Girls 55m Dash
Gaby Mayo, Southeast Raleigh HS – Gaby won the 4A state title once again in a quick time of 6.87. Her time ranks her 3rd in the nation. Gaby was also a member of the winning 4x400 team at the 4A meet. She will be looking to return to her title of the “nation’s #1 sprinter” this outdoor season. Gaby is the fastest sprinter ever to run in the state of North Carolina, indoors and outdoors.
Gabrielle Glenn, Providence HS – Gabrielle finished 2nd in the 55m dash at the 4A meet and also at the Eastern HS Challenge in January. She won the Virginia Tech Invitational as well. She ran two of the state’s top 55m times ever this season in 7.01 and 7.02. Her time of 7.01 is the 3rd fastest in NC history.
Ashley Bethune, Harding Univeristy HS – Ashley ran 7.11 at the Clemson Invitational to finish 2nd. That was her PR until the prelims of the 4A finals this past weekend. Ashley ran 7.07, which is the 6th fastest time in state history.
Girls 300m Dash
Kelsey McKorkle, South Central HS – Kelsey had the fastest time in the state with her 40.22 at the state 1A/2A/3A championships. She won and ran the 6th fastest time in NC history. This coming off an outdoor season in which she set a new 3A state meet record in the 100m dash. Her 300m time is the fastest in the country on a flat track.
Gabrielle Glenn, Providence HS – Gabrielle won the Eastern HS Challenge in a quick 40.42. Before Kelsey ran 40.22, Gabrielle had the fastest time in the country on a flat track, now her time is #3 in the US. Gabrielle also won the 4A state title in a time slightly slower than her previous time. At the state championships, she ran 40.45. Her time is #10 All-Time in North Carolina.
Latoya James, Cummings HS – Latoya finished 2nd to Kelsey in the early morning state championship. She clocked an impressive 41.01. Her time was the 3rd fastest FAT time of the season and is ranked 13th All-Time. At the Eastern HS Challenge, Latoya finished 3rd only to the girl’s listed right above her.
Girls 500m Dash
Ebonie Cunningham, Southeast Raleigh HS – Ebonie won the 4A state indoor title with a personal best of 1:04.41. Her time is the #1 ranked 500 in the US on a flat track. Her time also moved her into the #1 spot in North Carolina history. She passed Mackenzie Pierce of FCDS who currently runs for the California Bears. Ebonie also ran the 3rd leg for SE Raleigh’s 4x400 team that won the title by 5 seconds.
Ericka Charles, Durham School of the Arts – Ericka won the 1A/2A/3A state title in her fastest time ever, clocking 1:17.36. Her time is the 5th best time run in the history of indoor in NC.
Yvonna Hines, Northeast Guilford HS – Yvonna had the 3rd fastest time in the state this season, sneaking past 9th grader, Taylor Dewberry of Mount Tabor. She placed 2nd in the 1A/2A/3A meet, a little over 1 seconds behind Ericka Charles. Her best time this season was 1:18.93.
Girls 1000m Run
Amanda Lapp, Southeast Raleigh HS – Amanda was the fastest girl in the state when it counted, at the 4A indoor championships. Amanda ran an aggressive race and took over in the last 400m. Her time of 3:02.45 ranks her 4th All-Time in NC history. She also ran a very impressive leadoff leg on the state championship 4x400 team for SE Raleigh.
Callan Fike, Athens Drive HS – Callan ran 2:56 outdoors this season, but it isn’t quite the same as running on the 200m indoor track. She finished 2nd at the 4A state meet, running a fast 3:03.26. Her time moves her to 5th on the All-Time list. Look for big things from this talented distace runner during the outdoor season.
Courtney Bowen, Mount Tabor HS – This was a tough choice, but Courtney had the 3rd fastest time in the state this indoor season. She ran 3:07.21 at the Virginia Tech Invitational. Courtney wasn’t able to run as fast at the state meet due to her double, but her time deserves recognition. It was a strong indoor season for Courtney, running 5:24 in the 1600 and 3:07 in the 1000.
Girls 1600m Run
Callan Fike, Southeast Raleigh HS – Callan Fike had a rough XC year due to injuries, but she is back in a big way. Callan has already run 5:02 this season, during a “polar bear” meet. She won the 4A state indoor title in 5:11 on February 10th. Look for Callan to dip under the magical 5:00 barrier during the outdoor season.
Andie Cozzarelli, Apex HS – Thanks to a big finish, Cozzarelli a spot on the NCRunners 1600 team. During the 4A race, Callan and Kimberly battled the whole way, while Cozzarelli simply stalked in the background. She ended up finishing 2nd in the race, missing out on 1st by 1 second. Her PR for the indoor season was 5:12.
Kimberly Spano, North Mecklenburg HS – Kimberly ran 5:13 to claim 3rd place at the 4A state indoor meet. This was the first time she raced indoors all season as the rest of her races had been outdoors during “polar bear” races. Indoor running is a different beast for sure, but she proved she could handle it. Kimberly also wants to break the 5:00 barrier this outdoor season.
Girls 3200m Run
Adrianne Soo, Durham Academy – Adrianne tried out track for the first time after a very successful cross country season. In her two attempts at the 2-mile, Adrianne improved by 20 seconds. At the Virginia Tech Invitational, Adrianne finished ?, running 11:10.79. This time ranks her 9th All-Time in NC. She also ran 5:14, which was the 4th fastest time in the state during indoors.
Andie Cozzarelli, Apex HS – Andie won the girl’s 4A state meet title on Saturday the 10th. She ended the indoor season with the 2nd fastest time in North Carolina and the only other girl to break 11:30. Her best during indoors was at the 4A meet, in which she ran 11:29.?
Courtney Whittington, Mount Tabor HS – Courtney finished 2nd in the 4A state meet running 11:43. However, her fastest time of the season was at the Eastern High School Challenge, where she ran 11:3??.
Girls 55m Hurdles
Latoya James, Cummings HS – Latoya ran 8.08 at the Eastern High School Challenge this season. That time earned her the #1 time in the state and the #3 ranked time in NC history. Latoya ran 8.16 and 8.18 at the 1A/2A/3A state meet while winning the state title.
Ashley Bethune, Harding University HS – Ashley Bethune ran 8.08 at the 4A state meet to win easily. Her time ranks her #4 All-Time in NC. She finished 3rd at the Eastern HS Challenge, losing to both Cummings hurdlers. Hopefully these 3 will meet again outdoors.
Sherice Walker, Cummings HS – Sherice ran her fastest time at the Eastern HS Challenge, 8.16, while finishing 2nd to Latoya. At the state meet she also finished 2nd to her teammate, running 8.32. Her 8.16 ranks her 6th on the All-Time NC list.
Girls Long Jump
Ranae Nelson, Harding University HS – Ranae’s state championship winning jump of 19’ .25” was very impressive. It made her the only female athlete to jump over 19’ this season. Her jump ranks her 5th All-Time in NC history.
Kiara Crutchfield, Ragsdale HS – Kiara won the 1A/2A/3A state title this season with a jump of 18-3.50. She was 1 of only 6 girls to jump over 18’ during the indoor season. Congrats to the victory.
Chrishawn Williams, Southeast Raleigh HS – Chrishawn finished 2nd in the 4A meet to Ranae Nelson. She deserves the 3rd spot on the list due to saving her best jump for last. She stepped up when it mattered to help her team win the state title.
Girls Triple Jump
Sherice Walker, Cummings HS – Sherice, a sophomore, had her best jump of the season at the most important time to do so . . . the state meet. Sherice helped her team win the 1A/2A/3A state title with her 10 points in the triple jump. Sherice jumped 38’ 7.5” to also claim the top performance in the state.
Radiance Basden, Western Guilford HS – Radiance won the Eastern High School Challenge with a mark of 38’ 7”. That proved to be her best of the season. She placed 2nd to Sherice in the 1A/2A/3A meet with a mark of 38’ 2”.
Chrishawn Williams, Southeast Raleigh HS – This sophomore had her best performance at the 4A state meet on February 10th. Again, saving her best for last. Chrishawn won the event with a mark of 37-3.50.
Girls High Jump
Patience Coleman, Southern Durham HS – Patience cleared 5-8 twice this season and is ranked among the best in the country. She once again won herself a 4A state title. Hopefully she will be representing NC at Nike Indoor Nationals.
Alesha Patterson, Garner HS – Alesha cleared 5-6 at the 4A state meet to finish 2nd to Patience. This was the 2nd best jump in NC this season. It also ties her for 8th in NC history.
Amy Wenner, Ragsdale HS – Amy tied many others in NC for the 3rd best jump, but what sets her apart from them . . . she is a state champion. Amy won the 1A/2A/3A state title helping Ragsdale to 2nd place as a team.
Girls Pole Vault
Joanna Wright, RJ Reynolds HS – Joanna cleared 12-1 at the state meet to win the 4A state title. Joanna seemed to be stuck at 10-6 at the beginning of the season, but then was able to get over 11 feet and then 12 feet. She seemed to rise to the occasion once the Eastern HS Challenge came around. Joanna is now the #1 ranked indoor pole vaulter in state history.
Makenzie Mullinax, South Rowan HS – Makenzie and Joanna had a couple solid battles this season with Makenzie taking 2nd both time. The South Rowan athlete cleared 11’ this season to tie her for 6th All-Time in North Carolina. Hopefully these two will continue to push each other to bigger heights outdoors.
Kristina Parker, White Oak HS – Kristina Parker won the 1A/2A/3A state meet with a clearance of 10-6. This was a new meet record, and you could see how happy she was by her smile. Kristina is junior and will be back next year to defend her title.
Girls Shot Put
Kamorean Hayes, Harding University HS – Kamorean is the #2 ranked shot putter in the country right now, only trailing Karen Shump of PA by 2 inches. Kamorean is the states top thrower . . . ever. Look for her to defend her national title at Nike Indoor Nationals and then later outdoors.
Aslynn Halvorson, Butler HS – Aslynn has been consistent this season, throwing over
40’ on numerous occasions. Her best was 41 feet and 1 inch. This throw places her 7th on the All-Time NC list.
Deirdra Morrison, Wilkes Central – Deirdra threw over 40’ once this season in a polar bear meet at South Caldwell. She threw 40’ 6.5”. Indoors, her best throw came at the Virginia Tech Invitational where she threw 38’ 8.5. Deirdra won the state 1A/2A/3A title by more than 2 feet.