CHARLOTTESVILLE – Robert E. Lee’s successful fall season has put the school in the running for the one of the VHSL’s top honors.
After turning in solid team efforts in volleyball and boys and girls cross country, Lee is tied with East Rockingham for first in the Group 2A standings of the Wells Fargo Cup competition.
Both Lee and East Rock finished the fall season with 105 points. Lee had a second in volleyball (45 points), a third in boys cross country (40) and a seventh in girls cross country (20). The Eagles had a third in golf (40), a tie for sixth (22.5) in competition cheer and football, and a seventh in boys cross country (20).
The Wells Fargo Cup, which was first awarded in 1990, goes to the school in each group classification that has the best overall record in VHSL state-level competition in 27 sports. Cups are presented for athletic and academic activities to the top school in each of the League’s enrollment groups.
The winner of the Wells Fargo Cup is determined by a point system based on performance in state championship events. The points scale is set in five-point increments, with the highest being 50 for first-place finishes and 15 for eighth place.
Also placing high in 2A were Wilson Memorial and Stuarts Draft. The Green Hornets are sixth with 77.5 points for a second in girls cross country and a tie for fourth in boys cross country, while the Cougars are tied for seventh with Graham with 72.5 points (fourth in cheer and a state semifinal loss for football).
Riverheads is in the top 10 in 1A, tied for eighth with Stonewall Jackson with 65 points. The Gladiators got 50 points for the football team’s victory in the state final Saturday, while the girls cross country team picked up 15 for its eighth-place finish at the 1A meet.
Schools earning the Claudia Dodson Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Award at the end of the school year earn 50 points each. R.E. Lee won the award for the 2015-16 school year.