Hobbton High School competed at the 1-A Mideast Regionals last Saturday at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary.
Ashley Hinterleiter placed 5th overall in a new school record time of 20:45 which ranks her 21st in the State Championship meet Saturday in Kernersville. Hinterleiter is the top ranking individual qualifier from the meet and becomes the Lady Wildcats’ first qualifier for the state meet.
The Women’s team had running on their mind with all 7 women running personal best times, their fastest times of the season, to place 5th overall as a team. Denise Sada broke the freshman record becoming the 4th fastest in program history with a 24:49.
David Torrse-Molina broke the Men’s school record by running 18:07 besting the previous record by 19 seconds. He, being a sophomore, narrowly missed qualifying for the state meet.
Xavier McLamb broke his own freshman record, set last week at the county championships, running an 18:59, becoming the first freshman to break 19 minutes.
The Men’s team improved on their 8th place finish last year to finish 6th place as a team. Five of the the 7 members ran a personal best.
Hobbton coach Jeffrey Klaves said, “Both teams are eager to get back to the regionals next year because the top 4 teams advance to the state meet. The 1-A Mideast Regionals is the toughest in the state with the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th best teams coming from our region. Based on the results, Hobbton is 13th on the Men’s side and 11th best in the state on the Women’s side. Out of 25 eligible schools, Hobbton’s women finished 5th and the men finished 6th.”
“Both teams are young and the future is bright for Hobbton Cross Country! Six of the top 7 women’s athletes return next year. Five of the 7 men’s athletes will be returning,” Klaves continued.
He also wanted to thank everyone for their appreciated support.