High School Sports

CC: Falcons advance two teams to state meet

A.C. Flora will have full representation at Saturday’s Class 3A state cross country meet at Sandhills Research Park for the first time since 2005. Neither the Falcons girls nor the boys team made the cut last year.

Senior Julia Theus (25th, 22:17.16), Lillian Tribble (34th, 23:07.82), Katherine Tribble (44th, 23:51.54), Taylor Smalls (72nd, 25:46.32) and Lauren Gabriel (76th, 26:17.43) teamed up for a eight-place finish at last week’s Lower State qualifying meet at Sandhills.

Freshman Daniel Ward (38th, 18:52. 25), Dave Crossland (54th, 19:27.35), Davis Roth (59th, 19:36.36), J.D. Elliott (62nd, 19:42.25) and Austin Kayden (88th, 20:47.31) did the scoring as the Falcons boys finished 10th at the LS qualifier to make the state grade for the first time since 2005.