By: Ruthie Pope Sports Writer
September 21, 2013
Last week’s Carolina Conference cross country meet was held at Neuse Charter and the Lady Wildcats held on to third place, but the boy’s team fell to fifth. Both Wildcat teams came in third place at the last meet, which was held at Hobbton. This is the first year Hobbton has had a cross country team, which runs a 5k at every meet.
The scoring for the girls at the meet showed Princeton with 23; Rosewood, 52; Hobbton, 94; North Duplin, 99; and Spring Creek, 137.
For the boys teams, Rosewood was first with 43; Princeton, 66; Spring Creek, 78; Neuse Charter, 85; Hobbton, 107; and North Duplin 118. Both Cesar Castillo and Abraheem Alwahishi finished in the top 10 of all the runners.
Coach Jeffery Klaves said he was pleased with the way this first Hobbton team is progressing in this sport.
“Cesar and Abraheem proved they belong in the sport of cross country. The both placed top 10 at the meet and are learning what it takes to run upfront. As a team, we need to continue to close the gap between our #1 and #5 runners, because the top 5 runners score for team placing,” Coach Klaves stated.
As for the Lady Wildcats, Klaves said they continue to improve and this week they took third place out-right, whereas at the last meet, they were tied for third.
“The team placed 3rd overall with Ashlyn Johnson leading the way once again. Notable performances include: Pamela Molina, Frances Zeledon, Michaela Oates and Rebecca Hunter all setting personal records (PR’s) despite the tough terrain at the meet. I’m proud of the way the women continue to encourage one another and look to improve week in and week out,” he added.
Hobbton will travel to North Duplin on Tuesday. The meet begins at 5 p.m.