Sep 16, 2009
Track/Cross Country- Generic Graphic
Milesplit.com reports that North Carolina and the entire country should be paying attention to Wesley Frazier, a freshman phenom heating up cross country courses throughout the state.
During a recent meet on the Ravenscroft course, Frazier ran almost two and a half minutes faster than the boys' winner, finishing in 17:49. The second best runner that day ran 20:07.
On September 12, she ran what is believed to be the fastest cross country time ever recorded by a North Carolina high school girl, winning the Seahawk Invitational at UNC-Wilmington, the News & Observer reported.
Frazier finished the 5,000-meter course in 17:05, defeating second-place Carolyn Baskir of East Chapel Hill by almost a minute. Baskir was the 2008 state 4-A runner up. Kersie Jhabvala of Apex was third in 18:34.77.
For comparison, Durham Academy's Adrianne Soo was a three-time sate independent champion. Her best time was 17:38 at the Foot Locker Regional at McAlpine Park in Charlotte. Last year's 4-A state champion was Kim Spano of North Mecklenburg, and her career best was 17:35 at McAlpine.
Times in cross country courses are hard to compare because every course is different.
Ravenscroft and several of the other top area teams will compete on September 19 in the Wolfpack Invitational at the WakeMed Soccer Park. The girls featured race will be at 10 a.m.
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