COLLINS LEADS MONROE WOMEN TO 2-A TEAM TITLE; NORTH BRUNSWICK RALLIES TO WIN MEN’S TEAM CROWN
GREENSBORO— Reneazia Collins led Monroe to the women’s team championship with an outstanding effort on Saturday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A track and field championships at the Irwin Belk Track at North Carolina State A&T University.
Collins was the Most Valuable Performer in the women’s meet, with first place finishes in all four events she entered. She won the 100, 200 and 400 while anchoring the victorious four by 100 relay team. Monroe won the 2-A title after taking the championship last year in 1-A, but moving up in the current realignment. Collins was the MVP in the ’13 1-A meet.
Monroe tallied 82.5 points to 57 for runner-up Carrboro, which had won the last three 2-A team titles. Durham School of the Arts was third with 51, followed by Burlington Cummings (48) and High Point Andrews (46.33). A total of 48 schools scored in the women’s meet.
Kayla Moore of Cummings took first place in both hurdle events while Carrboro’s Maysa Araba was a double winner, winning the 800 and 1600. In field events, Bunn’s Tainasha Vines took individual crowns in both the long jump and triple jump.
Catherine Armstrong of SouthWest Edgecombe won three wheelchair events.
The men’s meet went right down to the last event to determine the team champion. Winston-Salem Carver led North Brunswick by 2.5 points entering the four by 400 relay, and Carver but not qualify for that race while North was in the faster heat of two according to times.
North won that relay and earned the title with 57.5 points to 50 for Carver, followed by Marshville Forest Hills (42), Cummings (38) and Claremont Bunker Hill and Washington tied for fifth (34). There were 59 men’s teams scoring points in the meet.
Isaiah Moore of Cummings captured first place in three events in the men’s meet, setting a new 2-A record in the 110 high hurdles while also winning the long jump and the 300 hurdles. He was named the meet MVP.
Brian Sessoms of Carver also had a greet meet, as he was involved in four state championship performances. Sessoms finished first both the 100 and 200 and ran the lead leg on a pair of victorious relay teams.
The Greensboro Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Greensboro Sports Commission serve as the host city sponsors for the event. The 1-A championships were held Friday with the 3-A and 4-A next weekend.