Coming in a #8 on our NCISAA Pre-Season XC Countdown are the Lions of Asheville Christian Academy!
All-State runner Spencer Young is back to compete for an NCISAA 3A state title for himself and his team. He is the #7 returner in 3A and #19 in NCISAA overall. They lose three runners from their 3rd place team from last season's state meet, but they have produced enough depth to not lose a step. Senior leadership will be big in this team's front group with returning team#2 Moultrie Dangerfield joining Young as the lone seniors in the projected top five. Their strength is their pack, they have less than a minute split between their 2-5 runners. Junior Camden Shumen and freshman Seth Coxie will be giving chase to Dangerfield and challenging him for the team's #2 spot. Sophomore Preston Hill ran 5:17 in the 1600m during indoor season showing he has strong foot speed. If these 3-5 runners can all have standout races on the day of their state meet this could be a very dangerous team.
|8||Asheville Christian Academy (NC)||272|
|1) Spencer Young||17:07.70||19|
|2) Moultrie Dangerfield||17:49.60||48|
|3) Camden Shumen||17:55.00||50|
|4) Seth Coxie||18:17.00||65|
|5) Preston Hill||18:47.60||90|
|Average Time: 17:59.38 Total Time: 1:29:56.90 1-5 Split: 1:39.90|
|6) Tanner Townsend||19:15.90||125|
|7) Roman Coxie||19:32.10||141|