Randleman girls, SWR’s Cole lead qualifiers for state track meet

Eastern Randolph’s Brecken Snotherly has qualified for the Class 1-A state meet in two events. (PJ Ward-Brown / Randolph Record)

HIGH POINT – Randleman’s girls excelled in several field events and a Southwestern Randolph sprinter highlighted the boys’ results from Randolph County in Friday’s Class 2-A Midwest Regional track and field meet at High Point Athletic Complex.

Randleman junior Iniyah Mitchell and senior Kylie Vaughan held the top two spots in the shot put at 36 feet, 5 inches and 35-8, respectively. Mitchell was fourth in the discus at 94-5.

Randleman freshman Gracie Beane was the runner-up in two events — the triple jump at 34-¾ and the high jump at 5-0.

Southwestern Randolph junior Adam Cole won the 100-meter dash in 11.30 seconds, barely ahead of High Point Andrews’ Correy McManus (11.33).

Randleman senior Chris Gentry was second in the 110 hurdles in 16.23.

The top four finishers in each event qualified for Friday’s state meet at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro. Place finishers among the top eight were point scorers for their teams.

Also among the girls, Southwestern Randolph senior Josie Allred took third in the high jump at 4-10. Trinity freshman Sarabeth Johnson tied for fifth in the high jump at 4-6. Randleman freshman Ava Jones also cleared 4-6, but was down in the standings based on number of attempts.

Junior Peyton Wilson of Wheatmore claimed fourth in the 400 in 1:04.6.

Providence Grove’s Jensen Auman, Willow Maynor, Kaylan Currin and Mia Browder combined for sixth in the 3,200 relay in 11:44.03. Auman placed seventh in the 3,200 in 14:27.91 and eighth in the 1,600 in 6:46.18.

Wheatmore’s 1,600 relay of Gracie Hodgin, Madeline Work, Kaitlyn Miller and Wilson was seventh in 4:37.80.

On the boys’ side, Trinity senior Michael Connelly was fourth (43.19) and classmate Jonathan Hill was fifth in 43.33 in the 300 hurdles. Hill took sixth in the 110 hurdles in 17.55.

Trinity’s 3,200 relay of Hill, Mitchell Marin-Pulido, Jose Castillo and David Makupson was seventh in 9:15.58.2.

In the high jump, Southwestern Randolph sophomore Lance Everhart was fifth at 5-10 and Trinity junior Dylan Hodges was eighth at 5-8.

Class 3-A

At Mocksville, Asheboro had several strong performances in the Midwest Regional at Davie County High School.

Senior Arianna Lovingood-Smith was second with a leap of 5-2 in the high jump. Freshman Rebecca Wilson was fifth in the event at 4-10.

Lovingood-Smith captured third in the triple jump in 35-8.

Sophomore Sophia Roman was fifth in the 3,200 in 13:18.69. Senior Rose Kidd was seventh in the 400 in 1:04.81.

In the 800 relay, the unit of Jaqueline Holden, Audrey Patterson, Veronica Powell and Sion Murrain was sixth in 1:52.63.

The relay of Patterson, Lovingood-Smith, Powell and Murrain took seventh in the 400 relay in 52.97.

For the Asheboro boys, sophomore Mark Valentino ended up sixth in the triple jump at 41-3½. Junior Nicolas Chavez was seventh in 43.40 in the 300 hurdles.

Class 1-A

Also at Davie County High School, Eastern Randolph junior Brecken Snotherly was second in the 3,200 in 5:47.91 and in the 3,2000 in 13:08.03 in girls’ races at the Midwest Regional. Corvian Community School’s Taylor Worley was first in both races.

On the boys’ side, sophomore Josh Brady of Eastern Randolph was second in the 110 hurdles in 16.37 seconds and third in the 300 hurdles in 44.89.

Freshman Ian Moore took eighth in the discus at 95-9.

The Wildcats’ quartet of Daniel Yarborough, Malachi Letterlough, Daniel Thomas and A’Donye Herbert placed eighth in 47.33 in the 400 relay. The same group was ninth in the 1:38.57 in the 800 relay.

The state meets for Class 1-A and Class 4-A will be held Saturday at N.C. A&T.

By Randolph Record