Runners compete at final Cap-8 meet

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Forester Yearbook

Sophomore Erin Spreen leads the Cougar runners in the team's final Cap-8 conference championship. The team will enter a new conference next year. Spreen took 3rd overall.

Jules Micchia, Sports Editor

The boys’ and girls’ cross country teams competed in the Cap-8 conference meet yesterday in Cary at the Wake Med Soccer Park.

The girls’ team repeated their performance from a year ago taking third place while the boys slipped one notch to fifth place in their final year in the Cap-8 conference.

The fourth place Enloe Eagles eclipsed the Cougar boys 95 to 128. The second place Broughton Caps surpassed the girls 50 to 75.

Leading the Cougars for the boys was senior John Hobson who finished 13th (17:12.07). Sophomore Erin Spreen took third overall (19:26.75) as the leading Cougar runner.

Hobson was named to the second team all-conference, and Spreen earned first team all-conference honors.

John Autry finished second for the Cougars and 18th overall (17:24.87). Rounding out the top five for WF were senior Joseph Lawhorn (29th), sophomore Benjamin Hayes (35th) and Jonathan Hughes (41st).

Senior Casey Turro and junior Sydney Quate teamed up for 10th and 11th overall, respectively and earned second team all-conference honors.

Rounding out the top five for the lady Cougars were sophomore Tyler Bland (24th) and junior Natalie Mitchell (27th).

The teams will travel to the regional meet Saturday Oct. 29, where the girls hope to finish fourth or better to advance for the second year to the state meet.