Saturday, May 21, 2011

Berry blows away 2A field at state track finasl

Berry High flexed some serious sprinting muscle at the N.C. 2A state track championships at N.C. A&T Saturday.

Berry scored 113 points, well ahead of Burlington Cummings (41.5) -- and the Cardinals scored most of their points in the sprints.

Two-time defending champion Salisbury was fifth (30 points).
Berry won the 400-meter relay and 800-meter relay in state record time.
Some highlights:

-- Berry’s Kendrick Davis won the 100 in a new record time of 10.47 seconds. Teammates Germone Hopper was third and Cameron Hudson fourth.

-- Berry’s Camron Hudson, named meet MVP, won the 200 and the long jump. In the 200, teammates Davis (third) and Hopper (fourth) were close by.

-- Berry’s Larry Gibson won the 400.

-- Berry won the 400-meter relay (Davis, Hudson, Terrance Winchester, Hopper), the 800-meter relay (Davis, Winchester, Gibson, Hopper); the 1,600-meter relay (Kenny Patterson, Traevi Drayton Ferguson, Jaquan Dupree, Gibson); and the 3,200-meter relay (Drayton Ferguson, Gibson, Dupree, Dominick Harris).

It was the first time a school won all the relay events since the four relays have been a part of the state championship, starting in 1986.

Carrboro won the girls team title (55 points). Salisbury (48) was second.

-- Other Observer-area boys winners included: East Lincoln’s Brather Clinie (1,600); Lincolnton’s Travis Alfaro (3,200); Maiden’s Alex Lomax (pole vault); Draughn’s Adam Manns (shot put, discus);

-- Observer-area girls winners included: East Rutherford’s Cheyenne Miller (high jump); and Salisbury’s Alisha Bradshaw (shot put, discus).
Miller set a new 2A record in the high jump, clearing 5 feet, 7 inches.