Numerous schools have stellar results for individuals
ASHEBORO – Asheboro’s boys’ and girls’ track and field teams were superior in the Randolph County Championships on Tuesday.
But the Blue Comets had plenty of company from entrants from other schools when it came to special individual performances.
On the girls’ side, Brecken Snotherly of Eastern Randolph won four events on the track and Randleman’s Gracie Beane was strong in field events. Asheboro’s Jalaya Showers, Wheatmore’s Ariel Martin and Trinity’s Kensley Fox also won multiple individual events.
In boys’ races, Southwestern Randolph’s Adam Cole was the top sprinter, Asheboro’s Nicolas Chavez claimed both hurdles events, Wheatmore’s Zach Hazelwood had huge successes in distance events, and Asheboro’s Lance Everhart was two-event winner and a runner-up in two other events.
Asheboro’s girls compiled 145½ points to runner-up Wheatmore’s 118½ among the seven teams.
The Blue Comets, competing at their home facility (at South Asheboro Middle School), were more dominant in boys’ competition by winning seven events and racking up 186 points, while Trinity was second with 130.
Here’s a look at some highlights:
Snotherly, who scored 40 of her team’s 47 points, dominated in some events and had challenges in others.
She was pushed in the 400 meters by Wheatmore’s Peyton Wilson. Snotherly maintained a slight edge down the stretch and finished in 1 minute, 4.42 seconds, compared to Wilson’s 1:04.99.
In the 800, Snotherly (2:38.82) used a strong finishing kick to overcome Southwestern Randolph’s Coley Shiflet (2:41.18).
Snotherly had no threats in cruising in the 1,600 (6:06.00) and 3,200 (13:25.19).
Showers, a freshman, won the 100 (12.69) and 200 (26.11)
Beane won the high jump at 5 feet, 4 inches and the triple jump at 34-1¼. She was second in the long jump.
Martin won the 100 hurdles (19.01) and 300 hurdles (52.97).
Fox was the winner in the shot put (29-4½) and discus (86-8).
Asheboro’s Sion Murrain was the winner in the long jump (15-10½). Teammate Lia George was the only entrant in the pole vault.
Asheboro’s girls won the 400 relay and 800 relay, while Wheatmore claimed the 1,600 relay and Providence Grove was first in the 3,200 relay.
Cole won the 100 (11.16) and 200 (22.76). Cole had 20 of Southwestern Randolph’s 51 points, plus he anchored the Cougars’ third-place 400 relay (that resulted in six more team points).
Chavez edged Everhart in the 110 hurdles in 16.07 and ran away in the 300 hurdles in 41.67.
Hazelwood won the 1,600 (4:51.52.) and 3,200 (10:55.65). He was second in the 800 behind Trinity’s Jose Castillo (2:12.80).
Everhart won two events by claiming the long jump (20-1) and pole vault (11-0). Teammate Kai Matthews was the 400 winner in 54.72.
In field events, Chase Farlow of Randleman won the high jump in competition that extended for a large portion of the meet. He cleared 6-2, with Everhart the runner-up at 6-0.
Randleman had three other winners in field events: Amari Ferdna (triple jump, 40-3), Landon McGee (discus, 118-9), Amarion Moton (shot put, 40-6¼).
Boys’ relay winners were: Asheboro in the 400 and 1,600 and Trinity in the 800 and 3,200.