During the season-ending Neuse Six 2A Conference meet at the Bryan Multi-Sports Complex on Wednesday, Goldsboro’s Jay Bass tied the school record for fastest 5K.
Bass completed the course in 17 minutes, 40 seconds, which ties the mark set by Bryan Johnson at Mideast Regionals on Oct. 31, 2009.
Bass helped the Goldsboro boys finish in first place as Goldsboro also had three runners finish in the top 5. Ayobami Ajagbe (21:21) and Jacob Mousseau (21:41) wound in fourth and fifth, respectively.
Spring Creek’s Dustin Waters emerged the Gators’ top runner with a second-place effort of 18:44, while teammate Jacob Lynch (22:19) came in sixth.
Princeton’s Cam Daughtry (22:42), Cole Thomas (22:50) and Will Rose (23:36) ended in eighth, ninth, and tenth, respectively.
On the girls’ side, Princeton came in first place with Kinsley Botkin recording a meet-winning time of 23:15, while Abby Capps (24:33) and Maggie Parrish (27:26) finished in third and sixth, respectively.
Goldsboro’s Carly Court finished second overall in 24:09. Katie Wagner (26:05) wound up in fourth.
Maria Melchor led Spring Creek with a fifth-place time of 26:23.
The teams will now prepare for the N.C. High School Athletic Association 2A East Regional, which is being held at South Lenoir High School on Oct. 30.