SOUTHEAST GUILFORD, KNIGHTDALE DEADLOCK FOR MEN'S CROWN;WAKEFIELD ROLLS TO 4-A WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK TITLE
CHAPEL HILL— Southeast Guilford and Knightdale finished in a dead heat for the men's team title Saturday night in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 4-A indoor track and field championships at the Eddie Smith Arena on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The two teams finished in a tie for the top spot with 46 points in a tightly contested meet, just four points ahead of third place finisher Southeast Raleigh. Raleigh Enloe was fourth with 36 and Winston-Salem Mount Tabor fifth at 34. A total of 40 men's teams scored in the meet.
It went down to the last event, the four by 400 relay, and Knightdale won the race with Southeast Guilford placing third, just .38 seconds behind Fayetteville Jack Britt, to forge the tie.
Craig Engles, a senior at Pfafftown Reagan, was named the MVP of the men's meet. He crossed the finish line first in both the 1000 and 1600 and was sixth in the 3200.
Jonathan Addison of Enloe also captured a pair of individual state titles in field events by winning the high jump and long jump.
In the women's meet, Raleigh Wakefield, which won last year's winter track championship contested outdoors with the Eddie Smith Arena unavailable due to construction, rolled up 88 team points to more than double up the competition. Greensboro Dudley was second with 43, followed by Cary Green Hope (42), Durham Jordan (37) and Watauga (32). A total of 38 schools scored points in the women's championships.
Wakefield got championship performances from Jden Williams, who won the 55 meter dash; Tiana Patillo, who took first in the 500; and Ariah Graham, winner of the long jump.
Senior Alexis Perry of Jordan was the Most Valuable Performer of the meet, finishing first in both the 55 hurdles and the high jump and placing third in the long jump.
COMPLETE RESULTS ARE AVAILABLE BY CLICKING ON CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS ON RIGHT SIDE OF FRONT PAGE AND THEN TO TRACK; SCROLL DOWN TO INDOOR RESULTS