CHAPEL HILL— Jonna Strange from North Iredell High School and Ja’Qurious Conley from Northside High School-Jacksonville have been named recipients of the NCHSAA Performance of the Week award. Each week two athletes in North Carolina High School Athletic Association competition are selected for this award from nominations received from coaches, media, and school administrators.
Strange captured the 3A State Cross Country Championship on Saturday completing the 5000 Meter Run in 17:57.85 at Ivey Redmon Sports Complex in Kernersville. On her way to the State Championship, Strange captured titles at the 3A West Regionals and the North Piedmont Conference meet.
Conley, a senior on the Northside Football Team, rushed for a school-record 364 yards and 5 touchdowns on just 8 carries. Conley added another touchdown on a 43-yard reception. His 45.5 yards per carry average led the Monarchs to a 57-11 victory over White Oak.
Weekly recipients will be recognized on the NCHSAA Website and social media pages. They will also be honored at a banquet for all recipients from this year in April. The deadline for nominations is each Monday at 5 p.m through the online form that can be found here.