SHELBY — The Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy (TJCA) boys and girls cross country teams claimed the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference championship on Monday with strong performances by several runners.

Team Scores

Girls

1. TJCA — 29

2. Shelby — 45

3. Highland Tech — 57

Boys

1. TJCA — 32

2. Shelby — 40

3. Highland Tech — 64

4. Bessemer City — 105

Individual results Girls

3. Kaitlyne Rowe (20:34.20); 5. Sophia Smart (21:44.60); 7.Maggie Beard (21:58.60); 8. Emma Deviney (22:04.00); 9. Audrey Friedman (22:06.70); 13. Lindsey Cole (22:57.20); 15. Maddie Conner (23:50.00); 21. Maylan Maxwell (24:58.70); 22. Hattie Hamrick (25:27.00); 27. Leigha Buroughs (28:58.00); 28. Ella Pierce (34:17.40).

Boys

1. Carson Gilliam (17:03.50); 5. Charlie Schweppe (18:59.60); 6. Michael Ledbetter (19:17.60); 9. Owen Pierce (19:45.80); 11. Mac Beard (20:40.10); 18. Ethan Heiner (21:22.60); 20. Ryan Byrd (21:35.00); 21. Dominik Mystkowski (21:37.80); 28. Caden Farrington (22:50.90); 38. Ben Blair (25:15.10).