NCHSAA 3A State Meet Highlights





Team Champion: South Central




Team Runner-Up: Cardinal Gibbons



MVP: Tori Elliott, Cox Mill (1st LJ, 2nd 100, 2nd 200)


Other top performances:


Danielle Butts (South Central) won the high jump with a clearance of 5' 4", and won the triple jump with a mark of 40' 11" (US #9, NC #7 all time)


Kayla Padgett (West Brunswick) had a huge PR of 42' 7" in the shot (3A meet record).  She also won the discus with a PR of 133' 11".


Sophomore Nishedra Brown (West Craven) upset upperclass runners to double in the 100 and 200.


Sage Proffitt (North Buncombe) won the pole vault with 11' 6", finished 3rd in the 400 (with a 56.84 PR) and ran on the winning 4x400 team.


Cardinal Gibbons 9:29.25 for 4x8 (NC #10 all-time), anchored by Sarah Rapp, who also won the 1600 and 3200.


South Central doubles up in the sprint relays AGAIN, with 47.35 for 4x100 and 1:43.65 for 4x200.


Jill Moore (Northwest Cabarrus) is the only athlete in the meet to compete in 4 individual events, the 100, 200, 400, and 800 wheelchair races.



Surprise Winner of the Day: Rikki Jay of Franklin won the 300 hurdles in 44.47 (NC #5).  Rikki entered the meet ranked #24 in the state with a PR of 46.83.






Team Champion: Douglas Byrd



Team Runner-Up: Walter Williams



MVP: Eric Winfrey, Douglas Byrd


Other Top Performances:


Harvey McSwain II (Crest) was a double winner, in the 100 ( and 200.


Ryan Minor (South Brunswick) 1st in the shot put (56' 2.5"), 2nd in the discus (151' 0").  Ahmad Norman won the discus with 162' 10".


Eastern Alamance defends 4x800 title with NC #1 7:52.64 (US #24)


Kings Mountain (1st in 4x200, 2nd in 4x100) and Mount Pleasant (1st in 4x100) run great relays without any sprint finalists.


Burlington Williams had two very impressive freshmen:


Jameion Harvey finishes 4th in both the 100 & the 200.


Isaiah Moore wins the 110 hurdles in 14.24 (US #1 for freshmen)


Story of the Meet: the Battle for the Team Title!  As contender after contender fell by the wayside, first Kings Mountain staked an unexpected claim to the title, then Walter Williams took the lead.  Douglas Byrd made their charge starting with the 400, and entered the 4x400 down 8 points to Williams.  They won the 4x4 and leapfrogged into first, winning by a single point!  It's always great when the meet comes down to the wire, and it's great to see unexpected title contenders like Kings Mountain and Williams rise above expectations on the big day!


NCHSAA 3A State Track Championships

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100 Hurdles (Heat 1) 100 Hurdles (Heat 2) Boys 100 Dash (Heat 1) Boys 100 Dash (Heat 2)
Girls 100 Dash (Heat 1) Girls 100 Dash (Heat 2) 110 Hurdles (Heat 1) 110 Hurdles (Heat 2)
Boys 200 Dash (Heat 1) Boys 200 Dash (Heat 2) Girls 200 Dash (Heat 1) Girls 200 Dash (Heat 2)
Boys 300 Hurdles (Heat 1) Boys 300 Hurdles (Heat 2) Girls 300 Hurdles (Heat 1) Girls 300 Hurdles (Heat 2)
Boys 400 Dash (Heat 1) Boys 400 Dash (Heat 2) Girls 400 Dash (Heat 1) Girls 400 Dash (Heat 2)
Boys 4x100 (Heat 2) Girls 4x200 (Heat 1) Girls 4x200 (Heat 2) Boys 4x200 (Heat 1)
Boys 4x200 (Heat 2) Girls 100 Dash (Finals) Boys 100 Dash (Finals) 100 Hurdles (Final)
110 Hurdles (Final) Boys 200 Dash (Final) Girls 200 Dash (Finals) Boys 300 Hurdles (Final)
Girls 300 Hurdles (Final) Girls 300 Hurdles (Final) Boys 400 Dash (Finals) Girls 400 Dash (Finals)
Boys 1600 Meter (Finals) Girls 1600 Meter (Finals) Girls 800 Run Boys 4x100 (Heat 1)
Boys 4x400 Boys Shot Put flight 1 Boys Shot Put flight 2 Girls Discus flight 1
Girls Discus flight 2 Boys Discus Girls Shot Put flight 1 Girls Shot Put Final
Girls 100 Hurdles Final Girls Pole Vault Last 3 Boys 100 Final Boys 110 Hurdles Final
Boys 400 Finish Girls 100 Final Girls 100 Dash Wheelchair Girls 100 Hurdles Final
Girls 300 Hurdles Finish Harvey McSwain Interview Nishedra Brown Interview Rikki Jay Interview

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