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Cross Country teams achieve awards and personal successes at conference champs

Senior Helen Hurden was the first place finisher in the girls' 2022 CISAA Cross Country Championship, leading her fellow Hawks to a CISAA girls' team title. The boys' team was led by junior Jackson DiRoma and senior Will Vaughn, who helped their younger teammates achieve a fourth place finish in a competitive field. 

Hurden's impressive time of 18:35.2 was a personal best by more than twenty seconds and places her third in the Latin girls' cross country all-time list. She is now the fifth CLS athlete to win an individual CISAA championship, and the first since 2016. Senior Mary Cate Kiser dropped 14 seconds from her previous best to finish 5th, followed closely by Lucy Ratterree, Bridget Yu, and Maggie Klingman to round out the Hawks' scoring top 5. 

DiRoma battled through illness to make 1st Team All-Conference, while Vaughn's competitive pass in the final stretch on his way to a 15-second PR earned him ninth place and 2nd Team All-Conference. Freshman Webb Kiser smashed the 18-minute barrier and sophomores William Austin and Ethan Khouri also had significant time drops to finish in scoring position. 

The middle school teams had similar personal success. The Hawks reaped the benefits of months of training and competition experience, closing out the season with a slew of best times including several improvements of more than one minute. Eighth grader Caroline Staffieri led the girls team with a PR of 13:44.2 to finish 21st, and seventh grader Jackson Kerr cut twenty seconds from his best time to finish 9th in 11:20.7. 

Overall, across middle school and varsity, an incredible 82% of the Hawks turned in a lifetime or season's best time. Congratulations to all of the athletes, their coaches, and the families that supported them!

CISAA Boys' Team Scores        CISAA Girls' Team Scores  
 1st - Providence Day  31    1st - Charlotte Latin  39
 2nd - Covenant Day  65    2nd - Country Day  53
 3rd - Country Day  66    3rd - Providence Day  77
 4th - Charlotte Latin  76    4th - Covenant Day  101 
 5th - Charlotte Christian  147    5th - Cannon School  120
 6th - Cannon School  148     6th - Charlotte Christian  146


Click here for full 2022 CISAA XC Championship Results
Click here for photos from the 2022 CISAA XC Championship

 

GCMSAA Boys' Team Scores         GCMSAA Girls' Team Scores  
 1st - Covenant Day  26    1st - Country Day  25
 2nd - Cannon School  69    2nd - Holy Trinity  79
 3rd - Country Day  79    3rd - Covenant Day  93
 4th - Lake Norman Charter  122    4th - Lake Norman Charter  112
 5th - Covenant Day  142    5th - Covenant Day  147
 6th - Charlotte Latin  148    6th - Cannon School  154
 7th - Charlotte Christian  151    7th - Charlotte Latin   157
 8th - Holy Trinity  170    8th - Charlotte Christian  161


Click here for full 2022 GCMSAA XC Championship Results
Click here for pictures of the GCMSAA Middle School Championship

 

Caroline Staffieri '27

 

Sejan Dhiman '27

 

Ryan Griggs '28

Yaz Hathiram and Will Marsh '28

 

The start of the boys' 2022 CISAA Cross Country Championship at McAlpine Park

Jackson DiRoma '24

Will Vaughn '23 passes an opponent in the home stretch

 

2022 CISAA Cross Country All-Conference including Jackson DiRoma and Will Vaughn 

Maggie Klingman '25, Mary Cate Kiser '23, and Lucy Ratterree '24 work together on the course

Helen Hurden '23

2022 CISAA Cross Country All-Conference including Helen Hurden, Mary Cate Kiser, Lucy Ratterree, Bridget Yu, and Maggie Klingman

Latin's CISAA Championship Girls' Team

Latin's CISAA Championship Boys' Team