Eastern Alamance’s men’s and women’s cross country teams made their way to Greensboro on Tuesday for a Mid-State Conference quad meet on the campus of Northern Guilford High School. EAHS competed against host school Northern Guilford, along with fellow league rivals Morehead and Western Alamance. The Eagles put together a series of solid outings on both teams to place second in the women’s competition, and third in the men’s competition.
In the women’s race, sophomore Laila Anderson continued her strong autumn by placing second among 41 overall competitors in the event. Anderson’s time of 19 minutes, 52.39 seconds was key in helping the Eagles place only behind first place Northern Guilford in the team portion of the event.
Eastern had a total of four runners place in the top ten, including eighth place finisher freshman Audrey Hupman (22 minutes, 56.23 seconds), ninth place finisher senior Logan Marine (23 minutes, 1.02 seconds), and tenth place senior Anneke Brouwer (23 minutes, 13.18 seconds).
A total of ten EAHS runners competed in the women’s race, including sophomore Grace Dobson (13th place, 24 minutes, 37.99 seconds), freshman Adrianna Glancy (18th place, 25 minutes, 28.39 seconds), junior Isabella Miller (26th place, 28 minutes, 24.49 seconds), sophomore Josie Gonzalez (30th place, 29 minutes, 38.96 seconds), senior Karyn Schy (34th place, 31 minutes, 48.96 seconds), and senior Chloe Strong (41st place, 35 minutes, 21.83 seconds.
In the men’s race, a pair of Eagles - senior Jahdiel Dinarte and freshman Andrew Parker - cracked the top six. Dinarte posted a time of 17 minutes, 34.09 seconds to place fourth out of 56 runners, while Parker placed sixth with a time of 17 minutes, 53.18 seconds.
Eastern had a total of 12 male runners competing in the quad conference meet, with six placing as part of a large pack of runners between 19th and 27th place including senior Alex Catalano (19th place, 20 minutes, 46.73 seconds), junior Cullen Justice (22nd place, 21 minutes, 1.87 seconds), senior Ryan Catalano (21 minutes, 2.71 seconds), freshman Benny Salvatore (21 minutes, 19.80 seconds), sophomore Kaden Gibbs (21 minutes, 28.45 seconds), and senior Gavin Lee (21 minutes, 48.61 seconds).
Other finishers for Eastern included junior Ivan Castillo (33rd place, 22 minutes, 42.80 seconds), junior Kendall Goins (38th place, 24 minutes, 31.86 seconds), senior Ezechiel Yao (45th place, 26 minutes, 28.30 seconds), and senior Bricy Munoz (54th place, 31 minutes, 43.90 seconds).
In the women’s race, Eastern’s total score among its top five runners adding up their respective finishes came out to 42 points, which was well behind Northern Guilford’s first place score of 19. The Nighthawks produced five of the event’s top six runners, all but Eastern High’s Anderson. But the Eagles easily outdid third place finisher Western Alamance, which didn’t have a single runner place in the top ten.
In the men’s race, Eastern’s total of 58 points for its top five finishers just missed beating out Western Alamance’s 52 points for second place. As it was, the Eagles placed third, ahead of Morehead’s total of 120 points, but still far behind Northern Guilford’s first place score of 22.
On Wednesday, October 2, Eastern High will host another Mid-State quad meet, this one to be held at Lake Cammack. The races will begin that afternoon at 4:30 p.m..