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NEW BERN WINS FOURTH STRAIGHT MEN’S 4-A TEAM TITLE, SOUTHEAST RALEIGH PACES WOMEN IN TRACK AND FIELD
GREENSBORO – Anthony Hendrix participated in three winning events on Saturday to lead New Bern to its fourth consecutive team title in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A men’s track and field championships at the Irwin Belk Track on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University.
Hendrix won the 800 meters and ran a leg on the victorious four by 400 and four by 800 meter relay teams as the Bears recorded 46 points, six better than runner-up Winston-Salem Mount Tabor.
Hunter Furr led the Mount Tabor effort by winning both the 100 and 200 meters and anchoring the victorious four by 100 relay team. He earned the meet’s Most Valuable Performer award.
Cary Green Hope and Southeast Raleigh tied for third with 32 points, followed by West Charlotte (29) and Mallard Creek (27). A total of 52 schools scored in the men’s meet.
Sophomore Eric Winfrey of Fayetteville Douglas Byrd took first in the 400 and was second to Furr in the 200. Tyler Shatley of East Burke, who is headed to Clemson on a football scholarship and two weeks ago was named the Male Athlete of the Year by the NCHSAA, won the shot put with a heave of 59 feet, nine inches.
Southeast Raleigh’s balance and strength in the relays propelled it to the team title in the women’s meet, its second in the past four years, and past a host of Mecklenburg County teams. Southeast tallied 54 points to 48 for runner-up Charlotte Myers Park.
Matthews David Butler, the defending team champion, was third with 46 points followed in order by West Charlotte (36), Charlotte Harding University (32) and North Mecklenburg (28). There were 45 teams which tallied points in the women’s meet.
Southeast Raleigh won both the four by 100 and four by 200 relays while senior Chrishawn Williams helped her team toward the crown by capturing first in the long jump and second in the triple jump.
Nyosha Bryant of West Charlotte was the meet MVP as she earned first in both the 100 and 200 meters. For the second consecutive year, Matthews David Butler’s Aslynn Halvorson swept both the discus and shot put titles.
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