Varsity Cross Country
Varsity Cross Country Head CoachGrew up in Fayetteville, NC. Graduated from Terry Sanford HS, where he played football. Earned his degree in Math from N.C. St. Has coached the Warriors varsity cross-country team since 2016.
The Warriors boys cross country team finished fourth in Tuesday’s meet at Wake Med Soccer Park. Grace Christian won, followed by Cary Christian, Parrott and St. David’s. Fayetteville Academy was fifth. Judson Thompson was the Warriors top finisher in the 5k race with a personal best time of 20:20. On the girls side, Xiaohui Liu, Anne Slater Barnes and Lauren Bailey competed, but the Warriors didn’t have enough runners to place as a team.
The varsity cross country Warriors finished second in the season opening duel meet Thursday at Ravenscroft. Freshman Judson Thompson was the runner-up in the boys 5K race, while Brendan Hanna was seventh and Brian Patrick 11th. Freshman Anne Slater Barnes led the girls with a fourth place finish. “Judson and Anne Slater were competing in their first varsity meet and did great,” said coach Eric Whitfield. “Brian has worked hard all summer and shaved five minutes off his times from last year. We’re are a young team with talent and I’m excited to watch us continue to improve.”