Green Hope High maintained its lead after winter sports to capture the Wachovia Cup in the final 4-A standings for the second consecutive year.
The Wachovia Cup award, sponsored by Wachovia and the NCHSAA, recognizes the high schools that achieve the best overall interscholastic athletic performances.
In the 4-A classification, Green Hope finished first with 427.5 points by placing fifth in men’s golf and fifth among 4-A women’s lacrosse teams.
Wakefield High wound up in third, primarily with a couple of great performances in track, winning the women’s outdoor track and field crown and taking third in the men’s meet, to go with a fourth-place finish in men’s golf.
Other WCPSS schools in the Top 15 include Apex High in sixth, Millbrook Magnet High in 10th and Leesville Road High in 12th.
Wachovia Cup points are determined by a system based on performance in state championship events. All schools that finish in the top eight positions (plus ties) earn points. In the playoff events involving teams from more than one classification, Wachovia Cup points are awarded based on the school’s standing against other schools in its own classification. If fewer than eight schools from a classification compete in a sport, only those schools that are represented are eligible to receive the Wachovia Cup points.
Points are awarded for all sports as follows: 50 for first, 45 for second, 40 for third, 35 for fourth, 30 for fifth, 25 for sixth, 20 for seventh and 15 for eighth. In the event of a tie, the schools receive an equal number of points based on the number of teams that tie and the number of teams that finish higher in the standings. Five points are awarded for each sanctioned sport in which a school competes.
Wachovia Cup standings are announced three times each school year: once after the fall and then the winter sports, and concluding with the winner after the spring sports season ends in June. The engraved silver cups are presented during NCHSAA Day activities at UNC-Chapel Hill each fall.
1. Green Hope (WCPSS) – 427.5
2. Myers Park – 390.5
3. Wakefield (WCPSS) – 365
4. East Chapel Hill – 360
5. Ardrey Kell – 345
6. Apex (WCPSS) – 342.5
7. T.C. Roberson – 340
8. Providence – 330
9. Lake Norman – 305
10. Millbrook (WCPSS) – 272.5
11. Watauga – 267.5
12. Leesville Road (WCPSS) – 257.5
13. New Bern – 245
13. W.A. Hough – 245
15. Ronald Reagan – 232.5