Cross Nation Begins 2022 With Dominant Wins At Charlotte Opener

September 2, 2022

CONCORD, N.C. – The UNC males’s and girls’s cross nation groups each took residence first-place finishes on Friday morning in a season-opening meet with Charlotte, Georgia and William & Mary at Frank Liske Park.
Racing on a 5K course within the Charlotte Opener, the Tar Heels positioned six of the highest seven finishers on each the lads’s and girls’s sides to start out the 2022 season strongly. 

On Friday, Carolina captured the ladies’s win with 16 factors, topping Charlotte (61), William & Mary (76) and Georgia (94). The UNC males had been equally dominant with 20 factors, beating Charlotte (42), William & Mary (93) and Georgia (106).

Earlier within the week, the UNC ladies had been ranked No. 14 within the preseason USTFCCCA nationwide rankings whereas the lads had been No. 16. Earlier within the day on Friday, the ACC coaches picked the Carolina ladies to complete second within the convention and the lads third.

Within the ladies’s race, UNC swept the highest 4 finishers, six of the highest seven and eight of the highest 11.


Carlee Hansen crossed the end line first in 17:25.0, main a gaggle of Tar Heels in a splash to the end. Behind her by lower than two seconds had been Brynn Brown in 17:26.3 and Kelsey Harrington in 17:26.8. Fatima Alanis took fourth in 17:31.3 to present UNC a sweep of the highest 4 spots. Sasha Neglia was sixth in 17:44.0, Taryn Parks was seventh in 17:49.8, Sarah Trainor was tenth in 18:12.9 and Makayla Paige was eleventh in 18.23.3.


On the lads’s facet, Charlotte’s Nick Scudder took first in 14:51.4, however Tar Heels captured the following six and 9 of the following 10 particular person finishers.


Ethan Strand was the highest UNC finisher at No. 2 in 14:59.7, adopted by Parker Wolfe in third at 15:00.3, John Tatter in fourth at 15:01.6, Patrick Anderson in fifth at 15:02.02, Jesse Hunt in sixth at 15:04.9 and Marshall Williamson in seventh in 15:05.6. Crawford Hope completed ninth in 15:13.0, Michael Spragley was tenth in 15:13.4 and Jason Thomson was eleventh in 15:14.4.

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The Tar Heels are again in motion in two weeks on the Teaching Tree Invitational on Friday Sept. 16. The meet will probably be hosted by Indiana College in Bloomington, Ind.


Frank Liske Park in Harmony, N.C. • 5K Course

UNC Males

2. Ethan Strand, 14:59.7

3. Parker Wolfe, 15:00.3

4. John Tatter, 15:01.6

5. Patrick Anderson, 15:02.0

6. Jesse Huntunt, 15:04.9

7. Marshall Williamson, 15:05.6

9. Crawford Hope, 15:13.0

10. Michael Spragley, 15:13.4

11. Jason Thomson, 15:14.4

14. Sully Shelton, 15:18.6

17. Colton Sands, 15:26.6

18. Andrew Lauer, 15:27.0

22. Matt Bauer, 15:31.6


UNC Ladies

1. Sasha Neglia, 17:10.0

2. Kelsey Harrington, 17:10.4

3. Paige Hofstad, 17:10.8

4. Natalie Tyner, 17:24.8

7. Taryn Parks, 17:56.5

9. Emmeline Fisher, 18:12.0

10. Sarah Trainor, 18:19.5

13. Camryn Petit, 18.52.6

14. Makayla Paige, 18:54.3

21. Ella Auderset, 19:55.9