Prep track and field: Wheatmore girls, Randleman boys notch PAC titles

Randleman’s Gracie Beane, shown here in the high jump during the state meet last year at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, won four events in this week’s PAC championships. (File photo)

Snotherly, Beane, Hazelwood claim most individual events

TRINITY – Wheatmore’s girls and Randleman’s boys were team champions in the Piedmont Athletic Conference track and field championships.

Wheatmore, the host school, posted 137 points in the girls’ competition to runner-up Providence Grove’s 108 and Randleman’s 101. On the boys’ side, Randleman had 145 to Trinity’s 134.

Multiple individual winners were prominent on the girls’ side with Brecken Snotherly of Eastern Randolph and Gracie Beane of Randleman racking up four victories.

Snotherly claimed the 400 meters (1 minute, 6.59 seconds) to go with titles in the 800 (2:36.59), 1,600(5:48.98) and 3,200 (13:01.77).

Beane was the winner in the 200 (28.25), the high jump (5 feet, 2 inches), the long jump (15-4¼) and the triple jump (33-4).

Other winners were Providence Grove’s Makayla Leonard (100, 13.96) and Maya Barber (54.72), Wheatmore’s Ariel Marin (100 hurdles, 19.04) and Rylee Reidling (discus, 88-2) and Randleman’s Iniyah Mitchell (shot put 34-2½).

Wheatmore piled up points by winning the 800 relay and 1,600 relay and taking second place in the 400 relay and 3,200 relay. Providence Grove won the 400 relay and 3,200 relay.

For the boys, there was a larger variety of individual winners other than Wheatmore’s Zach Hazelwood sweeping the 1,600 (4:52.88) and 3,200 (10:41.94) despite challenges from Providence Grove’s Robert Burton in both races.

Randleman’s Tristan Chriscoe (110 hurdles, 16.95), Chase Farlow (high jump, 6-0), Amari Ferdna (39-4½), Amarion Moton (shot put, 39-9¾) and Landon McGee (discus, 119-6) took first place.

Trinity’s Dominic Payne (100, 11.69), Giovanni Jaimes (400, 55.77), Jose Castillo (800, 2:13.12) and Dylan Hodges (long jump, 20-2½) were winners. Trinity won all four of the boys’ relays.

Providence Grove’s Malachi Combo (300 hurdles, 45.33) and Wheatmore’s Peyton McDevitt (200, 24.15) also claimed titles.

By Randolph Record