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 Dudley’s Miles Foxx at 12-6. Aaron Tyson of Asheboro also qualified for the state meet in the pole vault, claiming fourth place at 11-0.

Everhart shared the best mark in the high jump at 6-6, but placed second based on number of attempts. Northeast Guilford’s Nassim Booker was the regional winner.

Asheboro’s Valentino Mark was third in the 100 meters in 10.88 seconds. He placed seventh in the 200 in 22.36.

Asheboro’s 400 relay, which is anchored by Mark, placed fourth in 43.57. Kai Matthews of Asheboro was sixth in the long jump (21-½).

For the girls, Asheboro high jumper Rebecca Wilson secured a fourth-place finish at 5-1.

Teammate Jalaya Showers placed fifth in the 100 in 12.24, while she was on the team’s fourth-place 400 relay (50.64). Showers was seventh in the 200 (25.61).

Athletes with top-four regional finishes qualified for state meets to be held this week at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro. Class 2-A and Class 4-A are Friday, while Class 1-A and Class 3-A are Saturday.

Class 2-A

Friday in the Midwest Regional at Mount Pleasant, Gracie Beane won two girls’ events. She claimed the high jump by 4 inches with a leap of 5-2 and was tops in the triple jump at 36-7½.

Trinity’s Kensley Fox goes to the state meet based on a fourth-place spot in the shot put (31-1½). She missed scoring team p87-2.oints in the discus by one positiong, taking ninth at 87-2. Kayla Franklin of Trinity was sixth in the 400 (1:03.46).

Providence Grove scored in the 3,200 relay by placing sixth in 11:47.66.

For the boys, Chase Farlow of Randleman won the high jump at 6-8 for a 6-inch victory. Third place went to Southwestern Randolph’s Caleb Shelton, who was one of three jumpers at 6-2. Randleman’s Tyshawn Goldston was sixth at 6-0.

Farlow, a junior, also qualified in the long jump (fourth, 20-8¾), while he was 12th in the triple jump (39-4). Amari Ferdna of Randleman was sixth in the triple jump (41-6¾) Ty Moton of the Tigers was fourth in the discus (137-7) and claimed seventh in the shot put (40-10). Teammate Jay Richards was fourth in the pole vault (10-6).

Zach Hazelwood of Wheatmore finished third in the 3,200 in 10:18.38.

In the 110 hurdles, Providence Grove’s Jackson Rhyne (15.66) was fourth and Randleman’s Triston Chriscoe was fifth (15.83).

Trinity’s Giovanni Jaimes was eighth in the 400 (53.32).

Class 1-A

Saturday in the Midwest Regional at Mocksville, Eastern Randolph’s Mirianna Corea had a heave of 108-10 in the girls’ discus for third place and a toss of 31-8 in the shot put for fourth place. She was the school’s only state qualifier.

Callie Craven’s triple jump of 30-10¾ was good for seventh place for the Wildcats. Craven tied for eighth in the high jump at 4-6.

For the boys, Eastern Randolph’s Ian Moore was seventh in the discus at 119-10. Teammate James Jones was fourth in pole vault at 10-0.

By Randolph Record