NCRunners XC Countdown Girls Team #6: Watauga

The No. 6 spot on our girls team cross country pre-season countdown are the Pioneers of Watauga!

Watauga returns their entire top five from a team that won the 2020 NCHSAA 3A West Regional scoring only 25 points! They are led by defending-individual regional champion Sidra Miller! Miller was on a hot streak last season winning her first six cross country races of the season leading up to the regional. 

Fellow-senior Sophie Beach was 3rd at the 3A West Regional and sophomore Rachel Cathey was 6th. Cathey ran 12:18 over 3200m in the spring.

If juniors Gwendolyn Anderson and Brianna Anderson can push up with Cathey and Beach, their 2-5 behind Miller could be very strong. Gwendolyn was 7th at the cross country regional and Brianna was 10th. 

The reclassification puts Watauga up in the 4A classification going forward. 

4Watauga (NC)353
1) Sidra Miller18:34.1114
2) Sophie Beach19:22.3552
3) Rachel Cathey19:40.9079
4) Gwendolyn Anderson19:48.5692
5) Brianna Anderson19:59.87116
Average Time: 19:29.16 Total Time: 1:37:25.79 1-5 Split: 1:25.76
6) Andriana Rink20:43.77204
7) Annie Veno20:53.40225