Southwestern Randolph’s Josie Allred clears the bar in the high jump in the Class 2-A state meet Friday at North Carolina A&T. (PJ Ward-Brown / Randolph Record)
GREENSBORO – Senior Josie Allred of Southwestern Randolph was the runner-up in the Class 2-A high jump for girls in Friday’s state championships at North Carolina A&T.
Allred cleared the bar at 5 feet, 2 inches – the same height as winner Katarina Kepley of West Davidson along with East Carteret’s Latecyia Johnson and SouthWest Edgecombe’s Jer’Lisha Pridgen.
Based on number of attempts, Kepley was the champion. Johnson and Pridgen shared third place.
Randleman freshman Gracie Beane was seventh at 5-0.
Beane also placed seventh in the triple jump with a bound of 33-5.
Junior Iniyah Mitchell of Randleman was sixth in the shot put at 34-5. Teammate Kylie Vaughn, a senior, was eighth at 33-3.
Mitchell threw the discus 87-6, placing 13th.
On the boys’ side, Southwestern Randolph junior Adam Cole was sixth in the 100-meter dash in 11.50 seconds. That was slightly slower than his time of 11.22 in a preliminary heat.
Senior Chris Gentry of Randleman in the 110 hurdles (17.75) and senior Michael Connelly of Trinity in the 300 hurdles (43.77) failed to advance to the finals.
Also Friday, Asheboro senior Arianna Lovingood-Smith posted a mark of 36-7 ½ to claim fourth place in the triple jump.
Lovingood-Smith took seventh in the high jump at 5-0.
On Saturday, junior Brecken Snotherly of Eastern Randolph had place finishes in two girls’ races.
Snotherly took third in the 1,600 in 5:37.73. In the 3,200, she was seventh in 13:22.46.
For the boys, Eastern Randolph sophomore Josh Brady placed eighth in the 110 hurdles in 22.57 after advancing to the finals with a time of 16.67 in the preliminaries. He withdrew from the 300 hurdles.