Four different states and 27 schools head out to Boone for the High Country CC Classic with strong individual battles brewing. On the boys side Brandon Hernandez (A.L. Brown) will battle with Connor White (Christ the King Catholic) after both going sub 16 last week at the Hare & Hounds Invitational. They'll also had Kyle Thompson (Blue Ridge, SC), Luke Wolaver (Marvin Ridge), Cooper Castellaw (Alexander Central) and Brandon Miller (West Wilkes) in the mix.
On the girls side the team battle looks to be the bigger story as Katie Pou (Nation Ford, SC) comes in with a PR 39 seconds faster than the field. But I expect Emma Georges (Charlotte Catholic), Sophia Ritter (Watauga) and Kaitlyn Cole (Marvin Ridge) to challenge her up front. Charlotte Catholic, Marvin Ridge and Covenant Day all look to contend for the girls team title as they're separated by just 34 points in the virtual meet!