NCRunners Elite Invitational Fields Take Shape

Top-flight athletes from around the state have decided to join the Elite events on April 28th.


In only its first year of existence, the NCRunners Elite Track & Field Invitational is already drawing some of the top talent in North Carolina.  The lists below only represent the athletes that have confirmed they will be attending the meet; there are many more that have been invited and are still considering whether to participate.  If you think you deserve an invitation, email me at and tell me why, or find NCRunners on Facebook!


Girls Elite 1600

Darby Middlebrook (Watauga) 5:00.1 PR

Esther Fisher (J. H. Rose) 5:01.99 PR

Malia Ellington (Community School of Davidson) 5:02.17 this season

Carmen Hilliard (South Brunswick) 5:09.57 PR

Jentzen Jones (Fike) 5:12.25 PR

Alyssa Torres (Northwest Guilford) 5:13.21 PR

Mallary Price (Weddington) 5:15.55 this season

Sam Campanero (Mount Tabor) 5:18.80 this season

Mason Kepley (High Point Central) 5:28.0 this season, 5:01.13 for 1500


Boys Elite 1600 Run


Philip Hall (Terry Sanford) 4:23.90 this season

Jimmy Hollingsworth (Northern Guilford) 4:24.83 this season

Carl Walton, Jr (Northwest Guilford) 4:26.94 PR

Jonathan Bivens (Weddington) 4:28.00 this season

Clayton Wilson (Greensboro Day) 4:28.17 this season

Jams McAlister (Charlotte) 4:29.06 PR, 9:20.60 for 3200


Girls Elite 100 Dash

Gabrielle Gray (High Point Central) 11.63 PR

Markia Franklin (Southern Durham) 11.76 PR

Alexis Murphy (Carolina Elite) 11.80 this season

Madison Rayfield (East Forsyth) 11.91 this season

Santese Pryor (Jordan) 12.25 this season


Boys Elite 100 Dash

Harvey McSwain II (Crest) 11.57 this season

Jakara King-Penn (Reagan) 11.62 this season

Jermaine Lewis (West Forsyth) 10.70 this season


Girls Elite 100 Hurdles

Mollie Williams (Clayton) 14.12 PR

Tyler Brockington (Dudley) 14.35 PR

Kaila Smith (Ardrey Kell) 14.63 this season

Ariel Davis (Northern Guilford) 14.82 this season

Francesca Evans (Cummings) 14.98 PR

Aminah Gaffar (Fayetteville Academy) 15.11 this season

Alyiah Riley (High Point Central) 15.18 this season


Boys Elite 110 Hurdles

Isaiah Moore (Cummings) 14.18 PR

Demonte Wilson (Crest) 14.33 this season

Thomas Jones II (Cummings) 14.66 PR


Girls Elite 400

Aalayah Faulcon (Southern Durham) 54.99 PR

Ro'Daijah Faucette (Cummings) 56.16 PR

Achsah Brice (Dudley) 56.63 PR

Tyler Brockington (Dudley) 43.67 PR for 300H

Francesca Evans (Cummings) 59.24 PR (43.73 for 300H)

Kaila Smith (Ardrey Kell) 59.34 this season


Girls Elite Shot Put

Hailey Cook (Hendersonville) 42' 8.5" Shot Put

Dacia Thompson (Providence Day) 38' 3"

Imani Abraham (Dudley) 37' 10"


Boys Elite Pole Vault

Ian West (Fike) 14' 3" this season

Forrest Lasher (St. David's) 14' 2.5" PR

Marshall Shank (East Rowan) 13' 7" PR

Other Athletes Committed

Sydney White (East Forsyth) 13' 1.5" Pole Vault

Harvey McSwain (Crest) 48.37 for 400m Dash