Seaforth leads NCHSAA’s 2A Wells Fargo State Cup race after winter season

Chapel Hill, NC – The N.C. High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) has released the standings for the Wells Fargo State Cup following the winter sports season.

The Seaforth girls basketball team made it to the NCHSAA 2A State Basketball Playoffs Final Four game in 2024. (photo by Gene Galin)

Seaforth High School leads in the 2A classification with 347.5 points.

2A Wells Fargo Cup Standings

1. Seaforth – 347.5
2. NCSSM Durham – 237.5
T3. Lincoln Charter – 235 
T3. Pine Lake Prep – 235
5. Franklin Academy – 180
6. Salisbury – 177.5
7. Brevard – 155
8. Clinton – 137.5
T9. Community School of Davidson – 135
T9. Reidsville – 135

In the fall season, Seaforth made a strong statement as Jack Anstrom successfully defended his 2022 cross country state title, solidifying his reputation as one of the state’s premier runners. Accompanying Anstrom’s individual success, the boys’ cross country team delivered a stellar performance, clinching a commendable second-place finish in the highly competitive state championship race. On the girls’ side, Seaforth’s cross country team showcased their depth and skill with a fifth-place finish. In addition to cross country, Seaforth’s volleyball and girls’ tennis teams made significant strides, both advancing to the fourth round of their respective playoff brackets.

As winter arrived, Seaforth’s athletes continued to shine, with Jack Anstrom adding another state title to his impressive resume, this time in the 3,200-meter run in indoor track. Joining Anstrom in the winner’s circle, Will Cuicchi secured his second consecutive state championship in the 1,000-meter run. In swimming, Sydney Burleigh made waves by clinching the state title in the girls’ 100-yard butterfly, while both the girls’ and boys’ swimming teams delivered strong performances at the state meet, with the girls’ team securing a sixth-place finish and the boys’ team claiming third place overall.

Seaforth’s wrestling team asserted their dominance on the mat, with three state champions leading the charge. Layne Armstrong and Josh Miller emerged as individual winners in their respective weight classes, while the collective efforts of the team propelled Seaforth to the coveted title of state champions.

Seaforth’s girls’ basketball team made their mark by advancing to the final four for the second time in the team’s short history.

The Wells Fargo State Cup recognizes the best overall high school athletic programs in North Carolina.

Each season, schools earn points in the Wells Fargo Cup standings based on their performance in the NCHSAA state playoffs. All schools that finish in top eight positions, including ties, earn points.

Teams are awarded 50 points for a first-place finish, 45 points for a second-place finish, 40 points for a third-place finish, etc. Schools also receive five points for every sanctioned sport in which the school qualifies for the state playoffs.

Mount Airy (1A), Croatan (3A), and Marvin Ridge (4A) lead the standings in their respective classifications.

1A Wells Fargo Cup Standings

1. Mount Airy – 217.5  
2. Swain County  – 205  
3. Thomas Jefferson – 182.5 
4. Christ the king – 170 
5. Corvian Community – 165 
6. Bishop McGuinness – 162.5 
7. Gray Stone Day – 132.5 
8. Mountain Island Charter – 130
9. Voyager – 122.5 
10. Elkin – 120

3A Wells Fargo Cup Standings

1. Croatan – 312.5
2. North Lincoln – 227.5
3. First Flight – 215
4. Carrboro – 212.5
T5. Lake Norman Charter – 210
T5. Orange – 210
7. Hickory – 187.5
8. J.H. Rose – 172.5
9. Dudley – 157.5
10. West Henderson – 152.5

4A Wells Fargo Cup Standings

1. Marvin Ridge – 415
2. Cardinal Gibbons – 285  
3. Myers Park  – 270
T4. Hoggard – 225.5
T4. Weddington – 225.5
T6. Ardrey Kell – 220
T6. Cuthbertson – 220
8. Charlotte Catholic – 167.5
9. Mount Tabor – 162.5
T10. Broughton – 152.5
T10. Reagan – 152.5