NCHSAA 4A State Meet Preview

Boys Distance

Boys 800m

Two boys broke 2:00 in the 800m at their regional and did not qualify for the state meet. Andrew Mallo (Wake Forest) took 4A East in 1:56. Korey Pratt (Hillside) ran 1:54 to take 4A Mideast. Jack Britt's Brian Marquis Jr and James Stover, along with Garner's Riley Wilcox qualify with Pratt. Myers Park's Maddon Muhammad edged Reagan's Spencer Baldwin to take 4A Midwest in 1:57.37. Ardrey Kell's Steven Smith won 4A West in 2:01.03.

1Korey PrattHillside1:54.96
2Andrew MalloWake Forest HS1:56.96
3Maddon MuhammadMyers Park1:57.37
4Brian Marquis JrJack Britt1:57.79
5James StoverJack Britt1:57.98
6Riley WillcoxGarner1:58.16
7Spencer BaldwinReagan1:58.98
8Bryce AndersonHickory Ridge1:59.15
9JuWuan TorrenceRocky River High School1:59.27
10Andrew WallaceHoggard1:59.81
11Graham AitkenMillbrook2:00.01
12Sam HoweCardinal Gibbons2:00.93
13Steven SmithArdrey Kell2:01.03
14Miller BrannenLake Norman2:01.14
15Clark KremarMooresville2:03.66
16Anthony BaversoSouth Caldwell2:03.89

Boys 1600m

Maddon Muhammed is going for the 800m/1600m double and is the top seed in the 1600m after his 4:25 victory at 4A Midwest. Bryce Anderson (Hickory Ridge) was right on his tail finishing 2nd in 4:26.69. Sophomore Jacob Laney from Porter Ridge was 3rd in 4:27. Ardrey Kell's Murphy Smith won 4A West in 4:33 over Lake Norman's Gavin Sweeney and Griffin Horner. Justin Hayes (Panther Creek) battled Green Level's Alex Fernandez and Pinecrest's Adrian Archer to the line at 4A Mideast, and ended up victorious in 4:26. Wesley Haws (Cardinal Gibbons) used a 2:04 back half of his 1600m to pull away from Leesville Road's James Blizzard to win 4A East in 4:26.

1Maddon MuhammadMyers Park4:25.13
2Justin HayesPanther Creek4:26.21
3Bryce AndersonHickory Ridge4:26.69
4Wesley HawsCardinal Gibbons4:26.74
5Jacob LaneyPorter Ridge4:27.15
6Alex FernandezGreen Level4:27.35
7Adrian ArcherPinecrest4:27.42
8James BlizzardLeesville Road4:29.46
9Ian RouseJordan4:30.79
10William MitchellMillbrook4:32.55
11Cooper KlecknerSouth Central4:33.14
12Murphy SmithArdrey Kell4:33.97
13Jackson NicholsWest Forsyth4:34.52
14Gavin SweeneyLake Norman4:36.74
15Griffin HornerLake Norman4:37.59
16Tanner SmithMooresville4:37.80

Boys 3200m

This is truly anyone's race. Evan Pena (Hoggard) won the 4A East title in 9:33 over Cardinal Gibbons Wesley Haws, Millbrooks' Joshua Navarro and South Central's Elliot Kleckner. Panther Creek's Justin Hayes won the 4A Mideast title in 9:36 over Athens Drive freshman Noah Valyo, Green Hope's Gavin Hansen, and Pinecrest's Adrian Archer. Jean-Lou Pare (Page) won the 4A Midwest title over Jacob Laney, Grimsley's Jacob Barrow, and Porter Ridge's Dominic Conroy. Murphy Smith ran away with the 4A West title over Gavin Sweeney, Griffin Horner, and Ardrey Kell freshman Raghav Gopalakrishnan.

1Evan PenaHoggard9:33.00
2Wesley HawsCardinal Gibbons9:34.83
3Joshua NavarroMillbrook9:36.06
4Justin HayesPanther Creek9:36.44
5Jean-Lou ParePage9:36.62
6Noah ValyoAthens Drive9:39.26
7Gavin HansenGreen Hope9:40.68
8Jacob LaneyPorter Ridge9:40.80
9Adrian ArcherPinecrest9:41.05
10Elliott KlecknerSouth Central9:41.48
11Murphy SmithArdrey Kell9:43.11
12Jacob BarrowGrimsley9:49.83
13Dominic ConroyPorter Ridge9:51.63
14Gavin SweeneyLake Norman9:52.23
15Griffin HornerLake Norman9:55.24
16Raghav GopalakrishnanArdrey Kell9:57.25