1A/2A Indoor Track & Field Championship Recap: T.W. Andrews women and North Brunswick men get titles
FEB 10, 2017
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.- The North Brunswick men dominated their way to their fourth straight 1A/2A Indoor Track Championship while the T.W. Andrews women held off a hard charge from the three-time defending champions Cummings to get the Red Raiders’ first indoor title on the women’s side.
In the women’s meet, Nicole Barnes was a double individual winner for T.W. Andrews, taking first place honors in the Long Jump (18’ 1.25”) and in the 55-meter dash. Barnes time of :07.19 seconds set a new 1A/2A meet record in the 55-meter dash event. Her performance was enough to earn her the M.V.P. honors for the meet.
For the men’s meet, Jahylen Washington powered North Brunswick to a 103-49 victory over Croatan in the team competition. Washington won three individual events, the Long Jump (22’ 2.25”), the Triple Jump (446’ 2.50”) and the 55-meter Hurdles. Washington’s hurdles time of :07.37 seconds set a new 1A/2A meet record.
Washington also ran on the victorious 4 X 200 Relay team, combining with J.C. Smith, Shaquan Graham and Cameron Barnhill to post a state record time of 1:30.35 besting the record set by Terry Sanford in 2015 (1:31.34). Barnhill was a double winner as well, taking the top spot in the 55-meter Dash in a time of :06.38 seconds.
3A Indoor Track & Field Championship Recap: Cuthbertson women, Marvin Ridge men claim state titles
FEB 11, 2017
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Cuthbertson women claimed their first indoor Track and Field championship on Saturday as they edged West Carteret 71-54. Marvin Ridge grabbed their third championship on the men’s side in the last four years, out running Jacksonville 57-38.
The Women’s meet M.V.P. was Sarah LaTour from Cuthbertson who anchored the victorious 4 X 800 Relay team, combining with Lexi Noch, Gabriella Castro and Charlotte Spivey to post a time of 9:47.82. LaTour also won the 1000-meter run, posting a time of 3:02.34. LaTour finished second in the 1600-meter Run (5:10.87), just behind Chapel Hill’s Katherine Dokholyan who finished in 5:09.05. LaTour also posted a second place finish in the 3200-meter Run (11:35.87) finishing behind Emme Fisher from West Carteret who posted an 11:29.14.
The Men’s M.V.P. was Gabriel Stainback from Concord who was a double-individual winner. He claimed first in the High Jump clearing 6’ 6” before taking the top spot in the Long Jump posting a distance of 22’ 8.50”.
4A Indoor Track & Field Championship Recap: High Point Central women and Panther Creek men secure championships
FEB 11, 2017
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The High Point Central women got two individual wins from Tamara Clark and a relay win to help earn the school’s first women’s Indoor Track & Field Championship. Meanwhile Panther Creek held off West Forsyth and Green Hope thanks to a record setting day for J Johnson, earning the Catamounts’ first team Indoor Track and Field title.
Clark was named the women’s meet’s M.V.P. as she set a state record in the 300-meter Dash, completing the distance in :37.81 seconds, breaking the record of :38.76 seconds set in 2013 by Tyra Lea from Wakefiled. She also led off the state-record setting and victorious 4 X 400 Relay team, combining with Monzerad Creary, TiCoiya Gidderon and Zhamoura McPhail to post a time of 3:48.73, breaking the old record set by Wakefield in 2012 by just over three seconds.
Clark also won the 55-meter dash in :06.89 seconds, just two-hundredths of a second off of the state record in the event held by Gabby Mayo. She also teamed with Leah Bolden, McPhail and Lauren Williams to win the 4 X 200 Relay in a time of 1:40.76.
Johnson was the men’s meet M.V.P. as he set a new state record of :34.39 seconds in the 300-meter Dash, lowering the record set by Fuqwuan Greene of New Bern in 2009 by a tenth of a second. Johnson also won the 55-meter Dash in :06.33 seconds and was top in the Long Jump clearing 22’ 8.5”.