Westchester’s girls secure state track crown
TRACK AND FIELD
NCISAA 1A/2A CHAMPIONSHIPS
CARY — With Westchester Country Day School’s boys golf and baseball teams capturing state titles this week, the Wildcats’ girls track team figured it might as well join in the fun.
Westchester’s girls took the North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association 1A/2A track and field championship on Saturday at Cary Academy. Fayetteville Christian finished a close second in the girls team competition.
It marks the first-ever girls team crown for the Wildcats, whose boys had secured the previous two state team titles in school history.
Westchester’s boys finished second on Saturday as Davidson Day took the title.
Complete results were still being tabulated on site Saturday night and were not available to run in today’s edition of The High Point Enterprise.
Look for full results in Monday’s edition of The High Point Enterprise and don’t miss a feature on the girls state champions in the coming days.
NCHSAA 4A CHAMPIONSHIPS
GREENSBORO — Ragsdale’s Winston Craig captured the state title in the discus to highlight area athletes at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 4A track and field championships on Saturday at N.C. A&T’s Irwin Belk track.
Craig won the discus with a toss of 182 feet, one inch and placed fifth in the shot put at 53 feet, eight inches to help Ragsdale’s boys finish fifth with 32 points. Knightdale took the boys team crown with 68 points, followed by Terry Sanford at 51, Mallard Creek at 40 and East Chapel Hill at 34.
Southeast Raleigh took the girls team crown with 89 points, followed by Wakefield at 82, Parkland at 58, and Apex, T.C. Roberson and Broughton at 35. High Point Central tied for 35th with three points.
The Tigers’ Thomas Popek placed second in the pole vault at 14 feet.
Ragsdale’s Xavier Jones finished third in the 400 run in 47.93, took fifth in the 200 in 21.88 and DQed in the 100 dash.
Southwest Guilford’s Hunter Roberts closed her stellar prep career with a second-place finish in the girls 100 hurdles in 14.10.
High Point Central’s Kevin Green took 10th in the boys triple jump at 43 feet, 1.5 inches, while Mason Kepley finished 13th in the girls 800 in 2:29.
NCHSAA 4A CHAMPIONSHIPS
GREENSBORO — Raleigh Millbrook stopped the Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds bid for a fourth consecutive North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4A boys dual team tennis championship on Saturday with a hard-fought 5-4 decision. Millbrook was making its fourth trip to the championship but first since 2009 when it beat R.J. Reynolds in the final. Millbrook finished the season 19-3 while Reynolds wound up 20-5 in dual matches.
NCHSAA 3A CHAMPIONSHIPS
DURHAM — Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons had little trouble in rolling to its third consecutive North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3A boys dual team tennis championship Saturday afternoon, blanking Charlotte Catholic 5-0 at the Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center on the campus of Duke University.
The victorious Crusaders won their seventh dual team title in two different classifications and finished the season with a perfect 26-0 mark. Charlotte Catholic wound up 14-3.
NCHSAA 2A CHAMPIONSHIPS
GREENSBORO — Shelby’s Golden Lions completed a perfect 21-0 season en route to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2A boys dual team tennis championship on Saturday, beating Carrboro 5-3 in action at the Piedmont Indoor Tennis Center.
The match had originally been scheduled for the Burlington Tennis Center outdoors but was moved due to rain. Carrboro, which got singles wins from Jacob Zinn and Paul Flournoy in the fifth and sixth positions and saw those two team to win the third doubles, ended the season with a 20-2 record.
HOLMAN LEADS EAST CHAPEL HILL GIRLS TO VICTORY
CARY — Senior Sydney Holman scored five goals and added four assists to lead East Chapel Hill to a 15-13 victory over Charlotte Catholic in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s fourth annual state girls lacrosse championship Saturday afternoon at WakeMed Soccer Park.
Holman was named the Most Valuable Player of the championship match as the Wildcats won their first NCHSAA girls lacrosse title and finished 17-2 overall. Catholic, in the finals for the third time in the tournament’s four years, ended the campaign 17-3 overall.
APEX BOYS TAKE TITLE
CARY — Senior attackman Derek’s Sweet dramatic goal in the final second lifted Apex to a 12-11 triumph over Lake Norman for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s state boys lacrosse championship Saturday at WakeMed Soccer Park. Apex finished a 19-2 season while Lake Norman, the defending state champion, was 20-4.