Eastern Challenge Recap
Field Event Power!
North Carolina athletes set 5 new state-leading marks inside the oval at UNC's Eddie Smith Fieldhouse Saturday. West Forsyth's Joseph Ibrahim became the first NC high jumper over 6' 7" this winter, which puts him in a tie for US #17 right now. Jayhlen Washington (North Brunswick) won a titanic triple jump battle with Marcus Krah (Hillside), with Washington setting a new PR of 47' 8" US #9 to Krah's 47' 1.5" US #14. Washington also took the long jump title with a mark of 22' 4.5", making him the only double event-leader (among the normal state meet events) on the boys' side right now. We also have new NC #1 marks in both girls horizontal jumps: Peighton Simmons (T.W. Andrews) went 38' 9" US #12 in the triple jump, and Kenyae Majors (Cummings) leapt 18' 4" to win the long jump.
All-Time Greats on the Track!
The action on the blue-and-black track was just as good as the performances inside the oval were. Chantz Sawyers (High Point Christian) blazed to a US #1 NC #8 All-Time 1:04.25 in the 500. Taylor Delaney (South View) pulled away from the top flight of the 1000 to run a new state-leading time of 2:58.46 NC #10 All-Time. Finally, Marcus Krah (Hillside) made his 2016 indoor debut in a 55H battle with Braxton Canady (Paxon School FL). Krah came out with second place, but he did run a NC #1 US #3 7.30 in the race (and he gets another crack at Canady next weekend in the David Oliver Classic).