NCHSAA 1-A TRACK AND FIELD
DEFENDING CHAMPIONS HOLD ON TO 1-A TRACK CROWNS
GREENSBORO – Defending champions successfully held on to their team crowns in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A track and field championships at the Irwin Belk Track on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University on Friday.
Hendersonville won its second straight NCHSAA title in the men’s competition while Winston-Salem Prep successfully defended its crown among the 1-A women.
Hendersonville, with a strong showing in sprints, rolled up 85 points to 67 for runner-up Winston-Salem Prep. Polk County was third with 45, followed by Princeton (42), North Stokes (38.5) and Mount Airy (37). A total of 37 schools scored points in the men’s meet.
David Lindsay of Winston-Salem Prep, who set a new state 1-A record in the 110 hurdles at 14.24 seconds, was named the Most Valuable Performer in the men’s meet. John Wolfe, a junior from Polk, was a double winner in the 800 and 1600.
In the women’s meet, Winston-Salem Prep tallied 79 points to 51 for Kernersville Bishop McGuiness. Durham’s North Carolina School of Science and Math finished third with 47 points, followed by Swain at 36.50, East Wilkes with 34 and Princeton with 27.
Senior Camille Wilkerson of W-S Prep won both hurdle events to earn MVP honors, while Jania Bogle of Princeton captured first place in both the long jump and 100 meters.