Week of October 17

10/18/22:  Both boys and girls placed 4th out of 8 teams in the Cross Country Championships.  The first 3 runners for the boys were Jonah White, Garrett Lasarsky and Alex Franzese.  The first 3 runners for the girls were Emma Nelson, Mikayla Freeland and Mary Caroline Williams.

The women took 3 of the 4 top finishes at Regionals! Congratulations to Luci Falls who won the regional singles title today at Les Myers Park in Concord. She faced teammate and fellow freshman Eleina Moon in the finals.  Both Falls and Moon have qualified for the State Tourney this Friday. LNC double duo, Sophia Ross and Ananya Sriram, are the regional doubles champions winning all 4 tourney matches in straight sets. They too will advance to the state doubles tourney this weekend.

LNC singles players Luci Falls and Eleina Moon won 2 matches at regionals, qualifying them for the State tourney next weekend. Falls, seeded first, won both matches without dropping a game. Doubles duo Sidney Ross and Ananya Sriram, seeded first, also won both of their matches without losing a game and have qualified for States. 

LNC double team Sophia Phillips and Aileen Huynh drew the second seeded team in the first round and almost had an upset but lost the first set in a tie-breaker and lost a close second set. 

The cross country teams competed at the South Piedmont Conference Championship held at Frank Liske Park in Concord and ran away with TWO CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS. 

This was the first conference title for the men's team since 2016 and it marks back-to-back championships for the women.

Congratulations to Junior Lily Yampolsky on being named the conference runner of the year for a second year in a row. In addition to Lily's individual recognition, 7 athletes made the All-Conference Team (placing in the top 10 of their respective races): Lily Yampolsky, Jenna Peterson, Caroline Peterson, Truitt Evely, Javon Taylor, Stevie Parker and Cooper Wozniak.

Overall, there were 16 new personal bests and another 2 seasonal bests.  Great Job Knights.