Carrboro Wins Third-Consecutive Wells Fargo Cup

By Ran Northam Posted June 17, 2014 at 6:56 am

Carrboro High School has won the Wells Fargo Cup for the third consecutive year.

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) released the final results late Monday. Carrboro finished nearly 170 points ahead of the second-place finisher, the North Carolina School of Science and Math of Durham.

The Jaguars had an impressive spring to secure its third consecutive Cup. Carrboro, with playoff points in six different sports, won the 2-A men’s dual team tennis title, was second in the women’s outdoor track and field championships and then picked up points as the top 2-A finisher in women’s lacrosse and tied for the top spot with two others in men’s lacrosse.

Carrboro High Athletic Director April Ross told WCHL she is extremely proud of the hard work of the student-athletes, coaching staffs and parents.

“I’m totally amazed year after year that our student-athletes perform at a very high level,” Ross said. “They are very motivated, they’re very dedicated so I think we’ve established a tradition of excellence – and sometimes you can’t beat tradition.”

Chapel Hill won the 3-A Big 8 Conference Cup, but finished third in the final standings in the division; East Chapel Hill won the 4-A PAC6 Conference Cup, but missed the top 15 in the final standings.

The Wells Fargo Cup is sponsored by Wells Fargo and the NCHSAA. The award recognizes the high schools that achieve the best overall interscholastic athletic performance within each of the state’s four competitive classifications. The Cup program is in its 35th year.

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