This past weekend proved to be historic for a pair of local high schools, as Carrboro took home its first ever volleyball state championship and Chapel Hill swept the 3A boys and girls cross country state titles.
Carrboro’s win Saturday completed an undefeated season on their way to the 2A volleyball championship, as the Jaguars handed Maiden High School its first loss of the season by a score of three games to one.
Destiny Cox–who had 16 kills in the match–paved the way for Carrboro, and was named the championship’s Most Valuable Player.
In the 3A boys cross country finals, Chapel Hill took home its first state championship since 2010. The Tigers defeated Weddington and Marvin Ridge–both located in the Charlotte area–despite not having a single individual runner finish inside the top 15.
On the girls side, Chapel Hill had five runners place inside the top 20 in a dominant winning effort.
Senior Clare McNamara, who finished 12th, lost her shoe early in the race but continued to run the rest of the way without it.
Chapel Hill also had its volleyball and field hockey teams finish as state runner-ups in 3A competition–coming up just short in their bids to be champions.
Playing against Cox Mill in the 3A volleyball final–a team making its first ever appearance in the championship game–the Tigers were swept three sets to none at the newly renovated Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh.
A similar fate met the Chapel Hill field hockey team, which had just ended rival East Chapel Hill’s eight-year reign as state champions on Wednesday.
Myers Park became the first team from Mecklenburg County to win the field hockey state title with a convincing 5-0 shutout Saturday over the Tigers.