CHARLOTTE – The Carolina Day girls only had a point to spare Friday, but they repeated as the team champion at the NCISAA 2-A cross country meet.
The Wildcats (83 points) edged runner-up St. Thomas More Academy (84) and third-place Asheville Christian Academy (86).
Junior Ralene Kwiatkowski covered the 3.1-mile course at McAlpine Greenway Park in 18 minutes, 31.30 seconds for her second state cross country championship in three years (Kwiatkowski won the first as a freshman). Davidson Day’s Melissa Zammitti was Friday’s runner-up (18:49.80).
Carolina Day eighth grader Olivia Sutter was third overall (19:03.20). Other scoring runners for the Wildcats were Kathleen Norton (ninth place, 20:09.60), Anabelle Schultz (20th, 21:11.60) and Annie Dephouse (56th, 22:52.80).
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