Varsity Girls Cross Country

As we open our 8th year of varsity cross country, our girls are eagerly looking forward to competing at the SPAA conference meet and the NCISAA 1A state meet.  Having won the MSAC conference title for the past 4 years, the Trailblazers are ready for a new challenge. Meets are typically scored by adding the top 5 finishing positions for each team (lower score wins).  In 2013, 5 Woodlawn boys and 1 girl broke the 20-minute barrier for 5K.

Oct. 24, 2014    NCISAA State Championship Meet, Jackson Park, Hendersonville

Boys Team Wins First-Ever Woodlawn State Championship

This year's state championship meet promised to be a barn-burner, as our Trailblazers entered the meet as slight favorites over perennial 1A contender Shannon Forest Christian (which has won 3 state titles over the past decade).  At the one-mile mark, it was a 5-man race, with Woodlawn sophomores Quinn Schneider and Zachery Lorch battling two Shannon Forest runners and Trinity Academy's top runner.  Even though the Trinity Academy runner would surge over the last mile to take the individual win, Quinn hung tough for a crucial 2nd place finish ahead of both Shannon Forest runners.  Zach ran a fantastic race, clocking a personal record time of 18:04 and very nearly upsetting the second Shannon Forest runner.

Zach's 5th place and another Trinity Academy runner's 6th place meant that the team competition was effectively deadlocked 7 to 7 to 7 at that point in the race (Woodlawn's 2nd and 5th place finishes versus Shannon Forest's 3rd and 4th place finishes versus Trinity Academy's 1st and 6th place finishes).  The third runner for each team would decide the state title.  Shannon Forest's third runner, senior Luke Diemer, came out of nowhere to run the best race of his high school career - by 50 seconds - putting Woodlawn's title hopes in grave jeopardy.  Fortunately, Woodlawn senior Reilly Milburn raced to the rescue with a season-best time of 19:35 to snag 10th place, edging out Diemer and ensuring the victory for Woodlawn - by a single point!  It doesn't get much more dramatic than that!

Freshman Tripp Berini followed closely behind Reilly in 14th place, while sophomores John Bubak (with a personal record 20:43) and Austen Castellano placed in the top 30.

Varsity Boys Team Results
1. Woodlawn (17)
2. Shannon Forest Christian (18)
3. Trinity Academy of Raleigh (29)
4. Hickory  Christian (49)
5. Statesville Christian (59)
6. Halifax Academy (63)
7. Community Christian (76)
8. Wayne Christian (92)
9. Wayne Country Day (95)
10. Oakwood (96)
11. Burlington School (115)
12. Lee Christian (125)
13. United Faith

Varsity Boys Individual Results (5K, 71 finishers)
2. Quinn Schneider - 17:27  (All-State)
5. Zachery Lorch  - 18:04*  (All-State)
10. Reilly Milburn - 19:35    (All-State)
14. Tripp Berini - 20:10
21. John Bubak - 20:43*
30. Austen Castellano - 21:28

*Personal Record for 5K

Full Results

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Oct. 16, 2014    SPAA Championship Meet, Fisher Farm Park

Despite racing without their #2 runner, the Trailblazers nabbed three of the top five places in the boys race to claim the school's first-ever SPAA conference championship.  Sophomore Quinn Schneider cruised to a 1st place finish, easily outdistancing the rest of the field with an impressive time of 17:23.  Freshman Tripp Berini again broke the 20-minute mark to place fourth, and senior Reilly Milburn displayed a ferocious kick to pass a Statesville Christian runner at the line, grab the fifth spot, and insure a victory for his team.  Sophomore Austen Castellano set a personal record by over a minute to take 12th place, and sophomore John Bubak followed immediately behind him in 13th place.

Varsity Boys Team Results
1. Woodlawn (10)
2. Carmel Christian (16)
3. Statesville Christian (21)
4. Hickory  Christian (33)
5. United Faith Christian (56)

Varsity Girls Team Results
1. Hickory Christian (6)
2. Carmel Christian (22)
3. United Faith Christian (29)

Varsity Boys Individual Results (5K, 25 finishers)
1. Quinn Schneider - 17:23  (All-Conference)
4. Tripp Berini - 19:53         (All-Conference)
5. Reilly Milburn - 19:55      (All-Conference)
12. Austen Castellano - 21:17*
13. John Bubak - 21:27

*Personal Record for 5K

Full Results

Photos from the meet

Oct. 7, 2014    at Metrolina Christian Academy, Indian Land, NC

Varsity Boys Team Results

1.Metrolina Christia...
43
2.Porter Ridge
65
3.Indian Land
107
4.Gaston Christian
121
5.Arborbrook Christi...
142
6.Northside Christian
150
7.Woodlawn
159
8.York County Homesc...
198
9.Concord First Asse...
209
10.Gaston Day
280
11.Walnut Grove Chris...
308

Varsity Boys Individual Results (5K, 129 finishers)
3. Quinn Schneider - 17:14.1
34. Tripp Berini - 19:52.3
35. Reilly Milburn - 19.55.9
61. John Bubak - 21:12.5
75. Austen Castellano - 22:24.3

Full Results

Oct. 2, 2014    SPAA meet, McAlpine Park

Varsity Boys Team Results
1. Woodlawn (9)
2. Carmel Christian School (16)
3. University Christian High School (26)
4. United Faith Christian

Varsity Boys Individual Results (5K, 20 finishers)
1. Quinn Schneider - 17:22
3. Zachery Lorch - 19:24
5. Reilly Milburn - 20:11
6. Tripp Berini - 20:30
14. Austen Castellano - 22:43
16. John Bubak - 24:38

Seot. 27, 2014    Spartan Invitational, Fisher Farm Park

Varsity Boys Team Results
1. Cuthbertson (51)
2. Ledford (66)
3. Community School of Davidson (98)
4. Pine Lake Prep (155)
5. Southwestern Randolph (155)
6. Lincoln Charter (155)
7. West Rowan (160)
8. Woodlawn (187)
9. Highland Tech (214)
10. Davidson Day (261)
11. Christ the King (280)
12. Queens Grant (305)
13. Cherryville

Varsity Boys Individual Results (5K, 105 finishers)
4. Quinn Schneider - 17:25
21. Zachery Lorch - 18:52
47. Reilly Milburn - 20:15
53. Tripp Berini - 20:32
88. John Bubak - 22:28
94. Austen Castellano - 23:19

Full Results

Photos from the meet

Varsity Cross Country Honor Roll

Girls 5K

  1. Kathleen Elkins '10 - 19:08 - McAlpine Park, 11/29/2008
  2. Sydney Bowman '14 - 19:36 - McAlpine Park, 11/30/2013
  3. Paulina Campbell '12 - 20:46 - McAlpine Park, 11/26/2011

Boys 5K

  1. Sawyer Bowman '11 - 16:01 - McAlpine Park, 11/27/2010
  2. David Hager '14 - 16:02 - McAlpine Park, 11/24/2012
  3. Quinn Schneider (10th) - 16:51 - WakeMed Park, 10/4/2014
  4. Forrest Daugherty '13 - 17:03 - Weddington High School, 9/15/2012
  5. Zachery Lorch (10th) - 18:04 - Jackson Park, Hendersonville, 10/24/2014
  6. Zach Felts '14 - 18:37 - McAlpine Park, 10/11/2012
  7. Zack Scott '13 - 19:03 - McAlpine Park, 10/11/2012
  8. Reilly Milburn (10th) - 19:15 - McAlpine Park, 10/11/2012
  9. Tripp Berini (9th) - 19:43 - McAlpine Park, 9/20/2014