The Great American XC Festival was hosted once again at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. 15 different states participated in the meet, and it was an especially great day for Maryland runners. Two teams, in particular, stood out; Both the Howard and Severna Park teams made names for themselves at the meet.
(Tyler Canaday finishes first with 15:10.00, an MD No.6 all-time)
From Severna Park, senior Tyler Canaday had an incredible performance, placing third in the Boys Race of Champions with a blistering time of 15:10.00, which is an MD No. 6 all-time. The next Severna runner was senior James Glebocki, finishing 14th with a time of 15:34.90, making Severna the first team to have its second runner finish. The team's third runner also placed in the top 20 as senior Eddie Sullivan finished 18th with a time of 15:43.70. The rest of the pack managed to break the top 70: Ronan Byrne (16:15.30) in 51st; Liam Hagerty (16:18.10) in 55th; Tyler Engleman (16:21.50) in 63rd; Mason Siebenhaar (16:26.40) in 70th.
Ultimately, Severna Park placed as one of the top five teams. They finished second overall with a score of 105 points.
|1||Mount Tabor||100||3+11+20+30+36 (96+104)||0:59 1-5 Split | 15:49 Avg|
|2||Severna Park High School||105||2+9+12+39+43 (51+58)||1:08 1-5 Split | 15:48 Avg|
|3||Hardin Valley Academy||166||24+27+29+42+44 (75+127)||0:21 1-5 Split | 16:07 Avg|
|4||Cumberland||204||10+17+47+62+68 (106+128)||0:59 1-5 Split | 16:10 Avg|
|5||Bolles HS||214||18+37+40+54+65 (90+103)||0:41 1-5 Split | 16:15 Avg|
(Joseph Raudabaugh finishes first with a time of 15:33.00)
From Howard, senior Joseph Raudabaugh had a phenomenal performance with a first-place finish in the Boys Seeded race with a time of 15:33.00, his personal best. The rest of his teammates made it within the top 100: Makilan Balasubramanian (17:12.30) in 68th; Christopher Mann (17:15.70) in 71st; Nick Yankle (17:22.80) in 75th; Ryan O'Byrne (17:24.70) in 78th; Brandon Franco (17:27.40) in 83rd; Kyle Jones (17:42.20) in 99th.
|1||Weddington High School||120||9+18+19+25+49 (80+134)||1:11 1-5 Split | 18:46 Avg|
|2||Cambridge (Christian) School||123||5+6+10+26+76 (98+122)||2:05 1-5 Split | 18:39 Avg|
|3||Howard High School||149||20+22+33+34+40 (128+148)||0:33 1-5 Split | 18:56 Avg|
|4||Morgantown||152||2+13+38+43+56 (58+73)||2:17 1-5 Split | 18:45 Avg|
|5||Cuthbertson High School||153||7+15+21+36+74 (91+111)||1:54 1-5 Split | 18:55 Avg|