prep track and field

Eastern Randolph’s Corea throws to state crown in discus

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…
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Randleman’s Farlow leaps to state title

Randleman’s Farlow leaps to state title

Randleman’s Chase Farlow became the Class 2-A state champion in the high jump. (Bob Sutton / Randolph Record) High jumper takes calm approach to victory GREENSBORO – Randleman’s Chase Farlow had a good feeling when he prepared to leave home Friday morning for the Class 2-A state track and field championships. That mood turned to elation by the time the high jump competition concluded. He was a state champion. “You just want to feel it with the big meets,” Farlow said. And he sure did. Farlow’s leap of 6 feet, 8 inches made him a winner at North Carolina A&T’s…
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Track and field: Everhart, Beane win two regional events

Track and field: Everhart, Beane win two regional events

The stadium at North Carolina A&T will be the site of this week's high school state championships for track and field.  Asheboro, Randleman lead area teams to states CONCORD – Lance Everhart of Asheboro will be entered in three events in the Class 3-A state meet after winning two events and placing second in another in the Class 3-A Midwest Regional on Saturday at Robinson High School. Everhart’s first-place leap of 21 feet, 11 inches in the long jump gave him a 2½-inch margin on Greensboro Dudley’s Keyaun Dow. In the pole vault, Everhart cleared 13-7. The runner-up was Greensboro…
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Everhart makes big jumps for Blue Comets

Everhart makes big jumps for Blue Comets

Lance Everhart of Asheboro is a versatile track and field athlete with big goals. (Bob Sutton/Randolph Record) Asheboro senior sets high bar in field events ASHEBORO – Lance Everhart has found plenty of worthwhile events in track and field, but he knows what he likes best. “High jump, most definitely,” the Asheboro senior said. He has jumped into the conversation on a statewide level as one of the top leapers. The next phase of the postseason comes with Saturday’s Class 3-A Midwest Regional at Robinson High School in Concord. Everhart has a personal-best mark of 6 feet, 6 inches –…
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Asheboro, Providence Grove girls, Randleman boys claim league track titles

Asheboro, Providence Grove girls, Randleman boys claim league track titles

Asheboro boys’ track and field coach DeNeal McNair’s team had a strong showing in the Mid-Piedmont Conference championships. (Bob Sutton/Randolph Record) TROY – Asheboro’s girls’ track and field team won the Mid-Piedmont Conference championship in a tight competition with Oak Grove last week. The Blue Comets racked up 133 points to Oak Grove’s 129, followed by host Montgomery Central (105), North Davidson (82), Central Davidson (63) and Ledford (42). Jalaya Showers led Asheboro by winning the 100 (12.43 seconds), 200 (25.28) and long jump (15 feet, 9½ inches). Asheboro’s Lia George and Rebecca Wilson placed first and second, respectively in…
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Hitting his Mark: Sprinter gives boosts to Blue Comets

Hitting his Mark: Sprinter gives boosts to Blue Comets

Asheboro’s Valentino Mark leads at the beginning of the final leg of the 400-meter relay in the Randolph County Championships. (Bob Sutton/Randolph Record) ASHEBORO – Valentino Mark is in a hurry, and that’s showing. Mark set two personal-best times in a dominating performance in Tuesday’s Randolph County championships. “Time is ticking,” Mark said of his urgency as a senior. Mark, the triple jump champion, won the 100 and 200 meters and anchored the winning 400 relay as part of host Asheboro’s team championship. Teammate Lance Everhart was a four-time winner as the Blue Comets racked up 220 points to runner-up…
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Record-setting Asheboro girl moves at fast pace on track

Record-setting Asheboro girl moves at fast pace on track

Jalaya Showers of Asheboro has become a record-setting sprinter. (Bob Sutton/Randolph Record) ASHEBORO – Jalaya Showers has been a headliner for the Asheboro girls’ track and field team. She’s not alone among the Blue Comets. “This team is gunning for all the records,” coach Vincent Cable said. Asheboro set a brisk pace in many events in capturing the Randolph County Championships on Tuesday. Showers, a sophomore who recently became a school record-holder sprinter, won the 100 and 200 meters and participated on two winning relays. Asheboro had an overwhelming edge in points among the seven teams, scoring 184 to runner-up…
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Zane Cheek

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Zane Cheek

Providence Grove, multi-sport Cheek was active in each of the sports seasons, beginning as a multi-purpose back for the football team. He averaged more than 90 rushing yards per game as a senior in 2022. He again was selected as an All-Piedmont Athletic Conference player. He was one of Providence Grove’s key players in boys’ basketball as a guard. He wrapped up his prep career as a sprinter on the track and field team. His twin brother, Zander Cheek, also was a standout athlete for the Patriots. ** During the summer, we recognize seniors from the past school year.
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No speed traps: Cougars’ Cole burns at rapid clip

No speed traps: Cougars’ Cole burns at rapid clip

Southwestern Randolph’s Adam Cole runs behind teammate Eli Gravely during a 2022 football game. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) Southwestern Randolph product seeks more fast times in football ASHEBORO – Adam Cole figured out pretty early that the best way to make an impression was to do it fast. He sprinted to a special high school career for Southwestern Randolph. It mostly came about through football and baseball, allowing his foot speed to set him apart. By his senior year, he became the face of the football program. “It’s kind of a role I have to take,” he said. “It’s not like…
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Mid-Piedmont Conference all-conference spring lists

Mid-Piedmont Conference all-conference spring lists

Tanner Marsh of Asheboro was named the Player of the Year for Mid-Piedmont Conference baseball. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record) Here’s a list of the Mid-Piedmont Conference’s major award winners plus Asheboro’s all-conference selections for spring sports: Baseball Player of the Year: Tanner Marsh (Asheboro) Pitcher of the Year: Garrett Roark (Ledford) Coach of the Year: Kevin Goss (Ledford) Asheboro: Connor Adams, Davis Gore, Tanner Marsh.   Boys’ golf Player of the Year: Aidan Wilson (Oak Grove) Coach of the Year: Randy Mercer (Ledford) Asheboro: David Elliott, Luke Payne   Girls’ soccer Offensive Player of the Year: Keelan Moore (North Davidson) Defensive Player of…
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