May 11, 2012
Grace Morken of Carrboro won two events, both the 800 and the 1600, to lead her team to its second consecutive North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A women's track and field team championship on Friday at the Irwin Belk Track at North Carolina A&T. Carrboro tallied 67 points to hold off runner-up Burlington Cummings with 52. Waxhaw Cuthbertson and Bunn tied for third with 49 points and High Point Andrews was fifth with 40.
A total of 50 schools scored in the women's meet.
Senior Francesca Evans of Cummings was named the meet's Most Outstanding Performer. She finished first in the triple jump and had runner-up finishes in both of the hurdle events. Morken set a new 2-A state record in the 800 with a time of 2:18.26. while Marissa Bellamy of Bunn established a new 2-A mark in the 400 with a time of 55.73.
Nora McKiver of T.W. Andrews was a double winner in the hurdles.
Hillsborough Cedar Ridge held off Cummings for the men's crown, outscoring the Cavaliers 67-59. Carrboro was third with 38 points while Beddingfield, Northside and Valdese Draughn were knotted at fourth with 33 points. A total of 50 teams tallied points in the men's championships.
Isaiah Moore of Cummings, a sophomore, won the top individual award on the men's side. His Most Outstanding Performer award was based on his winning the 110 high hurdles, finishing second in the long jump, fifth in the 300 hurdle and seventh in the long jump.
Adam Manns of Draughn took two individual titles, in the discus and the shot. Tevin Hester of Granville Central, who last week was named the NCHSAA Athlete of the Year, was the champion in the 100 with a time of 10.56 seconds.
Ethan Smith of Cedar Ridge established a new state 2-A record in the pole vault by clearing 15 feet, three inches in the pole vault.
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