WakeMed Hosts Annual XC Adidas Challenge

Cougars face off against more than 19 teams in the Invitational race

Branden Bollinger, Staff Reporter

On Sept. 17, at WakeMed Soccer Complex in Cary, NC, the cross country teams competed in the Invitational Race at the Adidas XC Challenge.  

The boys’ team placed 13th out of 26 teams. Junior Matthew Walker came in first for the Cougars at 16th overall,  with a time of 16:49 for the 5K. 

Below are the other scoring runners for the Cougars. 

Athlete: Time:  Placement: Grade Level:
Matthew Walker 16:49 16th 11th
John Callahan 17:15 34th 10th
Hayes Weatherman 17:32 47th 12th
Toby Mistak 18:38 103th 11th
Lars Uhland 19:08 131st 12th

The girls finished 17th out of 19 teams. Lily Alston finished first for the Cougar girls and 6th overall, with a time of 19:44. 

Here are the Cougar girls who scored for the team:

Athlete: Time: Placement: Grade Level:
Lily Alston 19:44 6th 9th
Allie Raitano 22:11 67th 10th
Grace Gerhold 22:32 83rd 10th
Abbey Collupy 23:30 119th 10th
Ella Frank 25:03 159th 9th