Nicholson was the favorite coming in with a 15:03 on a fast Kituwah Mound course last weekend. He proved it was not just a fast course, but that he was the real deal this morning dominating his NCHSAA 1A competition by running 15:36.
Nicholson has shown incredible improvement over the course of the season running 16:21 on this course at Friday Night Lights, running 15:45 at McAlpine at Hare & Hounds and 15:50 at WakeMed.
Nicholson won the NCHSAA 2A Outdoor 3200m State title last spring in 9:27 to add a second NCHSAA State Championship to his name. A year ago he was the runner-up in the NCHSAA 1A classification running 17:01.
He would take the individual win by 30 seconds over runner up Andrew Harding of Northside who clocked a strong performance of 16:06. Cole Fiorillo of Corvian Community School ran 16:18 for third as Joshawa Huneycutt of South Stanly and Brandon Burrows of Lejeune round out the top five finishers.
Official results and team scores will be announced in between the two sessions.
Big Kahuna Timing - Contractor License HY-TEK's Meet Manager NCHSAA State Cross Country Championships - 11/4/2023 Ivey Redmon Sports Complex Last Completed Event Men 5k Run CC 1A Comp# Name School Time Points ========================================================================================= 1 49 Blake Nicholson 11 Christ the King Catholic 15:36.84 2 174 Andrew Harding 11 Northside (1a) 16:06.67 3 64 Cole Fiorillo 12 Corvian Community School 16:18.46 4 214 Joshawa Huneycutt 12 South Stanly 16:27.14 5 130 Brandon Burrows 11 Lejeune 16:33.93 6 121 Ethan Russell 11 Hiwassee Dam 16:39.56 7 2 O'Malley Salinas 10 Andrews 16:41.04 8 39 Ogana Swimmer 9 Cherokee 16:45.81 9 129 Matthew Barbabella 10 Lejeune 16:50.64 10 70 Carson Williams 11 Corvian Community School 16:51.09