The 15th Annual Dash for Doobie at Reagan High School in Pfafftown, North Carolina will once again be one of the premier 3,200m events across the Southeast. The meet serves as a perfect tune-up ahead of Running Lane XC Nationals and Champs South.
Top Entries so far are below:
Boys Top Athletes
|Jake Liebert||Wando (SC)||14:54||9:03 3200m, SCHSL 5A State Champion|
|Brendan Gomez||Wando (SC)||15:04||SCHSL 5A 3rd Place|
|Krister Sjoblad||Athens Drive (NC)||15:07||NCHSAA 4A 3200m Runner-Up 2022|
|Caden Townshend||Weddington (NC)||15:15||NCHSAA 4A XC Runner-Up, 4A 1600m State Champ, 4:08, 9:05|
|Zach Gilbertson||Pinecrest (NC)||15:23||NCHSAA 4A XC State Champ|
|Ashton Tolson||C. Milton Wright (MD)||15:27||MD#3 this season|
|Corey Chambers||Milton (GA)||15:23||4th in GHSA 7A|
|TJ Hansen||Freeland (MI)||15:41||9:21, MHSAA D2 5th place|
|Jake Wadas||Wade Hampton (SC)||15:18||SC#3 this season|
|Noah Mathews||Paul Laurence Dunbar (KY)||15:40||KHSAA XC Runner-Up|
Girls Top Athletes
|Logan St. John Kletter||Mt. Lebanon (PA)||17:29||4:50, 10:41|
|Chandler Welsh||R.J. Reynolds (NC)||17:44||3rd in NCHSAA 4A, 10:46|
|Justine Preisano||Cuthbertson (NC)||17:46||6th in NCHSAA 4A, 4:56, 10:49|
|Claire Paci||Greencastle-Antrim (PA)||17:54||7th in PIAA, 4:54, 10:35|
|Madeleine Gear||Cambridge Christian (FL)||18:04||FHSAA XC Runner-Up, 4:56, 10:50|
|Caroline Adams||Mt. Lebanon (PA)||18:15||6th at PIAA State Champ, 4:57, 10:53|
|Reese Bradbury||Blacksburg (VA)||18:35||4:57, 10:59|
|Joiner Evans||Mount Tabor (NC)||17:52||8th at NCHSAA 4A, 10:50|
|Kasey Dingman||Lake Norman (NC)||17:59||7th at NCHSAA 4A|
|Zoe Arrington||Tennessee HS (TN)||17:49||TSSAA State Champion, 4:56, 10:41|
|Allie Zealand||Pacers Homeschool (VA)||17:49||10:15 3200m, 4:43 1600m, 2021 Eastbay Qualifier|
The Dash for Doobie has been one of the premier events of the cross country and track season in North Carolina with many athletes posting breakthrough 3200m performances while in peak form from the cross country season.
A major benefit for NCHSAA athletes is the schools that participate in indoor track can use their times to get into the indoor state championships for 2022-23 if they are under the NCHSAA 3200m standard.
As the meet has done since 2019, they will award the Dash for Doobie Scholarship. The meet awards 1 senior boy 3200 participants and 1 senior girl 3200 participants a one-time $500 scholarship. Scholarship applications are due by November 6th.
"Due to the success of Dash for Doobie we are excited to expand the scholarships offered. We are now able to give two scholarships to Reagan HS seniors each year in Nicholas Doub's memory. This wouldn't be possible without the great support we get each year. After Dash for Doobie in 2018, I met with Nick's family. They expressed an interest to give back to the runners that have helped this event become such a success. For the 4th year, we will give out two $500 scholarships (1 senior boy and 1 senior girl) on Nov. 19th to New Balance Dash for Doobie participants. Any senior who is planning to enroll in post-secondary schooling and participates in the Dash for Doobie is eligible. Information and an application can be found on the meet page." - Coach Eric Fritz, Meet Director
The event will be streamed live on MileSplit and we will have photos, archived race videos, and interviews from the event posted at the conclusion.
Registration for the event is now open through November 13th at Midnight. The entry fee is $20 per 3200m athlete.
This year's meet is expected to once again be bigger than ever with athletes from over 11 states already registered!