EVANS LEADS BURLINGTON CUMMINGS WOMEN TO INDOOR TRACK TRIUMPH;CARDINAL GIBBONS TAKES MEN’S TITLE IN 1-A/2-A/3-A CHAMPIONSHIPS
CHAPEL HILL— Francesca Evans led Burlington Cummings to the women’s team championship with both her running and jumping on Saturday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 1-A/2-A/3-A indoor track and field championships at the Eddie Smith Arena on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Evans was named the Most Valuable Performer of the women’s meet by winning both the triple jump and 55 meter hurdles, finishing second in the 500 and running a leg on the four by 400 relay team that placed fourth.
That propelled Cummings to its fifth consecutive indoor crown— last year’s was contested as a winter track meet outdoors since the Eddie Smith Arena was not available– as Cummings tallied 53 points to 49 for runner-up North Buncombe. Monroe was third with 46, followed by Cuthbertson with 37 and West Carteret with 36. A total of 48 schools scored in the women’s meet.
Sage Proffitt of North Buncombe was also a double winner in the women’s competition, setting a new classification record in the pole vault by clearing 12 feet even and also winning the 500. Granville Central’s Briana Heath broke the classification record in the 300 with a time of 39.81 seconds.
Isaiah Moore of Burlington Cummings was the MVP of the men’s meet, but it wasn’t quite enough as Cummings finished fourth and Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons won the meet.
Gibbons had 42 points to 39 for Durham North Carolina School of Science and Math, with Waxhaw Marvin Ridge (37) third, Cummings (31) fourth, and Charlotte Berry Academy (28) in fifth. There were 55 teams which tallied points in the men’s meet.
Moore won the long jump and the 55 meter hurdles while finishing sixth in the high jump.
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