NCISAA postseason round-up

Chargers, Knights take individual track titles

CorrespondentMay 21, 2013 

— The Cary Academy girls were fourth and the boys were eighth at the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 3A track and field championships on Saturday, hosted by Ravenscroft School in North Raleigh.

Cary Academy sophomore Jonathan Avery won the 100, and the Chargers’ 4-by-800 relay team of Abby Staker, Morgan Goetz, Emma Astriker-Davis and Hanna Goetz also captured a title.

“Jonathan had a slow start, but he has great top-end speed and caught those guys from behind,” Cary Academy coach Conrad Hall said. “The girls had a great performance; we knew that’s what it would take, with personal bests.”

At the 1A/2A track and field championships, hosted by Cary Academy, Cary Christian’s Julie Thompson won the girls’ shot put and discus titles.

Other NCISAA postseason results

Boys’ tennis: Cary Academy (19-5) was the state 3A runner-up. The Chargers, seeded fifth, upset the Nos. 4 and 1 seeds to reach the final, but was defeated by Charlotte’s Providence Day School 8-1.

Cary Christian (8-9), seeded ninth in the 2A bracket, won its first-round match but lost to eventual state champ St. David’s in the second round. Grace Christian (4-9) was a 12-seed in the 2A bracket, losing 9-0 to Asheville’s Carolina Day in the first round.

Girls’ soccer: Cary Christian (13-5) was a 7-seed in the 2A playoffs but lost in the second round to Fayetteville Academy. Cary Academy (14-4), also a 7-seed, lost in the second round of the 3A playoffs to Providence Day.

Boys’ golf: Cary Christian’s Scott Pechacek finished tied for fourth in the NCISAA 2A boys’ golf championships on Tuesday.

Softball: Cary Academy (7-4) was a 10-seed and lost 9-2 in the first round to Kinston’s Arendell Parrott Academy.

Boys’ lacrosse: Cary Academy boys’ lacrosse (10-8) was an 11-seed in the playoffs and lost in the first round 10-4 to Wilmington’s Cape Fear Christian.

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