The Weekend Rundown: Five Preps Under 15:20 At The adidas XC Challenge


The adidas XC Challenge started the weekend off blistering fast, with five preps going sub-15:20, including Brodey Hasty, a Brentwood (Tennessee) High athlete who ran unattached and posted a new U.S. No. 1 time of 14:44.70 in a non-divisional race. 

But Hasty wasn't the only runner to excel on the WakeMed Soccer Complex course in Cary, North Carolina, as R.J. Reynolds (North Carolina) High's John Tatter authored a U.S. No. 6 time and a scorching new PR of 15:00.70 to win the boys championship race.

Virginia Beach Ocean Lakes High's Brent Bailey was second and marked a U.S. No. 30 effort of 15:13.20. 

1John Tatter12 R.J. Reynolds15:00.701
2Brent Bailey12 Ocean Lakes15:13.202
3David Melville12 Northern Guilford15:13.603
4Coleman Mitchell12 Cary Academy15:19.304
5Grant Northcutt12 Cosby15:26.70--
6Michael Moerk12 Mount Tabor15:28.205
7Cameron Ponder12 Mount Tabor15:31.406
8Dakota Mendenhall12 Forbush15:31.70--
9Ben Verchick11 Union Pines15:40.00--
10Laderique McNeill12 Harnett Central15:43.107
Greensboro Northern Guilford (North Carolina) High's David Melville was third in 15:13.60, while Cary Academy's Cole Mitchell posted a clocking of 15:19.30. 

On the girls side, two athletes posted top 50 times nationally, with Ripley (West Virginia) High's Victoria Starcher going 17:41.10 and Laney (North Carolina) High's Natalie Tyner posting an effort of 17:47.60. 
1Victoria Starcher10 Ripley17:41.101
2Natalie Tyner11 Laney17:47.60--
3Kaitlynn Wolfe10 Blacksburg High School18:20.002
4Mari Cagle Lockhart10 Daniel18:30.203
5Izzy Evely12 Lake Norman Charter School18:34.204


- Cory Mull

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