NCHSAA STATE 2-A TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
GREENSBORO— Kayla Moore won two individual events and ran a leg on a victorious relay team to lead Burlington Cummings to the women’s team championship 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.
Moore won both hurdle events and ran the anchor leg on the winning four by 100 relay team as Cummings used its depth in the sprints and good field events performances to win its 12th NCHSAA state women’s track title since 1987.
Cummings tallied 72 points, holding off Carrboro in second with 66. Then came in order North Rowan (42.50), Durham School of the Arts (28), Valdese Draughn (27) and Newton-Conover (24).
A total of 51 schools scored points in the women’s meet.
Carrboro’s Maysa Araba set a new 2-A women’s record in the 1600 with a winning time of 4:55.81, and then broke her own 2-A state mark in the 800 with a time of 2:15.18 to earn the meet’s Most Valuable Performer honor. She also anchored the four by 400 relay team for Carrboro that finished second. Payton Russell of North Rowan established a new 2-A mark in the 400 with a time of 55.70 seconds.
Samantha Layko of Newport Croatan was a double winner in field events, capturing first place in both the discus and the shot put.
The men’s team race was a tightly contested affair among four or five teams for most of the day, but when it was over North Brunswick pulled away to win the team title, led by Jayhlen Washington’s victories in both the long jump and triple jump. Washington was the men’s MVP.
North Brunswick scored 53 points, with runner-up Bunn at 37. Claremont Bunker Hill was third at 35.5, followed by North Pitt (33.5), Monroe Central Academy (30) and Carrboro (28.5). There were 56 teams scoring points in the men’s meet.
Dylan Andrade of Forbush broke the 2-A men’s record in the 300 meter hurdles, breaking the tape in 37.48 seconds and winning by just .04 of a second over Reidsville’s Elliott Graves, and Elijah Inuwa of Monroe Central Academy ran 1:51.70 in the 800 for a new 2-A standard. North Johnston’s Dylan Pinder won all four wheelchair events in which he participated.
The Greensboro Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Greensboro Sports Commission serve as the host city sponsors for the event.