2A Women’s Meet: T.W. Andrews outruns Cummings to claim fifth team title
T.W. Andrews outlasted Cummings 90-77 to win the 2A Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Greensboro on Friday. The squad claimed the fifth outdoor team title on the women’s side in school history.
The Andrews runners were led by Nicole Barnes who claimed individual championships in both the 100 Meter Hurdles and 100 Meter Dash event. Barnes completed the hurdles course in :14.19 seconds and the dash distance in :12.09 seconds on the way to her wins.
Andrews 400 Meter Relay team of Ciseley Brown, Peighton Simmons, Jeriel Nesbitt and Barnes snatched the relay with a time of :48.32 seconds, just .05 seconds off of the classification record in the State Meet.
Simmons captured the Triple Jump crossing 39’ 00.75” to get the win. The other Andrews individual winner was Zacora McKnight in the 300 Meter Intermediate Hurdles, finishing in a time of :44.71 seconds.
Lake Norman Charter’s Mariah Howlett was the only other double individual event winner in the 2A Women’s meet. Howlett posted victories in the 1600 and 3200 Meter Runs. She cruised to a 5:03.80 in the 1600 and rolled through the 3200 in 11:02.51.
Second place team Cummings only had one individual event winner during the meet as Kelsia Moore took the Long Jump spanning 19’ 01”.
2A Men’s Meet: North Brunswick grabs fourth straight team title
North Brunswick rode Jayhlen Washington to the school’s fourth straight team championship, and sixth in school history, in the 2A Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Greensboro on Friday.
Washington was spectacular, winning all four event he participated in, including a relay win with the 800 Meter Relay team. Alex Justice, Washington, Shaquan Graham and JC Smith powered their way to a time of 1:28.31 to win the event. Washington went on to claim the 110 Meter Hurdles in a time of :14.05 seconds, the Long Jump spanning 23’ 03” and the Triple Jump crossing 47’ 08.75”. He was named the meet’s M.V.P.
Noah Graham from Brevard was a double winner in the distance events. Graham took the 1600 in 4:23.52 and the 3200 in 9:35.82. Chase’s Bruce Squires was also a double winner on the day claiming victory in the 100 and 200 Meter Dash events. Squires posted times of :10.77 seconds and :22.10 seconds respectively in the victories.
North Johnston’s Dylan Pinder claimed top honors in three wheelchair events. Pinder won the Shot Put with a toss of 15’ 00”, the discus with a throw of 40’ 10” and won the 100 Meter Dash for wheelchair athletes with a time of :25.16 seconds.
4A Women’s Meet: Hillside edges defending champions Southeast Raleigh 71-65
The Hillside women claimed the school’s seventh team title in the Outdoor Track & Field Championships, holding off Southeast Raleigh by a 71-65 count in the 4A Women’s State Championship Meet in Greensboro. The Hornets claimed their first title since winning a 3A title in 2005.
The Lady Hornets had two individual event winners on the day. Jessica Wright captured the 300 Meter Intermediate Hurdles in a time of :42.99. Her teammate Kayla Beasley won the Shot Put with a toss of 42’ 10”.
The Hillside 1600 Meter Relay team shattered a State Meet Record on their way to victory in the race. Emmaya Waters, Alysia Johnson, Ashlan Bowdry and Jessica Wright combined to finish in 3:44.84, crushing the old record of 3:46.56 set by the Parkland relay squad just two years ago.
Isabel Zimmerman was a double-event winner from Reagan. Zimmerman swept the distance events, winning the 1600 in a time of 5:00.46 and the 3200 in 10:47.88. Tamara Clark from High Point Central also captured two events, winning the 100 and 200 Meter Dashes. Clark posted times of :11.72 seconds in the 100 and :23.59 seconds in the 200.
4A Men’s Meet: West Forsyth nips Mallard Creek by a 46-42 count
West Forsyth held off Mallard Creek 46-42 to win the Titan’s first Outdoor Track and Field Team Championship. The Titans won their title on the strength of their field squad, who captured individual championships in three of the six field events during the meet.
Austin Harrison helped the Titans to the victory as a double-event winner. Harrison won the shot put with a throw of 57’ 03.75” and the discus with a throw of 169’ 06”. Seth Clyburn was the High Jump champion, clearing 6’ 08” to give West Forsyth their third field event win.
Second place Mallard Creek had a single event win, as the Mavericks won the 1600 Meter Relay in a time of 3:20.26 with Kesean Abel, Jordan Ferguson, Canoy Tyree and Sean Walker combining to post the time.
Pinecrest’s Tyrese Kelly was a double-event winner taking the Long Jump spanning 22’ 04.75” and the Triple Jump crossing 46’ 08.50”. Cardinal Gibbons’ Connor Lane swept the distance disciplines winning the 1600 in a time of 4:17.58 and the 3200 in a time of 8:59.90. The 3200 Meter time broke the State Meet Record of 9:01.68 set back in 2007 by Chapel Hill’s Taylor Gilland.
In the wheelchair events, Northern Durham’s Miles Hill won all three events. Hill took the Shot Put with a throw of 16’ 07”, tossing 44’ 08” in his discus win and finishing the 100 Meter Dash in a wheelchair time of :28.25 seconds.
Rio 2016 Paralympics participant Desmond Jackson from Hillside posted very impressive times in the 100 and 200 Meter Ambulatory Dashes. He finished the 100 Meter course in :12.67 seconds and the 200 in :27.83 seconds.