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Blue Devils Cross Country Locks Up Spot In State Finals


Last updated 1/18/2021 at 3:33pm

Members of the Brevard boys' and girls' cross country teams competed last week in the regional finals in Catawba, with both sides clinching spots in the state finals on Friday. Both teams came in third at regionals and will race one last time this Friday in Kernersville. (Photo courtesy of Ed Coye)

The pre-race huddle told it all. The boys were not jumping around nervously or exchanging laughs to keep the adrenaline at bay.

They were zeroed in, their eyes laser-focused. And when the gun fired, that focus and intensity took them from underdogs to state qualifiers over the span of 3.1 miles.

Facing the strongest field of the year, juniors Knox Witherspoon and Abdi Green settled into the chase pack, pushing the pace on the hilly Murray's Mill course in Catawba.

That venue had been an 11th-hour change after Mecklenburg County shut down their parks at noon on Friday; the change was an...

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