Townshend really emerged as a superstar last season mid-way through the 2020 cross country season when he ran 15:29 at the CRC Holiday Invitational to take the win.
He was 3rd at the NCHSAA 3A Midwest Regional, helping Weddington take home the team title over Mount Tabor.
He finished runner-up at the NCHSAA 3A state meet in a fantastic race, finishing behind Walter M Williams' Ryan Motondo.
Townshend ran 15:27 on the track over 5000m. He ran a 3200m personal best of 9:29, and ended up finishing 3rd at the NCHSAA 3A state meet in the event. He ran a 1600m personal best of 4:23 at the NCRunners Twilight.
Townshend had a breakthrough sophomore season, and proved he is a big time racer that can run with the best of the best in the state. With a move up to the 4A classification, Townshend will be ready to lead this Weddington team to the top of the state.
|BOYS 5000 METER RUN FINALS|
|1||Caden Townshend||10||Weddington High School||15:29.40||1|
|2||Miles Phillips||12||North Lincoln||15:39.60||2|
|3||Will Soule||11||Mount Tabor||15:41.80||3|
|4||Wesley Larson||12||Weddington High School||15:44.30||4|
|5||Emil Arangala||12||Chapel Hill||15:48.50||5|
|6||Jacob Scott||12||North Lincoln||15:50.90||6|