Thursday, December 02, 2021
Cross Country: WCDS Boys, Wayne Christian Girls Win CPIC Conference Titles (PHOTO GALLERY)

Cross Country: WCDS Boys, Wayne Christian Girls Win CPIC Conference Titles (PHOTO GALLERY)

Teammates Billy Strickland, Shepherd Cowan and Aaron Waddy crossed the finish line first, second and third, respectively, and Wayne Country Day emerged as the top team at the Coastal Plains Independent 2A Conference championship meet on Monday afternoon.

The Chargers had four boys finish in the top five.

Strickland ran the course in 18 minutes, 54 seconds. Cowan crossed the finish line 19 minutes, 50 seconds, while Waddy completed the course in 20:22. Jacob Gribbin wound up in fifth with a time of 21:10.

Wayne Christian’s R.J. Shealy claimed fourth in 20:52.

Wayne Country head coach Robert Glass was named the coach of the year, while Strickland was named runner of the year.

Wayne Chrisitan claimed the girls’ portion of the meet by having four girls finish in the top 10.

Addie Devaul (23:54), Hayli Verme (24:17), A.J. Verme (25:17), Natalie Rheingrube (25:17) finished in second, fourth, sixth and seventh, respectively.

Wayne Country Day’s Hannah Best (24:19) wound up in fifth. while Greenfield’s A.G. Beddingfield (23:47) claimed first place.

Wayne Christian head coach Michael Richards was also named coach of the year.

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