Kylia Wright (Southeast Raleigh) got two bigs wins at the Bojangles Classic over Tamara Clark (High Point Central) this season, but unfortunately due to a hamstring injury at regionals we missed out on one of the best matchups form the NCHSAA State Championships this year.
Clark bounced back from the defeat to win the NCHSAA 4A 100 & 200 Individual crown and also took 4th in a loaded girls 100 finals at nationals as well as qualifying for the finals in the 200!
A lot of young talent also makes this list including up and coming superstar Kayla Davis who runs for RunUXpress and is currently a 7th grader. Davis comes in just behind senior Tamara Clark on this list after running the top 200 time in North Carolina this season of 23.32, also good for North Carolina #2 All-Time and a USATF 13-14 Age Group National Record! She's going to be going after all the state records form 55 meters to 500 meters in two years when she enters high school. It's still undetermined what school she will attend in Fall of 2018.
Two other freshman round out the top five in Jordan Sales (J.H. Rose) and Alysia Johnson (Hillside). Johnson had a stellar year over 400 meters and you'll likely see her towards the top of the combined 200/400 rankings in a few days. But this truly shows her overall strength ranking so high on the 100/200 list for 2017. I believe both Sales and Johnson move down to 3A next fall, which leaves many exciting state championship battles on the horizon for the next three years.
The below 100/200 combined rankings compare each athletes times to the national average and come together to make an average score of the two events.