Southeast Raleigh Girls - 4A
Southeast girls have been a powerhouse program the last decade, and last year came up short both Indoors and Outdoors finishing as runners up to High Point Central Indoors and Hillside Outdoors. This season Southeast was in contention once again, but it seemed like West Forsyth was spread very well across all events.
On the track Southeast Raleigh's stars had a near flawless day. There was no room for error and Kyna Robinson and Sierra Fletcher rose to the occasion to put the team on their backs. Robinson had to face off with Maya Singletary, who set the NC#2 All-Time mark in the 500 at the 4A State Championships last year as Robinson took 2nd. Robinson knew it was going to take a state record to beat Singletary, and she did just that as she powered past her down the homestretch to shatter the state record running a US#2 1:12.33!
Robinson struggled doubling back from the 500 last year and took 22nd in the 300. This year the break between the events was event shorter. Robinson proved she was a superstar as she clocked a PR to beat 55m dash champ Leah Bolden running 39.73. Fletcher also took 4th out of the slower section which was huge for Southeast.
Fletcher had been a contender in the hurdles the last few years. She and Akira Rhodes (Mallard Creek) had emerged as two of the nations top hurdlers. Fletcher hadn't come close to her PR from her sophomore year of 8.19, mainly due to a hamstring injury that kept her out of meets for a little over a month. It was a question mark of what form she would be in coming into the meet. She showed that she hadn't missed a step even with the injury running a PR in the prelims of 8.12, the same mark the defending champ Rhodes posted in the other heat. In the finals Fletcher had the best race of her career once again running a US#7 8.02 edging Rhodes by .02 seconds.
Fletcher and Robinson also played a major part of Southeast's 4x200m and 4x400m legs as they ran seasons best of 1:41.40 and 4:01.89 to win both events. They also had big points from Jordan Gary in the Triple Jump as she took 6th overall.
The contest was close between Southeast Raleigh and Rocky River with a score of 60 to 56 separating the two programs. It certainly would not have been done without Robinson and Fletcher having incredibly clutch races.
|55 METER DASH|
|7.45||Ani Judd||11th||Prelims H1||Girls 55m Prelims|
|300 METER DASH|
|39.73||SB||Kyna Robinson||1st||Finals H2||Girls 300m|
|40.06||SB||Sierra Fletcher||4th||Finals H1||Girls 300m|
|500 METER DASH|
|1:12.33||SB||Kyna Robinson||1st||Finals H1||Girls 500m|
|55 METER HURDLES|
|8.02||SB||Sierra Fletcher||1st||Finals H1||Girls 55mH Finals|
|8.12||Sierra Fletcher||2nd||Prelims H1||Girls 55mH Prelims|
|4X200 METER RELAY|
|1:41.40||SB||Relay Team||1st||Finals H2||Girls 4x200m Relay|
|4X400 METER RELAY|
|4:01.89||SB||Relay Team||1st||Finals H2||Girls 4x400 Meter Relay|
|4X800 METER RELAY|
|10:04.70||Relay Team||7th||Finals H2||Girls 4x800 Meter Relay|
|16-10.5||SB||Jordan Gary||9th||Finals H1||Girls Long Jump|
|37-3.5||SB||Jordan Gary||6th||Finals H1||Girls Triple Jump|
|31-10||Autumn Judd||15th||Finals H1||Girls Shot Put|