Saturday, May 21, 2011

Charlotte Latin wins team track titles; PD's Johnson wins three events (again)

Providence Day girls sprinter Varonica Johnson’s final high school meet was one to remember.

Signed to Villanova, Johnson won the 100-meters, 200-meters and 400, all by pretty comfortable margins at the N.C. 3A Independent Schools state championships, which were otherwise dominated by Charlotte Latin.

The Hawks boys’ and girls’ teams won state championships, but individually Johnson had the biggest day of all.

Last year, she became the first girls runner to win all three events at the same meet in more than 30 years.

She equaled that feat Saturday.

Johnson also ran with Arielle Massillou, Hannah Wilson and Amanda McFeeley on the Chargers’ state championship winning 800-meter relay team.

Charlotte Latin won the girls team title with 139 points, easily topping second place Raleigh Ravenscroft (120). Durham Academy (82) was third and Providence Day fourth (78). Latin (101) took a narrow boys wiin over Asheville School (95.5) and Durham Academy (95). Country Day (86) was fourth.

Observer-area girls winners included:

-- Charlotte Latin’s girls 400 meter relay (Andrea Gray, Amanda Onwukwe, Shema’n Fullwood, Stephanie Coma); Charlotte Latin’s Kameron Spence (800 meters); Charlotte Latin’s Sarah Whitmore (100 hurdles); Charlotte Latin’s 3,200-meter relay team (Haylee Dawe, Ally Finical, Tricia Murphy and Kameron Spence).

Observer-area boys winners included:

-- Country Day’s States Lee (400); Charlotte Latin’s Michael Grace (800); Country Day’s Cyrus Bahram (300 hurdles); Country Days’ 400-meter relay (Cyrus Bahram, States Lee, Adam Kridler and Royce Turnbull); Charlotte Christian’s 800-meter relay (Chris Clark, Riley Davis, Mathias Farley and Simms McElfresh); Charlotte Latin’s Alex Julian (Pole vault)