Eastern Randolph’s Corea throws to state crown in discus

Here’s Mirianna Corea after winning the discus competition in the Class 1-A state championships. (Courtesy photo)

Asheboro boy improves from last season’s spots in state meet

GREENSBORO – Eastern Randolph’s Mirianna Corea won the girls’ discus in the Class 1-A track and field state championships Monday.

The sophomore thrower unleashed a heave of 118 feet, 8 inches to win the event by more than 3 feet at the throwing area outside North Carolina A&T’s stadium.

The runner-up was North Rowan’s Brittany Ellis at 115-5.

Corea placed seventh in the shot put at 31-2. The winner was Ellis at 38-1¼.

The meet was originally scheduled for Saturday, but North Carolina High School Association officials announced last Friday that because of weather-related concerns the competition would be postponed until this week.

Class 3-A

Also Monday, Lance Everhart of Asheboro placed fourth in the boys’ pole vault in the Class 3-A track and field state championships.

Everhart posted a successful launch at 13-6 for his best attempt. That was behind Swansboro’s James Yesunsas, who won at 14 feet.

Aaron Jennings of Franklin and Jake Carroll of Croatan also were good on attempts at 13-6 and finished ahead of Everhart based on number attempts.

Everhart, a senior, cleared 6-2 in the high jump before exiting in a tie for seventh place.

Everhart improved his finishes from a year ago in both events. He was eighth in the high jump and 11th in the pole vault in 2023.

Asheboro’s Valentino Mark ran 11.0 seconds in the 100-meter preliminaries and didn’t advance to the final.

The Blue Comets boys had the 13th-best time in the 400 relay at 43.87.

In girls’ competition, Asheboro ended up seventh in the 400 relay in 49.95 seconds. Greensboro Dudley won the event at 47.01.

High jumper Rebecca Wilson of Asheboro had a best leap of 4-10 in the high jump. That put her in 14th place.

By Randolph Record