Lily Terwilliger CFNN Reporter

This year for the first time ever, Overhills hosted a 5k, dubbed the Jaguar Prowl. Teams from Raleigh and Fayetteville came to compete and left with the race running down in the 16’s. 

The morning began with the Boys’ Championship at 9:00. Our top runner, Julius Ferguson cruised to a Personal Record (PR) time of 16:47.47, placing him 3rd in the race and earning his team 3 points. 

“I had a winning mentality,” said Ferguson. “I knew our team had been training hard and the goal was to place well during this meet.” 

This placed him 1st in the Patriot Athletic Conference and in the first spot on the Cape Fear cross country team. 

Cape Fear’s captain, Jonathan Piland was right behind him in 4th with a PR of 16:52.22, earning his team 4 points. 

“I have enjoyed racing with Julius as he pushes me well, and helped me to break into the 16s with a new PR and a fourth place finish,” said Piland. 

Piland is now 2nd in the conference and in the second spot on the Cape Fear cross country team.

A newcomer to the top few spots on the Cape Fear cross country team, Collin Gaddy raced to a PR of 17:51.12. This was his first race of the season, and his finish placed him in the 21st spot.

Overall, the Championship boys finished 2nd as a team. Jonathan Piland and Julius Ferguson won medals for finishing in the top ten of the race.

The next race the boys cross country team participated in was the 10:00 am Invitational Boys.

Aldean Bostic got a PR of 18:35.65 and placed 2nd overall achieving 2 points for his team. This keeps his 7th spot on the top seven Cape Fear boys team. 

Overall, the Invitational boys finished 1st as a team winning an award. Aldean Bostic, Issac Kern, Noah Lucas, Seth Thomas, and Nathaniel Veeder won medals for finishing in the top ten of the race.

Captain Jonathan Piland is also pleased with his teams performance. 

“With several major improvements in boys’ races, the Colts were able to bring home a first place trophy in the Invitational race and second place in the Championship race,” said Piland.

The next competitive meet for the Cape Fear Colts will be Saturday, September 28 at the Smithfield Community Park.