Blake Nicholson Clocks 15:36 For NCHSAA 1A Title

Christ the King Catholic junior Blake Nicholson threw down an impressive mark at the NCHSAA 1A XC State Championship to kick off our day of cross-country action at Ivey Redmon.  

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.

Unofficial Results

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                  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