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All-Observer Boys Cross-Country: Providence Day backs up historic season
This year, the Providence Day sophomore continued to prove himself as Landis won the NCISAA 4A state individual title, while also leading his Chargers’ team to a state championship.
Landis is the Charlotte Observer Boys’ cross country runner of the year for his efforts.
Landis also won the CISAA conference individual title, while running a personal- and Observer-best 15:25.70 at the Great American Cross Country Festival, Oct. 6 in Cary.
(On December 10, 2018, NCRunners/MileSplit named Providence Day sophomore cross country runner their "Athlete of the Year." NCRunners/MileSplit is the definitive source of information for North Carolina cross country and track and field. Earlier, Christian was also named the NCISAA "Athlete of the Year" by the Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association.)
Christian Landis, Providence Day, So.: NCISAA 4A state individual champion and CISAA conference champion ran a personal-best and Observer-best 15:25.70 at the Great American Festival, Oct. 6. He also ran 15:37.30 at Nike Cross Nationals’ Southeast Regional to cap the cross country season.
Kyle Durham, Weddington, Sr.: Versatile Warriors’ runner was Southern Carolinas’ conference runner-up; fifth at 3A Midwest Regionals, 12th at the 3A state meet, ran personal-best 15:30.60 at the Great American Cross Country Festival.
Nate Jaster, Weddington, Fr.: Warriors’ standout posted one of the best times in the nation for a freshman, running a 15:47.80 (8th in the country for class of 2022) at the Great American Cross Country Festival, also finished 5th at the 3A state meet to lead his team, individually.
Jackson O’Hara, Weddington, Sr.: Charlotte 49ers’ signee capped his Weddington cross country career as the Southern Carolinas’ conference and 3A Midwest Regional (individual champion), running a personal-best 15:49.20 at the Great American Festival.
Jack Trabucco, Cox Mill, Sr.: Chargers’ standout finished strong with as 3A Midwest Regional runner-up, fifth at the 3A state meet, ran a personal-record 15:52.28 at the Hare and Hounds’ Invitational.
Will Mazur, Weddington, Sr.: Warriors’ standout broke the 16-minute barrier, ran a personal-best 15:57.50 at the Nike Cross Nationals’ Southeast Regional, Nov. 24, also finished 11th at the 3A state meet.
John Ciprich, Piedmont, Sr.: UNC Asheville signee ran a personal-best 15:58.60 to finish 3rd at the 3A Midwest Regional, also came in 7th at 3A state meet.
Avery Cannon, Watauga, Jr.: Northwestern 3A/4A conference runner-up ran a personal-record 16:01.60 to finish 4th at the 3A West Regional.
Cooper Castellaw, Alexander Central, Sr.: Northwestern 3A/4A conference champion ran a personal-best 16:01.90 to finish 5th at the 3A West Regional meet.
Adam Habas, Providence Day, Jr.
Lucas Brown, Queens Grant, Sr.
Dalton McGlamery, St. Stephens, Sr.
Pace Clark, Providence, Sr.
Matthew Fowler, Concord First Assembly, Sr.
Jake Baugher, Community School of Davidson, Sr.
Murphy Smith, Ardrey Kell, So.
Daniel Hopkins, Lincolnton, Jr.
Johnny Grant, North Lincoln, Sr.
Micah Gilpatrick, York, Jr.
Cole Jackson, Marvin Ridge, So.
Daniel Similton, Hickory Grove, Sr.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Meanwhile, Weddington coach Rick Spencer is the Charlotte Observer boys’ cross country coach of the year.
Spencer kept an experienced and talented team motivated all year as six Weddington runners posted times in the top 40 in the state, according to ncrunners.com.