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The top 4 teams in each race and the top 5 individuals not on
qualifying teams advanced to the state meet at McAlpine.
BOYS: 1. Watauga 45 2. East Mecklenburg 59 3. Charlotte Providence 80 4. Gastonia Ashbrook 146 5. Charlotte Myers Park 163 6. Morganton Freedom 190 7. South Mecklenburg 197 8. East Gaston 213 9. North Mecklenburg 238 10. Asheville AC Reynolds 304 11. Alexander Central 316 12. West Charlotte 320 13. Charlotte Olympic 368 14. McDowell County 369 15. Charlotte Independence 401 16. Charlotte Harding 431 17. West Mecklenburg 502 -- Crest no score -- East Burke no score -- Charlotte Garinger no score -- Waynesville Tuscola no score 1. Justin Niedzialek Providence 15:41.12 2. Will Hodges Watauga 15:41.36 3. Shane Austin Watauga 16:16 4. Brian Lesesky Providence 16:19 5. Josh Morgan South Meck 16:22 6. Jody Corum Watauga 16:23 7. Pen Peery East Meck 16:28 8. Robert Stephens East Burke 16:32 9. Greg Prudhomme East Meck 16:43 10. Shane Walts East Meck 16:45 State individual qualifiers: Morgan, Stephens, Michael Mauriello South Meck Ric Maroni AC Reynolds Joe Cornwell Alexander Central
GIRLS: 1. Watauga 52 2. Charlotte Providence 66 3. East Mecklenburg 100 4. North Mecklenburg 110 5. West Mecklenburg 125 6. Charlotte Myers Park 139 7. Asheville AC Reynolds 220 8. Morganton Freedom 234 9. Gastonia Ashbrook 234 10. South Mecklenburg 249 11. East Gaston 322 12. Alexander Central 346 13. West Charlotte 349 14. McDowell County 362 -- Charlotte Garinger no score -- Charlotte Harding no score -- Charlotte Independence no score 1. Addie Bower Watauga 19:22 2. Jennifer Phelps Watauga 20:04 3. Whitney Woods Watauga 20:31 4. Courtney Horn Myers Park 20:47 5. Natalie Hollar North Meck 20:51 6. Kim Robinson West Meck 20:52 7. Kim Grier North Meck 20:55 8. Kelly Wolff Providence 20:56 9. Kelly Swords Ashbrook 21:04 10. Emma Lindell East Meck 21:14 State individual qualifiers: Horn, Robinson, Swords, Stephanie Alexander West Meck Dearborn McHaley AC Reynolds
Source: The Charlotte Observer -- Sat.- Nov. 5, 1994
Watauga outruns Providence, East in meet
By Brett Honeycutt, Special Correspondent
Providence's Justin Niedzialek (15 minutes 41.12 seconds) edged Watauga's Will Hodges (15:41.36) at the finish to help produce Mecklenburg County's leading time in the N.C. 4A Western Regional at McAlpine Park on Friday.
Watauga won the boys team competition by 14 points over East Mecklenburg.
In the girls race, Watauga took the top three spots to beat Providence by 14 points as Addie Bower ran 19:22 to take individual honors.
Niedzialek and Hodges ran together the entire way, with neither gaining a considerable edge.
"I hate that anybody had to lose that," Watauga coach Randy McDonough said. "I just loved the way they battled each other. They both ran a great race."
The girls race had a decisive winner in Bower, who won by 42 seconds over teammate Jennifer Phelps.
Providence, the defending girls state champions, ran its top five runners in a pack for most of the race, which helped counter Watauga's dominance up front and make the girls team race closer.
A surprise in the girls race was the third-place finish by East Mecklenburg, which had injuries the entire season and had yet to run with its complete team.
"I think probably the frustration from my end was knowing it (the talent) was there, and not being able to put it together," East Mecklenburg coach Larry McAfee said.
The top four teams in each race and the top five boys and girls individuals not on the top four teams also qualified for the state meet on November 12 at McAlpine.
Boys individuals qualifying were: Josh Morgan and Michael Mauriello of South Mecklenburg, Ric Maroni of AC Reynolds, Joe Cornwell of Alexander Central and Robert Stephens of East Burke.
In the girls race: Courtney Horn of Myers Park, Kim Robinson and Stephanie Alexander of West Mecklenburg, Kelly Swords of Ashbrook and Dearborn McHaley of AC Reynolds.
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