Brecken Snotherly of Eastern Randolph will be in the Class 1-A state meet for track and field this week. (Randolph Record)
Gracie Beane of Randleman and Brecken Snotherly of Eastern Randolph were regional individual champions in multiple events in track and field and they’ll lead the contingent of Randolph County entrants into the state meet this week at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro.
The Class 1-A and 3-A state meets are Friday. Class 2-A and 4-A compete Saturday.
The top four place finishers in each event from regionals qualified for states. Those in the top eight earned team points.
Asheboro’s Lance Everhart and Trinity’s Dylan Hodges each qualified in two events on the boys’ side.
Here’s a rundown from regionals:
Friday at Mount Pleasant, Beane was the winner in the high jump and triple jump.
Beane cleared the bar at 5 feet, 4 inches, in the high jump and bounded 35-6 in the triple jump.
Iniyah Mitchell of Randleman captured third place in the shot put (33-9¾).
Southwestern Randolph’s Coley Shiflet (2:28.40) claimed third place in the 800 meters.
In the 1,600, Providence Grove’s Jensen Auman (6:11.02) was fourth. Jensen (13:50.84) ended up seventh in the 3,200.
Peyton Wilson of Wheatmore was fifth in the 400 in 1:00.74. Wheatmore’s Rylee Reidling was seventh in the discus (85-2).
For the boys, Hodges of Trinity was the runner-up in the high jump at 6-4, one spot ahead of Chase Farlow (6-2) of Randleman. Hodges was the fourth-place finisher in the long jump at 21-10.7.
Zach Hazelwood of Wheatmore was third in the 3,200 in 10:06.57 and Providence Grove’s Robert Burton was sixth in 10:37.88 in the same race.
Randleman’s Amari Ferdna was fifth in the triple jump at 41-6½. Teammate Landon McGee was seventh in the discus at 117-7.
In the 800 relay, Wheatmore’s Peyton McDevitt, Dakota Ludwick, Danny Craig and Sa’Corey Maryland was sixth in 1:33.07. Trinity’s Jacob Hodges, Robert Ratliff, Zach Cox and Dominic Payne ran to eighth in 1:33.19.
Trinity had the sixth-place 3,200 relay (9:04.01) with Jose Castillo, Mitchell Marin-Pulido, Riley Foster and Giovanni Jaimes.
Defending 100-meter regional champion Adam Cole of Southwestern Randolph was eighth in the 100 in 11.13 seconds (after the fifth-best time of 10.99 in the prelims). Cole also tried to qualify for states in the 200, but was 10th in 22.73.
Jose Castillo of Trinity was eighth in the 800 (2:09.75). Teammate Andrew Cox was eighth in the 300 hurdles (43.96).
Saturday at Mocksville, Snotherly’s winning time in the 1,600 was 5:47.14, barely in front of Union Academy’s Audrey Falcone (5:47.79).
In the 800, Snotherly finished in 2:35.57 for a wider margin on runner-up Falcone.
Snotherly placed third in the 3,200 in 14:00.36.
Eastern Randolph’s Mirianna Corea was third in the shot put (32-2¾).
For the boys, Eastern Randolph had the eighth-place 3,200 relay (9:55.44). Allen Loftin was eighth in the discus (111-7).
Saturday at Salisbury’s East Rowan, Everhart of Asheboro won the pole vault with an effort of 12 feet, 6 inches, and placed second in the high jump at 6 feet.
Teammate Nicolas Chavez was fifth in the pole vault at 9-6. Chavez was also fifth in the 110 hurdles in 15.55, while he placed sixth in the 300 hurdles in 41.87.
For the girls, Asheboro’s Rebecca Crowder placed fourth in the high jump at 4-10. Sion Murrain of Asheboro was fifth in the long jump at 16-6. The Blue Comets were fourth in the 400 relay in 50.54 seconds.