Saturday, May 11, 2013

Berry High girls wins NC 3A track title; UNC recruit TJ Logan stars in boys event

GREENSBORO -- The Berry High girls’ track team dominated the relays at the N.C. 3A state track meet Saturday. That team dominance helped the Cardinals win the state title at N.C. A&T University.

Berry won the 400-meter relay and the 800. The Cardinals were third in the 1,600 relay, finishing with 51 points. West Cateret was second with 46.

Berry’s 400-meter relay team was Manneja Cordray, Alliyah Barnes, Passion Firms and Maya Grier. It won in 48.68 seconds, well ahead of second place Forestview (49.13).

Berry’s 800-meter relay team was Tatiana Mills, Erica Williams, Shekinah Harrell and Grier. It won in 1 minute, 43.75 seconds. Jacksonville (1:44.49) was second.

In the boys meet, Northern Guilford’s T.J. Logan, who spoiled Charlotte Catholic’s chances at a football championship in December, won 3A boys MVP and led his team to the title.

Logan, a North Carolina football recruit, won the N.C. High School Athletic Association male athlete of the year award last week. In December, he rushed for a N.C. record 510 yards and eight touchdowns on 28 carries to lead Northern Guilford to a 64-26 win over Charlotte Catholic in the N.C. 3A football championship.

Saturday, he ended his prolific career, winning the 100- and 200-meter dashes and anchored his team’s winning 400-meter relay.

-- Other Observer-area winners included Cox Mill’s Elijah Goins (110 hurdles); and Statesville’s Breon Borders (300 hurdles).