WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.- The North Brunswick men dominated their way to their fourth straight 1A/2A Indoor Track Championship while the T.W. Andrews women held off a hard charge from the three-time defending champions Cummings to get the Red Raiders’ first indoor title on the women’s side.
In the women’s meet, Nicole Barnes was a double individual winner for T.W. Andrews, taking first place honors in the Long Jump (18’ 1.25”) and in the 55-meter dash. Barnes time of :07.19 seconds set a new 1A/2A meet record in the 55-meter dash event. Her performance was enough to earn her the M.V.P. honors for the meet.
Peighton Simmons was also an individual champion for the Red Raiders, winning the Triple Jump by crossing 39’ 8” helping her team to hold off second place Cummings by a 76-73 count.
Kayla Moore from Cummings set a new 1A/2A meet record in the 55-meter Hurdles, completing the distance in :08.03 seconds. In the 500-meter Dash, Araybian Lilly from West Montgomery set a new classification record as well, finishing in 1:16.79.
Alex Rodman from First Flight was a double winner, hauling in first place in the 1600-meter Run (5:09.61) and the 1000-meter Run (3:06.33).
For the men’s meet, Jahylen Washington powered North Brunswick to a 103-49 victory over Croatan in the team competition. Washington won three individual events, the Long Jump (22’ 2.25”), the Triple Jump (446’ 2.50”) and the 55-meter Hurdles. Washington’s hurdles time of :07.37 seconds set a new 1A/2A meet record.
Washington also ran on the victorious 4 X 200 Relay team, combining with J.C. Smith, Shaquan Graham and Cameron Barnhill to post a state record time of 1:30.35 besting the record set by Terry Sanford in 2015 (1:31.34). Barnhill was a double winner as well, taking the top spot in the 55-meter Dash in a time of :06.38 seconds.
Brevard’s Noah Graham swept the distance events, winning the 1600-meter Run in 4:30.45 and then the 3200-meter Run in 9:49.26. Tyler Fitzgerald from Surry Central set a new 1A/2A meet record in the Pole Vault by clearing 14’ 6” and shattering the old mark set last year when Laith Nickell from North Stokes cleared 13’ 0”.
North Johnston’s senior Dylan Pinder set two new state records as he broke the Shot Put Wheelchair event record, tossing 15’ 2”. He also broke his own record in the 55-meter Dash Wheelchair event, finishing the distance in a time of :14.06 seconds.