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Wake Forest finished with 31 points as a team with an average time of 17:52.49. Rolesville came in third, Corinth Holders placed fourth, Wakefield finished fifth and Knightdale was sixth. The girls race was the final race of the day and most of it took place during the rain. Wake Forest’s Isabella Frey finished first overall with a time of 19:06. Melissa Bourne placed second overall and first for Heritage with a time of 19:53. Danielle Lugo, Charlotte Wakefield and Christina Bourne placed fifth, sixth and seventh respectively for the Huskies. Ainsley Donovan came in ninth for Heritage. Kylie Schreiner and Bella Schwalm came in 11th and 12th respectively, which was the biggest factor in the win for the Lady Huskies. “Starting last year, we quit racing for times and started racing for place,” Burrows said. “The only way your team wins in cross country is if your team finishes near the front. The way you do that is by passing by the rest of the runners. The girls became less focused on themselves and more about the team.” As for Wake Forest’s girls team, they had three runners place in the top four. However, Heritage had 10 runners place in the top 19 compared to the Cougars who only had five in the top 19. Heritage finished with 29 points, while Wake Forest finished right behind them with 42 points. “It’s tough to place second, but Heritage has been at our heels for a while,” Marshall said. “They’ve been working really hard this season. We had some injuries that affected us. You just have to work with what you have. The girls put up a fight. They worked hard and I’m proud of them.” Wakefield’s girls team came in third place. Corinth Holders placed fourth and Rolesville finished fifth. Both Wake Forest and Heritage’s boys and girls teams will make it to the 4A east regionals at South View High School Saturday Nov. 2. The Cougars and Huskies have high chances of placing for the 4A state championship. “We have to put the hammer down for the next week and a half,” Burrows said. “I think we can do well at regionals. Some girls did better today than I expected them to. The boys did well, but I think our No. 2, 3 and 4 guys can step it up a little bit more. You never know what can happen.” “We have to keep working hard,” Marshall said. “We’re borderline from making the states. Our goal is to either make it to states as a team or send individuals to states. The boys are closer to making that goal than the girls are right now.”