Kendall Toineeta and Gerald Mahan represented Cherokee High School at the 1A State Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Beeson Park in Kernersville.
Toineeta, sophomore, took 31st place with a time of 21:12.41 and Mahan, senior, took 76th place with a time of 18:51.92.
Dylan Johnson, a senior from Hayesville, won the boys race with a time of 15:59.93. He previously won the Smoky Mountain Conference championship and the 1A West Regional championship. Frank Cline, a sophomore from Robbinsville, took 2nd with a time of 16:10.21.
Sophia Bhalla, a sophomore from Lincoln Charter, won the girls race with a time of 18:53.94.
Bishop McGuinness took the boys team championship with a total score of 49. They were followed by Lake Norman Charter, N.C. School of Science and Math and East Wilkes. Hayesville, the only Smoky Mountain Conference team to place, took 6th place with a score of 176.
Bishop McGuinness also won the girls team championship with a score of 58. They were followed by Lincoln Charter, Lake Norman Charter and Gray Stone Day. Swain County took 9th place with a score of 251 and Hayesville came in 12th with a score of 271.
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