Jungle Run Tonight!

One of the most talked about meets in North Carolina every year happens tonight at South View High



People love to talk about the Jungle Run course because, yes, it is one of the fastest in the state. People love to say it's short and times mean nothing. However, this is XC, every course is different and it's almost impossible to compare courses. Other people love to talk about the Jungle Run for it's uniqueness, a night race, on a fun, flat course.


With 41 teams in attendance, it's obvious more people see the positives in attending the meet than any sort of negatives. So, the course is fast, who cares! Teams use the Jungle Run to check out much of the East competition. The cream of the crop will still rise, both teams and individuals. Can you look at a 18:30 and 15:30 the same as elsewhere? Maybe not. Can you look at the teams at the top and individuals and realize they have worked hard this summer and may be contenders? Of course.


I love this meet and have been a couple times as a spectator. Take a look at this year's team list.


Licensed To: NCHSAA-4-A-East Champ Meet Hy-Tek's MEET MANAGER Page 1
  8th Annual Jungle Run - 9/5/2009
  South View HS, Hope Mills, NC
  School List
1   ASH Ashley   Ashley
2   BEDD Beddingfield   Beddingfield
3   BISH Bishop Mc Guiness   Bishop Mc Guines
4   CFHS Cape Fear   Cape Fear
5   CARD Cardinal Gibbons   Cardinal Gibbons
6   CHAT Chatham Central   Chatham Central
7   CLAY Clayton High School   Clayton High Sch
8   CROA Croatan High   Croatan High
9   DHC D.H. Conley   D.H. Conley
10   JORD Durham Jordan   Durham Jordan
11   LANE E.A. Laney   E.A. Laney
12   EFHS East Forsyth   East Forsyth
13   E.E. EE Smith   EE Smith
14   ROSE J.H. Rose   J.H. Rose
15   JBHS Jack Britt   Jack Britt
16   HOGG John T. Hoggard   Hoggard
17   MILL Millbrook   Millbrook
18   NHHS New Hanover   New Hanover
19   NDHS Northern Durham   Northern Durham
20   NWOO Northwood   Northwood
21   OCHS Orange County   Orange County
22   OVER Overhills   Overhills
23   PFHS Pine Forest   Pine Forest
24   PINE Pinecrest   Pinecrest
25   REAG Ronald Reagan   Ronald Reagan
26   SFHS Seventy-First   Seventy-First
27   SCEN South Central   South Central
28   SROW South Rowan   South Rowan
29   SVHS South View   South View
30   SER Southeast Raleigh   Southeast Raleig
31   SLEE Southern Lee   Southern Lee
32   SWAN Swansboro   Swansboro
33   FTS Terry Sanford   Terry Sanford
34   TRI Triton   Triton
35   UPHS Union Pines   Union Pines
36   WAKE Wakefield   Wakefield
37   WBHS West Brunswick   West Brunswick
38   WRHS West Rowan   West Rowan High
39   WSHS West Stokes   West Stokes
40   WHHS Western Harnett   Western Harnett
41   FIKE Wilson Fike   Fike



Looking at the NCRunners.com XC Coaches Poll, let's take a closer look.


4A Boys: South View(10th), Hoggard(12th)
4A Girls: Terry Sanford(13th)


3A Boys: Cardinal Gibbons(8th), Union Pines(9th), South Rowan(11th)
3A Girls: Cardinal Gibbons(3rd), Orange(5th), Union Pines(12th)


2A Boys: West Stokes(5th), Northwood(7th)
2A Girls: Croatan(4th), West Stokes(9th)


1A Boys: Bishop McGuinness(2nd), East Wilkes(15th)
1A Girls: Bishop McGuinness(1st), East Wilkes(6th), Chatham Central(9th)

Top Individuals

Blake Williams(Northern Durham)
Chase Christianson(Terry Sanford)
Patrick Crawford(East Forsyth)
Jack Anderson(Reagan)
Mark Sullivan(Cardinal Gibbons)
Chris Barron(Jordan)
Kenny Hinman(South View)
Ryan Rudisill(Clayton)
Mason Boyles(Hoggard)
Chris Morrell(SE Raleigh)


Samantha George(Millbrook)
Sarah Rapp(Cardinal Gibbons)
Catie Simmons(Clayton)
Mackenzie Robinson(Orange)
Cory Catlett(Terry Sanford)
Lexie Schustrom(Pinecrest)
Samantha Ray(Jordan)
Carol Blankenship(East Wilkes)
Meredith Bennett(Bishop McGuinness)
Erin Edmonds(SE Raleigh)


Can't wait to the see the newcomers. I'm hearing some rumblings about some teams in the East!