NCHSAA Indoor Track Champions Crowned


CHAPEL HILL—Southeast Raleigh swept both team championships in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A indoor track and field

championships on Saturday night at the Eddie Smith Fieldhouse on the campus of the University of North Carolina.

In the men’s competition, Southeast Raleigh took the title with 41.5 points to 35 for second-place Charlotte Providence. New Bern and West Charlotte tied for third with 33 each and Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds was

fifth with 28 points.

Trenton Guy of West Charlotte won the Most Valuable Performer award for the men, setting a new state record of 34.62 seconds in the 300 and also winning the 55 meters.

Clayton’s Johnny Dutch broke the state record he established a year ago in the 55 hurdles with a time of 7.11 seconds.

Southeast Raleigh tallied 65 points in the women’s meet for a 13-point advantage of runner-up Charlotte Harding. Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds was third with 32, followed by Winston-Salem Mount Tabor with 31 and Raleigh Athens Drive with 26.

Joanna Wright of R.J. Reynolds was the women’s MVP with a state record of 12 feet, one inch in the pole vault to go with a fifth-place finish in the 55 hurdles and sixth place in the triple jump.

Southeast Raleigh’s Gabby Mayo tied her own state record in the 55 meters in 6.87 seconds.



CHAPEL HILL –Winston-Salem Parkland and Burlington Cummings each scored three-point victories over the field in the first-ever North Caroilna High School Athletic Association 1-A/2-A/3-A state indoor track and field championships at the Eddie Smith Fieldhouse on the campus of the University of North Carolina on Saturday.

In the men’s competition, Parkland had 52 points to 49 for runner-up Asheville. Nash Central was third with 35 points, followed by Asheville T.C. Roberson with 29 and North Rowan with 21. A total of 47 schools scored in the men’s meet.

The Most Valuable Performer in the men’s meet was Isaiah Thompson of Asheville. Thompson won the high jump, was runner-up in the long jump and fifth in the triple jump.

Latoya James of Cummings helped lead her team to victory in the women’s meet, earning MVP honors as the Cavaliers had 63 points to 60 for second-place Jamestown Ragsdale. Roberson was third with 36.5, with Western Guilford in fourth at 32.5 and Parkland in fifth with 30 points. A total of 43 schools scored in the women’s meet.

James captured first in the 55 hurdles, second in the 300 and took third in both the long jump and triple jump. Junior Kelsey McCorkle of South Central in Pitt County won a pair of events, taking top honors in both the women’s 55 and 300 meter events.

This is the 21st year for NCHSAA indoor track championships, but the first year that the finals have been divided into a separate 4-A championship and then a 1-A/2-A/3-A championship.

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