East Bladen’s A. J. Smith and Cate DeVane and West Bladen’s girls team will be competing Saturday in the NCHSAA Cross Country MidEast Regionals at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary.
Smith, a senior, who has won all 5 of his cross country races this season will compete in the boys race that is scheduled for 9 a.m. West Bladen junior Keegan Haraldson who won his first 2 races this season is recovering from an ankle injury and may not be able to compete Saturday.
The girls race that begins at 9:30 a.m. will feature DeVane, a sophmore, who won 3 races this season, and West Bladen’s girls team who won all 4 of their races this season.
Top finishers for the West Bladen girls have been sophmores Logan Autry and Kaden Thurman. Other team members include Tinyauh Rhoda, Violet Allen, Olivia Allen, Azillyah McDonald and Cassi Humphrey.