Thursday, July 23, 2009

cross-country and lacrosse state championship venues named

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association will be holding additional state championships in Wake County
during the 2009-2010 academic year.

The cross-country championships and new lacrosse championships will be at the WakeMed Soccer Park. The cross-country championships are scheduled for Nov. 7 for boys and girls.

Lacrosse, which is the newest championship sport in the NCHSAA, will hold its inaugural title matches for boys and girls in May of 2010.

WakeMed Soccer Park is a 150-acre multi-use complex operated by the Town of Cary. The park hosts professional matches, college and high school tournaments and other events. The facilities include a stadium with permanent seating for 7,000, two lighted practice fields and five other fields, concessions, locker rooms and rest rooms, ample parking, and a first-class cross-country course that encircles the park.

For the last seven years Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, near Winston-Salem, has been the site of the cross-country championships. Prior to that, McAlpine Park in Charlotte was the cross-country championship site
for many years.

-- Langston Wertz Jr.