SALEMBURG - North Duplin’s Noel Rangel and Genaro Pacheco each posted a top-10 finish during a multi-team cross country meet contested at Lakewood on Tuesday afternoon.
Rangel placed fourth in 21 minutes, 15.1 seconds. Pacheco took ninth overall in 23:06.7. Rangel emerged as the second-fastest runner among Carolina 1A participants behind Rosewood junior Alex Jones, who placed second in 20:26.6.
North Duplin’s Ben Bullard ended up 15th in 24:33.2. Teammates Luke Holland (25:29.2) and Sam Carr (28:34.4) wound up in the top 22.
Heide Trask, led by meet winner Sam Scott, topped ND 18-44 in team competition. Rosewood, Lakewood and Neuse Charter did not field enough runners to post a team score.
A total of 30 boys competed on the 3.1-mile course.
On the girls’ side, sophomore Judith Rangel logged the Rebels’ best time of 39:53.6. Valentina Kines (44:34.2) and Anahie Vazquez (46:18) ended up 21st and 23rd, respectively.
North Duplin is scheduled to run again Sept. 21 at Neuse Charter.