Coming in at #1 on our NCISAA Pre-Season XC Countdown are the Cavaliers of Durham Academy!
The front four for this Durham Academy squad could be the best in the entire state. Their top three have already all broken 19:00, being three of the only ten NCISAA returners who have done so. Durham Academy ran away with the 4A State Championship last season where they scored only 23 points. Their entire top five was top ten! The scary part is that that lose only one of those five. This team will be led by seniors Quinn Shanahan and Anna Catherine Wilson and freshman Allison Hall. The trio has potential to go 1-2-3 at the State Meet. Stella Stringer is the best #4 runner in NCISAA and holds a personal best of 19:33. The only question mark for this Cavalier squad is going to be in their #5 runner, whoever that ends up being. Currently the 5th fastest personal best belongs to Maggie Chambliss, but she will have heavy competition. Lucy Steiner ran 14:18 in Cary Academy's Virtual Meet 3200m. The fire power up front may be too strong to overcome, but one of the deeper teams sitting behind them could sneak up come State Meet time. However, I do believe it will take the perfect race from any other school to even have a chance of taking down Durham Academy, and even then it is no guarantee.
|1||Durham Academy (NC)||70|
|1) Allison Hall||18:25.50||1|
|2) Quinn Shanahan||18:32.00||2|
|3) Anna Catherine Wilson||18:58.20||3|
|4) Stella Stringer||19:33.50||7|
|5) Maggie Chambliss||23:40.00||57|
|Average Time: 19:49.84 Total Time: 1:39:09.20 1-5 Split: 5:14.50|
|6) Abby Goldman||23:41.10||59|
|7) Lauren Read||27:12.50||80|