Asheville Men, Cummings Women Take Team Titles

ASHEVILLE MEN, BURLINGTON CUMMINGS WOMEN TAKE TEAM TITLES IN 1A/2A/3A NCHSAA INDOOR TRACK





CHAPEL HILL -- Isaac Presson won two individual events to help lead Asheville to the men's team title in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A/2-A/3-A indoor track and field championships at the Eddie Smith Indoor Arena on the campus of the University of North Carolina on Saturday afternoon.



Presson, a senior, captured first place in both the 1000 and the 1600 and was second in the 3200, earning meet Most Valuable Performer honors as Asheville tallied 62 points to 53 for runner-up Waxhaw Marvin Ridge.



Presson's time of 4:17.96 in the 1600 meters was a new 1-A/2-A/3-A state meet record.



Fayetteville Douglas Byrd finished in third in the team standings with 34, followed by Eastern Alamance (22) and Nash Central (19). A total of 56 schools scored points in the men's meet.



Torri Tillman paced Marvin Ridge to the second place finish with victories in the long jump and the 55 meters.



Burlington Cummings won its fourth consecutive women's team title, keeping its streak intact since the sport was reclassified. Cummings edged Weddington 49-46, with Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons in third with 42 points. North Rowan was fourth with 29 and Northern Guilford fifth with 26. A total of 51 schools in the women's meet broke into the scoring column.



Sarah Rapp of Cardinal Gibbons was named the women's MVP, as she won both distance races at 1600 and 3200 meters and was second in the 1000.



Kortney Williams of Cummings won the triple jump and Francesca Evans of the state champs was winning the 500.



Erin Tucker of Concord Jay Robinson was a double winner, capturing both the 55 and the 55 hurdles,



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