O'Neal Harriers Finish Fifth in Raeford Meet
The O'Neal School cross-country teams ran to a pair of fifth place finishes at the Village Christian Cross Country Invitational at the Carolina Horse Park in Raeford Wednesday.
Other competing schools included regulars from the Cape Fear Independent Conference — Fayetteville Academy, Fayetteville Christian, Village Christian, Cape Fear Academy — and visiting teams from Cary Christian, Coastal Christian High School and St. David's School.
The Falcon boys placed 5th with 111 points. Juniors Austin Puleo (captain) and Evan Davies both earned medals for placing sixth and 10th, respectively, at 19:30 and 20:14. The O'Neal team score was rounded out by sophomore Ian Maynor (19th, 21:27), eighth grader Josh Hager (40th, 24:45) and sophomore Maxwell Winter (42nd, 25:02).
The boys' team also saw improvements across the board for its up-and-coming pack of seventhth graders. Matt Hutchens and Tomi Lawal picked up the final scoring spots for the boys' team at 46th (25:22) and 49th (25:43) place. Evan Miles (50th, 25:46), John Anderson (61st, 29:36), Nick Manning (65th, 31:11), and TC Mann (67th, 33:27) followed in trail and established new personal records.
For the Falcon girls, another medal was taken by junior Teresa Berg (captain) for her 10th place finish (24:24). Right behind her was junior Alana Godbey (captain) coming in at 24:42 for a 12th place finish.
Sophomore Courtney Morrison was next at 29th with a 28:12. Morrison was followed by seventh grader Hunter Atkinson who set a new PR for the season at 29:26. Freshman Micaela Wilkinson closed out the girls' teams score with a 31:30 in 43rd place. Final scoring positions were placed at 46th and 65th by fellow freshmen Aleksandra Majka (32:52) and Allison Johnson (42:29).
The Falcons' next race is Wednesday against Cape Fear Academy at Hugh Macrae Park in Wilmington.
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