What Is The Best North Carolina State Record Performance?

East Region

1 Seed: Trentavis Friday (Cherryville)

Trentavis Friday was an easy call for the boys #1 overall seed with two state records in the 100m Dash and 200m Dash.  He broke J-Mee Samuel's 100m state record of 10.08 in 2014 clocking 10.00 and 20.03 in the 200m Dash.  Friday's 100m mark also broke the All-Conditions National Records in both the 100m and 200m Dash with those marks.

2 Seed: Gabby Mayo (Southeast Raleigh)

Mayo holds two North Carolina State Records with a 11.14 in the 100m Dash and 22.88 in the 200m Dash.  Her wind legal 100m Dash of 11.16 is .3 seconds better than any girl in state history and is US#9 All-Time.  She's also the only North Carolina girl under 23 seconds in the 200m and is US#13 All-Time as well.

3 Seed: Kayla Davis (Hough)

Davis took home the 400m State Record as a freshman at New Balance Outdoor Nationals running 51.17.  Her mark shattered the North Carolina State Record which was previously 52.74.  Her record should only get faster as she is a 2022 grad.  She is also NC#2 All-Time behind Mayo in the 200m at 23.08.

4 Seed: Connor Lane (Cardinal Gibbons)

Connor Lane broke Jake Hurysz 3200m state record at Arcadia in 2017 clocking 8:47.00.  He joined Hurysz in being one of two boys under 8:50 in the 3200m in state history and is one of 15 boys who have broken 9 minutes in North Carolina history.  

5 Seed: Kamorean Hayes (Harding University)

Hayes is the only North Carolina girl to exceed 50 feet in the Shot Put with personal best of 52-6.5 indoors and 52-2 outdoors.  Hayes marks are good for US#9 All-Time Indoors as well as US#21 All-Time Outdoors.

6 Seed: Craig Engels (Reagan)

Engels ran 4:03.96 (converted 4:02.55) at the adidas Dream Mile in 2012.  The mark broke Jack Bolas' state record of 4:04.38 in the 1600 set in 2006.  His mark was also the best 1500m in state history from the same race officially clocked a 3:48.18.

7 Seed: Chantz Sawyers (HPCA)

Chantz Sawyers broke one the oldest standing state records in 2017 when he bettered Delton Hall's 46.41 at the Jamaican Junior Trials running 46.31.  Sawyers is one of 11 boys to break 47 seconds in state history.

8 Seed: Mackenzie Pierce (Forsyth Country Day School)

Mackenzie Pierce ran 2:06.67 as a sophomore in 2003.  At the time Pierce was the only North Carolina girl under 2:11 breaking Julie Shea's converted State Record by nearly 5 seconds.  Now the current Head Women's Cross Country Coach at Wisconsin is joined by four others under the 2:10 mark.