551 Andrew McGee Winston Salem NC  
553 Amanda McKinney Aberdeen NC  
555 Brian McMahon Charlotte NC  
566 Zachary Miller Kill Devil Hills NC  
572 Andrew Morgan Mooresville NC  
573 Jessica Morgan Mooresville NC  
578 Landon Moxley Winston Salem NC  
581 Patricia Murphy Charlotte NC  
582 Edrian Murray Fayetteville NC  
593 Kim Noppakunkajorn Concord NC  
598 Daniel Osborne Boone NC  
610 Landen Perez Fayetteville NC  
613 Daniel Philips Carrboro NC  
615 Hart Phillips Pittsboro NC  
623 Robert Prince Hope Mills NC  
624 Clint Prouty Charlotte NC  
625 Jeff Prouty Charlotte NC  
636 Margaret Raney Wilmington NC  
637 Whitley Raney Wilmington NC  
638 Stephen Rusterholz Lewisville NC  
639 Gabe Reich Germanton NC  
646 Aimee Rider Fayetteville NC  
670 Zack Scott Davidson NC  
672 Spencer Sharrits Hendersonville NC  
673 Chase Shermer Knightdale NC  
674 Emily Shields Salisbury NC  
675 Katherine Shields Salisbury NC  
683 Sean Soderman Charlotte NC  
686 Stephen Spada Charlotte NC  
687 Bethany Spano Huntersville NC  
688 Christopher Spano Huntersville NC  
689 Kimberly Spano Huntersville NC  
693 Lauren Stephenson Fort Bragg NC  
695 Sarah Stewart Fayetteville NC  
696 William Stoudt Boone NC  
699 Lauren Sullivan Raleigh NC  
700 Mark Sullivan Raleigh NC  
701 Christina Tarumoto Fayetteville NC  
704 Alex Taylor Charlotte NC  
711 Brenneman Thompson Charlotte NC  
712 Peyton Thompson Winston Salem NC  
714 Tom Torkildsen Matthews NC  
719 Morgan Turner Lincolnton NC  
720 Tiffany Tyler Fletcher NC  
735 Cody Whitson Hudson NC  
738 Amanda Willingham Hendersonville NC  
739 Sarah Willingham Hendersonville NC  
740 William Willingham Hendersonville NC  
744 Tara Wilson Granite Falls NC  
747 Jake Wimberly Hurdle Mills NC  
748 Drew Winters Matthews NC  
749 Kristina Witcher Chapel Hill NC  
750 Charles Wofford Wilmington NC  
762 Gregor E Zeller Fayetteville NC  
764 Mark Abadi Charlotte NC  
765 Jewel Abbott Charlotte NC  
766 Assir Abushouk Cary NC  
767 Mohamed Abushouk Cary NC  
768 Anna Adams Chapel Hill NC  
769 Christian Adams Cary NC  
770 Emily Adams Chapel Hill NC  
775 Jordan Allen Charlotte NC  
779 Peter Anderson Chapel Hill NC  
781 Holly Annas Granite Falls NC  
783 Ishae Ardrey Charlotte NC  
787 Annelise Askins Jacksonville NC  
788 Thomas Auten Indian Trail NC  
789 Kristen Azarelo Cary NC  
791 Brett Baggett Pinebluff NC  
792 Craig Baggett Pinebluff NC  
793 Chris Bailey Charlotte NC  
794 Jakeitha Baker Knightdale NC  
795 Molly Baker Cary NC  
799 Kelly Barnett Charlotte NC  
800 Loamie Battle Charlotte NC  
810 Dallas Bennett Candler NC  
834 Matthew Bovender Mocksville NC  
840 David Branton Lincolnton NC  
856 Curtis Brumley Huntersville NC  
866 John Burrows Brevard NC  
870 Miles Cabean Lewisville NC  
871 Perry Cabean Lewisville NC  
873 James Cagle Morganton NC  
878 Benjamin Canipe Hickory NC  
886 David Cason Clemmons NC  
887 Aaron Causby Connelly Springs NC  
892 Hannah Cline Charlotte NC  
893 Matthew Cline Charlotte NC  
903 Adrian Cooke Granite Falls NC  
904 Dara Corbett Mooresville NC  
906 Josh Cox Mooresville NC  
909 Alex Cremer Fletcher NC  
911 Mikey Cristiano Charlotte NC  
930 Kevin Dinga Rutherfordton NC  
932 Dolly Dollars Sugar Grove NC  
937 Frances Dougherty Greensboro NC  
945 Myong Dunn Durham NC  
955 Kathleen Elkins Davidson NC  
963 Taylor Fair Flat Rock NC  
968 Mitchell Feldman Raleigh NC  
971 William Felker Jacksonville NC  
972 Alden Ferdon Charlotte NC  
988 Nick Freeman Lewisville NC  
1002 Trey Geiger Raleigh NC  
1014 Jordan Gray Charlotte NC  
1029 Martin Halloran Cornelius NC  
1030 Megan Halloran Cornelius NC  
1031 Daniel Hamilton Franklin NC  
1033 Corey Hanks Charlotte NC  
1034 Michael Hara Hendersonville NC  
1035 Will Hargrove Hendersonville NC  
1039 Reanna Hawkins Durham NC  
1040 Dillon Hawley Nashville NC  
1041 Cara Hayes Etowah NC  
1047 Ryan Hill Hickory NC  
1050 Donald Hodgins Cornelius NC  
1054 Haley Holway Charlotte NC  
1055 Jamie Hopkins Boone NC  
1087 Austin Jones Lewisville NC  
1089 Preston Jones Marshall NC  
1092 Ashley Kale Maiden NC  
1098 Zeb King Rutherfordton NC  
1099 Caroline Kirby Arden NC  
1102 Josh Kirkland Indian Trail NC  
1104 Charlie Klecker Charlotte NC  
1105 Jack Klecker Charlotte NC  
1108 Darius Knott Mooresville NC  
1110 Jackson Kolls Davidson NC  
1112 Katie Konter Clemmons NC  
1113 Doria Kosmala Blowing Rock NC  
1134 Christa Lash Matthews NC  
1135 Michael Lash Matthews NC  
1137 Moria Lawlor Winston Salem NC  
1140 Crystal Leamons Durham NC  
1149 Hollis Lineberger Winston Salem NC  
1165 Elisabeth Marshall Clemmons NC  
1168 Justin Martin Valle Crucis NC  
1170 Hunter Massingale Mills River NC  
1174 Dylan Mathews Pittsboro NC  
1175 Kelly Maw Raleigh NC  
1180 Nathan McConnell Tuxedo NC  
1182 Jodi-Ann McDonald Charlotte NC  
1183 Emily McEwan Belmont NC  
1188 Hilary McKenney Nashville NC  
1193 Joseph Messer Hendersonville NC  
1196 Kelton Miller Winston Salem NC  
1197 Molly Miller Chapel Hill NC  
1198 Taylor Miller Charlotte NC  
1200 Landon Minton Granite Falls NC  
1213 Parker Nance Charlotte NC  
1216 Jared Neely Winston Salem NC  
1223 Patrick Nolan Greensboro NC  
1224 Lance Noordhuizen Clemmons NC  
1234 Hannah Orders Charlotte NC  
1254 Divonnie Powell Winston Salem NC  
1259 Isaac Presson Asheville NC  
1264 Zack Queen Gastonia NC  
1265 Will Raby Charlotte NC  
1268 Leslie Raymond Lewisville NC  
1272 Sam Reed Winston Salem NC  
1276 Melanie Reyer Charlotte NC  
1278 Natalie Rich Rocky Mount NC  
1281 Avery Riescher Charlotte NC  
1284 Ricky Rivas Walnut Cove NC  
1291 Mackenzie Robinson Hillsborough NC  
1294 Ryan Rosier Rutherfordton NC  
1307 Levie Schustrom Pinehurst NC  
1318 Jeff Shirley Raleigh NC  
1330 Cal Sligh Jacksonville NC  
1332 Andrew Smith Oakboro NC  
1334 Brianna Smith Clemmons NC  
1335 Matt Smith Statesville NC  
1345 Adrianne Soo Chapel Hill NC  
1346 Jordan Sorensen Clemmons NC  
1347 Mia Spencer Chapel Hill NC  
1348 Molly Spencer Chapel Hill NC  
1358 William Stott Carrboro NC  
1362 Hunter Sturkie Winston Salem NC  
1375 Will Taylor Indian Trail NC  
1379 Teague Thetford Clemmons NC  
1390 Philip Tonseth Salisbury NC  
1391 Dwayne Townsend Hope Mills NC  
1393 Alan Tran Raleigh NC  
1402 Phillip Vance Sanford NC  
1405 Leah Vaughn Raleigh NC  
1412 Ben Vollmer Boone NC  
1415 Christopher Walker Durham NC  
1418 James Walls Bear Creek NC  
1420 Kevin Wanichko Spring Hope NC  
1424 Josey Weaver Weaverville NC  
1426 Brian Webster Lewisville NC  
1428 Ahna Weeks Carrboro NC  
1429 Aaron Wells Mars Hill NC  
1430 Lauren Wells Charlotte NC  
1442 Maegen Whiting Wake Forest NC  
1443 Christine Whitley Chapel Hill NC  
1447 Elyse Will Belmont NC  
1448 Chris Williams Cary NC  
1450 Jenna Williamson Charlotte NC  
1451 Sarah Williamson Charlotte NC  
1453 Joseph Wilson Winston Salem NC  
1455 Kelsey Wilson Charlotte NC  
1463 Cameron Witherspoon Claremont NC  
1465 Beth Wollman Chapel Hill NC  
1469 Chelsey Wright Pittsboro NC  
1470 Tess Wynn Greensboro NC  
1476 Tyler Younger Elon NC  
1481 Allen Alfaro Lincolnton NC  
1482 Sarah Allen Winston Salem NC  
1483 Hadi Alsoqi Charlotte NC  
1484 Luke Anton Brevard NC  
1488 Jesse Autry Fayetteville NC  
1489 Christopher Bailey   NC  
1490 Christopher Bailey Benson NC  
1494 Jennifer Black Charlotte NC  
1495 Pressly Blackley Charlotte NC  
1500 Ashley Brock Pinehurst NC  
1502 Parker Brown Durham NC  
1513 Katelin Cooke Granite Falls NC  
1514 Luke Copeland Angier NC  
1524 Zoe Dubin Arden NC  
1527 John Fillette Charlotte NC  
1529 Travis Franklin Lincolnton NC  
1531 Brandon Garren Hendersonville NC  
1533 Adina Girmay Gastonia NC  
1534 Delina Girmay Gastonia NC  
1535 Zachy Girmay Gastonia NC  
1538 Michael Grathwohl Chapel Hill NC  
1540 Benjamin Gregory Chapel Hill NC  
1544 Christopher Hendel Hickory NC  
1545 Justin Hendrick Gastonia NC  
1554 Elizabeth Hurley Rougemont NC  
1567 Anthony Kilar Kernersville NC  
1568 Robert Kirkland Gastonia NC  
1569 John Kitto Fuquay Varina NC  
1577 Benjamin Lowry Hickory NC  
1578 Luke Lowry Hickory NC  
1579 Matthew Lowry Hickory NC  
1581 David MacPherson Morrisville NC  
1586 Grant Marley Cary NC  
1589 Ashley Matthews Raleigh NC  
1590 Abigail McAlister Winston Salem NC  
1592 Christopher McGuire Angier NC  
1596 Caylin McRavion Stanley NC  
1597 Halsey Merritt Durham NC  
1599 Philip Misklow Hope Mills NC  
1600 Kelly Montague Garner NC  
1601 Asley Moore Charlotte NC  
1602 Jason Moore Charlotte NC  
1603 Phil Morgan Statesville NC  
1606 Mason Muong Hendersonville NC  
1609 Ariel Nikas Clayton NC  
1610 Tim O'Brien Durham NC  
1611 Carol Oliveira Charlotte NC  
1612 Tanazia Owens Charlotte NC  
1613 Dakota Peachee Garner NC  
1614 James Peachee Garner NC  
1617 Demonte Perkins Charlotte NC  
1619 Derrick Poage Parkton NC  
1620 Brandon Poplin Albemarle NC  
1621 Chris Poplin Albemarle NC  
1622 Matthew Poplin Albemarle NC  
1628 Jaron Reynolds Advance NC  
1629 David Riska Mount Airy NC  
1633 Dustin Rudisill Dallas NC  
1634 Rebecca Rudisill Dallas NC  
1639 Ben Schoeneman Smithfield NC  
1643 Emma Sell-Goodhand Durham NC  
1644 Leah Sell-Goodhand Durham NC  
1647 Cameron Sledge Mooresville NC  
1648 Graham Sledge Mooresville NC  
1650 Mary-Chesnut Smith Banner Elk NC  
1651 Nick Snow Granite Falls NC  
1662 Charles Watts Durham NC  
1667 Alex Wiggan Charlotte NC  
1674 Christian Wiscovitch Fayetteville NC  
1675 Adrienne Wollman Chapel Hill NC  
1679 Michael Garrison Aberdeen NC