Saturday, February 9, 2013

Cummings Takes Men’s Crown, West Carteret Women in NCHSAA State 1-A/2-A/3-A Indoor Track Championships

WINSTON-SALEM – Isaiah Moore of Burlington Cummings won a pair of events Saturday to lead Burlington Cummings to the men’s team title in the seventh annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A/2-A/3-A indoor track and field championships at JDL Fast Track.

The Cummings junior established a new 1-A/2-A/3-A record in the 55 hurdles with a winning time of 7.44 seconds and also took first place in the high jump to win the meet’s Most Valuable Performer award. The Cavaliers tallied 36 points, with North Lincoln second with 27 points and Northeast Guilford a point back in third with 26. Weddington. North Forsyth and Charlotte Berry Academy were tied for fourth with 22 points. A total of 63 schools tallied points in the men’s meet.

West Carteret’s John Crossley shattered the classification record in the 1000 by over four seconds in 2:30.34.

The women’s championship was tightly contested, with four teams within a single point of first place entering the final couple of events before West Carteret prevailed. West scored 41 total points with Waxhaw Marvin Ridge and Monroe tied for second at 34. High Point T.W. Andrews and Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons were deadlocked in fourth with 31 points. There were 54 schools scoring in the women's championship.

Blake Dodge, a junior at West Carteret, had a great performance in the women’s meet to earn MVP honors. She won both the 1000 and the 1600, setting a classification record in the 1000, and ran the lead leg on two winning relay teams, in the 1600 and the 3200.

The Cummings women, which had taken the team title five times in the last six years, finished in a tie for 10th.