Parkland Goes on Relay Rampage, Plus US #1 for Ryen Frazier: Apex Relays Recap

Parkland's girls had their way in all the relays except the 800 SMR, where Cary was able to squeak by for the win.

The weather was NOT friendly to the Apex Relays this past weekend. As windy as it was in the Charlotte area, it was also sunny all day, and the temperature was warm enough to keep the competitors reasonably comfortable. In the Raleigh area, though, the wind was stronger and the initial temperatures were cooler, and that definitely had an impact on the performances in the sprints and some of the field events.

Despite this, the meet produced a number of top-notch performances (as is usual for this event, one of the most historic and exclusive in the state).

  • Parkland's girls swept the traditional sprint relays, running NC #1 times in all three: 48.04 in the 4x100, 1:39.53 US #13 in the 4x200, and 3:50.88 US #20 in the 4x400. Their only loss of the day came in the 800 SMR, where Cary ran 1:44.84 US #1 to Parkland's 1:45.20 US #2.

The big headline was a spectacular girls' 1600 that saw Ryen Frazier (Ravenscroft) post a US #1 time of 4:43.22 while leading 3 other girls under 5 minutes. Malia Ellington (Community School of Davidson) finished second in 4:54.91, holding off Maysa Araba (Carrboro, 4:55.50 US #19 NC #11 All-Time) and Elly Henes (Green Hope, 4:56.41 NC #14 All-Time). In the boys' race, Connor Peeples (Cardinal Gibbons) ran a NC #1 time of 4:21.61.

Other Highlights:

  • K'Lynn Beal (Broughton) set a new PR of 39' 6.5" NC #1 US #13 in the triple jump, and also jumped 18' 9.25" NC #4 in the long jump.
  • Apex teammates Anna Eaton and Zoe Early vaulted 13' NC #1 and 12' 6" NC #2 respectively, cementing themselves at the top of the state rankings.
  • Magnus Herweyer (Carrboro) continued to throw the discus well, hitting 159' 0" Saturday to move up to NC #4.
  • Terry Sanford's boys also had a strong day in the relays, running 42.75 NC #2 in the 4x100 and 1:28.05 NC #1 in the 4x200.
  • Green Hope and Millbrook dueled in the boys' 4x400, with the Falcons winning in 3:21.91 NC #2 and the Wildcats finished in 3:22.30 for NC #3.
  • Cardinal Gibbons took the boys' 4x800 in 8:00.59 NC #1 US #25, while Leesville Road's girls won in 9:27.28 NC #1 US #15 (without Nevada Mareno, remember).
  • Broughton's boys ran 17:56.63 in the 4x1600, which puts them at US #5 this season in the rarely-run event. Green Hope's girls won the 4x1600 (again), this time in 21:29.57 US #7.
  • Cardinal Gibbons' girls ran 12:29.04 in the DMR, the top time in the state this year.

Apex Relays

Apex HS Track Apex, NC

Apr 4, 2015

Full Meet Results

519 Total Performances

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Elite Performances

Girls (23)
100mF 2 1st12.13Sydnei MurphyApex
1600mF 1 1st4:43.22Ryen FrazierRavenscroft School
1600mF 1 2nd4:54.91Malia EllingtonCommunity School of Davidson
1600mF 1 3rd4:55.50Maysa ArabaCarrboro
1600mF 1 4th4:56.41Elly HenesGreen Hope
1600mF 1 5th5:07.70Rebekah GreengrassPanther Creek
1600mF 1 6th5:13.55Taylor HemmingLeesville Road
100HF 2 1st14.55Ebony WilliamsParkland
100HF 2 2nd15.00Imani ChapmanSanderson
4x200mF 3 1st1:39.53Parkland
4x400mF 3 1st3:50.88Parkland
4x400mF 3 2nd3:54.19Cary
4x800mF 2 1st9:27.28Leesville Road
DMRF 2 1st12:29.04Cardinal Gibbons
LJF 1 1st19-2.5Sydnei MurphyApex
LJF 1 2nd18-9.25K'Lynn BealBroughton
LJF 1 3rd18-4.75Courtney MilesBeddingfield, E.T.
LJF 1 4th17-7.5Ila MumfordParkland
TJF 1 1st39-6.75K'Lynn BealBroughton
TJF 1 2nd36-7.75Courtney MilesBeddingfield, E.T.
PVF 1 1st13-0Anna EatonApex
PVF 1 2nd12-6Zoe EarlyApex
PVF 1 3rd10-6Olivia GoodwinCary
Boys (33)
1600mF 2 1st4:21.61Connor PeeplesCardinal Gibbons
1600mF 2 2nd4:23.46Henry PehrGreen Hope
110HF 1 1st14.68Emmanuel JacksonSanderson
4x200mF 4 1st1:28.05Terry Sanford
4x200mF 4 2nd1:29.33Green Hope
4x200mF 4 3rd1:29.45Apex
4x1600mF 1 1st17:56.63Broughton
4x1600mF 1 2nd18:27.47Cardinal Gibbons
4x1600mF 1 3rd18:37.19Pinecrest
4x400mF 4 1st3:21.91Green Hope
4x400mF 4 2nd3:22.30Millbrook
SMRF 4 1st3:33.22Green Hope
SMRF 4 2nd3:36.30Apex
SMRF 4 3rd3:36.58Fuquay-Varina
SMRF 4 4th3:36.76Pine Forest
SMRF 4 5th3:41.97Parkland
SMRF 4 6th3:42.03Garner
SMRF 3 7th3:44.12Cary
4x800mF 2 1st8:00.59Cardinal Gibbons
4x800mF 2 2nd8:04.40Broughton
DMRF 2 1st10:38.03West Johnston
DMRF 2 2nd10:40.76Apex
DMRF 2 3rd10:42.43Broughton
PVF 1 1st15-0Drew PedersenApex
PVF 1 2nd14-6Michael UtechtApex
PVF 1 3rd14-6Elijah ColeyMillbrook
PVF 1 4th14-0Ian WestFike High School
PVF 1 5th14-0Joe TalbertLeesville Road
DF 1 1st164-9Ryan DavisPine Forest
DF 1 2nd163-0Iyin BattleEast Chapel Hill
DF 1 3rd159-0Magnus HerweyerCarrboro
SF 1 1st57-5Ryan DavisPine Forest
SF 1 2nd56-7Terrell AdamsMiddle Creek