Boys Finish 17th, Girls 18th at the Great American Cross Country Festival

CARY, North Carolina- Competing in what has become a regularly scheduled trip over the years, the First Presbyterian Day School boys and girls cross country teams posted top-20 finishes at the Great American Cross Country Festival in Cary, NC. The event hosts many of the top high school teams in the southeast.

The boys finished in 17th place overall, posting 402 points and had an average time of 18:15. Paul Young paced the Vikings at 17:25, coming in 33rd place out of 140 runners. Patrick Hague also finished in the top-75 at 68th clocking in at 17:55.

In the girls race, the Vikings finished 18th with 413 total points and an average time of 21:25. Senior Danielle Ferro tallied another impressive finish for the Vikings, placing 21st overall at 20:04. Crossing the line next for FPD in 74th was Jessica Smith at 21:07.

Full results can be accessed by clicking the following links: Girls Results/Boys Results.

FPD runs next at the Walt Disney World Cross Country Classic in Orlando on October 4-7.

The First Presbyterian Day School Department of Athletics, home to multiple region and state championships in both the GISA and GHSA, strives to build the student athlete both in the playing arena and the classroom while continuing to educate and equip students to change the world for God’s glory. Now a member of the GHSA, the Vikings have continued to provide FPD athletes, coaches, fans and spectators a positive, Christian environment on a daily basis. For more information, visit and sign up for up-to-the-minute news and scores by visiting