Evan Harris (Lake Norman) is in phenomenal shape and even though his focus in on the 800, I think he could be a contender for the 4A title in the 1600 with his fantastic finishing speed. The race went out slow as the leaders went through the 800 in 2:20. Harris waited until one lap to go and made his move and threw down a 57 second final 400 to win in 4:25.39. Haywood Ferguson (South Mecklenburg) took 2nd in 4:28.41 and also had a quick last 400 in 59 seconds. Freshman Adam Habas (Providence Day) took 6th running 4:34.98! A massive time for a freshman and will put him at the head of the boys freshman 1600 rankings.
Boys Pole Vault
Boys Triple Jump
Terrance Lackey (Mooresville) took 3rd in the triple jump in his first indoor season at the NCHSAA 4A Championships where he posted a big PR of 44-9. Lackey proved he is no one hit wonder as he beat Austin Richardson, who holds an outdoor PR of 46-6, with a jump of 45-2! As Lackey is becoming much more experienced in the horizontal jumps, I suspect he has a lot more in store this outdoor season.
Girls Team Scores
Butler had a strong day in the relays propelling them over NCHSAA 3A Indoor Champions Cuthbertson by 9 points! Providence Day took 3rd with 64 points followed by Weddington at 62. Though most teams don't compete for team titles at non championship style meets, Butler's performance is impressive and will make them a team to watch throughout the outdoor season.
Boys Team Scores
Weddington edges Providence Day with a score of 76 to 73. Weddington had a strong day with their distance crew and managed to beat PD without star sprinters Emerson Douds and Doug Dracon, who were at NBIN. They had an off day at the NCHSAA 3A State Championships, but are certainly back on the right track and will look to beat rivals Marvin Ridge, who claimed the indoor team title. The two programs will match up next week at the Marvin Ridge Invitational, where we will have race video and photos!