Uwharrie Charter Academy | Sophomore | Cross Country
Zach Hazelwood of Wheatmore is the Athlete of the Week. He qualified for the state championships in Class 2-A based on his 11th-place finish in Saturday’s Midwest Regional.
Hazelwood, a sophomore, finished one spot ahead of Providence Grove’s Robert Burton in 18 minutes, 32.99 seconds at Fisher River Park in Dobson. Hazelwood’s time marked the third-fastest for 5,000 meters in school history.
Burton had a time of 18:42.39. Providence Grove advanced to states, which will be held Saturday in Kernersville, as the third-place team behind West Stanly and Wilkes Central.
The top girls’ finisher from a Randolph County school was Providence Grove’s Mia Bowder in 11th place in 22:13.98. She joined teammates Sarah Majors (15th, 23:07.24) and Caroline DuVall (21st, 23:20.90) to move on to states.
In Class 1-A, Uwharrie Charter Academy’s Jazmin Palma (15th 23:42.1) and Abbie Gudino (18th, 23:59.75) qualified for states based on their Midwest Regional finishes at Ivey Redmon Sports Complex in Kernersville.