North Carolina Athletes Perform Well at National Indoors

NC's National Titles total 7!

Spencer Adams of Butler won the 60mH at NSIC in New York City. Spencer's fastest time was 7.73 in the semi's, but also ran 7.75 in the finals to win by over 1 tenth of a second. His time is tied for #3 in the US.

While Spencer was winning the 60mH at NSIC, Wayne Davis, the top hurdler in the US was taking the title at NIN. Wayne tied the National Record with a superb run of 7.62! Wayne had run 7.63 earlier in the year at Arkansas, but this time finally gets a share in the national record. Wayne is only a Junior, so look out.

Maybe a bit unexpected, but New Bern's Fuquawn Greene won the 200m title at NIN in 21.98. He won by 1 one hundredth of a second! Fuquawn is only a sophomore and has been running great in the 200 this year.

New Bern has been spectacular on relays for a few years now, but proved their dominance more than ever at NIN this past weekend. In an amazing feat, New Bern won the national title in the 4x800 (7:58.18) and the SMR (3:29.24 - a new MEET RECORD!). If this wasn't enough, they also finished 2nd in the 4x200 and the 4x400. Incredible!

Jacinda Evans of Southern Durham has been jumping great all year and finished out the indoor season with a win at NIN. It wasn't her best jump of the year, but Jacinda did what needed to be done to earn a National title! She leaped out to 18-11.75.

TJ Graham of Wakefield won the 200m dash at NSIC in a very impessive time of 21.36. This is the fastest time in the US this season.

Videos of Top Performers (more coming): Margaret Leak | New Bern 4x200 | Dakota Peachee | Lauren Bishop | Green Hope & Mooresville | New Bern SMR |

Other top 10 Performers

Nike Indoor Nationals

  • Scott Houston of NW Guildford took 4th in the boy's pole vault, clearing 16-06.50
  • Lincoln Carr of Pine Forest placed 5th in the triple jump with a mark of 48-00.75
  • Dakota Peachee of West Johnston was 8th in the 5,000 meter run in 15:33.24
  • Green Hope finished 3rd in the 4xmile in 18:10.01
  • Mooresville was 6th in the 4xmile in 18:12.03
  • Booker Nunley of Garner placed 3rd in the 60mH with a time of 7.78
  • Keare Smith of SE Raleigh was 6th with a fastest time in the heats of 7.90
  • William Graves of Southern Guilford finished 9th in the 400m dash
  • Darryl Williams of White Oak placed 5th in the 200m dash in 22.29. I believe he was also top 10 in the 60m, but having a hard time confirming.
  • Asheville's Giovanni McKnight finished in a tie for 9th place in the 60m dash
  • Chris Herring of Knightdale was 7th in the 200m dash with a time of 22.51
  • Knightdale placed 9th overall in the 1600m SMR with a time of 3:40.36
  • Aslynn Halvorson of Butler finished in 7th place in the weight throw with a mark of 48-04.50. She also placed 6th in the shot put with a throw of 43-07
  • Sherice Walker of Cummings was 9th in the triple jump with a mark of 37-05.75. Sherice also placed 6th in the 60mH with a time of 8.89.
  • Lauren Bishop of Pinecrest was 10th in the 5k with a time of 18:58
  • Mount Tabor's Margaret Leak won her heat and placed 8th in the freshmen mile, running 5:21.80
  • Ashlynn Chavis of Scotland County was 10th in the long jump with a leap of 17-09.75
  • Ashley Bethune of Harding qualified for the finals with the 6th fastest time in the 60mH but didn't start the final

National Scholastic Indoor Championships

  • West Charlotte's girls 4x200 placed 2nd overall in 1:41.15
  • Charlotte Latin's Malai Walker ran 24.20 in the finals of the 200 to place 5th overall
  • Nyosha Bryant of West Charlotte ran 24.23 and placed 6th overall. She also placed 4th in the long jump with a mark of 19-00.00
  • Dylan Ferris of East Forsyth was 7th in the boy's 800m race with a time of 1:55.35
  • Bobby Grier of West Charlotte made the finals and finished 12th in the 200m dash in 22.36
  • Wakefield's TJ Graham finished 6th in the 60m dash with a time of 6.45
  • West Charlotte's boys were 12th in the SMR with a time of 3:34.97

Another look at how North Carolina did this past weekend . . . by All-American Status

7 National Championships
10 National Champions
31 All-Americans from 13 different schools

Spencer Adams (Butler) 60h (NSIC)
T.J. Graham (Wakefield) 200m (NSIC)
Wayne Davis (Southeast Raleigh) 60h (NIN)
Fuquawn Green (New Bern) 200m, Sprint Medley Relay (NIN)
Jacinda Evans (Southern Durham), LJ (NIN)
Anthony Hendrix (New Bern) Sprint Medley Relay, 4 X 800m (NIN)
Andrew Hendrix (New Bern) Sprint Medley Relay, 4 X 800m (NIN)
Miles Sparks (New Bern) Sprint Medley Relay (NIN)
Rodney Stewart (New Bern) 4 X 800m (NIN)
Banks Barnes (New Bern) 4 X 800 (NIN)

2nd Place
Daishawn Stryon (New Bern) 4 X 200 (NIN)
Mike Price (New Bern) 4 X 200 (NIN)
Nyosha Bryant (West Charlotte) 4 X 200 (NSIC)
Jasmine Guy (West Charlotte) 4 X 200 (NSIC)
Miashi McDowell (West Charlotte) 4 X 200 (NSIC)
Sheqyra Guy (West Charlotte) 4 X 200 (NSIC)
*Anthony Hendrix (4 X 200, 4 X 400), Fuquawn Greene (4 X 200, 4 X 400) Andrew
Hendrix (4 X 400), Rodney Stewart (4 X 400) *Already Counted

3rd Place
Booker Nunley (Garner) 60h (NIN)
Scott Hefner (Green Hope) 4 X 1 mile (NIN)
Doug Black (Green Hope) 4 X 1 mile (NIN)
Brian Spreitzer (Green Hope) 4 X 1 mile (NIN)
Zak Roshdy (Green Hope) 4 X 1 mile (NIN)

4th Place
Scott Houston (NW Guildford) PV (NIN)
*Nyosha Bryant (West Charlotte) LJ (NSIC) *Already Counted

5th Place
Lincoln Carr (Pine Forest) TJ (NIN)
Darryl Williams (White Oak) 200m (NIN)
Malai Walker (Charlotte Latin) 200m (NSIC)

6th Place
Keare Smith (Southeast Raleigh) 60h (NIN)
Aslynn Halvorson (Butler) SP (NIN)
*T.J. Graham (Wakefield) 60m (NSIC) *Already Counted
*Nyosha Bryant (West Charlotte) 200m (NSIC) *Already Counted
Patrick Campbell (Mooresville) 4 X 1 mile (NIN)
Nathan Craig (Mooresville) 4 X 1 mile (NIN)
Josh Cox (Mooresville) 4 X 1 mile (NIN)
Joseph Newman (Mooresville) 4 X 1 mile (NIN)

*Thanks to New Bern's Nicholas Sparks for the additional breakdown